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Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)

La regina delle Amazzoni (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 1964 (USA)
Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pirro
Ed Fury ...
Glauco
Dorian Gray ...
Antiope
Daniela Rocca ...
Melitta
Gianna Maria Canale ...
La Regina
Alberto Farnese ...
Losco - Il pirata
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Amazone
Folco Lulli
Ignazio Leone ...
Sopho
Adriana Facchetti ...
Sacerdota
Paola Falchi ...
Amazone
Enzo Cerusico ...
Menandro
Marco Tulli ...
Eumeo - Oste
Marilù Tolo ...
Amazone
Nadia Bianchi ...
Amazone
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After the Trojan War, Glauco is the strongest man amongst the Greeks. His friend Pirro meets two men who offer him a large sum of money to persuade Glauco to sail towards unexplored shores. Pirro accepts the proposal and convinces Glauco with a trick: he hits him on his head. The ship lands at a strange place where Pirro and the other men aboard are drugged and find themselves in the hands of the Amazons. Only Glauco escapes, saved from the Egyptian inventor Sofo and he falls in love with Antiope. Between loves and duels, conspiracies and ruses, the pirates will bring together Amazons and Greeks. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 32696 delivered on 31-8-1960. See more »

Quotes

La Regina: [Sampling wine] Even wine will become bitter if you let it get too old. Likewise men!
High Prestess: [Drinking] How right you are! It's perfection! like a work of art! What year is this wine?
La Regina: Do you recall the year that Helen went astray?
High Prestess: Mmmmm1
La Regina: Its looks are a little bit tangy, but I wouldn't call that bad, would you?
High Prestess: Heavens, no! I prefer it that way.
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Amazon warrior women gone wild
2 May 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Comedic sword and sandal attempt has Aussie Rod Taylor playing a cheeky swindler, conned into travelling to an island on the promise of treasure, discovering that he and his companions are actually man-cargo being delivered to a race of lusty Amazon women for domestic and sexual servitude. Doesn't sound all that bad really. Trouble emerges when the warrior-who-would-be-Queen (Gray) falls for the burly Glauco (Fury), deepening a rift between her and nemesis Melitta (Rocca) that spirals into an internecine contest, further compounded when pirates discover the secluded hamlet.

It's frolicking fun with a high camp quality that you'll either find amusing or dull. Taylor and Fury rarely have a moment without some form of slapstick or situation comedy, while beauties Gray and Rocca have an hilarious rivalry of which Rocca always seems to be on the wrong end. I thought her frequent stumbles were pretty funny in a corny sort of way, and Gianna Canale's horny Queen Regina constantly bemoaning her chastity vow ("does a kiss have a flavour?") also hit the right note. The three female leads also happen to be exceptionally attractive women to boot, which both Taylor and Fury seem to fully appreciate.

Overall, it's a comedy without pretense, featuring a glamorous cast, some witty dialogue, epic sets and the usual colourful costumes. A funny take on domestic role reversal that's politically incorrect but unlikely to offend (e.g. the smug looks on the faces of Taylor and Fury after cheap attempts at groping their masters are rebuffed). Incidentally, there's also a great scene in which a portly, balding and bearded slave plays a kissing Casanova to an endless queue of frisky Amazons that shouldn't be missed for pure ham value.


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