The myth of Romulus and Remus springs to life in this action-packed epic starring Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott as the heroic twins who are raised by a wolf and grow up to challenge the tyranny of King Amulius (Franco Volpi), who has stolen their kingdom. The brothers defeat their rival but become enemies over the love of the beautiful princess Julia (Virna Lisi), and after a ferocious fight to the death, the surviving twin goes on to found Rome.
Sergio Corbucci (December 6, 1927 – December 1, 1990) was an Italian film director. He is best known for his very violent yet intelligent spaghetti westerns. He was for a long time considered an exploitation director, but has now attained a vast following and is easily compared to Sam Peckinpah or Sergio Leone.
He is the older brother of screenwriter and film director Bruno Corbucci.
He started his career by directing mostly low-budget sword and sandal movies. His first commercial success was with the cult spaghetti western Django, starring Franco Nero, the leading man in many of his movies. After Django, Corbucci made many other spaghetti westerns, which made him the most successful Italian western director after Sergio Leone and one of Italy’s most productive directors. His most famous of these pictures was The Great Silence, a dark and gruesome western starring a mute action hero and a psychopathic bad guy. The film was banned in some countries… read more