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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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Princess Fedra / Arianna
Alberto Lupo ...
Chirone
Rik Battaglia ...
Demetrio (as Rick Battaglia)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Minosse, Re di Creta
Nico Pepe ...
Gerione
Susanne Loret ...
Anfitrite
Nerio Bernardi ...
Re di Atene
Paul Muller ...
Medico di Corte
Tiziana Casetti ...
Illia, figlia di Xanto
Alberto Plebani ...
Xanto
Tina Lattanzi ...
Milo Malagoli ...
Il Minotauro
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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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SEE THE GODDESS OF THE SEA RISE FROM THE DEPTHS TO CLAIM HER MORTAL LOVER! SEE THE RAGING REVOLT OF THE CRETANS! SEE THE DREAD LABYRINTH OF THE STORIED GOLDEN THREAD! See more »

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Sunis, il gran Sacerdote: The menace of death's dreadful helm now displayed to our dear Queen Pasiphae. Receive, oh Minotaur, the sacrifice of our virgin youth in tribute to thy vast glory. For this, grant but this wish; Lord of Evil take not from us our queen's life.
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In ancient Crete, a monster called the Minotaur 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.

Director Silvio Amadio is unfortunately not well known, perhaps best remembered for "Wolves of the Deep" (1959), and even that is rather obscure. Star Bob Mathias has a much more fascinating biography -- he was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a Marine Corps officer, actor and Republican Congressman representing the state of California.

For movie buffs, the most recognizable might be Paul Mueller, who would go on to appear in a few 60s and 70s horror films by Jess Franco, including his version of "Count Dracula".

Anyway, that was all just to full space. You should watch this.


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