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Rome Against Rome (1964)

Roma contro Roma (original title)
A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies!

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Susy Andersen ...
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Ettore Manni ...
Ida Galli ...
Rhama
Mino Doro ...
Lutetius
Ivano Staccioli ...
Sirion
Philippe Hersent ...
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Andrea Checchi
Livia Contardi
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Rosy Zichel
Antonio Corevi
Giulio Maculani
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A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies!

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Unconquerable Warriors of the Dead!


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Aderbad: [points to corpse] This man died yesterday in battle. Today the Goddess will accept him into Her legions... and he will fight against his old comrades.
Gaius: [scoffs] A dead soldier cannot fight against anyone
Aderbad: [taking dish and drinking] Blood! Rise soldier... in drinking your blood I have given it life. It now flows through your veins. Rise! Rise!
spectator: He breathes! He moves!
Aderbad: Look at him. He is alive, yet he has no will. He is the perfect warrior, for he's immortal; no one could ever kill him twice.
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Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

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A tackily atmospheric peplum fantastique
30 December 2012 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

When Dalmatia's tribute to Rome is hijacked and the legion guarding it massacred, the Senate sends a centurion (Ettore Manni) to find out what happened. Upon arriving in the distant province, he's immediately thrust into a hotbed of political intrigue involving the corrupt praetor, his evil wife (who, of course, has sexual designs on the centurion), and the wicked wizard Aderbal (played by a wild-eyed John Drew Barrymore) who worships a one-eyed goddess and raises the slaughtered Roman legion from the dead (by drinking their blood) to march on his enemies (hence "Rome against Rome")...

Despite its low budget, this peplum fantastique actually rises to "tackily atmospheric" thanks to Mario Bava's obvious influence on the director and it's helped along by John Barrymore Jr. as a whirling dervish who speaks in soliloquies as he shamelessly exploits his illustrious family's acting legacy. He does sport an impressive profile, however. Ida Galli (Evelyn Stewart to giallo fans) plays the obligatory love interest.


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