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Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

Maciste e la regina di Samar (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | May 1965 (USA)
Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess.

Director:

Giacomo Gentilomo

Writers:

Arpad DeRiso (story), Giovanni Scolaro (story) (as Nino Scolaro) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sergio Ciani ... Maciste / Hercules (as Alan Steel)
Jany Clair Jany Clair ... Queen Samara
Anna Maria Polani Anna Maria Polani ... Agar
Nando Tamberlani Nando Tamberlani ... Chancellor Gladius
Delia D'Alberti Delia D'Alberti ... Princess Billis / Selene (as Delia d'Alberti)
Goffredo Unger ... Remar
Anna Maria Dionisio Anna Maria Dionisio ... Taris - Tirteo's Wife
Paola Pitti Paola Pitti ... Tirteo's Daughter (as Paola Piretti)
Giuliano Raffaelli ... Tirteo - Innkeeper
Stefano Carletti Stefano Carletti ... Mogol
Roberto Ceccacci Roberto Ceccacci ... Rudolphis
Attilio Dottesio ... Xelon
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi ... Timor (as Franco Morici)
Jean-Pierre Honoré Jean-Pierre Honoré ... Prince Darix
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Russel ... Tirteo (voice)
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Storyline

In ancient Greece a race of evil aliens from the moon land on earth. For years they've terrorized the nearby city of Samar, demanding children for sacrifice. Now, the queen of Samar has made a pact with the moon men to conquer the world and become the most powerful woman alive. However, the residents of Samar, sick of all the chaos, cheer when the mighty Hercules shows up to put a stop to it all. Written by Anonymous

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Earth's mightiest man battles moon monsters! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's original Italian title was "Maciste and the Queen of Samar", while its French title was "Maciste Against the Men of Stone" and was one of many films about the cult Italian hero Maciste. When the film was brought to America the English translators who dubbed the film changed the hero's name from Maciste to Hercules and called it "Hercules Against The Moon Men" since Hercules is better known in America than Maciste is. See more »

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Queen Samara: And as for Hercules, I want him taken alive. He'll pay dearly for the trouble he's caused me.
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More Greek guys in skirts
7 October 2000 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Enter Alan Steel as greasy, gym rat Hercules. He must battle the evil Queen Zamara and the moon men. Funny thing is it's never explained who the moon men are (strange especially since they're on earth!). Annoying characters include Prince Darrick, Princess Phyllis, and his girlfriend Agar. Lots of Pizza Pizza guards getting tossed by Herc like 20 lb dumbbells. Try to regain composure (and reality) after the brutally boring and pointless `sandstorm' part.

Watch the great part with the old man and the trap. You'd think he'd remember it was there!


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