Monday, August 9, 2021

By the Gods!

Philippe Hersent and Mark Forest in GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON (1960)

Interesting picture. The costume Hersent is wearing is the same costume worn by Ivo Garrani (King Pelias) in HERCULES (1958). This was supposed to be a Hercules movie, not a Goliath one. The original title, LA VENDETTA DI ERCOLE or THE REVENGE OF HERCULES, was changed to GOLIATH because the US distributor, AIP, already released Goliath movies (GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS). AIP also wanted to make the movie more kid friendly and added the dragon, with additional scenes. It seems the script of this movie was also made from remnants of the third and never filmed Hercules movies starring Steve Reeves. I uploaded this movie to the PEPLUM TV channel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the dragon was added more for the sake of exploitative purposes than anything else. Both versions have their pluses but I prefer the AIP one.