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Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)

Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (original title)
Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

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Hercules (as Rock Stevens)
Helga Liné ...
Tanit / Taneal - Sister of Assur
Mario Petri ...
Phaleg / Malik - King of Assyria
Livio Lorenzon ...
Salmanassar, Brother of Assur
Anna Maria Polani ...
Esperia, Queen of the Hellenes
Tullio Altamura ...
Assur, King of Babylon
Franco Balducci ...
Mobsab / Behar - Tanit's Escort
Diego Pozzetto ...
Bomar - Babylonian Commander
Mirko Valentin ...
Behar / Glaucone, Assyrian Commander
Diego Michelotti ...
Christophisis - Hellenes' Messenger
Rosy De Leo ...
Gita, Tanit's Lady-in-waiting
Eugenio Bottari ...
Assur's Escort (as Eugenio Bottai)
Andrea Scotti ...
Young Shepherd
Adriano Vitale
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Salvatore Borghese ...
Wrestler with Club #2 (as Salvatore Borgese)
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Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

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Peter Lupus (a.k.a. Rock Stevens) shaved his chest for this movie in order to achieve the expected "Hercules" look. See more »

Quotes

Salman Osar: [referring to slaves tied to posts] No food and no water for any of them! But be careful and don't kill any of them!
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Peter Lupus as Hercules in Babylon circa 1000 b.c.; an entertaining peplum
7 September 2003 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

Peter Lupus (aka Rock Stevens) stars as Hercules in this colorful Italian sword-and-sandal opus, one of four Lupus made in Italy in

1964-65, before rocketing to stardom in the Mission Impossible TV show. We don't really think of any particular manner of dress in Babylon-- at least I don't!--so the costumers came up with some outlandish fashions here, and the art design is also creative! The scenes of intrigue in the palace are dramatically well-done and feature peplum/swashbuckler regular Livio Lorenzon as the ruler of Babylon, dealing with both his queen, the King of Assyria, and Hercules, who has come to reclaim the Queen of the Hellenes, taken as a Babylonian slave. In some scenes in the film Hercules has a over-large club that he both swings at people and throws! It lends a comic-book flavor to those sequences that is not really in keeping with the serious nature of the rest of the film. Lupus has a powerful physique and is one of the best actors in the peplum genre--all four of his Italian films are worth watching and are distinctly different from each other. Domenico Paolella directed three of Lupus' four peplums and also worked with such Amercians as Guy Madison, Lex Barker, Ed Fury, Don Megowan, Richard Harrison, Mark Forest, Ken Clark, John Ericson and John Ireland. Whether a peplum, a pirate film, a spy film, or a western, he seemed to be able to put together a fast-moving and entertaining feature. Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon is recommended to any serious peplum fan. The VHS copy I watched, while a pan-and-scan TV print, is crisp and clear and colorful.


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