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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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Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Rod Taylor's voice was dubbed by another actor in the English-language version. 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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The Road To Amazonia
3 December 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Seeing this film credit for Rod Taylor sandwiched in between The Time Machine and The Birds made me wonder just who was this guy's agent at the time and how come Rod Taylor got roped into this one? He had the look of a man who was happy with his trip to Italy for Colossus And The Amazon Queen and the satisfied look of a man whose paycheck for the film just cleared the bank.

Rod Taylor and Italian muscle dude star Ed Fury are a buddy team in this film, Rod does the thinking and Ed the heavy lifting when needed. Rod unfortunately cons Fury the way Crosby used to con Hope and thanks to Rod's machinations, the two of them and a whole lot of other guys who were galley slaves on a ship wind up slaves to a tribe of Amazons.

Now this race of woman does occasionally have need of men and their services and for that the hunkier they are, the better purchase price they get. In fact Rod can't close the deal unless Fury is part of the package.

Unfortunately after a night of bliss the men get themselves taken to slave in the salt mines. The ones who don't quite measure in the hunk department end up as house servants. This was one really lame attempt at gay stereotyping.

Colossus And The Amazon Queen plays like an overlong episode of the old Hercules series with Kevin Sorbo. As we all know Rod Taylor still salvaged a career after appearing in this. That in itself was the biggest miracle associated with this film.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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