The Giant of Marathon
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 9, 2003
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Jacques Tourneur|
|Screenplay by||Bruno Vailati, Ennio De Concini & Agusto Frassinetti|
|Cinematography by||Mario Bava|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Giant of Marathon (released in Europe as La Battaglia De Maratona) stars Steve Reeves, a pillar of the sword and sandal genre, as the hero Philippides. Director Jacques Tourneur's long-spanning career included such genre classics as Cat People, I Walked With a Zombie and Curse of the Demon. Italian horror legend Mario Bava is responsible for the stunning cinematography, which propels the gruesome battle scenes.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 26 ratings.
Sword 'n sandal fans will want this DVD to complete their collections, despite the lack of monsters, magic, and acting.
Fan favorite Steve "Hercules" Reeves is the Olympic champion and respected soldier Phillipedes (no, he's not a giant). He's the first to admit the gods blessed him with physical abilities, not mental. Torn between two women, the big guy decides to leave the city and forget them both. Bad timing; only Philippedes can rally Athens and Sparta against the invading Persian army.
Lots of exciting, well-shot battle stuff happens in the last 20 minutes, bearing the mark of cinematographer Mario Bava. It's only this last portion that I'll really watch again.
- Sales Rank: 6,899
- UPC: 089218423597
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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