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Films of Sergio Leone => The Colossus of Rhodes => Topic started by: Arizona Colt on November 22, 2007, 07:36:27 PM



Title: Leone and ROMULUS & REMUS
Post by: Arizona Colt on November 22, 2007, 07:36:27 PM
I got a DVD-R of ROMULUS & REMUS yesterday and it has quite a pedigree behind the scenes in addition to being directed by Sergio Corbucci. Among the many writers for the film are Luciano Martino, Ducio Tessari, Corbucci and Sergio Leone. Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott star together in this one. The Paramount(!) logo appears at the beginning of the widescreen print of this film.


Title: Re: Leone and ROMULUS & REMUS
Post by: Novecento on April 15, 2009, 06:12:10 AM
There's a really good German release of this one: http://www.amazon.de/Romulus-Remus-Steve-Reeves/dp/B000G6H538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1239797467&sr=8-1


Title: Re: Leone and ROMULUS & REMUS
Post by: Novecento on August 11, 2010, 06:25:41 AM
I watched this with my wife last night. In comparison to Leone's Colossus of Rhodes, this is a pretty poor effort from "the other" Sergio. I think with Colossus, you can already see Leone's quintessential style and humor emerging whereas this could have been directed by anyone.

If I remember rightly, Frayling says that Leone actually gave this movie as a gift to his friend Corbucci to direct.


Title: Re: Leone and ROMULUS & REMUS
Post by: stanton on August 11, 2010, 03:44:58 PM
But I prefer Romolus to  the Colossus.

Both contain nearly nothing from their later masterpieces, but Corbucci is here the better action director and his peplums have a better flow than Leone's.

But all in all both are at best fun to watch, but not too much fun.

In the end FoD and Django seemed to come out of the nothingness.


Title: Re: Leone and ROMULUS & REMUS
Post by: Novecento on August 12, 2010, 02:48:59 AM
Both contain nearly nothing from their later masterpieces, but Corbucci is here the better action director and his peplums have a better flow than Leone's.

I disagree about Leone. I think there are many touches of irony and some great imagery in Colossus that do show signs of what was to come for Leone. Compare Colossus with The Last Days of Pompeii which, albeit directed by Leone as a favor, is not in the same league as Colossus. I do agree that Romulus & Remus shows very little of what Corbucci would later achieve.