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Hector the Mighty (1972)
"Ettore lo fusto" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  6 January 1972 (Italy)
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Caterina Boratto ...
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Elena
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Philippe Leroy ...
Ettore Lo Fusto
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Cardinale Giove
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Achilles (as Mike Forrest)
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Menalao Due Re
Orchidea de Santis ...
Briseide 'Bri Bri'
Aldo Giuffrè ...
Agamenonne Due Re
Giancarlo Prete ...
Patroclo 'Clo Clo'
Haydée Politoff ...
Criseide 'Cri Cri'
Luciano Salce ...
Mercurio
Gianrico Tedeschi ...
Franca Valeri ...
Cassandra
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Paride
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6 January 1972 (Italy)  »

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HECTOR THE MIGHTY (Enzo G. Castellari, 1972) **1/2
9 March 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I happened to notice, by chance, that this was being shown on late-night Italian TV recently; I checked out its entry on the "Stracult" book – where I learned that it was an "extremely vulgar" modernization of the perennial Helen Of Troy story…and, hence, would make for an interesting addition to my current Epic/Historical Film challenge!

Apart from that, I was highly intrigued by the credits including cult director Castellari and co-writer Lucio Fulci, a master film-maker in his own right…as, in fact, were a couple of members from its cast – namely Vittorio De Sica and Luciano Salce. The rest of the acting ensemble (despite the title, no one character takes center-stage throughout) includes Giancarlo Giannini (as Ulysses), Philippe Leroy (Hector – the "Lo Fusto" of the original title translating not to "The Mighty" as above but rather "The Stud"), Rosanna Schiaffino (Helen – depicted as a nymphomaniac, but a curiously unglamorous one), Vittorio Caprioli (Menelaus) and Orchidea De Santis (as a slut brought in especially with her companion from Perugia and who also ends up being contended by the two gangs).

The Greek setting of the original tale has been transposed to the criminal underworld in Rome – with the warring factions involved being a big-time prostitution racket and a more modest rival establishment (the updating also sees the usually stoic warrior Achilles now as a gay "Hell's Angel" though, thankfully, not a stereotype). In this respect, too, the prose of Homer's epic poem "The Illiad" is here replaced by the slang typically found in Italian films of the 1970s – while a shiny new Rolls-Royce (with the much reduced invading army concealed with great difficulty within its boot) acting as the all-important Trojan Horse! Similarly, the famed duel of champions takes place at night with flick-knives and motorbikes as opposed to javelins and chariots respectively.

In the long run, then, the general style is all over the place and the film may seem slightly overlong for its purpose; nonetheless, it's kept going by the enthusiastic performances and a lively score by the prolific and versatile Francesco De Masi. Incidentally, I'd seen three personalities involved with the film in the flesh at the 2004 Venice Film Festival: Giannini (still a star after all these years), Castellari (invited for the Italian B-movie retrospective) and De Santis (ditto – she was present to introduce the excellent but little-known political satire COLPO DI STATO [1969], coincidentally directed by her co-star from this film Luciano Salce!).


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