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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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Guja
Jacques Sernas ...
Kurtik
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Astra
Rocco Vitolazzi ...
Ciro
Mario Feliciani ...
Sultan Abdul / Omar
Vanoye Aikens ...
Amahil (as Van Aikens)
Annabella Incontrera ...
Magda
Guido Celano ...
Kobrak, the Vampire
Emma Baron ...
Maciste's mother
Renato Terra ...
(as Renato Terra Caizzi)
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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 installed as the new ... Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

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More original than some films of its type.
30 September 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Of all the Italian gladiator films I've seen, this one has one of the most interesting plots. We often saw giant monsters etc. in these films, but vampires never really appeared in them. This is the exception. Known as "Goliath and the Vampires" or simply "The Vampires" on TV, the title really tells all. Still, it's an oddly interesting sword-and-sandal film, if only the print I saw hadn't been so poor.


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