Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.
Capys, la crudele regina di Sadok, erede di Circe, ha deciso di sacrificare all'ultimo dei ciclopi il piccolo figlio di Re Agisandro, ultimo erede di Ulisse. I guerrieri di Capys distruggono Coos, il villaggio di Agisandro, uccidendo quest'ultimo. Ma il ragazzo viene salvato ed affidato a Maciste. Il mitico eroe, benchè catturato, riesce a liberarsi ed a salvare dal feroce attacco degli uomini della perfida regina il piccolo e la madre di quest'ultimo. Written by
The symbolic design on the large rayed solar disk which can be seen on a wall in the queen's palace imitates the font and spiral design found on the mysterious Phaistos disc (~1700 B.C.), which remains yet to be deciphered. See more »
In many shots during Maciste's fight with the lion, the lion can be heard roaring, even though it is clearly not roaring in the footage. See more »
ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS (Antonio Leonviola, 1961) BOMB
This is undoubtedly one of the worst peplums I've ever watched: a hopelessly wooden and constantly grinning Gordon Mitchell is the he-man in this outing (which, despite the English title, is called Maciste even in the dubbed version)! The plot, dealing with the revenge perpetrated on Ulysses' family by the ancestors of Circe and the Cyclops, showed promise but the latter, besides being a disappointing creature, only appears in the opening and closing sequences! The laughably bad dialogue, amateurish fight scenes and many unintentionally funny moments certainly don't help in winning this film any champions - but it's the tenth-generation copy (with the color reduced to a brownish hue) via which I viewed the film that serves it the death blow.
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