Monday, January 25, 2016

By the Gods!

Hercules (Kirk Morris) is about to go on an adventure in HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES

This film was directed by Pietro Francisci, who also wrote and directed the two classic Hercules films starring Steve Reeves. There was a third film planned but because of scheduling issues with the director, the third Steve Reeves / Herc film was never made, to the disappointment of everyone. I've detailed the information here at the blog : PEPLUM Mystery #1 solved : HERCULES AGAINST THE GODS

A couple of years after this failed third outing came HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES. Francisci decided to return to the world of Hercules. And instead of Steve Reeves reprising the role, Kirk Morris took over. Fulvio Carrara and Willi Colombini (in background) also reprised their roles, presumably as Castor and Pollux (they're never identified in the film itself). That's Stefania Sabatini (who wasn't in the other films). So this is an "unofficial" sequel to the other 2 previous Herc films.

I like Kirk a lot and he does a commendable job in this fun film but no one could step in Steve's shoes, eh, sandals as Hercules. Steve was irreplaceable.

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