Sodom and Gomorrah Reviews

  • Feb 19, 2018

    Sodom and Gomorrah is a disappointing film. It is about the events that lead to the downfall of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Stewart Granger and Pier Angeli give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Robert Aldrich did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.

    Sodom and Gomorrah is a disappointing film. It is about the events that lead to the downfall of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Stewart Granger and Pier Angeli give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Robert Aldrich did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.

  • Jan 25, 2015

    A bona fide camp classic with somewhat impressive special effects (the climax is a doozy) and a Bible's worth of memorably awful lines, including "Welcome, Sodomites!" and "Your anger is interminable, Ishmael!" Best enjoyed for its Felliniesque visual scheme and its spectacular Miklos Rozsa score, although it does suffer (only a little) from its over-the-top blend of piety and prurience.

    A bona fide camp classic with somewhat impressive special effects (the climax is a doozy) and a Bible's worth of memorably awful lines, including "Welcome, Sodomites!" and "Your anger is interminable, Ishmael!" Best enjoyed for its Felliniesque visual scheme and its spectacular Miklos Rozsa score, although it does suffer (only a little) from its over-the-top blend of piety and prurience.

  • Oct 03, 2012

    Ten years to make, this film is not so professional like made today. I could not take my eyes off this film. The whole film is period made. Its not like today at all. It's a child of the 1960's. SEE this unique official trailer, with an Islamic speaker, but you can still read and understand the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO5sEUQPdFk Sodom and Gomorrah, known in the USA as The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah is a 1962 epic film which is loosely based on the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. The film was a Franco-Italian-American co-production made by Pathé, SGC and Titanus. -----Wikipedia See some of the more "religious" explaination of the real towns of Sodom and Gommorrah here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG3QsisQrkc&feature=player_embedded The history lesson here is that the Hebrews were committed to one God. A monotheistic crowd. The tribe of Gomorrah were only interested in cruel treatment of their slaves and pleasures of the flesh. "Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision."--- IMBd While things haven't changed in that regard, this film depicts the rough idea that humans should be kind to each other and take care of each other, not enslave them. See this subtitled film but English spoken version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ospdI1_vkc&feature=related [img]http://stalinsmoustache.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/sodom-05.jpg[/img] NOTES: 1 Sodom and Gomorrah were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and Deuterocanonical sources, as well as the Qur'an. According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim and Bela. These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain", were situated on the Jordan river plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. 2 In Christian and Islamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath.[Jude 1:7] Sodom and Gomorrah have been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality viewed as a deviation. The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages, including the English word sodomy, used in so-called sodomy laws to describe a sexual "crime against nature" consisting of anal and/or oral sex, either homosexual or heterosexual. 3 The historical existence of Sodom and Gomorrah is still in dispute by archaeologists, as little archaeological evidence has ever been found in the regions where they were supposedly situated. The Bible indicates they were located near the Dead Sea (Genesis 14:1-3, 14:8-10, 34:3). 4 In Matthew 10:1-15, cf. Luke 10:1-12, Jesus declares certain cities more damnable than Sodom and Gomorrah, due to their response to Jesus' disciples, in the light of greater grace (RSV): "And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomor'rah than for that town." SEE the physical remains of what could have been Sodom and Gomorrah, two towns who found vice better than virtue. Ron Wyatt shows you actual physical remains of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah!: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgQHQ992Wnw [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_n8bWuUpexE0/S6atflz8goI/AAAAAAAADzM/VfZggpTLqfI/s400/Sodom_and_Gomorra_(1962).jpg[/img] Directed by: Robert Aldrich Writing credits: Hugo Butler (original screenplay) Giorgio Prosperi (original screenplay assisted by) Richard Wormser (novel) uncredited Ernesto Gastaldi uncredited [img]http://www.arkdiscovery.com/gomorrah-north-ninties.JPG[/img] the supposed possible remains [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeovlWmthaSCLWfc1DueS8iAK3X4GMEX02kg1Dm4NUOjCKWGuD[/img] Cast Stewart Granger ... Lot Pier Angeli ... Ildith Stanley Baker ... Astaroth Rossana Podestà ... Shuah (as Rossana Podesta) Rik Battaglia ... Melchior Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ... Ishmael (as Giacomo Rossi Stuart) Scilla Gabel ... Tamar Anthony Steffen ... The Captain (as Antonio De Teffe) Gabriele Tinti ... Lieutenant [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TT3R0IOl16E/TPRb0uiaQbI/AAAAAAAABgY/9Y6lnAOPuI8/s1600/sodom_and_gomorrah_tshirt-p2352411027760768311f52_325.jpg[/img] Release date: October 4, 1962 (initial release) Director: Robert Aldrich Running time: 154 minutes Adapted from: Sodom and Gomorrah Screenplay: Giorgio Prosperi, Hugo Butler

    Ten years to make, this film is not so professional like made today. I could not take my eyes off this film. The whole film is period made. Its not like today at all. It's a child of the 1960's. SEE this unique official trailer, with an Islamic speaker, but you can still read and understand the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO5sEUQPdFk Sodom and Gomorrah, known in the USA as The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah is a 1962 epic film which is loosely based on the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. The film was a Franco-Italian-American co-production made by Pathé, SGC and Titanus. -----Wikipedia See some of the more "religious" explaination of the real towns of Sodom and Gommorrah here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG3QsisQrkc&feature=player_embedded The history lesson here is that the Hebrews were committed to one God. A monotheistic crowd. The tribe of Gomorrah were only interested in cruel treatment of their slaves and pleasures of the flesh. "Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision."--- IMBd While things haven't changed in that regard, this film depicts the rough idea that humans should be kind to each other and take care of each other, not enslave them. See this subtitled film but English spoken version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ospdI1_vkc&feature=related [img]http://stalinsmoustache.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/sodom-05.jpg[/img] NOTES: 1 Sodom and Gomorrah were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and Deuterocanonical sources, as well as the Qur'an. According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim and Bela. These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain", were situated on the Jordan river plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. 2 In Christian and Islamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath.[Jude 1:7] Sodom and Gomorrah have been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality viewed as a deviation. The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages, including the English word sodomy, used in so-called sodomy laws to describe a sexual "crime against nature" consisting of anal and/or oral sex, either homosexual or heterosexual. 3 The historical existence of Sodom and Gomorrah is still in dispute by archaeologists, as little archaeological evidence has ever been found in the regions where they were supposedly situated. The Bible indicates they were located near the Dead Sea (Genesis 14:1-3, 14:8-10, 34:3). 4 In Matthew 10:1-15, cf. Luke 10:1-12, Jesus declares certain cities more damnable than Sodom and Gomorrah, due to their response to Jesus' disciples, in the light of greater grace (RSV): "And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomor'rah than for that town." SEE the physical remains of what could have been Sodom and Gomorrah, two towns who found vice better than virtue. Ron Wyatt shows you actual physical remains of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah!: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgQHQ992Wnw [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_n8bWuUpexE0/S6atflz8goI/AAAAAAAADzM/VfZggpTLqfI/s400/Sodom_and_Gomorra_(1962).jpg[/img] Directed by: Robert Aldrich Writing credits: Hugo Butler (original screenplay) Giorgio Prosperi (original screenplay assisted by) Richard Wormser (novel) uncredited Ernesto Gastaldi uncredited [img]http://www.arkdiscovery.com/gomorrah-north-ninties.JPG[/img] the supposed possible remains [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeovlWmthaSCLWfc1DueS8iAK3X4GMEX02kg1Dm4NUOjCKWGuD[/img] Cast Stewart Granger ... Lot Pier Angeli ... Ildith Stanley Baker ... Astaroth Rossana Podestà ... Shuah (as Rossana Podesta) Rik Battaglia ... Melchior Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ... Ishmael (as Giacomo Rossi Stuart) Scilla Gabel ... Tamar Anthony Steffen ... The Captain (as Antonio De Teffe) Gabriele Tinti ... Lieutenant [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TT3R0IOl16E/TPRb0uiaQbI/AAAAAAAABgY/9Y6lnAOPuI8/s1600/sodom_and_gomorrah_tshirt-p2352411027760768311f52_325.jpg[/img] Release date: October 4, 1962 (initial release) Director: Robert Aldrich Running time: 154 minutes Adapted from: Sodom and Gomorrah Screenplay: Giorgio Prosperi, Hugo Butler

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Do not fck with God. He tends to get vexed.

    Do not fck with God. He tends to get vexed.

  • Aug 12, 2011

    A lesser interesting biblical epic from the major Hollywood studios due to the weak dialogue.

    A lesser interesting biblical epic from the major Hollywood studios due to the weak dialogue.

  • Mar 27, 2010

    A decent biblical epic focusing on a more lurid passage from the good book. An unusual step for director Robert Aldrich but his signature is plain to see on the major action sequences.

    A decent biblical epic focusing on a more lurid passage from the good book. An unusual step for director Robert Aldrich but his signature is plain to see on the major action sequences.

  • Mar 20, 2010

    wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.....i think that gabriele tinti, anthony steffen, scilla gabel, rossana podesta, rik battaglia, giacomo rossi stuart, stanley baker, pier angeli, stewart granger play good roles/parts thorughout this movie.....i think that the director of this epic/drama/classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect thorughout this movie....i think that stewart granger was brilliant throughout this movie.....i think that this is a good classics movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie its a brilliant movie 2 watch

    wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.....i think that gabriele tinti, anthony steffen, scilla gabel, rossana podesta, rik battaglia, giacomo rossi stuart, stanley baker, pier angeli, stewart granger play good roles/parts thorughout this movie.....i think that the director of this epic/drama/classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect thorughout this movie....i think that stewart granger was brilliant throughout this movie.....i think that this is a good classics movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie its a brilliant movie 2 watch

  • Cassandra M Super Reviewer
    Dec 20, 2009

    Sodom and Gomorrah was a big flop when it was released and has been nearly forgotten since then. This is a shame. It's certainly no classic like Ben Hur or Spartacus,and it has the obvious flaws many films like this share-corny dialogue,woman's make-up and hair which betrays the decade the film was made in,to name but two-but if you like this kind of film it's very entertaining and worth a watch. At times you could swear De Mille directed it,but it was actually directed by Robert Aldrich,a real curio in his career. The first hour does dawdle along a little,but the middle of the film contains a very lengthy battle sequence which is extremely impressive. In these days of CGI,it's great to see hundreds of REAL people fighting on the screen,and it's great the way the battle is in stages and shows various tactics by the two sides instead of just being a chaotic mess. The climatic destruction {well,it's based on a well known Bible story, so I don't think this is a spoiler!} of the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah {although we only seem to see Sodom} is still quite a well achieved spectacle,in fact technically the film still generally holds up,except for a few very unconvincing shots when an army is engulfed in water. Those who find some of the film a little heavy can enjoy the odd touch of vivid sadism {people on a wheel lowered into fire,a prisoner threatened by a blind man whose armour produces spikes when he breaths} and plenty of references to the 'sins' of the Sodomites-nothing is explicit,but things such as incest,sexual servitude and lesbianism are certainly hinted at. Yet the Hebrews,by comparison,are such a dull humourless lot,one might occasionally sympathise with the Sodomites,and this was maybe intended. As with most of Aldrich's films,it's actually quite cynical,and doesn't take easy sides. Stuart Granger is fine as Lot but it's the underrated Stanley Baker,as the scheming Astorath who chases anything in a skirt, who gives the stand-out performance,memorably corrupt. One should also mention Miklos Rozsa's superb score which ranks along side his other classic scores for related films like Ben Hur and El Cid. He superbly evokes the period and setting whilst providing a gorgeous love theme and a number of other great themes. Of course it's very melodramatic,but it suits the film! Sodom and Gomorrah exists in several heavily cut down versions which may quicken the pace but are extremely choppy,often cutting into scenes when they are obviously half way through. The full 155-odd minute version is sometimes shown,and is available in some countries on DVD,but really demands a proper,remastered,etc. release. It's really worth seeing,as long as you like this kind of stuff of course!

    Sodom and Gomorrah was a big flop when it was released and has been nearly forgotten since then. This is a shame. It's certainly no classic like Ben Hur or Spartacus,and it has the obvious flaws many films like this share-corny dialogue,woman's make-up and hair which betrays the decade the film was made in,to name but two-but if you like this kind of film it's very entertaining and worth a watch. At times you could swear De Mille directed it,but it was actually directed by Robert Aldrich,a real curio in his career. The first hour does dawdle along a little,but the middle of the film contains a very lengthy battle sequence which is extremely impressive. In these days of CGI,it's great to see hundreds of REAL people fighting on the screen,and it's great the way the battle is in stages and shows various tactics by the two sides instead of just being a chaotic mess. The climatic destruction {well,it's based on a well known Bible story, so I don't think this is a spoiler!} of the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah {although we only seem to see Sodom} is still quite a well achieved spectacle,in fact technically the film still generally holds up,except for a few very unconvincing shots when an army is engulfed in water. Those who find some of the film a little heavy can enjoy the odd touch of vivid sadism {people on a wheel lowered into fire,a prisoner threatened by a blind man whose armour produces spikes when he breaths} and plenty of references to the 'sins' of the Sodomites-nothing is explicit,but things such as incest,sexual servitude and lesbianism are certainly hinted at. Yet the Hebrews,by comparison,are such a dull humourless lot,one might occasionally sympathise with the Sodomites,and this was maybe intended. As with most of Aldrich's films,it's actually quite cynical,and doesn't take easy sides. Stuart Granger is fine as Lot but it's the underrated Stanley Baker,as the scheming Astorath who chases anything in a skirt, who gives the stand-out performance,memorably corrupt. One should also mention Miklos Rozsa's superb score which ranks along side his other classic scores for related films like Ben Hur and El Cid. He superbly evokes the period and setting whilst providing a gorgeous love theme and a number of other great themes. Of course it's very melodramatic,but it suits the film! Sodom and Gomorrah exists in several heavily cut down versions which may quicken the pace but are extremely choppy,often cutting into scenes when they are obviously half way through. The full 155-odd minute version is sometimes shown,and is available in some countries on DVD,but really demands a proper,remastered,etc. release. It's really worth seeing,as long as you like this kind of stuff of course!

  • Dimitris S Super Reviewer
    Feb 20, 2009

    A bombastic year for the major studios,Cleopatras disaster inside the commercial rackets was a negative landslide for anything else containing the word "biblical" or "epic".Aldrich's perception on this film was to compose an operatic triumph.Granger defends thi prospect in spite of the scenario's holes.Religious prejudice is a deliberate emotion,thus this grand orgy (metaphorically of course) brings nothing new to this dead genre.However,no matter how many cliches you'll encounter,it still is an enjoyable movie.

    A bombastic year for the major studios,Cleopatras disaster inside the commercial rackets was a negative landslide for anything else containing the word "biblical" or "epic".Aldrich's perception on this film was to compose an operatic triumph.Granger defends thi prospect in spite of the scenario's holes.Religious prejudice is a deliberate emotion,thus this grand orgy (metaphorically of course) brings nothing new to this dead genre.However,no matter how many cliches you'll encounter,it still is an enjoyable movie.

  • Apr 26, 2006

    SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1962)

    SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1962)