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Goliath and the Dragon
Goliath and the Dragon
Actors: Gaby Andr, Bruce Cabot, Broderick Crawford, Mark Forest, Wandisa Guida
Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2004     1hr 28min

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Actors: Gaby Andr, Bruce Cabot, Broderick Crawford, Mark Forest, Wandisa Guida
Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Goliath and the Dragon - Good movie
Cathy Brice | Southern California, USA | 08/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was a spin off from the Steve Reeves film Goliath and the Barbarians.Mark Forrest, real name Lou Degni who was a former Mr. California and Mr. America stands out in this "spaghetti" sword and sandal movie.The addition of Broderick Crawford at least puts a top name actor to the list of credits.I remember seeing this movie as a child and enjoyed it and recently saw it again on dvd.The widescreen is excellent. One of the better sword and sandal movies made during that time.Conquerer of Atlantis was interesting and a decent movie for the time. Kirk Morris made a bunch of sword and sandal films including several Sons of Hercules and played Hercules in Hercules, Samson and Ulysses, a movie produced by Pietro Torrisi, the same Italian producer of Hercules and Hercules Unchained. This movie also had the same cast of Hercules and Hercules Unchained minus Reeves and Sylvia Koscina. It's great to see that these movies are gaining popularity today, 40 years after they were originally produced.I still feel that the Reeves films, Hercules, Hercules Unchained and Goliath and the Barbarians were the best sword and sandal films. White Warrior, although not a sword and sandal film is a good movie starring Reeves."
Fearless filmmaking, great image quality
Remus | 02/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Alpha Video dvd of GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON is from a well-preserved widescreen print, and it's dazzling to look at! To be sure, the color balance goes a bit wonky in a few outdoor scenes, but the aquamarine trees and purple skies almost seem intentional, given the strangeness of director Vittorio Cottafavi's vision. If all the old sword and sandal epics were in this good a shape, the genre would attract many more fans. Great quality for a great price!

The movie itself is a delirious muscleman fantasy from start to finish. A bearded Mark Forest shows off the biggest pecs and widest lats of his generation, and melts everyone with his smile (except scar-faced Broderick Crawford as the cranky villain). The costumes are beautiful, the sets are extravagant, the exterior landscapes are a lush paradise, the monsters are huge puppets, and just when you think the story can't become more bizarre...it does! An absurdly majestic music score by Les Baxter strives to match the melodrama of a hero who dares to revolt against the gods themselves.

Cottafavi will try just about anything to dazzle and disorient the viewer. In one scene, as Goliath approaches, looms above, and then passes over the camera, the point of view turns completely upside-down; the effect is so unexpected and audacious I had to laugh out loud! This is fearless (and yes, perhaps sometimes mindless) filmmaking, and the result is truly dreamlike, if not downright mythic."
Finally a sword and sandal film on DVD!
Remus | 09/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fans of sword & sandal films: finally a sword & sandal film on DVD the way it is supposed to be seen, in widescreen. Something Weird Video put together a really fun package with a fine looking print of "Goliath and the Dragon" and a bundle of extras. They even include another movie "The Conqueror of Atlantis" which is presented full frame. I think I enjoyed this film even more than "Goliath and the Dragon"! There are also trailers for 11 sword & sandals, highlights from "The Son of Hercules vs. the Fire Monsters" and two other short subjects on Hercules taken from mondo movies of the sixties. Hopefully this Somehting Weird release will inspire other comapnies to release more sword & sandal movies."
GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON
Paul Scott | CENTRAL COAST,, N.S.W. Australia | 09/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"
Excellent movie,originally called Revenge of Hercules,but dubbed into English by American International and re-titled Goliath & The Dragon.,for release in the States.
This Alpha release is in Letterbox,glorious Widescreen and beautiful color
If only all the Sword & Sandal releases were as good as this..........Highly Recomended."