A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.
Antigonus, archon of Corinth, wants to build a magnificent temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite, for which the people are oppressed by new and very high taxes. The sculptor Demetrius, ... See full summary »
Oscar is a roman guy who dreams to become an actor o a stuntman. Oscar staged an accident to contact a manufacturer and he injures Nancy a young actress. Oscar remedy the damage by hosting the girl to his home.
Twin half-mortal boys are placed in a basket and abandoned in a river. A she-wolf rescues and nurtures them until they are recovered by a shepherd, who brings the two boys up as his own. Twenty years later in 733 BC, Romulus and Remus now lead a band of theives against the two tyranical kings of the Sabines. When they meet their mother just before she dies, she tells them that they are destined to be the founders of a great city, called Rome.Written by
For its U.S. release, Paramount changed the title to the more dynamic sounding "Duel of the Titans." There was also the concern that most Americans would not know who Romulus and Remus were. See more »
Two towering sword and sandals stars in a historical exciting production
A good cinematic adaptation from legendary history of Rome founders which joined two Peplum's two greatest heroes . Two twin brothers , sons of God Marte and Rea Silvia are dropped to the river Arno . They are breast-feed by a she-wolf . One time grown-up , Rómulo (Steve Reeves) and Remo (Gordon Scott) for the foundation of city of Roma fight against the dictator king Amulio (Volpi) ruler from Alba-Longa . Romulo kidnaps a gorgeous princess (Virna Lisi) falling in love , then her father , the King (Massimo Girotti) of Sabinos pursues them . Romulo and Remo arrive in the valley of sevens hills (Palatino , Capitolino..) , battleground for warring rival brothers and they confront each other . Romulo will make a furrow , as signal of Roma foundation . Romulo became a King (753-15 B.C) uniting the various slopes ; his successor was Numa Pompilio (Enzo Cerusico) .
This is an enjoyable myth-opera with struggles , love and hatred , tortures and including meticulously battle scenes that convey us a spectacular scenario . Reeves and Scott are perfect as the mythical heroes who encounter pretty risked situations while trying to find a location for foundation a city . The producers originally wanted Steve Reeves to play both Romulus and Remus , but he declined to do double roles and recommended former Tarzan Gordon Scott and the protagonists were both born in the same year -1926- . Steve Reeves achieved an enormous success as Peplum starring (Hercules , Hercules and Queen of Lidia , Battle of Marathon) and nobody topped him in popularity . Gordon Scott was the second greatest hero , he played as Goliath in various movies and other bouncing characters (Coroliano , Muzio Scevola , Lion of Tebas) . Agreeable screenplay with historical remarks by two Spaghetti Western masters : Sergio Leone and Duccio Tessari . Colorful cinematography by Enzo Barboni (Trinity/Hill and Bambino/Spencer films director). The motion picture was well directed by Sergio Corbucci (Django) . Rating : Above average muscle-men and better than most epic opera-spaghetti , thanks to Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott .
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