Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sansone (Samson, 1961)

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Starring: Brad Harris, Mara Berni, Alan Steel, Serge Gainsbourg
Label: Ripley's Home Video (2006)
Format: DVD / PAL / Region 0
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Italian, English (Dolby Digital 1.0 mono)
Subtitles: None

* Interview with director Gianfranco Parolini (18 minutes, with English subtitles)

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What's the film about?
Not strictly related to the Biblical story: mighty Samson and his pals fight against Warkalla, dictator of Sullan... Apart from its inherent silliness, this is a childish but rather competently made peplum, with a nice humorous touch. Not surprisingly, Parolini will later enjoy a second career in Spaghetti westerns. His tongue-in-cheek interview is a must-see for genre aficionados.

...if you are a sword-and-sandal enthusiast, you're going to want to see this.


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