Pietro Francisci can fairly be called the "King of Sword and Sandals Italian Films". Such pictures could or could not be watchable and perhaps entertaining but as cinema products they were really poor and cheap; you probably enjoyed them as a kid but as an adult they turn impossible to defend. Perhaps the best things Francisci did were Attila with Anthony Quinn and "Hercules" and its sequel "Hercules Unchained" (both with the all-muscle but nothing-of-acting Steve Reeves) this not meaning at all these were good films.
But with "Hercules, Samson and Ulysses" Francisci just goes too far. We have here Kirk Morris (Hercules) fighting Richard LLoyd (Samson) and then both together against the classical tyranny opressing people.
Neither Morris nor LLoyd could possibly act but that doesn't seem to matter at all; the show goes on. What a movie!!! Also notice the villain's soldiers helmets clearly German World War II pieces (from some other film for sure) that are sort of "decorated" too look as ancient pieces of armor; would you believe this?
I think the director just went too far here and the product is simply ridiculous. As a comedy perhaps "Hercules, Samson and Ulysses" could have appeared as an average picture -in fact it makes you laugh often- but as an epic, even a fantasy, it doesn't stand a chance. Mamma Mia!!
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