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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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Ettore Manni ...
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 ...
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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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This is said to be the only "Hercules" movie filmed in 70mm. See more »

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Soon after Hercules lands on the island of captive women, he fights several animals, including a vulture. Wires controlling the vulture are visible during the fight. See more »

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Zantas, Priest of Uranus: The blood of Uranus can never be destroyed!
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Followed by Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) See more »

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7 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

...why Atlantis disappeared! Although Hercules often calls upon his Father ,Zeus -note that his son never invokes his granddad-,this is as far from Greek mythology as it can be.

"The famous Four" best describes the plot: Hercules ,his son,Androcles (a Roman slave handed over to lions then granted an imperial pardon ,what is he doing here?) and a dwarf feel that Grece is in jeopardy.This is the beginning of an "epic" story which includes a rubber monster,a wicked queen (Antinea of course ,see one of the numerous versions of Pierre Benoit's " L'Atlantide" ),the ancestors of the clones (unless it predates Hitler's Aryan supermen),the perils of atomic radiations (?) The first scene is an interminable free-for-all in which Hercules,who is quietly enjoying his meal ,does not interfere ("help us dad!"screams his son) .Some not-so-bad scenes show a strange Androcles wandering in the queen's palace .

It's rather silly,but it's entertaining if you do not ask too much.


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