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Thunder of Battle (1964)

Coriolano eroe senza patria (original title)
Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression.

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Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression.

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Italian censorship visa # 42395 delivered on 3-3-1964. See more »

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Mediocre and dull Peplum , being well starred by one of the best stars , Gordon Scott
17 April 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Average storytelling about Corolianus about a screenplay written by Remigio Del Grosso and no-based on Shakespeare play . This is a fairly Sword and Sandals standard from the 60s . It's made middling scale with some spectacular scenes and in Peplum style . Coroliano is a regular sword and sandals movie with historical backstage , action , thrills , love , battles and great scenarios . It concerns about Republican Rome , circa 493 b.c. , there Cayo Marcio (Gordon Scott) , later called Coriolanus for his victory in Corioli , leads the plebeians in a revolt against Roman oppression . The traitor tribune called Sicinio (Albert Lupo) double-crosses the Roman Senate presided by consul Cominio (Philippe Hersent) and a senior senator named Menenio Agripa (Nerio Bernardi) ; as Sicinio betrays Rome and deals with the king of Volscos called Aufidio (Pierre Cressoy) . Coriolano the most valiant warrior of Rome to be aware the betrayal but is accused for murder and he is banished and condemned to exile . After that , Coriolano , our hero , the mightiest of them all , to agree to king of Volscos and wages war Rome .

Coroliano is a middling Peplum , including feats , fights , political events , betrayal , wars and lovers . The action is regularly done and the story occasionally drags , however to be liked for hardcore Peplum lovers . This is a boring film with excessive dialogs but includes impressive battles , as thousands of extras take part and mostly are spectacularly staged ; however many scenes are taken from other films as ¨The war of Troy or Greek Horse ¨ , as there are abundant stock shots . The picture packs colorful cinematography Augusto Tiezzi and evocative musical score by Carlo Rustichelli . ¨Coroliano hero without country¨ was well starred by Gordon Scott who made lots of roman-epic-Italian films also called ¨Musclemen movies¨ or ¨Sword and sandals¨. Luck's Gordon Scott changed when Italian director Sergio Corbucci persuaded him to go overseas to star ¨Romulo and Remo¨ along with Steve Reeves and later on , he continued to play several others . Forest who played the mythic Maciste in great number of movies was randomly assigned the identity of Hercules , Goliath ,Samson or here Aron for U.S. viewing . Gordon was an American bouncing who emigrated Europe where starred several Tarzan movies , subsequently was to Italy and created a true star-system based on pumped-up heroes. Gordon Scott and specially Steve Reeves paved the way for others actors to seek their fame and fortune in Italy playing stocky adventurers . Other stars by the time on this type of movies are Mark Forest, Gordon Mitchell, Dan Vadis, Brad Harris, Ken Wood ; furthermore 'Gordon Scott' who made more important competence to Steve Reeves . Nobody, nevertheless, topped Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott in popularity . Gordon Scott played other epic characters : ¨ , ¨Gladiator of Rome¨ , ¨Hero of Rome¨ , ¨Hercules and Princess of Troy¨ , ¨Conquest of Micene¨ , though also made some Spaghetti as ¨The tramplers¨ and ¨Buffalo Bill ¨, Spy-genre as ¨Secretissimo¨and ¨Death ray¨ and of course his famous Tarzan movies as ¨Tarzan's greatest adventure¨, ¨Tarzan's Fight for Life¨ , ¨Tarzan and the hunters¨ and ¨Tarzan and the trappers ¨ , among others .

The flick was middlingly directed by Giorgo Ferroni , an expert on Peplum . As he directed ¨The war of Troy¨ with Steve Reeves ,¨Hercules against Molock¨ and ¨Il Colosso Di Roma¨ with Gordon Scott . He also directed Western as "Fort Yuma Gold" , "Blood for a Silver Dollar" , Wartime as ¨Battle of El Alamein¨ and Terror in acceptable results as ¨ Mill of the stone woman¨ and "Night of the Devils" .


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