Thursday, October 4, 2012

Now Playing: OCT. 4, 1962

Let's play a geography quiz. Just from looking at the newspaper ad below, can you guess what state Hero's Island is opening in today?

To be precise, the place is Wilmington, North Carolina. And in lieu of an online trailer, here are the opening credits -- interesting cast! -- uploaded by Spiritgumm.

If this attraction seems a little too boosterish for you, here's an alternative opening in the same town today.

Crusaders, eh? Heathens, huh? This looks like one picture that probably couldn't get made today....or at least it wouldn't be advertised this way. Judge the actual movie (a 1958 Italian picture called "The Liberation of Jerusalem") by watching the U.S. dub here.

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