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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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Androclo, Re di Tebe
Luciano Marin ...
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 ...
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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Shown during Episode 63 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 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 »

Quotes

Androclo, Re di Tebe: Uranus... to rule over all!
Ercole: What you say is blasphemy!
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Featured in Cheezy Fantasy Trailers (2006) See more »

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Isn't the best starting place for the uninitiated for Sword & Sandal, but will provide some entertainment for fans
9 January 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

The best films of the Sword & Sandal genre are the ones that are heavy on the fantasy elements, such as "Hercules In the Haunted World", "The Conqueror of Atlantis", and "The Giant of Metropolis". Those three flicks are in my mind the best from the genre. "Hercules and the Captive Women" isn't in the same class as those three, but has enough good elements to please fans of the genre. The genre is often not looked upon fondly by those uninitiated to it, probably because unlike Spaghetti Westerns it never turned out an actual masterpiece. Also, its difficult to find a good Sword & Sandal flick among the hundreds made. Still, the genre continues to have a place in the hearts of a lot of drive-in fans.

"Hercules and the Captive Women" is one of the more amusing Sword & Sandal flicks. For one, it has some exciting set pieces and some other really bizarre and dreamlike moments. However, it drags a lot at moments at Reg Park isn't the greatest Hercules out there. He looks the part, but the character in the film is lazy and seems oblivious to the evil surrounding him. This isn't the best starting place for the uninitiated for Sword & Sandal (check out either the original "Hercules" from 1959 or "Hercules In the Haunted World"), but will provide some entertainment for fans. (4/10)


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