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The Giant of Metropolis (1961)

Il gigante di Metropolis (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 26 October 1961 (Italy)
Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science ... See full summary »

Director:

Umberto Scarpelli (as R. Nichols)

Writers:

Sabatino Ciuffini (screenplay), Ambrogio Molteni (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Gordon Mitchell ... Obro
Bella Cortez ... La Principessa Mecede
Roldano Lupi ... Il re Yotar
Marietto Marietto ... Elmos
Omero Gargano Omero Gargano ... Il Vecchio Saggio
Mario Meniconi Mario Meniconi ... Il Padre di Obro
Carlo Tamberlani ... Padre di Yotar
Luigi Moneta Luigi Moneta ... Il Primo Ministro
Ugo Sasso Ugo Sasso ... Il Capitano delle Guardie Nere
Renato Terra ... Il Giovane Scienzato
Carlo Enrici Carlo Enrici ... Assistente dello scienziato
Leopoldo Savona Leopoldo Savona ... Danzatore (as Leo Coleman)
Furio Meniconi ... Egon - Father of Yota
Liana Orfei ... Queen Texen
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Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science schemes. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Since he was not able to actually learn pages of dialog in Italian, Gordon Mitchell admitted that he would sometimes simply recite bawdy limericks during his scenes. More appropriate dialog would be looped in later. See more »

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Il padre di Obro: Hear me, my sons. My strength is wading now. My journey has ended here. Listen carefully. I leave to you all - but especially you, Obro - the duty of carrying out that mission our people are trusted to. On the other side of that mountain lies Metropolis, the city which has attained a terrifying civilization. You are to go and say to its ruler, and to its people, that they are wrong. They should never use their knowledge of science to defeat the ends of nature; to sew the seeds of ...
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A Giant Pile of Cack.
9 May 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

On paper, this epic 60s sci-fi peplum sounds really cool: it's got astonishing set design, Bava-style art direction, outlandish costumes and weaponry, an insane tyrant, a doomed empire, beautiful women in distress, and strongman Gordon Mitchell battling it out with numerous armed guards, a massive hairy troglodyte, and five flesh eating pygmies.

In actuality, it is far from impressive...

Although the film looks great at times, with particularly good use of light and shadow (and a legendary amount of dry ice), it is severely hampered by a dreary, repetitive script, terrible dubbing and poor performances: star Mitchell's physique might have made him perfect for the genre, but he clearly spent much more time developing his pectorals than his acting skills.

Speaking of magnificent chests, The Giant of Metropolis does at least benefit from the presence of drop dead gorgeous Euro-babes Bella Cortez and Liana Orfei as Princess Mecede and Queen Texen, both of whom have va-va-voom to spare; neither woman seems to be a particularly good actress, but when they're built like that, who cares?


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 October 1961 (Italy) See more »

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Centroproduzione SpA See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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