The Adventures of Hercules II (1985)
"Le avventure dell'incredibile Ercole" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  October 1985 (USA)
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Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milly Carlucci ...
Sonia Viviani ...
William Berger ...
Athena (as Carlotta Green)
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Ferdinando Poggi ...
Poseidon (as Nando Poggi)
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Venantino Venantini ...
High Priest
Laura Lenzi ...
Margit Evelyn Newton ...
Aphrodite (as Margi Newton)
Cindy Leadbetter ...
Raf Baldassarre ...
Eva Robins ...
Dedalos (as Eva Robbins)


Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

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According to an interview with director Luigi Cozzi, the movie wasn't planned as a sequel for Hercules (1983). He was asked by the producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus to film scenes for I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983) to save it. After they saw, what he filmed they asked him to write a story around the scenes and make a few more with Lou Ferrigno, not telling him that he was involved in a sequel for Hercules (1983). See more »


When Herc and Urania see the shield on the beach, it is only partially covered with sand and easily visible as they approach it. In the next scene Urania is bending down to uncover it and it is completely covered and not visible until she removes the sand and lifts it. See more »


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Cosmic Kong!
4 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lou Ferrigno returns once again in this demented sequel to Luiggi Cozzi's earlier film; And believe it or not, this one is even more brazenly stupid than its predecessor! - Yes, I kid thee not! This time, our hero Herc is called back to earth on a perilous mission to retrieve Zeus's seven magic thunderbolts which have been stolen by some renegade Gods. Aiding our hero is a pretty, busty heroine who bears an uncanny resemblance to pop princess Kylie Minogue(!) - so much so in fact, that during one particular scene, I could have sworn I was watching the video to 'I should be so lucky'.

Um....anyway, in order to collect each of the thunderbolts, our man must first slay each of the monsters 'housing' them. But by gum, if this wasn't bad enough, Herc only has a limited amount of time to complete the task for, due to the cosmic imbalance caused by the absence of the thunderbolts in the heavens, the moon is now on a collision course for earth!!! Yes, the pressure is very much on and wouldn't you know it - just to add EVEN MORE to problems, King Minos from the first film is resurrected - a villain with an especial grudge against our hero after he defeated him previously.

Like its dopey forerunner, this effort makes the monumental mistake of combining ill thought out sci-fi elements with Greek myths - the end result being a bizarre mess and one rife for ridicule. Having said this however, such ridicule is of course the very reason to watch this in the first place; Yes, this is a gloriously bad film which goes down well with excessive alcohol intake.

Best/worst scenes? God, there's so many to poke fun at but undoubtedly the daftest is the final fight between Herc and Minos which takes place in space(!) and during which, both combatants transform themselves into cosmic manifestations i.e. poor looking animations! Bizarrely for reasons best known to himself, Minos transforms into a dinosaur(!) to which our hero immediately responds by transforming himself into a cosmic gorilla(!) Words sadly can't do this utterly ridiculous scene sufficient justice - you simply have to see it to believe it.

Yes, this is a truly terrible film, no two ways about it, but it is however quiet a hoot and is essential viewing for all self respecting bad movie lovers.

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