on 6 April 2008
This is a very jolly Hercules movie - although originally in Italy, the hero was Maciste, an almost identical rival to Hercules. Hercules is Italian actor Sergio Ciani (or Alan Steel in the credits). The star of the show, however, is the evil femme fatale, Jany Clair, a French actress starring as Queen Samara.
The plot is a bit odd to say the least. Queen Samara is sacrificing peasants to the moon men (who look like rock monsters) - it's never realy explained why but it keeps them happy. The Queen's sister, however, has to be a special sacrifice in order to bring the moon men's queen back to life. But fear not, our hero Hercules will set about rescuing her - and in doing so win the heart of her handmaiden forever.
This has some dull moments in it, but also some decent fight scenes and great set design. The moon men are a complete joke but overall it's a fairly passable couple of hours for 10-year-olds or those who are still 10 at heart.