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Erik the Conqueror (1961)
"Gli invasori" (original title)

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Cast overview:
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Eron
Alice Kessler ...
Rama
Ellen Kessler ...
Daya
George Ardisson ...
Erik, Duke of Helford (as Giorgio Ardisson)
Andrea Checchi ...
Sir Rutford
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Olaf (as Jacques Delbò)
Franco Giacobini ...
Rustichello
Raf Baldassarre ...
Blak (as Raffaele Baldassarre)
Enzo Doria ...
Bennet
Gianni Solaro ...
Ranco
Franco Ressel ...
Livia Contardi ...
Hadda
Folco Lulli ...
Harald, re dei Vichinghi
Françoise Christophe ...
Regina Alice (as Françoise Cristophe)
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In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks out between Britian and the Vikings for control of England. Written by Anonymous

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In the duel between Eron and Erik both characters loose their shields at one point. After a cut both are equipped with shields again. See more »

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Eron: In death, I have but one companion: my sword.
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Referenced in Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors (1964) See more »

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Viking Epic by Mario Bava A Winner!
6 March 2001 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

ERIK THE CONQUEROR (aka THE INVADERS) was Mario Bava's second directorial assignment after his meteoric success with BLACK SUNDAY (aka MASK OF THE DEMON/LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (1960). ERIK THE CONQUEROR is a tale of intrigue and treachery between Viking forces and the Anglo-Saxon defenders of the British Isles in the year 786 A.D. The story begins as two children are separated from each other during a fierce battle. One of the two is taken and raised by Queen Alice (the stately & beautiful Francoise Christophe) and the other child remains with his Viking people. Both bear tatoos which identify them as brothers. They grow up to face each other in battle but have been tricked by Rutford (a deliciously evil portrayal by Andrea Checchi), a scheming English noble who intends to take the throne he covets for himself. Art direction alone is dazzling with phospherescent hues of crimson, gold, emerald & cobalt blue. There are many macabre touches courtesy of Bava, and in an interview with noted film historian David Del Valle, Cameron Mitchell marvelled at Bava's mastery of trick photography and flawless cinematographic style. Mitchell gives one of his finest performances here as Aaron, the Viking and Giorgio Ardisson is splendid as Erik, his brother and King/defender of Britain. The golden, flaxen beauty of Alice & Ellen Kessler is used o good effect here as the eventual lovers of Erik and Aaron. A must-see for Bava worshippers and required viewing for epic aficionados!


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