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Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1960)
"Teseo contro il minotauro" (original title)

 -  Adventure  -  April 1961 (USA)
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In ancient Crete, a monster called the Minotaur (half bull, half man) can only be satisfied by virgin sacrifices. The evil ruler of Crete is determined to keep the monster happy by ... See full summary »

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Alberto Lupo ...
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Rik Battaglia ...
Demetrio (as Rick Battaglia)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Minosse, Re di Creta
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Re di Atene
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Tiziana Casetti ...
Illia, figlia di Xanto
Alberto Plebani ...
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In ancient Crete, a monster called the Minotaur (half bull, half man) can only be satisfied by virgin sacrifices. The evil ruler of Crete is determined to keep the monster happy by sacrificing as many of the island's virgins as he can, but a pair of friends determine to kill the monster and stop the sacrifices. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Greek salad
13 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Fanciful rendition of one of the most famous Greek myths.To write that the movie takes liberties with the tale is to state the obvious:first of all,Phaedra and Ariadne are twin sisters both played by Italian beauty(and an usual sword and sandal heroine of the era)Rosanna Schiaffino : the former is the villain ,a wicked princess ,whereas the latter is an innocent clueless good girl .Theseus is still the king of Athenes ' son but his father won't throw himself into the sea which bears his name (Aegean sea);and if my memory serves me well,he marries Phaedra after abandoning her sister on an island.

People who are eagerly waiting for the Minotaur will be disappointed for the monster looks like King Kong and would not scare a four -year- old .They did include Ariadne's thread and she is devoted enough to go and meet him in the labyrinth.

Closer to Robert Siomak's "Cobra woman" than to Greek tales.


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