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Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)

La regina delle Amazzoni (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 1964 (USA)
Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women.

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Vittorio Sala
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Gray ... Antiope
Rod Taylor ... Pirro
Gianna Maria Canale ... La Regina
Ed Fury ... Glauco
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Losco, il pirata
Ignazio Leone ... Sofo
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... La sacerdotessa
Giorgia Moll ... Amazone
Folco Lulli ... Pachiderma
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli ... Mercante #1
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca ... Mercante #2
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Eumeo
Renato Tagliani Renato Tagliani ... Nando (as Renato Taliani)
Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico ... Menandro
Daniela Rocca ... Melitta (as Daniella Rocca)
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Storyline

After the Trojan War, Glauco is the strongest man amongst the Greeks. His friend Pirro meets two men who offer him a large sum of money to persuade Glauco to sail towards unexplored shores. Pirro accepts the proposal and convinces Glauco with a trick: he hits him on his head. The ship lands at a strange place where Pirro and the other men aboard are drugged and find themselves in the hands of the Amazons. Only Glauco escapes, saved from the Egyptian inventor Sofo and he falls in love with Antiope. Between loves and duels, conspiracies and ruses, the pirates will bring together Amazons and Greeks. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 32696 delivered on 31-8-1960. See more »

Quotes

La Regina: [Sampling wine] Even wine will become bitter if you let it get too old. Likewise men!
High Prestess: [Drinking] How right you are! It's perfection! like a work of art! What year is this wine?
La Regina: Do you recall the year that Helen went astray?
High Prestess: Mmmmm1
La Regina: Its looks are a little bit tangy, but I wouldn't call that bad, would you?
High Prestess: Heavens, no! I prefer it that way.
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Connections

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

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Light in the Sandals with Ed Fury and Rod Taylor
7 April 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"Ed Fury stars as Glauco, the strongest man in Greece who finds himself the unwilling member of an expedition across the seas. His pal Pirro (Rod Taylor) accepts money from a band of pirates in return for Glauco's undeniable muscle. When they land, they are drugged and captured by a race of Amazons. Only Glauco escapes and falls in love with the fair Antiope. After considerable action and intrigue, the Amazons and Greeks learn to get along," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Re-titled "Colossus and the Amazon Queen" for English language listeners, this "sword and sandal" epic benefits by not taking itself too seriously. Bulging in all the right places, Mr. Fury is a blond Adonis-like hero. While Fury strikes the correct light-hearted tone, the more accomplished co-starring Mr. Taylor seems uncertain about the sexual preference assigned his character. He acts gay, but goes for breast-popping Daniela Rocca (as Melitta) over Fury, who digs delectable Dorian Gray.

***** La regina delle Amazzoni (9/8/60) Vittorio Sala ~ Ed Fury, Rod Taylor, Daniela Rocca, Dorian Gray


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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