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Film: Colossus and the Headhunters
Colossus and the Headhunters is a 1963 Italian Sword And Sandal movie. This entry is not much unlike the earlier 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 evil Kermes and his fight against Queen Amoa. Can Maciste help resolve the situation?

Trivia note: The film Hercules Against The Moon Men 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.

Colossus and the Headhunters contains examples of the following tropes:


Code Name Diamond HeadMystery Science Index 3000 The Corpse Vanishes
CleopatraFilms of the 1960sContempt

alternative title(s): Colossus And The Headhunters
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