Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Some extreme claims have been made for Cottafavi's sword and sandal epics, but essentially this example impresses by its simplicity and excellent pictorial values. Reluctant hero Hercules (Park) is hoodwinked into serving the Greek cause by quashing the scheme of the Queen of Atlantis (Spain) who, under the influence of the god Uranus, is producing a race of supermen. The knockabout comedy is unexceptional and most of the cast only adequate, though Spain delivers a high camp performance as the arrogant queen, letting off coloured puffs of smoke for her pleasure. Best of all is the dynamic design: deep and mysterious hallways, a team of white horses flying through subterranean tunnels, and a wholly identical super-race revealed from beneath their equally identical armoured visors.

By: DT


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Vittorio Cottafavi
Alessandro Continenza, Vittorio Cottafavi, Duccio Tessari
Reg Park
Fay Spain
Ettore Manni
Luciano Marin
Laura Altan
Enrico Maria Salerno
Ivo Garrani
Gian Maria Volonté
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