Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 28 Jan 2007
Cert: Not Rated
Don Chaffey was put in charge of Hammer’s next historical epic, which was filmed in and around Ireland’s Ardmore Studios in summer 1966. The film starred Finnish model Carita Järvinen as Queen Salina, a character supposedly inspired by Boadicea, the Iceni warrior who led a revolt against the Roman occupation of Britain in the first century AD. Both Carita and leading man Don Murray (who had starred opposite Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop) were under contract to the film’s American distributor, 20th Century-Fox. Critics were unconvinced by both Carita, and the film’s historical accuracy.