3.5/10
242
12 user 3 critic

Hercules the Invincible (1964)

Ercole l'invincibile (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 19 March 1964 (Italy)
Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon.

Director:

(as Al World)

Writers:

(story), (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Peter Lupus, Helga Liné, Mario Petri
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Giacomo Gentilomo
Stars: Sergio Ciani, Jany Clair, Anna Maria Polani
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Hercules defends a people against a race of giant warriors.

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Dan Vadis, Marilù Tolo, Pierre Cressoy
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Directors: Mario Bava, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The 12th century... Failing to overrun Cracow, Genghis Khan kidnaps the beautiful heir to the throne. But Hercules saves her and defeats Khan's throne. In HD.

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Mark Forest, José Greci, Ken Clark
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Stars: Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford, Gaby André
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Kirk Morris, Iloosh Khoshabe, Liana Orfei
Hercules (1958)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Georges Marchal, Mike Lane, Alessandra Panaro
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Hercules battles an evil sorceress who turns men into werewolves.

Directors: Antonio Margheriti, Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Reg Park, Mireille Granelli, Ettore Manni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Vadis ...
Spela Rozin ...
Teica
Carla Calò ...
Queen Etel (as Caroll Brown)
...
Kebaol
Maria Fiore ...
Melissa (as Jannette Barton)
Ugo Sasso ...
King Tedaeo, Telca's Father (as Hugo Arden)
Howard Ross ...
Captain of the Guard (as Red Ross)
Olga Solbelli ...
The Prophetess (as Sand Beauty)
Alberto Cevenini ...
Teica's Brother (as Kirk Bert)
Paul Mac Lee ...
Guard
Kriss Moss ...
Guard
Rosemarie Lindt ...
Slave Girl
Michaela Ariston ...
Slave Girl
Christine Mathius ...
Slave Girl
Jannette Le Roy ...
Slave Girl
Edit

Storyline

Argolese saves Telca, daughter of King Tedaeo, from a marauding lion. In gratitude the King offers Telca's hand in marriage to Argolese but only if the strongman can slay a dragon which has been laying waste to part of his kingdom. Argolese kills the monster but when he returns he finds that Tedaeo has been overthrown and imprisoned, along with Telca, by a warlike people known as "the Demulus" who rule from a city inside a mountain. Argolese infiltrates this city but is captured and sentenced by Queen Ella to be pulled apart by elephants. Argolese survives this ordeal and Ella suggests an alliance between them. Argolese remains true to Telca but then Ella is killed by the jealous Melissia who becomes the new queen of the Demulus. With the aid of a diminutive ally named Barbar, Argolese frees the followers of King Tedaeo and then releases a lava flow into the city. Both King Tedaeo and the usurper Queen Melissia die in the turmoil but Argolese, Telca, and others escape out of the ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

king | queen | dragon | lava | gratitude | See All (43) »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 1964 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules Against the Elephants' Empire  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For the US version, distributed by Joseph E. Levine's Embassy Pictures, the dragon footage at the beginning has been removed and replaced with the dragon footage taken from Pietro Francisci's Hercules (1958), which Levine had also distributed in the U.S. See more »

Quotes

Ercole: The Demulus are going to pay dearly for this foul and cruel murder. I swear it!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
HERCULES THE INVINCIBLE (Alvaro Mancori, 1964) *1/2
11 April 2009 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This is easily among the lamest peplums to emerge out of Italian cinema during that subgenre's heyday: in this respect, muscular lead Dan Vadis certainly proved consistent since his efforts in this vein are all quite terrible! Anyway, this starts off with one of the most side-splitting Anglicized cast lists ever that bears repeating in full here: apart from Vadis himself, we have Ken Klark, Jannette Barton, Red Ross, Sand Beanty, Kirk Bert, Kriss Moss, Jannette Le Roy, Paul Mac Lee, Pat Kein, Angel Pat, Flow Garden, Tago Convers, Albert Cardiff and, finally, Al World for director!! – but equally hilarious are the hero's intermittent fights with a variety of incredibly fake-looking wild animals (a lion and a bear) and monsters (a dragon that looks more like a dinosaur!)…though he also survives getting torn apart by a bunch of real elephants in the arena! Worse still is the obligatory comic relief courtesy of a cowardly elderly sidekick that is truly unbearable to behold. Having watched a handful of such undemanding and virtually interchangeable fare back-to-back, I can hardly recall what the plot was all about: I do know, however, that much is made of the fact that the aforementioned dragon's smallest tooth has all-important magic powers that, needless to say, are craved by a Fu Manchu-type potentate who incongruously turns up at some point, to little effect…


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
bear afenice
Dark Corners Video Review gtrelfer
Greatest love story ever? SonOfHercules
Discuss Hercules the Invincible (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?