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Giants of Rome -- Julius Caesar selects an elite group of soldiers to destroy the Druids and their secret weapon.


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An elite group of soldiers led by the courageous Claudius Marcellus are handpicked by Julius Caesar to embark on a desperate and dangerous suicide mission to destroy the Druids' secret weapon. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Antonio Margheriti 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arlette Combret  dialogue
Ernesto Gastaldi 
Luciano Martino 

Produced by
Mino Loy .... producer
Luciano Martino .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Fausto Zuccoli 
Film Editing by
Romana Fortini 
Production Design by
Jean-Paul Coutan-Laboureur 
Costume Design by
Riccardo Domenici 
Makeup Department
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nino Fruscella .... assistant director
Roberto Pariante .... assistant director

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Also Known As:
"I giganti di Roma" - Italy (original title)
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95 min | France:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Anachronisms: Several of the Romans' and Gauls' horses have stirrups, which were not known in Europe until about 700 years later.See more »
Drood:We Druids have mastered the art of torture. We are well acquainted with the human body and we know where to apply a white-hot iron to produce the maximum pain.
Claudius Marcellus:If you want to burn my flesh, do it, but don't bore me with your stupid questions.
Drood:You will pay dearly for those words, Roman. Take him away!
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They Often Call Me Speedo But My Real Name Is Mister Dell'Acqua, 21 March 2010
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

"The forces of Rome are out to defeat the Druids but are shocked to learn their enemy has a powerful secret weapon that could spell defeat for them. Claudius Marcellus, a Roman Centurion, leads a small band of soldiers behind enemy lines to discover the location of this doomsday weapon and destroy it before the Druids can use it to attack Rome," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Titled "The Giants of Rome" for English listeners, this nicely paced "sword and sandal" epic stars an Adonis-handsome Richard Harrison (as Claudius Marcellus) in a bulging pair of satin briefs. He is supported by a "beefcake" quartet of Roman soldiers, including right-hand man Ettore Manni (as Castor). The accent is on men, but Wandisa Guida (as Livilla) adds a little femininity.

Up-and-coming young Alberto Dell'Acqua (as Valerius) makes a particularly strong impression herein. As the soldier who wants to join Caesar's selected quartet of soldiers, Mr. Dell'Acqua (later known internationally as "Robert Widmark") is given what must have amounted to a star-making role in his home country. Watch out, especially, for his startling "crucifixion" sequence.

****** I giganti di Roma (9/10/64) Antonio Margheriti ~ Richard Harrison, Ettore Manni, Wandisa Guida, Alberto Dell'Acqua

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