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Le fatiche di Ercole
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Release Date:
22 July 1959 (USA) See more »
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See the seductive Amazons lure men to voluptuous revels and violent deaths! SEE the heroic Hercules rip down the Age of Orgy's lavish palace of lustful pleasure! SEE the Mightiest of Men fight the Mightiest of Beasts, the killer Cretan Bull! SEE Hercules fight off the savage love-starved Amazon women! SEE the seductive Amazons lure men to voluptuous revels and violent deaths! SEE the powerful Hercules crush the savage ape-men who guard the shrine of the Golden Fleece! See more »
Plot:
The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lutz's Hercules Massacred by Critics
 (From Alt Film Guide. 10 January 2014, 2:22 PM, PST)

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A triumph of exploitation cinema and a fondly-remembered genre groundbreaker. See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Pietro Francisci 
 
Writing credits
Apollonios Rhodios (poem "The Argonautica")

Pietro Francisci (adaptation)

Ennio De Concini (writer) &
Pietro Francisci (writer) &
Gaio Frattini (writer)

Agenore Incrocci  credit only (as Age)
Furio Scarpelli  credit only (as Scarpelli)

Produced by
Federico Teti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Enzo Masetti 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Bava 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Art Direction by
Flavio Mogherini 
 
Set Decoration by
Flavio Mogherini 
 
Costume Design by
Giulio Coltellacci 
 
Makeup Department
Mara Rocchetti .... hair stylist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mario Pisani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pietro Nuccorini .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gianni D'Aloisio .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Renato Cadueri .... sound technician
Giulio Tagliacozzo .... sound technician
 
Special Effects by
Mario Bava .... special effects
 
Stunts
Giovanni Cianfriglia .... stunt double
Nazzareno Zamperla .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Corrado Bartoloni .... camera operator
Mario Bava .... lighting technician
Silvio Fraschetti .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Assunto Lazzazzera .... wardrober
Paolo Tommasi .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gigliola Rosmino .... editing secretary
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... musical director
 
Other crew
Spartaco Conversi .... production secretary
Ferruccio De Martino .... executive director
Massimo De Rita .... assistant to executive director
Gisa Geert .... choreographer
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Ettore Mattia .... assistant to director (as Ettore G. Mattia)
Titta Perozzi .... cutting assistant
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... master of arms (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le fatiche di Ercole" - Italy (original title)
"Labors of Hercules" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
104 min | USA:107 min | West Germany:90 min | Portugal:98 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
The roar of the dragon guarding the Golden Fleece is actually Godzilla'a roar from Godzilla (1954) (U.S. title: "Godzilla, King of the Monsters"). Joseph E. Levine had acquired and released that film three years earlier.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt double for Iole when Hercules rescues her from the runaway chariot at the beginning of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Ercole:I can't stand being superior. Let me experience the real things, love or hate.
The Sybil:Those are mortal states, Hercules.
Ercole:If it's my immortality making me unhappy, then I'll do without it.
The Sybil:That's dangerous, Hercules. Don't you know how foolish you'd be to renounce it? To be born a man and to see everything die is not to be immortal. Stay as you are. Be a god. Don't exchange immortality for fear, pain, and sorrow.
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A triumph of exploitation cinema and a fondly-remembered genre groundbreaker., 2 April 2003
Author: TheVid from Colorado Springs

Joseph E. Levine's timing when he decided to capitalize on this low-budget Italian epic was so right that it has become a legendary example of film promotion. That aside, it's amazing still how the dynamic image of Steve Reeves and a multimillion dollar saturation campaign was able to make this one of the most profitable films of it's time. That bad word of mouth didn't kill this picture's boxoffice only goes to show you that kitsch can be appreciated when it delivers, and HERCULES is colossal kitsch that delivers sensational, fetishistic, sexist spectacle in it's cheapest, most primitive form. Tastelessly tasteful.

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