CIA Secret Agent 077 Dick Malloy (Ken Clark) is sent to Madrid when someone wishes to sell a dog tag apparently recovered from the sunken American nuclear submarine USS Thresher. Once the item is identified as genuine, the man is killed before he can reveal how he acquired the dog tag from the ocean floor.
British Agent 006 must recover a powerful super technology called “anti-radar”; his fellow American Agent 008 follows him because she suspects something sinister. After Agent 006 is able to recover the original plans of the machine in a journey from Switzerland to Egypt, agent 008 discovers that 006 is actually a Russian spy …
International Rescue scientist and inventor Brains (David Graham) creates a high-tech airship, dubbed Skyship One, designed to circle the world. On its maiden launch, villains hijack the aircraft.
Ken Clark stars as Dick Hallan, a journalist for the Herald-Tribune gets mixed up in international politics through a series of incredible coincidences and is finally coerced by the CIA (not really) to follow the intrigue to its unremarkable end.
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That’s when monsters and mutants sent by the captain’s rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.
Direction: Michael Carreras
Writer: Michael Carreras (screenplay) (as Henry Younger)
Actors: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark
When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and sarcophagus back to England for tour and display. Once there, someone with murderous intent has discovered the means of waking the centuries dead prince.
Direction: Michele Lupo
Writers: Roberto Gianviti, Michele Lupo
Actors: Roger Browne, Gordon Mitchell, Arnaldo Fabrizio
Tribune Marcus Aulus, out of favor in Rome because of his alleged sympathy for Christians, arrives to take charge of an aqueduct project on the hot, arid fringes of the Empire. Centurion Gaius, cruel and corrupt, resents being replaced by Marcus. He instigates a revolt by his slave-workers, then blames the situation on Marcus. During the revolt, five muscular slaves escape. They meet up with fellow escapee Balisten, a farmer unjustly condemned to the aqueduct project. Balisten, impressed by Marcus’s enlightened attitudes, has rescued the Tribune from the revolt. The six slaves, with Marcus’s advice, plan to gain their freedom using their prowess as gladiators. Marcus plans to clear his name and to re-unite with his fiancée, Claudia, recently arrived from Rome. Gaius plans to kill Marcus and thus hide the truth about the slave revolt. Brawls and fights both inside and outside the arena come thick and fast.
Hercules comes from Greece to Ravenna, Italy, because a friend from childhood days has sent for him: Hercules should help the Roman Emperor who is in danger because of an intrigue lead by the leader of the pretorian guards.
Direction: Roberto Mauri
Writers: Roberto Mauri (screenplay), Edoardo Mulargia (screenplay)
Actors: Roger Browne, Mimmo Palmara, Mario Novelli
In 218-222 during the reign of the Syrian Roman emperor Eliogabalus, Marco Caio, commander of the Roman legions in Asia, runs out of money and is obliged to dismiss his mercenaries. Three centurions also retire and take up the training of guards. Meanwhile the wife of King Akadir plots to usurp the throne.
Direction: Luigi Capuano
Writers: Luigi Capuano (story), Arpad DeRiso (story and screenplay)
Stars: Mickey Hargitay, José Greci, Livio Lorenzon
In 454 A.D. barbarians led by the Vandal king, Genseri, besiege Rome which is ruled by the ineffectual Valentinian III and his wife, Calpurnia. The Roman general Ezio manages to temporarily halt the Vandals’ advance. Now arriving on the scene is Ezio’s son, Fabius, who had been reported as killed in battle. Fabius falls in love with Valentinian’s daughter, Priscilla, while coming to the realization that Rome is weak and corrupt. Genseri now hatches a plan to take over Rome by marrying his son to Priscilla, To prevent this, Fabius hides Priscilla but is then captured and tortured by Genseri who wants to know the young woman’s whereabouts. Priscilla comes forward and agrees to marry Genseri’s son if Genseri will free Fabius. Genseri agrees but, at the wedding, he breaks his word and shows Priscilla a cross where Fabius has been crucified with ropes. Priscilla is outraged but then relieved when Fabius’ friends arrive to save Fabius and to defeat the Vandals in battle.
Direction: Freddie Francis
Writer: Jimmy Sangster
Actors: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.
Direction: Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson), Ruggero Deodato (uncredited)
Actors: Reg Park, Mireille Granelli, Ettore Manni
The mighty Ursus is given a potion to drink that transforms him on certain nights into a murderous werewolf. Ursus kills several innocent people in the forest in this unusual film before realizing that he himself is the creature the local villagers are seeking to destroy. Ursus is referred to as Hercules in the English-dubbed prints.
The film is filled with a variety of horrific themes and elements, featuring a killer werewolf, and is as much a horror film as it is a peplum.
1964 Italy | France
Direction: Mario Caiano
Actors: Mark Forest, Marilù Tolo, Elisabetta Fanti
In this sword-and-sandal action film, Poseidon must battle a gladiator quartet in ancient Rome. If he wins, he will be granted anything he wants. When he wins, he asks that the life of a Christian girl be spared, but the girl refuses her liberty until her fellow believers are also released.
A fabulous land of green pastures is protected from invasion by the mysterious Valley of the Thundering Echo. Queen Farida draws together the desert tribes to conquer the land, even though a prophecy has promised the land to the Gameli tribe. The Gameli journey to the Silver Temple, where the High Priest summons the legendary Maciste from the mountain rock to defeat their enemies and guide them to their promised land.