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Where Have All the Classic Sword & Sorcery films gone?

Old 07-20-05, 11:20 PM
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Where Have All the Classic Sword & Sorcery films gone?

The following is a list of all the "Sword & Sandal/Sorcery" films, which were released between 1953 and 1967 that have made it onto DVD:

Conqueror of Atlantis / SWV
Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules / Alpha
Giant of Metropolis / Retromedia
Giants of Thessaly / VCI
Goliath and the Dragon / SWV
Hercules / VCI
Hercules Against Moloch / Trimark
Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun / Trimark
Hercules and the Black Pirate / Retromedia
Hercules in the Haunted World / Fantoma
Hercules the Avenger / Retromedia
Hercules Unchained / VCI
Hercules Vs. the Hydra / Trimark
Hercules Vs. the Moon Men / SWV
Lion of Thebes / Trimark
Medusa Against the Son of Hercules / Trimark
Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World / Alpha
Sins of Rome / VCI
Triumph of Hercules / Trimark
Trojan Horse / Trimark
Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules / Alpha
Witch's Curse / SWV


The following is a list of all the "Sword & Sandal/Sorcery" films, which were released between 1953 and 1967 that have NOT made it onto DVD:

Atlas
Atlas Against the Cyclops
Atlas Against the Czar
Beast Of Babylon Against The Son Of Hercules
Clash of Steel
Colossus and the Amazon Queen
Colossus and the Headhunters
Colossus of Rhodes
Colossus of the Arena
Colussus and the Huns
Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules
Fury of Hercules
Goliath Against the Giants
Goliath and the Barbarians
Goliath and the Rebel Slave
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon
Goliath and the Vampires
Goliath at the Conquest of Damascus
Hercules Against Rome
Hercules Against the Barbarians
Hercules Against the Mongols
Hercules and the Captive Women
Hercules and the Masked Rider
Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas
Hercules in the Valley of Woe
Hercules of the Desert
Hercules' Pills
Hercules Vs. the Sea Monster
Hercules Vs. The Tyrants Of Babylon
Hercules, Prisoner of Evil
Hercules, Samson & Ulysses
Hero of Rome
Kindar the Invulnerable
Lion of Thebes
Maciste in King Solomon's Mines
Maciste, Avenger of the Mayans
Messalina Against the Son of Hercules
Mighty Hercules
Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete
Mole Men Vs. the Son of Hercules
My Son, the Hero
Night Star: Goddess of Electra
Rebel Gladiators
Revenge of Ursus
Samson Against the Pirates
Samson Against The Shiek
Samson and the Mighty Challenge
Samson And The Sea Beast
Samson and the Slave Queen
Samson contre Hercules
Son Of Hercules In The Land Of Darkness
Son of Hercules in the Land of Fire
Son of Hercules vs. Venus
Son of Samson
Tartar Invasion
Terror of Rome Against the Son of Hercules
Three Avengers
Toto vs. Maciste
Triumph of the Son of Hercules
Ursus in the Valley of the Lions
Ursus, Son of Hercules
Vulcan, Son of Giove
Young Samson & Goliath


I hope more of these titles get picked up for DVD release. Let me know if you come up with any others.

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Old 07-21-05, 01:52 AM
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Those sword n sandal are just the tip of the iceberg, there's hundreds of these made some of them still not even released on VHS let alone DVD in Italy!

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=386179
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Its called progress yuck!!! LOTR
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Teh best Herc film of all time:

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Originally Posted by Forum Troll
Teh best Herc film of all time:

not my idea of a classic
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Old 07-22-05, 05:14 PM
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Some of the films on your "not released" list are actually out from various PD companies. Checkout out Treeline's 50 movie Sci-Fi set, and Alpha Video's website for specific titles.
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Originally Posted by Steve Phillips
Some of the films on your "not released" list are actually out from various PD companies. Checkout out Treeline's 50 movie Sci-Fi set, and Alpha Video's website for specific titles.
I thought I'd done that. Did you have any particular titles in mind?
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Genres tend to evolve; I think Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are kind of the modern equivalent.
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Gojira i'm a big fan of classic scifi/fantasy, sword n sandal especially, it's also great to see the beautiful mediterranean cinematography
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Have you seen "Conqueror of Atlantis"?. What a great film!

During the first 25 minutes of the film it looks as if the plot will be fairly ordinary, along the lines of a "western" taking place in the Arabian desert. Then the plot goes in an entirely different direction and includes the discovery of the lost city of Atlantis, with futuristic technology and and an army of zombies.

I don't want to destroy the fun so that's all I tell you. The movie is an extra on the "Goliath and the Dragon" SWV DVD.

What's truly cool about the film, Duff Beer, is the stunning location shots including beautiful panoramas of ruined cities and windswept desert. Unfotunately, the movie is presented in fullscreen and the quality of the print used by SWV, though passable, ain't nothing to brag about.

If my dentist told me I could have a pristine anamorphic widescreen copy of this film with the original soundtrack with English subtitles if I let him pull a tooth, I might do it!

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Yep i have that, unfortunately it has that annoying SW watermark on the bottom right and does look stretched and sides cut off in places. What's nice about that film especially is that it was filmed on location in Egypt! Son of Hercules against the Molemen is drastically cut down to a mere 30 mintues as a featurrete on the Something Weird Hercules against the Moon Men and i wish it was released in its entirety.

Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules has recently come out on dvd.
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Originally Posted by duff beer
Yep i have that, unfortunately it has that annoying SW watermark on the bottom right and does look stretched and sides cut off in places. What's nice about that film especially is that it was filmed on location in Egypt! Son of Hercules against the Molemen is drastically cut down to a mere 30 mintues as a featurrete on the Something Weird Hercules against the Moon Men and i wish it was released in its entirety.

Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules has recently come out on dvd.
I'm missing that from my list. Do you have a link?
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Fire Monsters
http://www.oldies.com/product/view.cfm/id_4757D.html

Also Ulysses against the Son of Hercules
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...7355730-6187040

I'm hoping Molemen is the next son of hercules to be released
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Originally Posted by duff beer
Fire Monsters
http://www.oldies.com/product/view.cfm/id_4757D.html

Also Ulysses against the Son of Hercules
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...7355730-6187040

I'm hoping Molemen is the next son of hercules to be released
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