Ursus (1961)

Genres - Adventure, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Sword-and-Sandal  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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Bodybuilder Ed Fury stars as the legendary Ursus in this above-average sword-and-sandal adventure from veteran director Carlo Campogalliani. The plot concerns Ursus' attempts to rescue his kidnapped fiancee, aided by a pretty blind slave girl. Now an evil queen, Ursus' former love throws him into a gladiatorial arena with a bull, which manages to smack the slave girl in the head and restore her eyesight before Ursus defeats it and his enemies. The bullfight is particularly well-staged, and this exciting spectacle may be the highlight of Fury's erratic screen career.

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bull, fiancee, giant, high-priest/priestess, kidnapping, priest, slavery, spell [magic], tragic-love, vision [eyesight]