Sunday, May 19, 2024


Olinka Berova in POPPEA'S HOT NIGHTS (1969)

A 'ground-breaking' PEPLUM movie in that it was one of the first 'Sex & Sandal' movies that were all the rage in the 1970s and 80s. Olinka, straight from THE VENGEANCE OF SHE (1968), is very pretty and plays along nicely with the movies raunchy and sometimes questionable premise. 😁 A lot of people do not like these films but I find them entertaining, for many reasons, one of which is how they are a relic of a time gone. It's fascinating to see the transition of sexy but chaste PEPLUM movies of the Golden Era to morph into these movies which showed what the old movies only hinted at. The big difference is that the movies of the Golden Era were focused on male physiques while these movies were totally focused on the female form. I have so many prints of this movie it's funny.


Note: my mother is still at the hospital. My schedule to help her changed last week. I don't know what will happen in the upcoming week. So I'm posting this on Sunday because I won't be posting tomorrow. 


Anonymous said...

What is the best version you have of this film on commercial DVD?

Anonymous said...

Interesting to consider that 'Sex and Sandal' films were all the rage at exactly the same time as the Golden Age of Porn 1969–1984: