MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 35,048 this week

The Arena (1974)

5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 605 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 31 critic

Two thousand years ago, the people of Rome are so blasée, so used to violence, that entertaining them becomes a political problem. Someone suggests, after a hectic girl fight in a kitchen ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1038 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 5 titles
created 09 Jun 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 851 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 5078 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Arena" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Arena (1974)

The Arena (1974) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Arena.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan
Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A tribe of vicious female warriors terrorizes the countryside, and especially the males, until one day the men and some local villagers decide to fight back.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Lincoln Tate, Lucretia Love, Paola Tedesco
Mondo Keyhole (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets women at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, John Lamb
Stars: Nick Moriarty, Adele Rein, Cathy Crowfoot
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A fashion photography assignment teams three American models and inadvertently pitches them into the mystery and danger of international espionage, when an invaluable roll of microfilm ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Pat Anderson, Lindsay Bloom, Tara Strohmeier
Action | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier
Strip Search (1997)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Robby Durrell is the prince of the vice squad. A man who's seen it all and done a little of it too. But when the enchanting Sela hires him to help track down her stripper-stepdaughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hewitt
Stars: Michael Paré, Pam Grier, Lucie Laurier
On the Edge (1986)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

Director: Rob Nilsson
Stars: Bruce Dern, Bill Bailey, Pam Grier
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A corrupt General plans on smuggling one million US dollars out of the Banana Republic he dominates. Local revolutionaries plan on stealing the cash but are thwarted when a bandit leader ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Romero
Stars: Gloria Hendry, Cheri Caffaro, Rosanna Ortiz
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt
Stand Alone (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

Director: Alan Beattie
Stars: Charles Durning, Pam Grier, James Keach
Fly Me (1973)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Stewardesses battle kung fu killers.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Pat Anderson, Lenore Kasdorf, Lyllah Torena
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Luigi Scattini
Stars: Anthony Steel, Annie Belle, Hugo Pratt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Lucretia Love ...
Paul Muller ...
Daniele Vargas ...
Marie Louise Sinclair ...
Livia (as Marie Louise)
Maria Pia Conte ...
Lucinia (as Mary Count)
Rosalba Neri ...
Cornelia (as Sara Bay)
Vassili Karis ...
Marcus (as Vic Karis)
Silvio Laurenzi ...
Priscium (as Sid Lawrence)
Mimmo Palmara ...
Rufinius (as Dick Palmer)
Antonio Casale ...
Lucan (as Anthony Vernon)
Franco Garofalo ...
Aemilius (as Christopher Oakes)
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Septimus (as Peter Cester)
Jho Jhenkins ...
Edit

Storyline

Two thousand years ago, the people of Rome are so blasée, so used to violence, that entertaining them becomes a political problem. Someone suggests, after a hectic girl fight in a kitchen between a Nubian and a Viking slave, as a joke, that they should fight in the arena, instead of male gladiators. The idea is approved, though - and a female "Spartacus" theme follows. Written by Artemis-9

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let the games begin! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Naked Warriors  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lead actress Margaret Markov met her future husband Mark Damon while acting in this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cover Girl Models (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pam & Margaret Kick Roman Butt
18 September 2007 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

Steve Carver's "The Arena" aka. "Naked Warriors" of 1974 is a highly entertaining piece of 70s exploitation that should not be missed by a B-movie fan. Produced by the almighty Roger Corman, co-directed by the king of exploitation himself, Joe D'Amato, and starring the sexiest duo of 70s cult heroines, the wonderful Pam Grier and Margaret Markov, this is pure Grindhouse cinema for lovers, and should not leave anybody bored.

Abducted from their homelands and enslaved by Romans, two young women, the Nubian Mamawi (Pam Grier) and Bodicia (Margaret Markov) from the Brittany, are, along with other female slaves purchased by the Roman owner of an arena, where they are to do domestic work and serve as mistresses/sex slaves to the gladiators. After a fight at the dinner table, however, one of their unscrupulous slaveholders suggests to have the women fight for their lives in the arena, in order to offer something fresh to the blood-thirsty audiences...

Both stunningly beautiful, charismatic, sexy and cool, Pam Grier and Margaret Markov are a true dream team in exploitation cinema (something they already proved in "Black Mama, White Mama" of 1972). Apart from Grier and Markov, the cast furthermore contains Lucretia Love ("Battle Of The Amazons", "The Sexorcist") and Rosalba Neri ("Lady Frankenstein", "Johnny Yuma"). Another cool role is that of Paul Mueller, a huge, ugly and bald Tor Johnson-lookalike, who plays an invincible gladiator. I personally also found the score pretty cool, although it is certainly not too original. The sleaze and violence are not quite as extreme as in many other exploitation flicks of the kind, but there's enough of both to entertain. Being a fan of exploitation flicks (or not) is a matter of taste, of course, and "The Arena" may therefore not be everybody's type of film. I personally love this kind of films however, and I therefore recommend this to all my fellow exploitation-enthusiasts. Especially Pam-Grier fans should give it a try!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Arena (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?