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Title: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: Ben Tyreen on March 02, 2008, 11:06:53 AM
 I posted that TCM is airing this in the Upcoming TCM Schedule post, but thought I'd put it here too so it's got a better chance of being seen.

Colossus of Rhodes, The (1961)   
The Greek Army sets out to destroy the Colossus of Rhodes.
Cast: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal. Dir: Sergio Leone. C-129 mins, TV-PG
Midnight Friday eastern time
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on March 02, 2008, 03:36:28 PM
 O0

Thank you for the heads up.
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: Groggy on March 02, 2008, 05:13:21 PM
Might watch, probably won't though.
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: Ben Tyreen on March 03, 2008, 12:32:14 PM
 It's a Leone movie so I'm going to give it a try.  The old man hasn't steered me wrong yet. O0
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: PowerRR on March 03, 2008, 02:09:49 PM
I already own it O0
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: The Firecracker on March 03, 2008, 05:21:57 PM
I already own it O0


As do I but I haven't picked up the courage to watch it yet :(
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: PowerRR on March 03, 2008, 07:25:13 PM
It's not that bad. Maybe like a 5/10.
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: Cusser on March 04, 2008, 12:15:00 PM
Colossus is 10pm Friday night where I am.  Preceded by Fistful of Dollars and FDM.
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: dave jenkins on March 04, 2008, 01:26:28 PM
It's not that bad. Maybe like a 5/10.
That's about right. There's an added level of interest for the Leonefan, however, seeing some of the images the master would later use in other contexts.
Title: Re: The Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: T.H. on March 08, 2008, 08:57:42 AM
Oh, how I wish I didn't see this movie. I don't care about durations, Rhodes is Serge's longest movie. Lame, predictable, 81 false endings and Rory Calhoun hams it up more than John Madden on Easter Sunday, eww.
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: dave jenkins on March 08, 2008, 11:09:09 AM
Whinger.
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: Ben Tyreen on March 08, 2008, 10:16:03 PM
 It wasn't as bad as people made it out, but at the same time it's not that great.  The first 45-60 minutes are pretty slow, but once Rory Calhoun ends up with the Rhodes rebels the movie certainly picks up the pace and the action scenes are pretty good. 

 CoR is probably not going to be in my rewatch category, but I'm glad I watched it if for no other reason than to say I saw Sergio's first movie.  6/10 O0
Title: Re: Colossus of Rhodes TCM Friday March 7th
Post by: T.H. on March 09, 2008, 06:49:29 PM
Whinger.

pretty much.

Now to erase this movie from my memory.