Hercules Against The Moon Men
Price: $4.98 / €3.59
Action (1964) 84 minutes ~ Color
Original Title: Maciste e la regina di Samar
Its time once again, for Hercules to save the world-only it isnt Hercules; its his fellow muscleman, Maciste (Alan Steel). In Hercules against the Moon Men, a race of vicious aliens from our silvery satellite, land on Earth and begin sacrificing the innocent children of Samar. They revive the mummified Queen Agar (Jany Clair), who makes a pact with the evil E.T.s, to take over the whole world. (How you gonna keep them down on Samar, after theyve seen Paree?) To the aid of the good citizens of Samar comes the mighty Maciste.
The character Maciste (who made his film debut back in 1914, in Cabria), wasnt as widely known as Herc, but with the Hercules craze in full swing, any peblum character (peblum being the name for these sword and sandal films), whether Samson, Urus, Goliath, or Maciste, became Hercules when it came time to dub the film English
Well whats in a name? (Maciste, by the way, means macho man or male chauvinist in French) Hercules against the Moon Men has musclemen, aliens, a giant, a sandstorm, and a wicked queen, all wrapped in a typically Action-packed Adventure.
Director: Giacomo Gentilomo
Writers: Arpad DeRiso (screenplay and story), Giacomo Gentilomo (story), Angelo Sangermano (story) and Nino Scolaro (screenplay and story)
Stars: Sergio Ciani, Jany Clair and Anna Maria Polani