Once again we see a really well put together sword and sandal drama; colourful and replete with grand scale cinematography that is really badly let down by some shockingly wooden acting and a really poor example of the dubbing artist's art. Ettore Manni is adequate as the tribune "Numidio" sent to quell a gladiator's revolt. In Armenia. He quickly apprehends their leader, the charismatic "Asclepio" (Georges Marchal) but both fall foul of the Princess "Amira" (Gianna Maria Canale). What ensues is quite a fun adventure with plenty of lion taming; sword fighting and a fair degree of well choreographed wrestling - helped, no end, by the tiny and feisty Salvatore Furnari ("Astarte"). It packs quite a lot into 90 minutes, and once it gets going is not bad at all - but the dubbing is dreadful. Out of sync and populated with third rate, mid-Atlantic drawled voice talents that rob the film of anything remotely exciting. If you get an opportunity to watch, try to see the original "La rivolta dei gladiatori" and use your own imagination, and the competent score, to augment what you see. Much better that way.
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