Saturday, August 19, 2006

III. THE ITALIAN MACISTE MOVIES FROM 1960-1965


In this section I have listed the Maciste films under their original Italian title and then their aliases, please use as a reference or checklist if you are or thinking of becoming a 'peplum' enthusiast.

* Maciste nella valle dei re/ Maciste in the Valley of the Kings (aka Son of Samson, 1960)

* Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi/ Maciste in the Land of the Cyclops (aka Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops, 1961)

* Maciste alla corte del gran khan/ Maciste at the Court of the Great Khan (aka Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World, 1961)

* Maciste contro il vampiro/ Maciste Vs. the Vampire (aka Goliath and the Vampires, 1961)

* Maciste, l'uomo più forte del mondo/ Maciste, the Strongest Man in the World (aka Mole Men Vs The Son of Hercules, 1962)

* Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai/ Maciste Against Hercules in the Vale of Woe (aka Hercules in the Vale of Woe, 1962)

* Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste/ Maciste Vs. the Headhunters (aka Colossus and the Headhunters, 1962)

* Maciste all'inferno/ Maciste in Hell (aka The Witch's Curse, 1962)

* Il trionfo di Maciste/ The Triumph of Maciste (aka Triumph of the Son of Hercules, 1962)

* Maciste contro i mostri/ Maciste vs. the Monsters (aka Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules, 1962)

* Totò contro Maciste (Totò versus Maciste, 1962) this was a bad comedy/satire (part of the Italian "Toto" series) and it was never dubbed in English or shown in the USA

* Maciste, il gladiatore piu forte del mondo/ Maciste, the World's Strongest Gladiator (aka Colossus of the Arena, 1962)

* Maciste contro el sheik/ Maciste Vs. the Sheik (aka Samson Against the Sheik, 1962)

* Maciste, l'eroe piu grande del mondo/ Maciste, the World's Greatest Hero (aka Goliath and the Sins of Babylon, 1963)

* Zorro contro Maciste/ Zorro Vs. Maciste (aka Samson and the Slave Queen, 1963)

* Maciste e la regina de Samar/ Maciste and the Queen of Samar (aka Hercules Against the Moon Men, 1964

* Maciste nelle miniere de re salomone/ Maciste in King Solomon's Mines (aka Samson in King Solomon's Mines, 1964)

* Maciste alla corte dello zar/ Maciste at the Court of the Czar (aka Samson Vs. the Giant King, aka Atlas Against the Czar, 1964)

* Maciste, gladiatore di sparta/ Maciste, Gladiator of Sparta (aka Terror of Rome Against the Son of Hercules, 1964)

* Maciste contro i mongoli/ Maciste Vs. the Mongols (aka Hercules Against the Mongols, 1964)

* Maciste nell'inferno di gengis khan/ Maciste in Genghis Khan's Hell (aka Hercules Against the Barbarians, 1964)

* La valle dell'eco tonante/ Valley of the Thundering Echo (aka Hercules of the Desert, aka Maciste and the Women of the Valley, 1964)

* Ercole, Sansone, Maciste e Ursus: gli invincibili/ Hercules, Samson, Maciste and Ursus: The Invincibles (aka Samson and the Mighty Challenge, aka Combate dei Gigantes, aka Le Grand Defi, 1965) this was a comedy/ satire poking fun at the peplum genre

* Gli invicibili fratelli Maciste/ The Invincible Brothers Maciste (1965)

* Maciste il Vendicatore dei Mayas/ Maciste, Avenger of the Mayans (1965) (Note* This cheaply-made Maciste film was made up almost entirely of re-edited stock footage from 2 older Maciste films, "Maciste contro i mostri" and "Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste". It is extremely scarce since it was never distributed in the USA and was apparently never dubbed in English.)



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