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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, Gladio's Daughter
Nando Tamberlani Nando Tamberlani ... Gladius, the Chancellor
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, the 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 ... Darix, Samara's Cousin
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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

Certificate:

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

Some versions omit the fight scene between Hercules and the monster after Hercules escapes from the pit that was meant to drown him. See more »

Quotes

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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a very good Hercules adventure
14 May 2006 | by asinyneSee all my reviews

I found this Hercules outing to be lots of fun. Its faster paced than most and Alan Steel certainly had the muscle to make a solid herc. He battles against a monster, an evil temptress/queen, rock like aliens from the moon, a nasty iron maiden, and hordes of hapless underlings. Our hero definitely gets a workout here. I enjoyed the sci-fi twist, it made things out of the ordinary. I should add that the love interest for Hercules is pretty hot although she takes a lot of abuse in this film. The special effects and costumes were well done for the most part. The aliens looked cool as did their boss, a sorcerer with a gnarly gold mask covering his face. There were lots of borrowed bits like dripping blood on a petrified witch in order to bring her back to life. That came from Black Sunday with Barbara Steel. The dungeons were nice with all their clever traps for Hercules to fall into. I found this movie to be very entertaining and much better than rated here. When compared to others in the genre this one scores a solid 8. Check it out!


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