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The Avenger (1962)
"La leggenda di Enea" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  June 1964 (USA)
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Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

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(as Giorgio Rivalta)

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Mario Ferrari ...
Latino - King of Latium
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Acate
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Nerio Bernardi ...
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Robert Bettoni ...
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Maurice Poli ...
Mezensio, Turno's Henchman
Lulla Selli ...
Amata - Latino's Wife
Pietro Capanna ...
Bisia
Benito Stefanelli ...
Nisius, Euryalus' Friend
Adriano Vitale ...
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Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

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His mighty sword avenged a nation!

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Italian censorship visa #38951 issued November 27, 1962. See more »

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Early in the movie, an army is seen passing by a maize field; this plant, however, was cultivated in Europe only since 1525, having been brought to the continent by Christopher Columbus. See more »

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Follows The Trojan Horse (1961) See more »

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THE AVENGER (Giorgio Rivalta and Albert Band, 1962) **
28 April 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This is an unnecessary and very much inferior sequel to THE Trojan HORSE (1961), evidently made on a reduced budget (though the murky, pan-and-scan print I watched certainly did no favors to it or the scenes from the original which were interspersed into the narrative as flashbacks!); Steve Reeves reprises his role of Enea - whose lineage, we are told, eventually led to Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome (incidentally, the actor appeared in a peplum about that very event called DUEL OF THE TITANS [1961]!) - but his performance here is somewhat mechanical and less convincing...though that may be due to the English dubbing, whereas I had watched the earlier film in Italian!!

As a whole, THE AVENGER (the print I watched bore the title THE LAST GLORY OF TROY, given to it when sold to TV) is only marginally better than the ordinary peplum: the plot is rather dreary this time around, in comparison to the fascinating events depicted in the original; the cast - despite the presence of Euro-Cult regulars like Gianni Garko (essaying the role of the villain) and Giacomo Rossi-Stuart (effectively dispatched by a hail of arrows in the style of Akira Kurosawa's THRONE OF BLOOD [1957]!) - is less interesting; and the battle sequences are only memorable for the ridiculously-shaped helmets with which the warriors on both fronts are saddled!!


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