Hercules Against the Barbarian (1963)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Sword-and-Sandal  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Mark Forest stars as Hercules in this sword-and-sandal affair from 1960 (its American release occured two years later). The film bears a striking resemblance to the like-vintage Hercules Against the Barbarians, right down to the choice of leading man. We suspect that both films were excerpted from a longer Hercules epic, then released separately to engender a higher box-office take. Oh, yes the plot: Hercules takes on the three sons of Genghis Khan, quite a remarkable feat for a superhero from ancient Greece. Jose Greci also appears in this tribute to testosterone.



bad-guy, battle [war], damsel-in-distress, good-guy, princess, rescue, rival, Superhero