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The Green Slime (1968)


THE GREEN SLIME (1968)


1h 30min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
 

1968 Italy | Japan | USA
Direction: Kinji Fukasaku
Writers: Bill Finger (screenplay) (as William Finger), Ivan Reiner (story)
Actors: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckely

A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed tentacled monsters that feed off electricity. Soon the station is crawling with them, and people are being zapped left and right!


THE GREEN SLIME (1968) TRAILER



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The Adventures of Hercules (1985)


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.


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Hercules (1983)


HERCULES (1983)



1983 Italy | USA
Direction: Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
Writer: Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
Actors: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning

King Minos and sorceress Adriana plan to conquer the world with her magic and his giant robots. To make matters worse, they also plan to sacrifice Hercules’ love interest Cassiopeia. Hercules teams up with sorceress Circe and tries to save both his girl and the world.

Filmed back-to-back with The Seven Magnificent Gladiators in Italy in 1982. The Seven Magnificent Gladiators was filmed first, followed by the shooting of Hercules, which began on 12 July 1982.


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Triumph of the Son of Hercules (1961)


TRIUMPH OF THE SON OF HERCULES (1961)


Il trionfo di Maciste (original title)

1961 Italy | France
Direction: Tanio Boccia (as Amerigo Anton)
Writers: Arpad DeRiso (story and screenplay), Giovanni Scolaro (story and screenplay)
Actors: Kirk Morris, Cathia Caro, Ljubica Otasevic

The evil Queen Tenefi, who’s usurped the throne of Memphis, demands that a steady supply of young women be sacrificed to the God of Fire inside the Mountain of Thunder. Maciste intervenes and saves from this sacrifice a village’s women including the beautiful Antea. Maciste then becomes involved in an effort to restore to the throne of Memphis its rightful ruler, Prince Iram. To accomplish this task Maciste travels to Memphis but is betrayed by the silk merchant, Omnes. The Queen’s soldiers capture Maciste and he’s forced to undergo a Trial of Strength in which two teams of horses try to pull him apart. Impressed by his beauty and strength, the Queen calls an end to the Trial and then touches Maciste with her magic scepter which erases his memories and places him under her power. A female oracle then gives Antea a dart which, when fired into Maciste, will restore him to his senses. Antea sneaks into the Queen’s palace, successfully uses the dart, but falls into the hands of the Queen


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The Saracens (1963)


THE SARACENS (1963)


Il pirata del diavolo (original title)

1963 Italy | Yugoslavia
Direction: Roberto Mauri
Writers: Mario Colucci, Roberto Mauri
Actors: Richard Harrison, Walter Brandi, Annamaria Ubaldi

Marco Trevisan returns to his hometown hoping to be greeted with a welcome party but is instead attacked and captured by Turkish pirates led by the brutal Rabanek.


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The Falcon of the Desert (1965)


THE FALCON OF THE DESERT (1965)


La magnifica sfida (original title)

1965 Italy
Direction: Miguel Lluch
Writers: Osvaldo Civirani (screenplay), Osvaldo Civirani (story)
Actors: Kirk Morris, Dina Loy, Aldo Sambrell

After years of absence, Kadir returns to his hometown Semares in the center of the Arabian desert. He finds out that the new ruler Atatur is a tyrant who leads wars merely to expand his territory. After saving the life of Atatur’s general Kames in an ambush, Kadir receives the opportunity to rise to high ranks in Atatur’s army. But Atatur is planning a cruel war of retribution against the desert tribes of King Hussein.


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A Queen for Caesar (1962)


A QUEEN FOR CAESAR (1962)


Una regina per Cesare (original title)

1962 Italy
Direction: Piero Pierotti, Viktor Tourjansky
Writers: Fulvio Gicca Palli (screenplay
Actors: Pascale Petit, George Ardisson, Rik Battaglia

Story of the power struggle between Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy, and how a common soldier risks his life to serve her.


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Samson Against the Sheik (1962)


SAMSON AGAINST THE SHEIK (1962)


Maciste contro lo sceicco (original title)

1962 Italy
Direction: Domenico Paolella
Writers: Gian Paolo Callegari (as Giampaolo Callegari), Alessandro Ferraù
Actors: Ed Fury, Erno Crisa, Gisella Ardeni

In the late 1500s, forces of the Duke of Malaga topple the Sacred Obelisk in the North African city of Melida before they’re defeated by the local Sheik. The Shiek’s men then sail to Spain and kidnap the Duke’s daughter, Isabella. Antonio, who loves Isabella, now travels to Melida with his friend, Maciste, to rescue her as well as her imprisoned father. They’re soon captured and Maciste is forced to single-handedly re-erect the fallen obelisk before he and Antonio make their escape. The two men then seek to finish rescuing Isabella and restoring her father to his dukedom.


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Seven Slaves Against Rome (1964)


SEVEN SLAVES AGAINST ROME (1964)


Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (original title)

1964 Italy
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.


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Tom Dollar (1967)


TOM DOLLAR (1967)


1967 Italy | France
Direction: Marcello Ciorciolini (as Frank Red)
Actors: Maurice Poli, Giorgia Moll, Erika Blanc

As an Iranian prince is killed just before signing a deal giving mining rights to an uranium mine to the USA the CIA, fearing that the same will happen to his heiress, princess Sania, tasks agent Tom Dollar with the mission of discovering who’s behind it.


TOM DOLLAR (1967) FULL MOVIE



Music: Mario Capuano
Cinematography: Rino Filippini
Edited by: Luciano Anconetani
Production Design: Giulia Mafai
Costume Design: Giulia Mafai
Production companies:

  • Les Films Jacques Leitienne
  • Tigielle 33

Running time: 90 minutes

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