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Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

Maciste e la regina di Samar (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | May 1965 (USA)
Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess.

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Maciste / Hercules (as Alan Steel)
Jany Clair ...
Queen Samara
Anna Maria Polani ...
Nando Tamberlani ...
Gladius, the Chancellor
Delia D'Alberti ...
Princess Billis / Selene (as Delia d'Alberti)
Goffredo Unger ...
Remar
Anna Maria Dionisio ...
Taris, Tirteo's Wife
Paola Pitti ...
Tirteo's Daughter (as Paola Piretti)
Giuliano Raffaelli ...
Tirteo, the Innkeeper
Stefano Carletti ...
Mogol
Roberto Ceccacci ...
Rudolphis
Attilio Dottesio ...
Xelon
Franco Moruzzi ...
Timor (as Franco Morici)
Jean-Pierre Honoré ...
Darix, Samara's Cousin
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In ancient Greece a race of evil aliens from the moon land on earth. For years they've terrorized the nearby city of Samar, demanding children for sacrifice. Now, the queen of Samar has made a pact with the moon men to conquer the world and become the most powerful woman alive. However, the residents of Samar, sick of all the chaos, cheer when the mighty Hercules shows up to put a stop to it all. Written by Anonymous

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Earth's mightiest man battles moon monsters! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Trivia

The film's original Italian title was "Maciste and the Queen of Samar", while its French title was "Maciste Against the Men of Stone" and was one of many films about the cult Italian hero Maciste. When the film was brought to America the English translators who dubbed the film changed the hero's name from Maciste to Hercules and called it "Hercules Against The Moon Men" since Hercules is better known in America than Maciste is. See more »

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Queen Samara: And as for Hercules, I want him taken alive. He'll pay dearly for the trouble he's caused me.
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Follows Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) See more »

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My favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode
12 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Usual sword, sweat, and sandal nonsense. Alan Steel (real name Sergio Ciani) is okay as Hercules, certainly no worse than any of the other athletes and bodybuilders who took their turn as Hercules. Steel's shorter and not as physically impressive as Steve Reeves or Reg Park, but he handles himself well in the fight scenes and he has some amusing moments. It should be noted that Steel got his start as a photography double for Steve Reeves in the first two Hercules films (Hercules and Hercules Unchained). Talk about getting promoted.

With brown the dominating color, it's a pretty atmospheric venture and features some towering stone monsters which aren't bad for what they are. They look a lot more real than the CGI creatures of the new Star Wars trilogy, that's for damn sure.

My uncle showed this to me from Mystery Science Theater 3000 and I fell in love with it. It makes me long for the show and the old Hercules films all the more.


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