Hercules Against the Moon Men

June 12, 2011 at 3:19 am (6 Heads, Hercules Against the Moon Men) (, , , , , , )

Hercules Against the Moon Men – 1964 – Italy

Hercules’ filmography spans five decades, encompassing dozens of flicks (mostly Italian) and TV series (one by Sam Raimi). As a lovably roguish but well-meaning demigod, Hercules’ popularity is understandable. Having never seen an Italian Herculean epic, I approached Hercules Against the Moon Men (HAMM) with few expectations. Unbeknownst to me, in the original Italian, the hero isn’t Hercules but Maciste (a legendary strongman warrior of Italian cinema), which helps explain the prevalent non-Greek (Roman and Egyptian) mythological elements.

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