Goliath & The Dragon (1960) 2007 NR CC

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Goliath fights the three headed, fire breathing dog monster in the cave of horrors His brother loves the King's bride who commits him to a death by being crushed by an elephant. To overcome all this there are more obstacles and monsters for Goliath to kill.

Starring:
Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford
Runtime:
1 hour, 27 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Director Vittorio Cottafavi
Starring Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford
Supporting actors Gaby André, Renato Terra, Federica Ranchi, Ugo Sasso, Sandro Moretti, Salvatore Furnari, Giancarlo Sbragia, Michele Gentilini, Wandisa Guida, Nino Milano, Leonora Ruffo, Spartaco Nale, Carla Calò, Franco Loffredi, Piero Pastore, Fedele Gentile, Corrado Sonni, Graziella Cori
Studio Synergy Ent
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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3.6 out of 5 stars

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Remus on February 5, 2006
Format: DVD
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.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Brice on August 5, 2002
Format: DVD
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.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Iaconis on March 5, 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First of all, let me say that Goliath and the Dragon is my favorite sword and sandal movie of all time. Mark Forest is perfectly cast as Goliath and the DVD format is absolutely incredible. Last year I bought a VHS format of this movie from Hollywood Attic and the quality was abysmal. They also hacked the movie to death cutting out key parts from beginning to end. The quality of this DVD is amazing and it looks to be completely intact. My mother took me to see this movie when I was a wee lad of 6 years old and I must admit I love watching this movie now every bit as much as I did then. If your a fan of this genre, this is a MUST BUY for your collection.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 12, 2001
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Scott on September 12, 2005
Format: DVD
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.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Greg Goodsell on April 17, 2002
Format: DVD
One of my fondest childhood memories was camping out in front of our big color TV on Saturday mornings watching an endless stream of Italian muscle man "sword and sandal" movies. They were colorful, fun and very juvenile. My father, who held a prominent place in the community, referred to these features as "wop movies." In all innocence, I commented loudly to my dad in a supermarket one time "let's go home and watch some wop movies!" I was incredulously shushed up, for reasons that were unknown to me at the time.
Something Weird has coughed up a winner with this fun double feature. GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON is typical "peplum." An arrogant muscleman hero must do battle with an evil dictator (this time, Broderick Crawford dubbed in with not his real voice!) while his effete male companion and his lovely wife get constantly underfoot. It's big (letterboxed), colorful and will be manna from heaven for those who adore the cheesy monsters found in these films. There's a knee-jerk three-headed Cerebus dog (that looks like it's suffering from cerebral palsy), a centaur that turns into a satyr to solve the problematical nature of two to four horse hooves and of course, the dragon. Really, there's no reason not to buy this disc, crammed full of colorful extras. Put this on and relive your Saturday afternoons of yore.
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