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Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1960)

Teseo contro il minotauro (original title)
King Minos sacrifices the 'required' virgins to the Minotaur. As his wife lies dieing, she confesses that her daughter has a twin she has secreted to avoid giving one of the girls to the ... See full summary »

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Alberto Lupo ...
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Demetrio (as Rick Battaglia)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Minosse, Re di Creta
Nico Pepe ...
Gerione
Susanne Loret ...
Anfitrite
Nerio Bernardi ...
Re di Atene
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Medico di Corte
Tiziana Casetti ...
Illia, figlia di Xanto
Alberto Plebani ...
Xanto
Tina Lattanzi ...
Milo Malagoli ...
Il Minotauro
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Alberto Barberito
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King Minos sacrifices the 'required' virgins to the Minotaur. As his wife lies dieing, she confesses that her daughter has a twin she has secreted to avoid giving one of the girls to the Minotaur. The daughter raised by Minos tries to have her twin killed, but failing in her first attempt, continues to try to have her given to the Minotaur. Theseus, the Greek hero, tries to prevent it. Written by merryann@palmersrv.com

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THE RAGING SPECTACLE OF AN AGE THAT WORSHIPPED A SAVAGE BEAST! See more »

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April 1961 (USA)  »

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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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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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