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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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Franco Giacobini ...
Mino Doro ...
Keros
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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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When Thesus attacks the stone creature his sword breaks in half, but later in the film his sword is intact. See more »

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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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Greek Mythology Bava-Style!
15 March 2001 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

ERCOLE AL CENTRO DELLA TERRA (1961) was one of Mario Bava's most fantasmagorical attempts at retelling the myths and legends of ancient times. Reg Park portrays the muscle-bound hero who is sent to the Underworld of Pluto to recover a magic apple to cure his love, the flaxen-haired Dianeira. Christopher Lee is the villainous Lyco, a sort of vampire/evil force in one of his best performances of the Sixties. Mario Bava's cinematography is dazzling with the entire spectrum of colors, fog and atmosphere that made him famous. Lee's resurrection of vampires in this film is bone-chilling and top-notch in terror. There is some annoying comedy relief involving Hercules' partners and some living stone creatures but overall this is second only to the two Steve Reeves films HERCULES and HERCULES UNCHAINED (Bava also worked behind-the-scenes on these). A cinematic treat for lovers of peplum, Bava and Sixties spectacle.


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