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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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Complete credited cast:
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 ...
Anna Maria Dionisio ...
Taris, Tirteo's Wife
Paola Pitti ...
Tirteo's Daughter (as Paola Piretti)
Giuliano Raffaelli ...
Tirteo, the Innkeeper
Stefano Carletti ...
Roberto Ceccacci ...
Attilio Dottesio ...
Franco Moruzzi ...
Timor (as Franco Morici)
Jean-Pierre Honoré ...
Darix, Samara's Cousin


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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This would be the final film project for director Giacomo Gentilomo. He left the film industry to pursue a career as a full-time painter. See more »


Maciste: [to Claudis] Your daughter is as courageous as she is beautiful.
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"Snorecules" is more like it
8 March 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I feel I should mention that I saw the movie in its original and widescreen version, not the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version. After seeing it, I regret not seeing the MST3K version; surely the hosts of that show would have added some life to the movie by their non-stop comic jabs. To put it bluntly, this movie is a real bore. It is extremely slow-moving and with very little plot unfolding during its endless slog. Making things worse is the character of Hercules himself. There is almost no character development done with this demi-god; believe it or not, for large chunks of the movie he becomes a weak supporting character. Even worse are the moon men; they only appear for a few minutes in the entire movie! Some of the production values are okay for an Italian muscleman cheapie of this time, but they don't enliven the enterprise very much. Unless you watch the MST3K version, I would only recommend the movie to insomniacs.

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