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3 DVD SET: THE HERCULES TRILOGY (1961-1964) * with switchable English subtitles *

Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo; Dan Vadis, Spela Rozin, Carla Calò; Lotte Reiniger; Dan Vadis, Marilù Tolo, Pierre Cressoy
$34.99

Discounted 3 DVD set of the following films:

 

HERCULES IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH  (1961): 

Ercole, in compagnia di Teseo e del goffo Telemaco, penetra nell'Averno per cercare di recuperare una pietra dai poteri miracolosi e salvare l'amata Deianira. I quattro dovranno affrontare innumerevoli pericoli, tra cui un esercito di morti viventi e un mostro spaventoso per riuscire nel loro intento. Tornato a casa l'eroe dovrà fare i conti con una strana maledizione e delle infami trame per la successione al trono di Ecalia. 

Also known as, Hercules in the Haunted World:  Upon his return to Italy from his many adventures, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Princess Deianira (Daianara), has lost her senses. According to the oracle Medea (Gaia Germani), Daianara'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, 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. Lico is, in fact, in league with the dark forces of the underworld and it’s up to Hercules to stop him.  The climax has Hercules smashing Lico with a giant boulder and throwing similarly large rocks at an army of zombies.  If the plot sounds a bit cheesy to you, rest assured:  the dubbed English in this Italian film doesn’t help make it sound any less silly.

 

HERCULES THE INVINCIBLE  (1964)  +  THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE AHMED  (1926): 

Ercole salva Teica, la figlia del re, dalle fauci di un leone e se ne innamora perdutamente. Il padre per concederla in sposa chiede ad Ercole di uccidere un feroce Drago che terrorizza il suo popolo.  Ercole riesce nell'impresa ma quando torna per richiedere la ricompense trova la città distrutta e scopre che il re è stato ucciso da Kabaol, capo del popolo dei Demios, che ha rapito anche la sua amata.  Ercole parte per liberarla e riesce nel suo intento, vendicando anche la morte del re. 

Hercules saves a woman named Telca from a lion and arrives in triumph in her village. Telca's father, King Tedaeo, offers Hercules Telca's hand in marriage, if he brings back the tooth of a dragon. Hercules seeks help from a witch, who gives him a spear that will kill the dragon but wants the same tooth as her reward. As Hercules has already promised the tooth to King Tedaeo, the witch warns him that the magic of the tooth will only work once. In Hercules' absence Telca's village has been pillaged with all the survivors, save Babar, taken prisoner by the Demulus, a tribe that lives inside a mountain and eats the hearts of their prisoners. 

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE AHMED  (1926): 

An African magician conjures up a flying horse, which he shows to the Caliph. When the magician refuses to sell it for any amount of gold, the Caliph offers any treasure he has to get it. The magician chooses Dinarsade, the Caliph's daughter, to her great distress. Prince Achmed, Dinarsade's brother, objects, but the magician persuades him to try out the horse. It carries the prince away, higher and higher into the sky, as he does not know how to control it. The Caliph has the magician imprisoned.  When Achmed discovers how to make the horse descend, he finds himself in a strange foreign land. He is greeted by a bevy of attractive women. When they begin fighting for his attention, he flies away to a lake. There, he watches as Peri Banu, the beautiful ruler of the land of Wak Wak, arrives with her attendants to bathe. When they spot him, they all fly away, except for Peri Banu, for Achmed has her magical flying feather costume.

 

THE TRIUMPH OF HERCULES  (1964): 

Milo uccide il re di Micene per poter prendere il suo posto. La principessa Ati, figlia del defunto re viene falsamente informata da Milo che i colpevoli dell'assassinio sono gli amici del vecchio re. Gli amici, calunniati, chiamano Ercole per potersi difendere, il muscoloso eroe dopo molteplici avventure riesce ad uccidere Milo e a sposare Ati e a far tornare la pace a Micene. 

Hercules is called upon to fight seven golden giants summoned by the Dagger of Jae, sister of Juno (Hera), who dislikes Hercules "for certain family reasons." Hercules also fights to protect his princess love, but matters are complicated by her evil relative Milo, who has murdered her father the king but has tricked her into thinking it was someone else because she trusts him too much. Milo tricks Hercules into killing his friend, for which he is punished by his father Jove (Jupiter/Zeus) who takes away his enormous strength, because he has misused it. Milo is conspiring with his sorceress mother to take the throne for himself. Now only as strong as a mortal man, Hercules is overpowered when he tries to rescue the princess Ate (pronounced Ah-tay) from Milo and is then accused of being a fraud. Milo tries to kill both Hercules and Ate by chaining them to a giant wooden lever with spikes, complete with a cage over Hercules which he must support while rocks are piled on him: if he can hold it up, then he will prove himself the true Hercules (which he is) but if not, then he will be guilty and he and Ate will die together for conspiring to steal the throne and give it to an imposter.

TOTAL APPROX. LENGTH:  302 MINS.  (Aprrox. 5 hours).

Overall, very good quality.  See individula films for quality descriptions and film samples!