tisdag 15 december 2009

The Sword of Islam (1962)

Original title: Wa Islamah

Arabian adventure. Italy/Egypt. Starring Rushdy Abaza, Lobna Abdel Aziz, Silvana Pampanini, Folco Lulli & Ahmed Mazhar. Directed by Enrico Bomba & Andrew Marton.

EVC (Holland). Italian language with dutch subtitles. Widescreen.

Obscure, but not very good arabian adventure. Good cinematogrophy, nice sets and reasonably fast-paced but the dull and not very dashing hero (played by an egyptian actor instead of a good old american bodybuilder in "arabian" make-up) ruins most of the fun. The italian dub with dutch subtitles didn't help matters either. An egyptian-italian co-production. 2/5

1 kommentar:

  1. Yeah, that's why I sold my copy recently, the double language barriere, plus the film justn't imho is very exciting anyway. That's the problem with peplum and related films: For each great title there seems to be nine deadly dull ones.