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31 July 1964 (Italy) See more »
Hercules battles an evil sorceress who turns men into werewolves. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Reg Park ... Ursus
Mireille Granelli ... Amiko
Ettore Manni ... Ilo
Furio Meniconi ... Zereteli
María Teresa Orsini ... Kato
Lilly Mantovani ... Slave
Nino Fuscagni ... Miko (as Serafino Fuscagni)
Giulio Maculani ... Varos
Ugo Carboni
Claudio Scarchilli ... Lava
Piero Pastore ... Amko
Gaetano Quartararo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Ruffini ... Frido (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony Dawson)
Ruggero Deodato (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcello Sartarelli  screenplay

Produced by
Adelpho Ambrosiano .... producer
Natalino Vicario .... production inspector
Original Music by
Franco Mannino  (as Franco Trinacria)
Cinematography by
Gábor Pogány 
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
Production Design by
Riccardo Domenici  (as Dick Domenici)
Makeup Department
Iolanda Conti .... hair stylist (as Jolanda Conti)
Maurizio Giustini .... makeup artist
Production Management
Luciano Cattania .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruggero Deodato .... assistant director
Sound Department
Mario Morigi .... sound
Giulio Tagliacozzo .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Capriotti .... camera operator
Claudio Ragona .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Maria Napoleoni .... assistant editor (as Maria Napoleone)

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Also Known As:
"Ursus, il terrore dei kirghisi" - Italy (original title)
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France:100 min | Italy:100 min | West Germany:94 min | USA:90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Awful, 18 May 2007
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

HERCULES, PRISONER OF EVIL is one of the worst Sword & Sandal films ever. It's unspeakably bad. The first thing is it's not even a Peplum. The setting is old Europe, not Ancient Greece or Rome. The story, about a witch wanting to become queen, is crap and confusing. The acting is bad. The production values are non-existent. Reg Park is somewhere in there. The "monster" is not scary but embarrassing. The shriek it makes is hilarious, not scary. I saw this on the Retromedia DVD of HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN (that one is good) and the transfer was really bad. The soundtrack wasn't even in sync with the crappy image. All in all, a thoroughly unpleasant viewing and not just because of the bad transfer. I was entertained by other good S&S films even if the DVD transfers were mediocre. A good transfer wouldn't improve anything about this awful film.

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