Thursday, June 20, 2019

By the Gods!

Koloss (named Goliath in the movie) and Kirk Morris (as either Maciste or Hercules) in MACISTE - AVENGER OF THE MAYANS (1965)

Getting a clear copy of this film is hard. I have multiple different versions and they range from poor to acceptable. This movie is a hodge podge of different productions cobbled together: scenes from some from earlier Kirk Morris movie (COLOSSUS & THE HEADHUNTERS 1963) and some from COLOSSUS OF THE STONE AGE (1962; not with Kirk) edited with new scenes like this climax between 'Hercules' and Goliath. I recently got a French copy titled HERCULE CONTRE GOLIATH. A very strange concoction but still watchable for ultra fans of PEPLUM movies like me. Average viewers might be appalled by it. Kirk was still in form when he did this but he sorta was loosing his 'cut' look from his earlier movies. His hair in the new scenes doesn't match the scenes from his earlier production. The title has Maciste in it but he's called Hercules in the movie itself. A very goofy movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of peplum and i watch most of them but this one is the worst ever!