Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Different titles:HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961)

Today, it's HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961) starring Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo and a host of Italian actors. Pretty straight forward translation/variations. Nothing too wild. A good selection compared to most PEPLUM movies. Of the usually top languages, only the Spanish title is missing.

Original Italian title, which translates as HERCULES IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. No mention of vampires or spooks.

The US version. Distributors in the US sold its horror aspects up front.

The English title for the UK. A literal translation of the Italian one.

The German titles emphasizes the vampires. It translates as VAMPIRES AGAINST HERCULES.

The French version also refers to vampires. Unlike the German title, the French has HERCULES AGAINST THE VAMPIRES.

Reg Park as Hercules

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