Blu-Ray News #317: Duel Of The Titans (1961).

Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Starring Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Virna Lisi

Germany’s Explosive Media, through Koch, has announced a January release date for Duel Of The Titans (1961, AKA Romulus And Remus). Bringing Steve Reeves (Hercules) and Gordon Scott (Tarzan) together as Romulus and Remus, with Sergio Corbucci directing, and with Virna Lisi — not to mention “primitive passions,” “volcanic thrills” and “pagan worship,” how could it go wrong?

Paramount cut the picture to less than 90 minutes for the States. Koch seems to be offering up the fill 109-minute version. These peplum movies have really suffered over the years, with wretched pan-and-scan transfers and faded Eastman Color. The few that have made it to Blu-Ray have looked splendid. So while the pictures themselves are a matter of taste, it’s hard to knock ’em on Blu-Ray. For fans of this stuff, this one comes recommended.

Thanks to the mighty John Knight for the tip!


Filed under 1961, DVD/Blu-ray News, Explosive Media, Gordon Scott, Paramount, Peplum, Sergio Corbucci, Steve Reeves

2 responses to “Blu-Ray News #317: Duel Of The Titans (1961).

  1. john k

    The “mighty” John Knight…I’ll never live that one down.

    You can count the number of classic era Peplums on Blu Ray on one hand
    and that’s a shame.
    I might point out DUEL OF THE TITANS is an Explosive Media release
    distributed by Koch. If their past releases are anything to go by I’m sure
    this will look splendid.

    In the UK these films were normally supported by a 50’s Universal
    Western or something similar,at any rate these programmes made a
    wonderful afternoons entertainment.


  2. john k

    More Peplum From Germany.

    An outfit called White Pearl Classics which I always thought were a
    bootleg imprint have announced an early November release
    of QUEEN OF THE NILE (1961)
    White Pearl say this will be a deluxe DVD/Blu Ray/Mediabook combo
    including a rare extended cut.
    I only mention this because the cast of QUEEN OF THE NILE is better
    than your average Peplum headlined by Jeanne Crain,Vincent Price
    and Edmond Purdom.
    At any rate Price completists (and there are plenty of those around)
    will most certainly go for this.
    I don’t know if White Pearl have suddenly gone up-market,the packaging
    is most impressive; but my advice would be wait until the reviews come in.


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