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Hercules the Invincible (1964)

Ercole l'invincibile (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 19 March 1964 (Italy)
Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon.

Director:

Alvaro Mancori (as Al World)

Writers:

Kirk Mayer (story), Pat Kein (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Vadis ... Hercules
Spela Rozin ... Teica
Carla Calò Carla Calò ... Queen Etel (as Carol Brown)
Ken Clark ... Kebaol
Maria Fiore Maria Fiore ... Melissa (as Jannette Barton)
Ugo Sasso Ugo Sasso ... King Tedaeo, Teica's Father (as Hugo Arden)
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Captain of the Guard (as Red Ross)
Olga Solbelli Olga Solbelli ... The Prophetess (as Sand Beanty)
Alberto Cevenini Alberto Cevenini ... Teica's Brother (as Kirk Bert)
Rosemarie Lindt Rosemarie Lindt ... Slave Girl
Kriss Moss Kriss Moss ... Guard
Sara Laurier Sara Laurier ... Slave Girl
Christine Mathius Christine Mathius ... Slave Girl
Jannette Le Roy Jannette Le Roy ... Slave Girl
Paul Mac Lee Paul Mac Lee ... Guard
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Argolese saves Telca, daughter of King Tedaeo, from a marauding lion. In gratitude the King offers Telca's hand in marriage to Argolese but only if the strongman can slay a dragon which has been laying waste to part of his kingdom. Argolese kills the monster but when he returns he finds that Tedaeo has been overthrown and imprisoned, along with Telca, by a warlike people known as "the Demulus" who rule from a city inside a mountain. Argolese infiltrates this city but is captured and sentenced by Queen Ella to be pulled apart by elephants. Argolese survives this ordeal and Ella suggests an alliance between them. Argolese remains true to Telca but then Ella is killed by the jealous Melissia who becomes the new queen of the Demulus. With the aid of a diminutive ally named Barbar, Argolese frees the followers of King Tedaeo and then releases a lava flow into the city. Both King Tedaeo and the usurper Queen Melissia die in the turmoil but Argolese, Telca, and others escape out of the ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

For the US version, distributed by Joseph E. Levine's Embassy Pictures, the dragon footage at the beginning has been removed and replaced with the dragon footage taken from Pietro Francisci's Hercules (1958), which Levine had also distributed in the U.S. See more »

Quotes

Ella, Queen of the Demulus: People of Demulus, the warriors proving they are worthy of the honor will eat the flesh of this powerful man. The one who's able to tear out his heart will become commanding general over all my forces.
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Connections

Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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Yeah, pretty bad
5 July 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

I only saw this movie because I heard it was the worst Hercules movie ever made, or the worst movie made based on Greek mythology. Whatever the standards, this is quite bad. The biggest drawback is the special effects. I mean, that has to be the fakest looking dragon I've ever seen in my whole life. This movie fails because the buildup is so poor. Almost everything is talked about in the first ten minutes and then the plot just goes from random place to random place. There's little point in keeping up, because you're so uninvested. Many scenes just go on way too long for no reason, especially the parts with the elephants and Hercules opening the door.

This film also lacks humor in every sense of the word. For all the flak I give this, I will admit that the backgrounds and sets are actually quite good. They really do come off as quite colorful. That's certainly not enough to save this. I'm used to seeing bad movies like this on MST3K, but not this time. Why didn't they ever use this on the show or even Rifftrax? Maybe they will someday. *1/2


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 March 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sons of Hercules in the Land of Darkness See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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