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The same with me. I barely understood the idea of re-releases, so I guess I thought of them as two big ' 72 films. (The same way with "Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.")MJBare wrote:I thank my mom for taking me to the movies to see them. I was so bummed because I kept missing showings of the re-release of the Hercules films in 1972-3 era.
I believe it was Giovanni Cianfriglia. He was a stuntman for Steve Reeves. And you can see Big Steve punch him out in Duel of the Titans!Grant.monsterkidclassichorrorforum wrote:
Someone on another thread said that toward the end of Goliath and the Vampires, when Goliath fights the creature played by a another Peplum actor, it's an uncredited Reeves fighting with Scott. Is that correct?
"His shoulder was already injured..." From a chariot crash?Jobla wrote: It wasn't a chariot crash. It was during the underwater swim at the conclusion of POMPEII. His shoulder was already injured, and he further injured it during the underwater swim (the fire spread much further than expected, forcing him to swim much further than he anticipated).
If you watch his later films closely, he's always favoring his bad shoulder during sword fights. His bad arm hardly moves.
No Hercules?Jobla wrote: Let me correct myself, thanks to the book STEVE REEVES--HIS LEGACY IN FILMS:
Reeves hit a tree while driving a chariot while making LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.
He later re-injured the shoulder while doing the underwater swim under the flames, and it never healed properly.
My five favorite Steve Reeves films, in order of preference:
1---GIANT OF MARATHON
2---THIEF OF BAGHDAD
4---THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII
5---MORGAN THE PIRATE