Sword and Sandal wishlist

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  1. StevenFC

    StevenFC Second Unit

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    I'm sure there's been a thread about this already, but I was just curious about everyone's wishlist. I have two that are foremost in my mind. They are:

    Land of the Pharaohs
    Quo Vadis?

    There are a few others that I'd like to see on DVD. But these two would make me very happy and I could live without the others at that point.
     
  2. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    How about adding "The Egyptian" & "Samson and Delilah (1949)".
     
  3. BryanV

    BryanV Stunt Coordinator

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    I am soooo glad you brought this up. There is a movie that I would love to see again as I have not seen it since I was a kid.

    The 1961 Italian production of The Thief of Bagdad staring Steve Reeves.
     
  4. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

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    The Egyyptian is a must. Story of Ruth would be good, as would Silver Chalice, Quo Vadis, Salome.
     
  5. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    I'd like to see widescreen R1 releases of:

    THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES (1960, directed by Sergio Leone!)
    THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1961)
    GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES (1964)
    MY SON, THE HERO (1963)

    --and an improved DVD edition of ULYSSES (1954)
     
  6. MarkRowley

    MarkRowley Auditioning

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    And more importantly...whatever happened to:

    El Cid
    and
    Fall of the Roman Empire?
     
  7. StevenFC

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    Yes sir Mark. Those two would also make me very happy.
     
  8. Rob Willey

    Rob Willey Screenwriter

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    DeMille's The Sign of the Cross, 1932.

    Rob
     
  9. CharlesRLPower

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    I was surprised that The Fall of the Roman Empire didn't trade on Gladiator's coattails, considering that both of them dealt with the comeuppance of the Toilet Emperor, Commodus, son (or not) of Marcus Aurelius. (Then the former Commodus became shrink to the new Gladiator in A Beautiful Mind.)
     
  10. MarkRowley

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    Fall of the Roman Empire has been "promised" for several years now, but nothing seems to have eventuated.

    The currently available edition is poor quality and pan and scanned.

    Maybe the source material is in poor shape?

    Same thing with El Cid.

    I was amazed at how similar Fall of the Roman Empire and Gladiator are.
     
  11. AlanP

    AlanP Supporting Actor

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    I bought FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE in HONG KONG at HMV.
    WIDESCREEN,and a decent print for the clearence price
    of $2.50 US. English Subtitled at that. Fluent Italian.
     
  12. AlanP

    AlanP Supporting Actor

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    WOuld love to see
    "DUEL OF THE TITANS"
    "MORGAN THE PIRATE"
    "HERCULES"-WIDESCREEN RESTORED
    "HERCULES UNCHAINED"-WIDESCREEN RESTORED
    "LAST DAYS OF POMPEII"-'59
     
  13. MarkRowley

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    Hercules (Steve Reeves) is available in a good quality widescreen version from Amazon.fr

    Title is La Travaux de Hercules

    English dubbed or Italian Audio (but no english subtitles)
     
  14. Paul Mazz

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    I'll third the request for (1961 Italian) The Theif of Bahgdad. I'd love to see this on dvd. I loved it so much as a kid that I bought an out of print VHS tape of it on ebay (which unfortunately seems to have been a bootleg). Watched it with the family - my children 8 and 11 loved it. I always had a soft spot for this one - even preferring it over the more well known version starring Sabu.
     
  15. AlanP

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    MORE-
    "SOLOMON AND SHEBA" with Yul Brynner and Gina Lollabridga
    "Revolt Of The Slaves"-Rhonda FLeming
    "Hannibal"-Victor Mature
    "Sodom and Gommorrah"-Stewart Granger
    "Land of The Pharoahs"
    "Esther and The King"
    "The Minotaur"
     
  16. Joe Caps

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    Solomon and sheba just came out in enland wide screen and 2.0 stereo
     
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    I don't think its been officially acknowledged, but I think that "Gladiator" is practically a remake of "Fall of the Roman Empire". The opening scenes are practically identical in set-up (i.e. both begin in a battlefield and have Marcus Aurelius about to give up the throne in favor of a favorite soldier). Both films have a romance between Aurelius' daughter and the would-be successor. That said, I think "Gladiator" is a better movie, though I enjoy the more accurate and pessimistic ending of "Fall", regarding Rome's fate, more.

    And I'd like to add "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" to the list and echo most of the others. The Italian epics are a particular untapped market. I'm hopeful that the three ancient-era movies opening this year (The Passion, Troy, and Alexander) will open the floodgates.
     
  18. Mark_Wilson

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    There is a Yul Brenner R2J box set with Solomon and Sheba, Kings of the Sun, and Taras Bulbas. They look very good but are non-anamorphic.
     
  19. BryanV

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    MarkRowley

    Thanks for the tip. Would that be playable in American DVD players. Mine is not multi-region.

    Man I love this sight.

    *nevermind*
    I don't know french but it was obviously the same page we get when somthing is no longer in print and it had the prompt for you to get an email when it becomes availible again. It also did state the out of print edition was a region 2 release.

    thnx
     
  20. ptb2007

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    Not any more they don't unfortunately.
    I'd like to see all the Steve Reeves "epics" given a dust off, a restoration into wide screen, and a dvd release. I'm sure none of them will be as good as I thought they were when I was a kid, but who knows? And let's not forget the likes of Sergio Leone worked on some of them.
     

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