'''''Colossus and the Headhunters''''' is a 1963 Italian SwordAndSandal movie in the same vein as the earlier [[Characters/ClassicalMythology Hercules]] movies. Bulky hero Maciste (whom the titular Colossus presumably refers to) helps lead a party of survivors from his tribe's homeland, which is destroyed in a volcanic eruption. The survivors float to an island where they're embroiled in a fight between two warring nations, one of which is dubbed the Headhunters. Central to this conflict is a coup attempt by the [[BigBad evil Kermes]] and his fight against Queen Amoa. Can Maciste help resolve the situation?

Trivia note: The film ''Film/HerculesAgainstTheMoonMen'' was also about Maciste, until the English dubbing crew decided to capitalize on the bigger name recognition of Hercules.

For tropes and specifics relating to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E05ColossusAndTheHeadhunters episode recap page]].

!!''Colossus and the Headhunters'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* CutLexLuthorACheck: Kermes imprisoned and tortured the King, betrayed his country to a group of savage headhunters, slaughtered hundreds, and then kidnapped the Queen... only to reveal that his end goal is simply to become ''[[EvilChancellor her advisor]]''? Way to aim low, villain!
* HoldingTheFloor: Milana's excruciatingly long dance to stall for time.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning
* MadeOfIron: Colossus/Maciste takes an arrow to the upper chest/shoulder, but seems to walk it off after a few minutes.
* NonActionGuy: For much of the movie, Colossus/Maciste is rather unheroic.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Amoa is almost certainly destined to be Maciste's lover. She doesn't sell it very well, however.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Amoa is strong enough to hold her own in a sword fight, but can't even pull away from one middle-aged man holding her forearm.