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Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Ercole al centro della Terra (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | April 1964 (USA)
Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director:

Mario Bava

Writers:

Sandro Continenza (story and screenplay) (as Alessandro Continenza), Mario Bava (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Reg Park ... Hercules
Christopher Lee ... Lico
Leonora Ruffo ... Princess Deianira
George Ardisson ... Theseus (as Giorgio Ardisson)
Marisa Belli Marisa Belli ... Aretheuse
Evelyn Stewart ... Persephone (as Ida Galli)
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Telemachus
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Keros
Rosalba Neri ... Helena (credit only)
Ely Drago Ely Drago ... Jocasta (as Ely Dracò)
Gaia Germani Gaia Germani ... Medea
Raf Baldassarre ... Mercenary
Elisabetta Pavan Elisabetta Pavan ... Tamar
Aldo Pedinotti Aldo Pedinotti ... Sunis (as Aldo Padinotti)
Claudio Marzulli Claudio Marzulli
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Upon his return from battle in the previous film, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Daianara, has lost her senses. Acording of the oracle Medea, Dianara's only hope is the Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the realm of Hades. Hercules, with two companions, Theseus and Telemachus, embarks on a dangerous quest for the stone, while he is unaware that Dianara's guardian, King Lico, is the one responsible for her condition and plots to have the girl for himself as his bride upon her revival. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

SEE! Creatures of Pluto - evil Lord of the Underworld! SEE! Sunis - the giant from whose land no one returns! SEE! The ten terrifying tasks of Hercules! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English-language version. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film Thesus tosses his lover (Dania?) in to a river to keep her safe from their attackers. But moments later, after Hercules rescues them, she is completely dry and not a hair out of place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Medea: This is Italia, a kingdom city of ancient Greece in an age of myth and legend. It is a time when Olympian gods and demigods rule over the elements of nature and control the destinies of men.
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Connections

Referenced in Splatter Beach (2007) See more »

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Surreal And Fun Adventure Into Hades
17 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

I find this one quite fun! Hercules is clever and remembers what he is told about Hades: "Don't believe everything you see here". And what our hero is doing in Pluto's underworld, Hades, is to find a magic stone from there in order to free his lady love from evil.

Surreal and eerie imagery in this particular film - it is set in Hades. This film there isn't much in the way listen to but a whole lot to see... sure there is dialogue but as long as you know why Hercules is in Hades you really don't have to listen - just veg out and watch the film - dig on the cool imagery. LOL. The story is OK enough though.

What is weird: Seeing Christopher Lee's face and hearing another actor dub his voice into English. I guess Lee had other things going on so he couldn't dub his own voice back into English(?) - guessing.

This film is just a fun fantasy adventure - one to kick back and enjoy! 8/10


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

April 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules in the Haunted World See more »

Filming Locations:

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Technical Specs

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(Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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