onsdag 11 november 2009

Hercules the Avenger (1965)

Original title: La Sfida dei Giganti

Peplum. Italy. Starring Reg Park, Gia Sandri & Giovanni Cianfriglia. Directed by Maurizio Lucidi.

DVD: Retromedia (USA). English dubbed. Widescreen. Pretty good quality.

Veeery bad stuff here! The best scenes from Hercules in the Haunted World and Hercules Conquers Atlantis (all starring Park) are edited together with some newly and very cheaply shot scenes. As you might have figured it makes little sense. I guess Park decided to squeeze out the last bucks from his italian visit before returning to the states to pursue his professional bodybuilder career... good timing too, as the Cinecittà peplum boom was pretty much over by 1965 and the producers quickly moved on to westerns and spy films. 2/5

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