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Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
"Ercole al centro della Terra" (original title)

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Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

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Reg Park ...
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Leonora Ruffo ...
George Ardisson ...
Marisa Belli ...
Aretusa
Ida Galli ...
Franco Giacobini ...
Mino Doro ...
Keros
Monica Neri ...
Helena (as Rosalba Neri c.s.c.)
Ely Drago ...
Jocasta (as Ely Dracò)
Gaia Germani ...
Raf Baldassarre ...
Un mercenario
Elisabetta Pavan ...
Tamar
Aldo Pedinotti ...
Sunis (as Aldo Padinotti)
Claudio Marzulli
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Upon his return from battle in the previous film, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Daianara, has lost her senses. Acording of the oracle Medea, Dianara's only hope is the Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the realm of Hades. Hercules, with two companions, Theseus and Telemachus, embarks on a dangerous quest for the stone, while he is unaware that Dianara's guardian, King Lico, is the one responsible for her condition and plots to have the girl for himself as his bride upon her revival. Written by Anonymous

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Christopher Lee's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English-language version. See more »

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Re the above, for the record Pluto's daughter is not called Persephone in the original version, but 'Myosotide' (spelling not guaranteed). It's explicitly stated at one point that she's Pluto's daughter with Persephone. That mistake must have been added in the dubbing. See more »

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[first lines]
Medea: This is Italia, a kingdom city of ancient Greece in an age of myth and legend. It is a time when Olympian gods and demigods rule over the elements of nature and control the destinies of men.
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Hard to Tell What I Just Watched
14 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hercules (Reg Park) must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

I was drawn to this film because it has Christopher Lee and is directed by Mario Bava. Netflix claims it is a "horror film" and a "vampire film". Both are a bit of a stretch.

Now, I am not saying the film is all bad. We get to watch Hercules hurl large rocks at things, and there is a petrified monster that makes wry comments while torturing people on the rack. The Netflix version has atrocious video quality, but if it was cleaned up this might be a fun family film.


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