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Vulcan, Son of Giove (1962)

Vulcano, figlio di Giove (original title)
A superhero battles lizard men and other monsters that are terrorizing the countryside.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Cortez ...
Aetna - the Sicilian Nymph
Iloosh Khoshabe ...
Vulcan - Blacksmith Titan (as Rod Flash)
Liliana Zagra ...
Sicilian Rebel Girl
Furio Meniconi ...
Roger Browne ...
Omero Gargano ...
Isarco Ravaioli ...
Mercurius - Messenger of the Gods
Yvonne Sire ...
Juno - Jupiter's Wife (as Yonne Scirè)
Salvatore Furnari ...
Geo - the Little Man
Ugo Sabetta ...
Milos, King of the Thracians
Renzo Stefilongo
Edda Ferronao ...
Erida, Goddess of Hate
Paolo Pieri
Pasquale Fasciano
Giuseppe Trinca
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Storyline

Tired of the sexual escapades on earth by his daughter Venus, Jupiter, the god of Lightning, decides he shall marry her soon to one of the candidates: Maciste, a mortal working in Vulcano's cave, and Mars, the god of War. But Mars abducts Venus, allied with Pluto and Eris, and works out a plan involving a bamboo tower high enough for the soldiers of the Thracian King to attack Jupiter in the high Olympus. The gods' contend will be resolved in human fashion on Earth, where even gods are mortal. Written by Artemis-9

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17 March 1962 (Italy)  »

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Vulcan Son of Jupiter  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The French VHS PAL release by MPM and the Dark Side Collection VHS PAL bilingual release, Vulcan: Dieu du Feu - Hephaistos: o teos tis fotias, has a misleading back cover art of a mixed arena fight between a long aired woman and a man, which is NOT from this film. See more »

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Ya Got Trouble, Right Here On Olympus By Jove
1 January 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Roman Gods take center stage in this one with an old fashioned Olympic triangle taking place at the home of the Gods. Venus, the God of beauty and love is making a play for Vulcan and she's got him panting hot and heavy after her. That upsets Mars and Jupiter banishes all three to earth to sort it all out.

Vulcan finds himself a nice earthly mortal who rivals Venus for her beauty, but he still doesn't like Mars. And Mars has got himself a Tower of Babel like scheme whereby he allies himself with some earthly despots to build a tower as tall as Olympus. Can Vulcan stop him in time from challenging Jupiter himself?

The Greeks and Romans did not believe in one all seeing and all pervasive spirit like Deity. They liked their immortals with all the, dare I say it, human frailties built in. The idea for the film is an interesting one, but the roles would require some classically trained actors, not people who are used to peplum spectacles.


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