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Ursus in the Land of Fire (1963)

Ursus nella terra di fuoco (original title)
Hamilan, a cruel and ambitious general, murders his king and places himself on the throne with the former king's evil niece as his queen. He then wages war against his peaceful neighbors, ... See full summary »

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Ed Fury ...
Luciana Gilli ...
Princess Diana
Adriano Micantoni ...
Hamilkar
Claudia Mori ...
Mila
Nando Tamberlani ...
Lotar
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
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Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Lero
Diego Pozzetto
Giulio Mauroni
Nino Fuscagni ...
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Hamilan, a cruel and ambitious general, murders his king and places himself on the throne with the former king's evil niece as his queen. He then wages war against his peaceful neighbors, killing their women and enslaving their men. A hero named Ursus appears at a tournament to challenge Hamilan's authority. Though victorious at the tournament, Ursus is arrested and forced to turn a grist-mill under an overseer's lash. Meanwhile, the former king's virtuous daughter, Diana, is tormented by her evil cousin, the new queen. Sentenced to a slow and tortuous execution, Ursus breaks free and a revolt breaks out. Ursus throws Hamilan to his death in a fiery pit and then Ursus and Diana enjoy the cheers of a grateful populace. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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31 October 1963 (Italy)  »

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The Son of Hercules in the Land of Fire  »

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Italian censorship vis #41587 issued Ocrober 31, 1963. See more »

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Mila: It's useless to kill a strong man like this. I can use another slave. Let me have him.
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Follows Ursus (1961) See more »

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Into the pit
16 July 2015 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The evil Hamilkar (Adriano Micantoni) wants to dethrone old king Lotar (Nando Tamberlani) and become king himself. But besides King Lotar, there are three other people blocking his way to the throne: the high priest who accuses him of sacrilege and murder, the popular hero Ursus (Ed Fury) and the king's daughter, princess Diana (Luciana Gilli). Hamilkar needs another mind's help (namely his wife's) to come up with a plan how to kill them all! Especially in the case of our hero Ursus, he'll find that very hard, though.

It's an OK genre movie, all the usual trademarks, but nothing outstanding. Good studio sets, but the outdoor scenes look cheap. The volcano is shoddy, and the lake is supposed to be the border between two countries, so they should not have picked such a small pond... The most memorable action scene is the tournament, when 5 opponents try and push Ursus into a spiked pit.


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