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The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

Le avventure dell'incredibile Ercole (original title)
Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

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Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

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Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Ferrigno ... Hercules
Milly Carlucci ... Urania
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani ... Glaucia
William Berger ... King Minos
Carla Ferrigno ... Athena (as Carlotta Green)
Claudio Cassinelli ... Zeus
Ferdinando Poggi Ferdinando Poggi ... Poseidon (as Nando Poggi)
Maria Rosaria Omaggio Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Hera
Venantino Venantini ... High Priest
Laura Lenzi ... Flora
Margie Newton ... Aphrodite (as Margi Newton)
Cindy Leadbetter Cindy Leadbetter ... Ilia
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Atreus
Serena Grandi ... Euryale
Eva Robins ... Dedalos (as Eva Robbins)
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Storyline

When three traitorous goddesses steal seven magical thunderbolts with unearthly power, it falls to one man with the strength of one hundred to save the universe from eternal chaos and darkness: Hercules. As an Olympian array of monstrous villains line up to claim Hercules' head, our protagonist must summon every last ounce of his formidable strength to defeat them all, recover the thunderbolts, and take to the cosmos itself for one final battle with his arch-nemesis, King Minos.

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The Man With Supernatural Strength Returns to Battle the Forces of Evil! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Release Date:

4 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Cannon Italia Srl See more »
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1.85 : 1
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The fire monster called up by the high priest is reminiscent of the Monster from the Id from the movie Forbidden Planet when it first appears. See more »

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When Herc and Urania see the shield on the beach, it is only partially covered with sand and easily visible as they approach it. In the next scene Urania is bending down to uncover it and it is completely covered and not visible until she removes the sand and lifts it. See more »

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Dedalos: With this sword, science shall triumph!
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Cosmic Kong!
4 May 2009 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

Lou Ferrigno returns once again in this demented sequel to Luiggi Cozzi's earlier film; And believe it or not, this one is even more brazenly stupid than its predecessor! - Yes, I kid thee not! This time, our hero Herc is called back to earth on a perilous mission to retrieve Zeus's seven magic thunderbolts which have been stolen by some renegade Gods. Aiding our hero is a pretty, busty heroine who bears an uncanny resemblance to pop princess Kylie Minogue(!) - so much so in fact, that during one particular scene, I could have sworn I was watching the video to 'I should be so lucky'.

Um....anyway, in order to collect each of the thunderbolts, our man must first slay each of the monsters 'housing' them. But by gum, if this wasn't bad enough, Herc only has a limited amount of time to complete the task for, due to the cosmic imbalance caused by the absence of the thunderbolts in the heavens, the moon is now on a collision course for earth!!! Yes, the pressure is very much on and wouldn't you know it - just to add EVEN MORE to problems, King Minos from the first film is resurrected - a villain with an especial grudge against our hero after he defeated him previously.

Like its dopey forerunner, this effort makes the monumental mistake of combining ill thought out sci-fi elements with Greek myths - the end result being a bizarre mess and one rife for ridicule. Having said this however, such ridicule is of course the very reason to watch this in the first place; Yes, this is a gloriously bad film which goes down well with excessive alcohol intake.

Best/worst scenes? God, there's so many to poke fun at but undoubtedly the daftest is the final fight between Herc and Minos which takes place in space(!) and during which, both combatants transform themselves into cosmic manifestations i.e. poor looking animations! Bizarrely for reasons best known to himself, Minos transforms into a dinosaur(!) to which our hero immediately responds by transforming himself into a cosmic gorilla(!) Words sadly can't do this utterly ridiculous scene sufficient justice - you simply have to see it to believe it.

Yes, this is a truly terrible film, no two ways about it, but it is however quiet a hoot and is essential viewing for all self respecting bad movie lovers.


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