The Giants of Thessaly (Italian: I giganti della Tessaglia (Gli Argonauti), French: Le Géant de Thessalie) is a 1960 Italian-French adventure-fantasy film directed by Riccardo Freda. It is loosely based on the epic poem Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius.
Thessaly, overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, sends King Jason and his Argonauts on a search for the fabled Golden Fleece. Meanwhile, back home, his scheming cohort is plotting to get his hands on the kingdom and the queen.
Sins of Rome (Italian: Spartaco) is a 1953 historical drama film directed by Riccardo Freda and loosely based on the life story of Spartacus. The rights of film’s negatives and copies were bought by the producers of Stanley Kubrick‘s 1960 film Spartacus, as to prevent eventual new releases of the film that could have damaged the commercial outcome of Kubrik’s film; this resulted in Sins of Rome’s withdrawal from market for about thirty years.
Sins of Rome was distributed in Italy as Spartaco by A.P.I. on January 28, 1953. The film grossed a total of 450 million Italian lire in Italy. The film was released in the United States as Sins of Rome and in the United Kingdom as Spartacus the Gladiator.
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