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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 ...
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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Heroic Hercules battles the seductive powers of the wicked Queen of Atlantis! See more »

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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

Near the end of the film, Hercules swims away from the island to a boat, but when he climbs aboard he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Zantas, Priest of Uranus: The blood of Uranus can never be destroyed!
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Its SO much better in Italian
7 February 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I always hated this movie when ever I saw it on TV. It was badly dubbed and rightly made fun of by Mystery Science 3000. Then I mistakenly picked up the film in its full Italian version with subtitles and was shocked that the film is so much better in its full form. It wasn't until the infamous Uranus line that I realized what I was watching. Granted its not Oscar material, but as far as Hercules films goes the uncut version of this film is so much better, fifteen minutes really do make the difference.


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