Monday, April 12, 2010

B-Movie Monday: Sword and Sandal Edition

In tribute to the new Clash of the Titans, B-Movie Monday celebrates the peplum, the sword and sandal movies of Italy! First, get an introduction/overview to the genre in this Wikipedia entry. Now lets have a spot of fun!

The classic Hercules movie made by the amazing Mario Bava:

A collection of various sword and sandal monsters:

And the trailer for the original Clash of the Titans, featuring the work of Ray Harryhausen. Bow your heads!

Some posters:

For great roleplaying in the Peplum genre I recommend Mazes & Minotaurs. What if Jason and the Argonauts inspired Gygax and Arneson? This is the fun result. The site given has two versions of the rules: the original 1972 edition and the revised 1987 edition. There also supplements, modules and more!

Join me every week for another fun B-Movie Monday!

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