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Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)

Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 15 April 1963 (USA)
Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Queen Antinea of Atlantis
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Luciano Marin ...
Illo
Laura Efrikian ...
Ismene, Antinea's Daughter (as Laura Altan)
Mario Valdemarin ...
Gabor
Mimmo Palmara ...
Astor, il Gran Visir
Salvatore Furnari ...
Timoteo, il nano
Raf Baldassarre ...
Capo delle guardie
Mino Doro ...
Oraclo
Luciana Angiolillo ...
Deianira, Hercules' Wife
Ignazio Dolce
Miss Glamor
Tullio Altamura
Alessandro Sperli ...
King with Mother
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The ever intrepid world-trotting hunk of a man Herc (Hercules to those who are not his friends) saves a beautiful maiden from the hands of an evil creature. She takes him to her home, Atlantis. Herc kicks some butt and saves her from her mother who wants to kill her and from some scary looking blond guys but unfortunately the rest of the inhabitants are destroyed. Do not worry because Herc escapes along with his son, the maiden and an annoying midget. Written by Splinter <dasplint@nauticom.net>

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The soundtrack of the American release ("Hercules and the Captive Women") contains several short passages from the score of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), in particular the easily recognizable three-note "Creature theme". See more »

Goofs

When they drop the underling into the pit of liquid he is face down, but his skeleton is face up. See more »

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Ismene: Today is dedicated to Uranus!
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Typical Italian sword and sandal kitch classic
19 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I was about 10. Then I liked it very much. It had everything I liked: ancient scenarios, a hero, a beautiful woman and an impossible adventure. When I saw the movie some years later I realised that after all it was not that big. The plot I liked so much 10 years ago seems quite childish now and the movie has that sort of lingering sensation which takes away most of the fun. Still I cannot say that I don't like it any longer - it reminds me of an age gone by and it is still capable of giving an hour and a half's time of fun, even though the viewer will not remember it for long. Watch out for some scenes taken from "Sodoma e Gomorra"!


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