Reg Park returns to his antics of old as the man of iron in HERCULES THE AVENGER. The Son of Jove undertakes another journey into the nether realms battling zombies and monsters in order to... See full summary »
Roman soldiers capture Attalus (a.k.a. Hercules) in a battle at the fringes of the Roman Empire. They take him back to Rome where his prowess as a gladiator earns the respect of the Emperor... See full summary »
While fighting in Britain, Roman forces commanded by Caligula capture the noble warrior, Glaucus. Seeing in him gladiator material, Caligula takes Glaucus back to Rome along with other ... See full summary »
Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.
When Igor (Livio Lorenzon) slapped Landa (Chelo Alonso), the fiery Cuban actress couldn't help herself, and slapped him back. After ruining a couple of takes this way, the old director lost his patience and had Chelo's hands tied off screen. She took it as the script demanded, but after the scene cut, she walked to her colleague, slapped him, and told him, "Here's the change!" See more »
You're very strong, but you don't look like a woodcutter.
Appearances are deceiving.
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This is the ripest of the Steve Reeves muscleman movies.
This is probably the guiltiest pleasure of any of the late 50's, early 60's European peplum movies. Released in the US by American International Pictures (under the supervision of Arkoff and Nicholson), this picture was an amazing box-office coup for that studio and one of the most memorable exploitation pics of it's day. Though this film is less famous than his star-making vehicle, HERCULES, Mr. Universe Steve Reeves is on display to much better advantage here, and thanks to the extraordinary participation of the fabulous Cuban beauty, Chelo Alonso, more memorable, too. These two superstructures were, and probably still are, the stuff of adolescent daydreams and adult fetishes. This sword-and-sandal flick is pure sexist fun and exemplifies an era in films when marketing a movie was practically an art form in itself, instead of the crass, big-business system it is today. Hopefully someone can bring this potboiler to DVD in a widescreen version that does it some justice. Aside from Steve and Chelo, there's a memorable music score by AIP's lead music director, Les Baxter, which was used to perk up a lot of the muscleman epics of the time. I think the title card for this picture, paraphrased, says it all: "569 A.D. A TIME, WHEN, IF YOU DIDN'T FIGHT OR LOVE, LIFE WAS A VERY SHORT AND DULL AFFAIR." Stop the presses! You gotta love that! Enjoy.
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