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  What are Sword and Sandal Films?
Sword and sandal films refer to a genre of filmmaking that dates back to the beginning of 20th century movie making, with the silent film version of Ben Hur in 1907.
For the latter definition, sword and sandal films were an inexpensive way for Italian directors to shoot films loosely based on classical mythology, on the lives of gladiators, or on biblical subjects.
In fact, many sword and sandal films of the 1960s are strictly known for their “beefcake” factor, and have become associated with homoeroticism — not the initial intent of directors.
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  Slingback Sandals -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Sandals was raised in the Guelph area, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph as well as a Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Sandals was elected to her local public school board in 1988, and was re-elected four times.
Sandals was the recipient of the first ''Outstanding Contribution to Education Award'', granted by the Ontario Principals' Council.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/133/slingback-sandals.html   (1203 words)

 What Is the Armor Of God?
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.
Without his sandals, a soldier would not be prepared to fight and could be easily defeated.
The sword and scabbard were usually attached to either the belt or to a leather strap worn over the shoulder.
www.realarmorofgod.com /armor-of-god.html   (2721 words)

 Sword and sandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sword and sandal films (or "peplums") are a cinematic genre of adventure or fantasy films that have subjects set in Biblical or classical antiquity, often with contrived plots based very loosely on mythology or history.
Most movies based on Greco-Roman history and mythology, or the surrounding cultures of the same era (Egyptians, Assyrians, Etruscans, Minoans), etc. are sword and sandal epic films.
More specifically, however, the "sword and sandal" film genre usually refers to a low-budget Italian movie on a gladiatorial, Biblical or mythological subject, often with a professional body-builder in the principal role; the genre occupied much of the popular segment of Italy's movie industry from 1960-1964, before the invention of the spaghetti western.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sword_and_sandal   (3682 words)

 Urban Dictionary: sword
Oh, Yes; Note that the scimitar, a sword originating in the Middle East, was one that was wielded by the Saracens(Ancestors to the present day's population) and wielded "blade to the wind", the right way, to be true...
The ancient Persians had a disconcerting habit of scaring their adversaries by standing in ranks on the battlefield and holding their sword in the air and allowing the wind to be cut as it blew throug their ranks...
A handle is preferrable, but some sword fighters prefer to cut their own hands off when sword fighting, and thus often find themselves falling to pieces in a fight.
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 Teleport City
The Italian sword and sandal films that were so popular during the first half of the 1960s were no exception.
Fury brought the same sense of goofiness to a lot of his sword and sandal roles, which include such films as Ursus (1961), Ursus in the Land of Fire (1963), Samson Against the Sheik (1962), Ursus in the Valley of the Lions (1961), and The Mighty Ursus (1961).
It' a ground-breaking story, at least for a sword and sandal film, for this inversion of the sexes if not for the plot (which is pretty much the same plot used in every Amazon exploitation movie).
www.teleport-city.com /movies/reviews/c-d/colossus_amazon_queen.html   (3045 words)

 Teleport City
Most sword and sandal leads were novice actors plucked from the body building circuits purely for their physiques.
Goliath and the Vampires is a good blend of horror and sword and sandal adventuring, with a plot simple enough not to get in the way even when it takes a turn for the really bizarre with that whole blue men thing and the pit of giant scorpions.
Fans of sword and sandal action certainly won't be disappointed, and maybe even some skeptics will be won over by the curious blend of violent horror and two-fisted action.
www.teleport-city.com /movies/features/peplum/peplum06.html   (2944 words)

 Goliath and the Dragon DVD - Michael Weise Productions
America stands out in this "spaghetti" sword and sandal movie.The addition of Broderick Crawford at least puts a top name actor to the list of credits.I remember seeing this movie as a child and enjoyed it and recently saw it again on dvd.The widescreen is excellent.
One of the better sword and sandal movies made during that time.Conquerer of Atlantis was interesting and a decent movie for the time.
Kirk Morris made a bunch of sword and sandal films including several Sons of Hercules and played Hercules in Hercules, Samson and Ulysses, a movie produced by Pietro Torrisi, the same Italian producer of Hercules and Hercules Unchained.
www.mwp.com /shop/dvd.php4?asin=B00005M1ZY   (565 words)

 Sword and sandal film
Sword and sandal films are a cinematic genre of adventure or fantasy films that have subjects set in Biblical or classical antiquity, often with contrived plots based very loosely on mythology or history.
Most movies based on Greco-Roman history and mythology, or the surrounding cultures of the same era (Egyptians, Assyrians, Etruscans, Minoans), etc. are sword and sandal epic films.
More specifically, however, the "sword and sandal" film genre usually refers to a low-budget Italian movie on a gladiatorial or mythological subject; for the genre occupied much of the less pretentious segment of Italy's movie industry before the invention of the spaghetti western.
www.jahsonic.com /SwordSandal.html   (696 words)

 Something Weird Video - Sword & Sandal Spectaculars!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The classic tale of the young shepherd who’s chosen by God to become the ruler of Israel is given the sword and sandal treatment.
In a twist that can only happen in a sword and sandal film, it turns out that Hercules’s girlfriend is also the rightful heir to the Polish throne, although...
This sword and sandal extravaganza brings together all the legends of Hercules, Samson, Maciste and Ursus, ending in an explosive climax.
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 Sword Sandal - Big Sandal Guide
Sword and Sandal Epics Atlas (1961) Roger Corman shot this Olympian epicin Greece with Michael Forest and Barboura Morris.
Sword and Sandal Reading Group: We are postgraduate students from Classics and CinemaStudies with an academic interest in myth in its many forms.
Sword and sandal movies turn young people on to the classics.
www.bigsandalguide.com /sword-sandal.html   (518 words)

 It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Movie: Reader Review: Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules, by Big Rob
The standard plot for most sword and sandal movies can be summarized as follows: a really strong hero (Hercules, Goliath, Samson, etc.) joins a band of rebels to overthrow a tyrant and replace the rightful ruler to the throne.
Embassy Pictures bought the distribution rights to a whole slew of unrelated sword and sandal pics and, with a little re-dubbing and re-titling, created the "Sons of Hercules" series, most, if not all of which, went straight to the tube.
This is prefaced with a pagan dance, another trope of the sword and sandal genre (I've never seen one that didn't have at least one "exotic dance" scene).
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 Sword Forum International - Unofficial Newcomers' Survey
What was your first “functional” sword, or if you don’t have one yet, which one is the one you would get if you had the money right now?: Dha of unknown origin.
Most of the sword work is actually knife work, but it has two of the best knife fights that have ever been written down.
What was your first “functional” sword, or if you don’t have one yet, which one is the one you would get if you had the money right now?: A White Rose Type XV longsword.
forums.swordforum.com /showthread.php?s=995d89914454aba4572e2c1c62de399d&postid=135203   (6053 words)

 Conan the Barbarian
However, one peaceful day (not long after Conan's father told him about the "Riddle of Steel"), the Cimmerians are besieged by Thulsa Doom and his motley crew of marauders (which consist of a lot of men on horseback, a few on foot, some attack dogs, and one redheaded Pictish scout).
After the initial battle has ended, Conan's mother with a sword in hand, holds her son close by her side.
After a while, they both travel to the East where Conan is taught to read and write, to use a sword effectively, and to breed with the finest females available (lucky bastard).
www.geocities.com /jrgdawg/breviews/conanthebarbarian.html   (3647 words)

 Scifilm -- Musings, HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959)
I have to admit that this is one of my favorite sword and sandal movies; like its predecessor (HERCULES), it begins with a specific story in Greek mythology; in this case the Seven Against Thebes legend about the struggle between Eteocles and Polynieces for the kingdom of Thebes.
Then, about thirty minutes into the movie, it takes a turn into typical sword and sandal territory; namely, Hercules is seduced by an evil queen.
Plus, Hercules gets to wrestle with Antaeus (Primo Carnera) at one point, gets to throw a big table at a bunch of hapless guards, fights a tiger, and bends some bars (underwater this time; is their no limit to this man's talents?).
www.scifilm.org /musings/musing364.html   (170 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The advent of the sword and sandal genre allowed cinemagoers to experience vicariously the thrills of the gladiatorial arena, chariot racing in the circus, or an upper-class orgy at a Roman Senator's country villa--so long as such illicit pleasures were glossed with a veneer of pious Christianity, of course.
Encouraged by this success, Hollywood embarked on an orgy of sword and sandal extravaganzas which defined the term "epic" for moviegoers ever after.
Prophetically, The Fall of the Roman Empire sounded the death knell for the sword and sandal epic: not only were they unfeasibly expensive to make, audiences were growing a little tired of sword fights and chariot races accompanied by resplendent brass fanfares.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/27868   (1874 words)

 Amazon.com: Goliath and the Dragon: DVD: Vittorio Cottafavi,Alfonso Brescia,Mark Forest,Broderick Crawford,Gaby ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The bonus feature "Conqueror Of Atlantis," starring Kirk Morris, is even better but the print quality is not as good and Something Weird Video have plastered their water mark logo on it so it suffers for that but overall, a neat mix of Sci-fi and peplum (Heracles with a ray gun?) that'll keep fans interested.
Fans of sword and sandal films: finally a sword and sandal film on DVD the way it is supposed to be seen, in widescreen.
There are also trailers for 11 sword and sandals, highlights from "The Son of Hercules vs. the Fire Monsters" and two other short subjects on Hercules taken from mondo movies of the sixties.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005M1ZY?v=glance   (1695 words)

Atlas-Cool sword and sandal epic from 1960 starring Michael Forest as Atlas.
Knives of the Avenger (1967)-Obscure and RARE sword and sandal flick about a ruthless band out to destroy their former village from which they were exiled.
Medusa Against the Son of Hercules-GREAT sword and sandal action from 1962 as Richard Harrison goes against Medusa and her army of stone men in order to help a kingdom against an evil alley.
www.nostalgiacent.com /sword.htm   (1838 words)

 Other Hercules Heroes at Brian's Drive-In Theater
He appeared in only a few sword and sandal films, such as Mole Men Vs. the Son of Hercules with Mark Forest and Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops with Gordon Mitchell.
Richard Lloyd, aka Rod Flash, acted in a handful of sword and sandal films in the early to mid 1960s.
Although he's better known for his 40-year association with the character 'Winnetou,' Pierre Brice appeared in a few sword and sandal films in the early 1960s.
www.briansdriveintheater.com /swordandsandal.html   (2337 words)

 Rogue Cinema - The Top 10 Requirements to Become a Sword and Sandal Hero - By Danny Runion
The days are gone when the only requirement to be a sword and sandal hero was to look as if you stepped out of Frank Frazetta painting.
Trekking - While riding horses is acceptable for short periods of time, you can't be a full-fledged sword and sandal hero without trekking through deserts, mountains, and forests on foot.
A sword passed down for generations is a good weapon for any questing hero.
www.roguecinema.com /article403.html   (716 words)

 Scifilm -- Musings, HERCULES (1957)
Sword and sandal movies can be a lot of fun, though I often have trouble telling one from another; this one at least has the advantage of at least being based on specific myths, unlike many later entries.
Actually, one can have some fun just compiling a list of common sword and sandal cliches.
Here's a starting point for a list of common scenes and plot elements of sword and sandal movies; feel free to add your own.
www.scifilm.org /musings/musing83.html   (281 words)

 A Fistful of Reviews - Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
It was yet another sword and sandal epic.
It looked long (really it’s not as long as “Batman Begins”, but for some reason it just looked like it was gonna suck away at least three hours of one’s life).
This movie is so much better than Scott’s previous sword and sandal foray: “Gladiator”.
www.afistfulofreviews.com /ijkl/kingdomofheaven_dn.htm   (1351 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In this nearly historical sword and sandal epic meteors streak out of the sky and crash into the mountains of ancient Greece bringing with them a alien race of villainous silver Owl beings bent on world domination!
This is an Italian sword and sandal flick that was re-dubbed and re-titled by American distributors decades ago that is marred by bad video quality and laughable dialogue.
However,setting pretensions of game usability aside,this old sword and sandal B-movie would be great for an RPG themed movie night.
www.hinterwelt.com /reviews/HAtM_r.htm   (1287 words)

 Image's 'Fearless Fighters' and 'Son of Sampson'
Coming Feb. 28th is Son of Samson/Son of Cleopatra, two Italian sword and sandal classics in one release.
If that isn't enough he-man heroics, on March 21st, Image is releasing the Italian sword and sandal 3-pack, Hercules and the Princess of Troy/Atlas in the Land of Cyclops/Giants of Rome.
Inspired by the popularity of sword and sandal films, famed producer Joseph E. Levine and the ABC television network joined forces in 1965 to produce Hercules and the Princess of Troy, a pilot episode for a proposed TV series about the exploits of the mythical strongman (played by prolific actor and occasional Tarzan Gordon Scott).
www.kungfucinema.com /2006/010301.htm   (634 words)

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