From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Hercules Unchained (Ercole e la regina di Lidia) (1959, Italy/France/Spain) is a Peplum-Adventure-Fantasy film directed by Pietro Francisci and Mario Bava (uncredited).
- Contents: Poster Art
- Featured in: Sci-Fi Classics: 50 Movie Pack
- Released on February 14, 1959 (Italy)
- Running time: 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (UK) | 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA) | 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Italy) | 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (West Germany) | 1 hr 37 min (97 min) (DVD) | 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (re-release) (Spain)
- Production Co.: Galatea Film | Lux Film | Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France | Urania Film
- Distribution Co.: Lux Film (1959) (Italy) (theatrical) | Daiei (1959) (Japan) (theatrical) (subtitled) | Warner Bros. (1960) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Warner-Pathé Distributors (1960) (UK) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Warner Bros. (1960) (New Zealand) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Constantin Film (1960) (West Germany) (theatrical) | Union Film (1960) (Austria) (theatrical) | Nyman Film (1961) (Sweden) (theatrical) | Triangelfilm (1961) (Norway) (theatrical) | AVCO Embassy Pictures (1973) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) (dubbed)
- Directed by Pietro Francisci and Mario Bava (uncredited)
- Written by Pietro Francisci and Ennio De Concini, based on Sophocles' play Oedipus at Colonus and Aeschylus' play The Seven Against Thebes.
- Starring: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini
- While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.
- Spectacles of Massive Might Beyond Any Ever Known Before!
- SEE the War of the Chariots! SEE Lydia, the Temptress! SEE the Contest of Giants! SEE the Combat of Kings! SEE the Arena of Tigers! SEE the Court of Lovers!
- The Heroic Legend of Hercules Continues!
- Stronger Than Ever Before!
- Now...For The First Time...Flooding The Nations Screens!
- See the mammoth war of the chariots!
- The mighty saga of the world's mightiest man!
- Fabulous feats of human power the screen has never shown before!