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The Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1960)

Teseo contro il minotauro (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | April 1961 (USA)
King Minos sacrifices the 'required' virgins to the Minotaur. As his wife lies dying, she confesses that her daughter has a twin she has secreted to avoid giving one of the girls to the ... See full summary »

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Silvio Amadio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Mathias ... Prince Teseo
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Princess Fedra / Arianna
Alberto Lupo Alberto Lupo ... Chirone
Rik Battaglia ... Demetrio (as Rick Battaglia)
Carlo Tamberlani Carlo Tamberlani ... Minosse, Re di Creta
Nico Pepe Nico Pepe ... Gerione
Susanne Loret Susanne Loret ... Anfitrite
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... Re di Atene
Paul Muller ... Medico di Corte
Tiziana Casetti Tiziana Casetti ... Illia, figlia di Xanto
Alberto Plebani Alberto Plebani ... Xanto
Tina Lattanzi Tina Lattanzi ... Queen Pasiphae
Milo Malagoli Milo Malagoli ... Il Minotauro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Barberito Alberto Barberito
Emma Baron ... Madre addottiva di Arianna
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King Minos sacrifices the 'required' virgins to the Minotaur. As his wife lies dying, she confesses that her daughter has a twin she has secreted to avoid giving one of the girls to the Minotaur. The daughter raised by Minos tries to have her twin killed, but failing in her first attempt, continues to try to have her given to the Minotaur. Theseus, the Greek hero, tries to prevent it. Written by merryann@palmersrv.com

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The monster that rocked a lost civilization. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

April 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Sunis, il gran Sacerdote: The menace of death's dreadful helm now displayed to our dear Queen Pasiphae. Receive, oh Minotaur, the sacrifice of our virgin youth in tribute to thy vast glory. For this, grant but this wish; Lord of Evil take not from us our queen's life.
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Remade as Minotaur (2006) See more »

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Entertaining Sword And Sandal Yarn
22 July 2017 | by jadflack-22130See all my reviews

Well made, good looking " Sword And Sandal" fantasy with famed athlete Bob Mathias in his sole acting role and he gets to show off some of his athletic skills.Rosanna Schiaffino is lovely in both twin sister roles and for it's time and aimed as a family entertainment. it is at times quite violent.The actual monster itself, isn't seen fully until the film's last four minutes and although it does not have the Bull head as in the legend, it is a passable effect. Entertaining film.


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