one of the better Peplums [Sword-n-Sandal films], here is the story of
three invincible gladiators who join forces with a band of rebels to liberate
Babylon and attempt to stop a two evil tyrants from their annual virgin
sacrifice. Meanwhile, Goliath (Maciste in the original Italian
version) participates a chariot race against the Princess of Babylon.
Even though the terms of the competition demand that she marry the winner,
Goliath renounces the pact as he is aware of feelings between her and
his colleague Xandros. She is impressed with his compasion and decides
to join the rebels against King Rukus.
Mark Forest (born
Lorenzo Luis Degni in the United States, 1933) starred in twelve Peplums
(including popcorn actioner THE
MOLE MEN VS THE SONS OF HERCULES) between 1960-1965. He was a
bodybuilder who used the money he made in Italy to study music there.
After retiring in the late '60s he moved to Los Angeles where he still
teaches singing and opera.
Italian film in English language; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (85
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Recommended for Adult Audiences