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Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)

Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 13 July 1960 (USA)
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

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Sylvia Lopez ...
Patrizia Della Rovere ...
Primo Carnera ...
Carlo D'Angelo ...
Creonte, High Priest of Thebes
Gabriele Antonini ...
Ulisses, son of Laertes
Cesare Fantoni ...
Mimmo Palmara ...
Polinices
Andrea Fantasia ...
Aldo Fiorelli ...
Gino Mattera ...
Aldo Pini ...
Tifi, Pilot of the Argos
Nino Marchetti ...
Fossore
Daniele Vargas ...
Anfiarao
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Storyline

En route to Thebes for an important diplomatic mission, Hercules drinks from a magic spring and loses his memory. He spends most of the movie in the pleasure gardens of Queen Omphale of Lydia. While young Ulysses tries to help him regain his memory, political tensions escalate in Thebes, and Hercules' new wife Iole finds herself in mortal danger. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

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Hercules Unchained  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joseph E. Levine was so confident in the success of his release of "Hercules" (1959) in the United States that he bought the distribution rights to this film in advance and even visited the set as it was being shot. See more »

Goofs

Watch closely the second time Hercules takes up Ulysses' challenge to bend the iron torch stand in an attempt to remember who he is. He successfully does so, and then unbends it just as easily, leaving a slight curve in the stem. However when he returns the stand to its original location, the stand is perfectly straight. See more »

Quotes

Hercules: I'm so sleepy, I can't seem to keep awake!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Evening Star
Music by Enzo Masetti
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Sung by Sylva Koscina (dubbed by June Valli in the English version)
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One Man, One Beard... Whole lot o servant girls.
19 April 2004 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Laughing heartily in the face of danger, Steve Reeves leads the way in Hercules: Unchained, a film about just how much tail you can get with a good beard. Okay, so there's a story about two sassy brothers' fight over a kingdom, a random encounter with the son of the Earth god and waters of forgetfulness... great. The real story here: oiled-up men in loincloths having their way with giggling servant girls. This movie jam packed with servant girls running from Herc and Ulysses down stairs, around corners and pretty much any direction that shows off the goods. As if that wasn't enough to get you totally pumped about this movie while cleaning the house... fake tigers! If you're a fan of fake tigers in fake tiger fights... you'll need to rent this one soon. Mostly though, its about the servant girls. 8 out of 10.


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