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May those who love us love us,
and those who do not love us,
may God turn their hearts,
and if He cannot turn their hearts
may He turn their ankles
that we may know them by their limping.

—Irish Prayer

Synopsis: Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.


Reaction: Enjoyable enough and with a few quite funny lines.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Vittorio Cottafavi => Director / Writer
Duccio Tessari => Writer
Sandro Continenza => Writer
Armando Trovajoli => Composer
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. => Composer
Alessandro Sperli => King with Mother
Enrico Maria Salerno => Re di Megara
Ettore Manni => Androclo, Re di Tebe
Fay Spain => Queen Antinea of Atlantis
Frank Conniff => TV's Frank (MST)
Gian Maria Volonté => Re di Sparta
Ivo Garrani => Re di Megalia
Jim Mallon => Gypsy (MST)
Joel Hodgson => Joel Robinson (MST)
Kevin Murphy => Tom Servo (MST)
Laura Efrikian => Ismene, Antinea's Daughter (as Laura Altan)
Leon Selznick => Narrator, U.S. Version (voice)
Luciana Angiolillo => Deianira, Hercules' Wife
Luciano Marin => Illo
Mario Petri => Zenith, prete di Urano
Mario Valdemarin => Gabor
Maurizio Coffarelli => Proteus the Monster
Mimmo Palmara => Astor, il Gran Visir
Mino Doro => Oraclo
Nando Tamberlani => Tiresia
Raf Baldassarre => Capo delle guardie
Reg Park => Ercole (Hercules)
Salvatore Furnari => Timoteo, il nano
Trace Beaulieu => Dr. Clayton Forrester (MST) / Crow T. Robot

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Aside from a brief visit during the movie Wild Rebels and another in Untamed Youth, this is the only time Gypsy is seen in the theater.
  • This is said to be the only "Hercules" movie filmed in 70mm.
  • The soundtrack of the American release ("Hercules and the Captive Women") contains several short passages from the score of Creature from the Black Lagoon, in particular the easily recognizable three-note "Creature theme".