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Samson vs. the Vampires (1961)

Maciste contro il vampiro (original title)
Goliath must save the kidnapped women of his village from an evil zombie leader who needs their blood to feed his soldiers.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gordon Scott ... Maciste (Goliath)
Leonora Ruffo ... Guja
Jacques Sernas ... Kurtik
Gianna Maria Canale ... Astra
Rocco Vidolazzi Rocco Vidolazzi ... Ciro (as Rocco Vitolazzi)
Mario Feliciani ... Sultan Abdul / Omar
Vanoye Aikens Vanoye Aikens ... Amahil (as Van Aikens)
Annabella Incontrera ... Magda
Guido Celano Guido Celano ... Kobrak, the Vampire
Emma Baron ... Maciste's mother
Renato Terra Renato Terra ... (as Renato Terra Caizzi)
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(Contains spoilers) Raiders, attacking the village of Goliath and young Ciro, transport Goliath's girlfriend, Guja, to the island of Salmanak. Goliath and Ciro follow. Salmanak, nominally ruled by a Sultan, is actually controlled by the vampire, Kobrak. Kobrak has an ally in the villainous Astra, a beautiful woman who exerts influence on the weak-willed Sultan. Meanwhile Goliath allies with Kurtik, leader of the Blue Men. The Sultan's soldiers soon capture Goliath but he escapes, after rescuing Guja, and together the two flee to a cave in the desert. There they discover the waxed bodies of Kobrak's victims and reunite with Kurtik. Kobrak arrives, puts Goliath in a pit, encloses him in a bell, and tortures him with sound waves. Goliath survives, thanks to balls of wax in his ears provided by the repentant Astra, but Kobrak succeeds in turning himself into a replica of Goliath. The "bad" Goliath and the "good" Goliath battle. Virtue triumphs, Kobrak's victims are revived, Kurtik is ... Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

April 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was written by Sergio Corbucci and Duccio Tessari. About a half decade later , they would be major creative contributors, as writers and directors, to the next big Italian film craze, the "spaghetti western." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film Maciste jumps into the sea holding an ax. When he is in mid-air he lets go of the ax which can clearly be seen dropping the water some meters away from him. In the next scene, underwater, the ax is back in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Sultan Abdul: It sickens me that my people must witness such hideous displays of cruelty.
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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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GORDON SCOTT! YAAAAAAAY!!!
19 March 2002 | by EL BUNCHOSee all my reviews

Leave your brain at home and give this a chance! Sheer fun, and how can you not love a film where in just the first three minutes a guy gets (very bogusly) nailed in the eye with an arrow? Yes, most of these sword and sandal "epics" really bit the big one, but this one has Gordon Scott kicking ass on all manner of monsters and bad guys. CHECK IT OUT!


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