lördag 13 februari 2010

The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)

Original title: I Sette Magnifici Gladiatori

Peplum/Fantasy. Italy. Starring Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Brad Harris, Dan Vadis & Carla Ferrigno. Directed by Bruno Mattei & Claudio Fragasso.

Syme Video Gold (Australia). English dubbed. Widescreen.

In the Conan-crazed days of the early eighties a few (way too few if you ask me) italian films were made that tried follow the trend while looking back at the roots: the Hercules and Maciste films of the fifties and sixties. And for some reason they all starred everybody's favorite deaf bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno - perhaps not the world greatest actor but a well-oiled bundle of Belgian Blue charm none the less! This very cheezy by the infamous C-movie Gods Mattei & Fragasso movie is not what many would call a good film, but shoot me: it entertains me a lot! Ferrigno returned with two even more entertaining Hercules-films by Luigi Cozzi (a man with a great talent for childish sci-fi pulp). 3/5

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