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The Arena (1974 film)

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Initial DVD release  August 28, 2001
Language  English
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure
Music director  Francesco De Masi
Country  United StatesItaly
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Director  Joe DAmato, Steve Carver
Release date  January 15, 1974 (1974-01-15)
Writer  John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington
Cast  Pam Grier (Mamawi), Margaret Markov (Bodicia), Lucretia Love (Deidre), Paul Muller (Lucilius), Daniele Vargas (Timarchus), Maria Pia Conte (Lucinia)
Similar movies  Knock Knock, All Ladies Do It, No Good Deed, Mezzo Forte, Gladiator Cop, Django Unchained
Tagline  See wild women fight to the death!

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The Arena (also known as the Naked Warriors) is a 1974 gladiator exploitation film, starring Margaret Markov and Pam Grier, and directed by Steve Carver and an uncredited Joe D'Amato. Grier and Markov portray female gladiators in ancient Rome, who have been enslaved and must fight for their freedom. This marks the second teaming of Grier and Markov; in 1972 they starred together in the women in prison film Black Mama, White Mama.


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The Arena, set in the ancient Roman town of Brundusium, is about a group of slave girls who are sold to a man named Timarchus (Daniele Vargas), the organizer of the events that take place in the town’s colosseum. After a fight breaks out amongst the girls, Timarchus gets the idea of putting the women in the ring to fight to the death. The recently captured Mamawi (Pam Grier) and Bodicia (Margaret Markov) realize they must stick together if they are to survive.


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  • Margaret Markov — Bodicia
  • Pam Grier — Mamawi
  • Lucretia Love — Deirdre
  • Paul Muller — Lucilius
  • Daniele Vargas — Timarchus
  • Marie Louise — Livia
  • Mary Count — Lucinia
  • Rosalba Neri — Cornelia
  • Vassili Karis — Marcus
  • Sid Lawrence — Priscium
  • Mimmo Palmara — Rufinius
  • Antonio Casale — Lucan
  • Franco Garofalo — Aemilius
  • Pietro Ceccarelli — Septimus
  • Jho Jhenkins — Quintus
  • Production

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    The film was co produced by Mark Damon, who had appeared in a number of films for Roger Corman as an actor and wanted to move into production. During filming he started dating Margaret Markov, the female lead. The two of them eventually married and are still together in 2012.

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    Martin Scorsese said that Roger Corman offered him the film to direct following Boxcar Bertha. However he elected to make Mean Streets instead.

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    The film was shot in Italy at Rome's Cincecitta studios in 1973. It was the first feature directed by Steve Carver.


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    A remake of this film was released directly to video in 2001. It was filmed in Russia by Russian director Timur Bekmambetov with a Russian crew, and it featured Playboy Playmates Karen McDougal and Lisa Dergan in their feature film debut.

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    The film was initially titled Gladiatrix but was deemed to be a knockoff of Gladiator. Although the film was not well received, it has turned into a lesser known cult film.


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