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Goliath and the Vampires (1961)

Maciste contro il vampiro (original title)
Goliath must save the kidnapped women of his village from an evil zombie leader who needs their blood to feed his soldiers.
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Kurtik
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Rocco Vitolazzi ...
Ciro
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Vanoye Aikens ...
Amahil (as Van Aikens)
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Magda
Guido Celano ...
Emma Baron ...
Maciste's mother
Renato Terra ...
(as Renato Terra Caizzi)
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(Contains spoilers) Raiders, attacking the village of Goliath and young Ciro, transport Goliath's girlfriend, Guja, to the island of Salmanak. Goliath and Ciro follow. Salmanak, nominally ruled by a Sultan, is actually controlled by the vampire, Kobrak. Kobrak has an ally in the villainous Astra, a beautiful woman who exerts influence on the weak-willed Sultan. Meanwhile Goliath allies with Kurtik, leader of the Blue Men. The Sultan's soldiers soon capture Goliath but he escapes, after rescuing Guja, and together the two flee to a cave in the desert. There they discover the waxed bodies of Kobrak's victims and reunite with Kurtik. Kobrak arrives, puts Goliath in a pit, encloses him in a bell, and tortures him with sound waves. Goliath survives, thanks to balls of wax in his ears provided by the repentant Astra, but Kobrak succeeds in turning himself into a replica of Goliath. The "bad" Goliath and the "good" Goliath battle. Virtue triumphs, Kobrak's victims are revived, Kurtik is ... Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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2.35 : 1
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This was the first of the Italian sword and sandal/mythological muscleman movie for Gordon Scott. See more »

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At the beginning of the film Maciste jumps into the sea holding an ax. When he is in mid-air he lets go of the ax which can clearly be seen dropping the water some meters away from him. In the next scene, underwater, the ax is back in his hand. See more »

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Kobrak, the Vampire: [speaking of Goliath/Maciste] I want him alive. His magnificent body can serve as a model for the army of slaves with which I shall conquer the world.
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Referenced in The Oral Generation (1970) See more »

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Interesting Trash
7 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I don't know what possessed me to pick up this movie from the video store, but it turned out to be an interesting, and enjoyable, flick. I think I would have enjoyed it much more, if the video transfer hadn't been of such poor quality. This otherwise routine sword-and-sandal film is livened up the truly bizarre villain and some excellent music. One tune in particular, which plays while a slave girl dances, wouldn't sound out of place on a Ventures album, or a compilation of surf tunes.

The story concerns Goliath's attempt to rescue the women of his village who were kidnapped as part of a diabolical scheme by the wizard Kobrak. The villain wants to use their blood to power his army of robots. (In this movie, robots run on human blood.) In the final scene, Kobrak changes into Goliath's shape. Goliath must then do battle with himself.


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