The Giant of Metropolis (1961) / Hercules & The Princess of Troy (1965)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 27, 2005
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Gordon Mitchell & Gordon Scott|
|Directed by||Umberto Scarpelli & Albert Band|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Giant of Metropolis is a radical mixture of science fiction and sword & sandal adventure that features fantastic production design, wild futuristic costumes and a rich music score. A legendary muscle-builder turned action adventure star, Gordon Mitchell (1923-2003) appeared in over 100 films, mostly Italian toga epics and spaghetti westerns. Just 2 months before he passed away, Mitchell was honored by the UCLA Film Archive with a festival showing of The Giant of Metropolis in a theater on the Los Angeles campus.
Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965, 48 Minutes): When the sacred flame is at its highest, the people of Troy sacrifice a young virgin to the ferocious sea monster that lives off the coast of the ancient city. Seeking to protect their daughters, families attempt to flee the city by sea, but the waters of the Mediterranean are plagued with pirates, and the refugees are soon prisoners in the hold of a slave galley. Their bitter luck improves when the prison vessel is rammed and boarded by a ship captained by the mighty Hercules, a mortal man fathered by Olympian God Zeus. Moved by their plight, Hercules volunteers to escort them back home, where he must battle soldiers of the evil King of Troy before pitting his super strength against the hideous beast that lurks in the Trojan waters.
Produced as a pilot for a 1964 Hercules television show, Hercules and the Princess of Troy is a breathtaking adventure and stunning spectacle featuring a muscular central performance from body builder Gordon Scott. Discovered while life-guarding at a Hollywood pool, Scott starred in dozens of international productions and is best remembered for playing Tarzan in six feature films between 1955 and 1960.
- Sales Rank: 5,321
- UPC: 089218495594
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