THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES (1985)
Le avventure dell’incredibile Ercole (original title)
1961 Italy | USA | Netherlands
Direction: Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
Writer: Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
Actors: Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani
The film opens explaining the story of Zeus’ Seven Mighty Thunderbolts that kept peace. One day, other vengeful gods (Aphrodite, Hera, Poseidon, Flora) stole these lightning bolts to create chaos. The lack of these thunderbolts has rendered Zeus powerless and sent the Moon on a collision course with the Earth. As the humans on Earth begin to suffer, two sisters named Urania and Glaucia speaks to the Little People and learn that only Hercules can save them now. After hesitation, Zeus finally decides to send Hercules back from the stars to Earth to aid the humans, but the vengeful gods resurrect their own warrior: King Minos. They believe that King Minos, with the help of Dedalos can defeat Zeus with science. Thus begins Hercules’ quest to find the Seven Mighty Thunderbolts, which are hidden inside monsters across the Universe.