index A-E F-H I-N O-Z DVDs and bootlegs

NB. These lists may be somewhat out of date - haven't updated the info for years!

ACHILLES/ACHILLES DE OVERWINNAAR/L IRA DI ACHILLE (1962)

Directed by Marino Girolami, starring Gordon Mitchell as the mighty Achilles. Perhaps surprisingly the film is adapted quite faithfully from "The Illiad".

Holland: Video Screen (rental). LBX 2.35:1, 112m29s. Update 4/2005: This is probably the best video print around, although a few scenes appear slightly blurred. There's a p&s Danish rental video which I own as well; data to follow...

 

ALONE AGAINST ROME/KAMPF DER GLADIATOREN/SOLO CONTRO ROMA (1962)

Directed by Luciano Ricci (credited as Herbert Wise), starring Rossana Podesta, Lang Jeffries, Philippe Leroy, Gabrielle Tinti. Second unit director of some scenes: Riccardo Freda. A very rare peplum title about a cruel Roman military tribune who sets himself up as dictator of a city.

Germany: Euro Video/Bavaria (rental). LBX 1.66:1, 90m28s. German language. Original Italian print.

 

ANTEA, SKLAVIN ROMS/LA SCHIAVA DI ROMA (1960)

Directed by Sergio Grieco, starring Rossana Podesta and Guy Madison. When Antea, princess of the Gauls is captured by the Romans, will she avenge her people?

Germany: Euro Video/Bavaria (rental). LBX 1.78:1. German language.

 

ARM OF FIRE/IL COLOSSO DI ROMA (1964)

Directed by Giorgio Ferroni, starring Gordon Scott.

Holland: King Movies (rental), ViaVideo (retail). LBX 1.66:1, 84m41s.

 

ATTILA/ATTILA, DIE GEISSEL GOTTES/ATTILA, FLAGELLO DI DIO (1955)

Directed by Pietro Francisci, starring Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal, Irene Papas. Interesting proto-peplum by Franscisci who went on to define the genre with HERCULES a few years later.

Germany: UFA (rental). Fullscreen, 73m58s. German language.

 

THE BARBARIANS/BARBARIAN/REVAK, IO SCHIAVO DI CARTAGINE (1960)

Directed by Rudolf Maté, starring Jack Palance.

Denmark: Filmsamleren (retail). Fullscreen, 80m22s. (Also available as rental.)

 

THE BEAST OF BABYLON AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES/BABYLONIA/L' EROE DI BABILONIA (1963)

Directed by Siro Marcellini, starring Gordon Scott and Moira Orfei, with special apperance of the always reliable Mario Petri. Although the character of Scott is named Maciste curiously this is not reflected in the Italian title.

Germany: Gloria Video (rental). Fullscreen, 88m26s. German language. (Dubbed English language print as evident from the credits).

 

BRENNUS, ENEMY OF ROME/BRENNO IL NEMICO DI ROMA (1963)

Directed by Giacomo Gentilomo, starring Gordon Mitchell, Tony Kendall, Ursula Davis. Mitchell gives his all as the bloodthirsty gaul Brennus.

Greece: Venus Video (rental). LBX 1.78:1, 90m28s. Excellent Gordon Mitchell film!

 

CAESAR THE CONQUEROR/JULIUS CÆSAR/JULIUS CAESAR, DER TYRANN VON ROM/GIULIO CAESARE, IL CONQUISTATORE DELLE GALLIE (1963)

Directed by Tanio Boccia, starring Cameron Mitchell.

Denmark: Kino Video ApS (rental). Fullscreen, 100m33s. Suffers badly from the transfer to TV-format. Germany: Ocean (rental). LBX 1.85:1, 85m29s. Torture scenes trimmed. The film ends rather abruptly. German language. 

CARTHAGE IN FLAMES/CARTAGINE IN FIAMMEL (1960)

Directed by Carmine Gallone, co-written by Duccio Tessari. Look out for ear-ringed Terence Hill in an early starring role!

Holland: Techno Film (rental). LBX 1.66:1, 106m52s. (Released in p&s in Denmark as well; a release I don't currently own...)

 

CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER (1960)

Directed by Fernando Cerchio. Starring Debra Paget and Robert Alda.

Australia: ubat video (rental). Fullscreen, 97m22s.

 

COLOSSUS AND THE AMAZON QUEEN/URSUS IM REICH DER AMAZONEN/LA REGINA DELLE AMAZZONI (1960)

Directed by Vittorio Sala, starring Ed Fury, Rod Taylor. A hilarious peplum-comedy.

Germany: Toppic (rental). LBX 1.85:1, 86m50s. German language.

 

COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA/DER GRÖSSTE HELD DER WELT/MACISTE, IL GLADIATORE PIÙ FORTE DEL MONDO (1962)

Directed by Michele Lupo, starring Mark Forest, Scilla Gabel, Dan Vadis et.al. Run-of-the-mill peplum relies heavily on comic relief provided by dwarfs. Not exactly politically correct, but who cares? I don't!

Germany: VTD (rental). LBX 1.66:1, 87m06s. German language.

 

THE CONQUEROR OF CORINTH/DIE EROBERER VON KORINTH/LA DESTRUCCIÓN DE CORINTO/LA CONQUESTATORE DI CORINTO (1961)

Directed by Mario Costa, starring Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Gordon Mitchell, John Drew Barrymore.

Germany: VMP (rental). LBX 1.85:1, 73m32s. German language.
Spain: Filmax (retail). LBX 2.35:1, 74m18s. Spanish language. Gorgeous looking print!

CONQUEST OF MYCENE/DIE EROBERUNG VON MYKENE/LA CONQUISTADI DI MICENE (1963)

Directed by Giorgio Ferroni, starring Gordon Scott. AKA THE MOLOCH, refering to a hideous giant whom Scott is fighting at the end of the film.

Germany: VMP (rental). LBX 1.85:1, 79m01s. German language.

 

CORIOLANUS, HERO WITHOUT A COUNTRY/CORIOLANO: EROE SENZA PATRIA (1963)

Directed by Giorgio Ferroni, starring Gordon Scott. Fairly dull historical drama.

Greece: VCI (rental). Fullscreen, 93m17s.

 

DEVIL OF THE DESERT VS SON OF HERCULES/ANTHAR L'INVINCIBLE (1964)

Directed by Antonio Margheriti, starring Kirk Morris, Michele Girardon, Mario Feliciani.

Australia: MRA Entertainment Group (retail). Fullscreen, 91m34s. This is the heavily edited US TV print from the SONS OF HERCULES series.

 

DUEL OF CHAMPIONS/ORAZI E CURIAZI (1961)

Directed by Ferdinando Baldi (credited as Frederick Baldi!), starring Alan Ladd, Francesca Bett.

US: Force Video (rental). Fullscreen, 89m07s.

 

DUEL OF THE TITANS/ROMULUS AND REMUS/ROMOLO E REMO (1961)

Directed by Sergio Corbucci (with dialogue co-written by Sergio Leone), starring those mighty titans of peplum Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott. Classic stuff!

Greece: NK Video (rental). Fullscreen,103m59s.