Friday, June 15, 2012

On WTF: The Scarlet Blade (1964)

aka The Crimson Blade

As you know, Jim, there aren't many adventure movies set during the English Civil War, but fortunately, the glorious people of Hammer did at least provide us with John Gilling's The Scarlet Blade, a film that features a comparatively active female lead, Oliver Reed and others glowering with all their might, and an incredibly boring hero.

If that adds up to something good or something rather bad I'll tell you in this week's column on WTF-Film.


Pauline said...

Oh yes indeed I will find this one somewhere, somehow, and make it mine. You know how I feel about Oliver Reed. Thank you again, Oh Tentacled One, for a most entertaining review.

houseinrlyeh aka Denis said...

You're welcome!

It's peculiar that this one is so difficult to find even now that most of Hammer's adventure movies have at least found their way to DVD.

Anyhow, it's Oliver Reed-centric enough you won't be disappointed by it, I think.

houseinrlyeh aka Denis said...

Turns out I was wrong: there's an official DVD of the movie out now in the UK.