HOME |  JOIN |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
Haunted House Elf
Lost & Found
Reformation
Abyss, The
Agent 505: Death Trap in Beirut
Lured
Jem and the Holograms
Burning of Red Lotus Monastery, The
Bag Boy Lover Boy
Sleepless Night
Willy McBean and His Magic Machine
Robbery
Tag
Never Back Down
Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars
Kriminal
It Comes at Night
Strangled
Mojin - The Lost Legend
Poison Ivy
Celine and Julie Go Boating
Union Station
My Brother Talks to Horses
Storks
Big Sick, The
Phantom Creeps, The
Houseboat
White Dress for Mariale, A
Wall, The
Deadline at Dawn
   
 
Newest Articles
Re: Possession of Vehicles - Killer Cars, Trucks and a Vampire Motorcycle
The Whicker Kicker: Whicker's World Vols 5&6 on DVD
The Empress, the Mermaid and the Princess Bride: Three 80s Fantasy Movies
Witching Hour: Hammer House of Horror on Blu-ray
Two Sides of Sellers: The Party vs The Optimists
Norse Code: The Vikings vs The Long Ships
Over the Moon - Space: 1999 The Complete Series on Blu-ray Part 2
Alpha Males and Females - Space: 1999 The Complete Series on Blu-ray Part 1
Animated Anxieties: From the Era of the Creepiest Cartoons
Manor On Movies--Clegg (1970)
   
 
  Hercules Unchained Buy this film here.
Year: 1959
Director: Petro Francisci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez, Gabriele Antoni, Primo Carneva
Genre: Fantasy
Rating:  3 (from 3 votes)
Review: When Hercules returns to his native land with wife Iole (Koscina), he's pitched straight into a conflict between two feuding brothers; one of whom refuses to relinquish the monarchy as agreed one year earlier. Hercules is charged with resolving this dispute, and there are no prizes for guessing this is precisely what he does.There should, however, be some form of reward for viewers who possess the fortitude to witness his eventual triumph at the end of a very long 97 minutes.

Most of the blame for this lack-lustre production must go to Petro Francisci, who virtually ignores the mythological and supernatural possibilities of the genre, and pits Hercules against rather unimaginitive earthbound opponents, who include pro-wrestler Primo Carneva.

Aided by his trusty band of men - 'top boy' is a grossly underweight Ulysses(Antoni) - Hercules overcomes a temporary bout of memory loss and escapes the fate of his amorous predecessors who failed to outwit the evil Queen Omphale (Lopez). After that, it's merely a matter of negotiating yawn-inducing encounters with man and beast, before all is well with the world again.

Reasons to be cheerful? Well, the presence of Koscina and Lopez certainly lights up the screen, and you're guaranteed to marvel at some wonderful set designs, orchestrated by the visual brilliance of Mario Bava.
Reviewer: Steve Langton

 

This review has been viewed 6172 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Who's the best?
Robin Askwith
Mark Wahlberg
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Darren Jones
Andrew Pragasam
Graeme Clark
Keith Rockmael
Paul Shrimpton
Enoch Sneed
Ian Phillips
Jensen Breck
   

 

Last Updated: