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Hilarious mythological fantasy movie which is helped a lot by the excellent performance of Georges Marchal as Ulysses, the rare case of a good actor in the genre of muscles and blank expressions. Ulysses is chased by his enemy Heracles (Mike Lane) after he sank his ship, but once they spend a night captured together to become food for a vulture god, they have plenty of time to talk to each other, realize that they are not so different after all and decide to face more adventures together, fighting an evil king of ugly Neanderthal men. The movie may border on the ridiculous with the dancing bird-men for example, but it is really enjoyable. Director Caiano manages to get me on the edge of my seat with scenes like the stone platform slowly coming down towards Ulysses to crush him (or not). Mario Caiano went on to make more watchable genre flicks like “Erik the Viking” with Giuliano Gemma or “Two Gladiators” with Richard Harrison.

Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules was released in Italy on 3 February 1962. The film was released in the United States in 1964 with a 99-minute running time. It was released to television in the United States with a 91-minute running time. The film has also been released as Ulysses Against Hercules.


color, fullscreen (originally widescreen, this TV print is pan & scan and the aspect ratio is all over the place. i did what i could to fix it!), mono 91 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!


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