King Minos sacrifices the 'required' virgins to the Minotaur. As his wife lies dying, she confesses that her daughter has a twin she has secreted to avoid giving one of the girls to the ...
See full summary »
Long ago in the Iron Age, a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations, the village youths were stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the ... See full summary »
Michelle Van Der Water,
Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks ... See full summary »
During the Second Punic War between 214 and 212 B.C. occurred this history of the Roman siege in Greek city of Syracuse. The Romans were preparing for their invasion while Archimedes ... See full summary »
Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself.
King Minos sacrifices the 'required' virgins to the Minotaur. As his wife lies dying, she confesses that her daughter has a twin she has secreted to avoid giving one of the girls to the Minotaur. The daughter raised by Minos tries to have her twin killed, but failing in her first attempt, continues to try to have her given to the Minotaur. Theseus, the Greek hero, tries to prevent it.Written by
Bob Mathias, appearing here as "Theseus," was a two-time Olympic gold-medalist in the Decathlon, winning in 1948 and again in 1952. See more »
Sunis, il gran Sacerdote:
The menace of death's dreadful helm now displayed to our dear Queen Pasiphae. Receive, oh Minotaur, the sacrifice of our virgin youth in tribute to thy vast glory. For this, grant but this wish; Lord of Evil take not from us our queen's life.
See more »
"Receive, oh Minotaur, the sacrifice of our virgin youth in tribute to thy vast glory."
The quick pitch: On her mother's deathbed, Princess Fedra learns she has a twin. Her reaction is to order her lost sister's death. Oh, and there's a minotaur living below the palace that requires virgin sacrifices.
For a movie called The Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete, I expected a bit more Minotaur action. The creature doesn't really make an appearance until the last 10 minutes, so he's hardly a factor. In the age of CGI we live in, the Minotaur may look silly and stiff, but I found the look pretty effective. Fortunately, with all the plotting and scheming of Princess Fedra, there's enough here to at least be somewhat entertaining. Rosanna Schiaffino does an acceptable job in the dual role of the evil Fedra and the kind-hearted Arianna. In addition, Alberto Lupo is convincing as Fedra's sinister sidekick. They really are an enjoyable pair. And, as I've already alluded to, much of the plot is entertaining - nothing groundbreaking, but I found myself drawn into the story. If it weren't for the clunky acting on the part of hero Bob Mathias and the even clunkier fight choreography, I could've seen myself rate this one much higher. Still, a 5/10 ain't all bad.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this