Park) mustfight a monster made of
stone, retrieve a golden apple from the tree of Hesperides,
and brave the horrors of Hades to rescue his beloved from
the clutches of the evil Lyco (Christopher
Lee). Oracles, witches, and vampires abound in
this delirious blend of sword and sandal adventure, horror,
and psychedelia. Maestro Mario
Bava's first color film is awash in a sea of primary
hues, creepy atmosphere, and eye-popping imagery. Fantoma
is very proud to present the original European cut of this
widescreen wonder for the first time in the U.S."
- from DVD
Bava has made some good movies, but this is not
one of them in my opinion. First of all, some of the effects
look less then good. Especially the monster made of stone
looked rather awful and stupid. And the funny sidekick Hercules
and Thesus brought with them was truly an annoying character.
I felt of him a lot like I did the famous Jar Jar Binks (Star
Wars). Some of the acting is rather bad, but Christopher
Lee delivers the goods in my opinion. I haven't
really seen too many of the Greek mythology movies, but for
and the Argonauts" (1963) is far superior
to this one (Though Hercules isn't the "main" character
in that movie), especially the special effects. To be honest,
I had trouble keeping my eyelids open several times during
I will only recommend this one to Mario
Bava fans, and I guess it's worth the watch if
you're a fan of Hercules movies.
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