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Colossus and the Headhunters (1963)
"Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste" (original title)

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Maciste and his people flee their volcano-ravaged island. They end up caught in between two warring tribes.

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Complete credited cast:
Kirk Morris ...
Laura Brown ...
Queen Amoha
Demeter Bitenc ...
Ariel
Frank Leroy ...
Kermes
Alfredo Zammi ...
Tyran
Corinne Capri ...
Dancer
Luigi Esposito ...
Aris
Nello Pazzafini ...
Gunk (as Nello Pazzafini)
Alessio Pregara ...
King Olibana
Ines Holder ...
Asmyn
Letizia Stephan ...
Moana, the Islander
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Maciste rescues Ario, the son King Sandor, and his people from their land in a volcanic island that blows-up and they sail to the Land and Urias in a long and dangerous voyage. They are captured by the Urias but when the Queen Amoha meets Maciste, she tells that the traitor Kermis has joined the tribe of Head Hunters and slaughtered her people, but the warrior Taro has saved them from the annihilation; however, her father King Olibauna was missing in action. She asks Maciste to help her against the Head Hunters, but Maciste tells that he is protecting the tribe of Ario. When the Urias are attacked by the Head Hunters, Maciste decides to help Queen Amoha. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Italian censorship visa #39319 issued January 8, 1963. See more »

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Kirk Morris Flexes In
27 February 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

For Italy and the world, handsome and muscular Kirk Morris slips into his Herculean loincloth, as "Maciste". He saves part of a tribe from the catastrophic blow-up of their island. Mr. Morris befriends less muscular Demeter Bitenc (as Ariel). Their splintered tribe sails to a new land, but has trouble mixing in with warring inhabitants. Morris tries to save beautiful Laura Brown (as Amoa), a tribal queen, from marrying the man who blinded and kidnapped her father.

Guido Malatesta's "Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste" was inappropriately re-titled "Colossus and the Headhunters" in the translation from Italian to English. There are some good sets and moderately exciting sequences. Some of the footage may be flown in from another movie, but it is nicely inserted. Morris makes a good enough "Maciste"; as you might expect, this isn't a film to showcase one's acting prowess.

**** Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste (1960) Guido Malatesta ~ Kirk Morris, Demeter Bitenc, Laura Brown


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