My post on the movie adapting F. Van Wyck Mason’s The Barbarians brought forth some information. First the movie is available on DVD from Sinister Cinema under the title of Revak the Rebel.
Timothy Mayer, who has the great Z-7 headquarters blog contacted me and had further information: Filmed on location in Italy. The pilot, which cost NBC $750,000, making it the most expensive pilot ever produced (at the time) was for a projected ninety-minute series called “The Barbarians.” Although the series never sold, the pilot was released theatrically overseas.
So, I will be ordering the movie (and probably the 50 Warrior sword and sandal pack) and overdose on some early 60s peplum.