Maciste Nella Terra dei Ciclopi

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Maciste Nella Terra dei Ciclopi

Category : Movies (pre-1970s)

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Film Details
  • Translated Title: Maciste in the Land of Cyclops
  • Director: Antonio Leonviola
  • Notable Actors: Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Raffaella Carrà
  • Original Language: Italian
  • OAR: 2.35:1
  • Trailer: English/Italian

Best Sources
  • Video: Spain (Suevia / Rider Films)
  • Original Dub: Spain (Suevia / Rider Films)
  • English Dub: Archive.org dowload
  • English Subtitle: none found

Final Notes
  • Best English Dub: Archive.org download. Source where it came from is unknown, but it has the best sounding audio in comparison to DVDs. Missing a couple short scenes from Suevia Films release, but nothing significant. Picture is not as sharp, but it appears to be from the same source as Suevia Films release. This may be due to compression when encoded. Unsure of original source , however audio quality is superior to all other English sources found.
  • Best Original Language Dub: Suevia Films has a superior picture with good Italian audio. Would need to add a custom English dub/sub though.

FILM DISTRIBUTIONS

Unknown Source “Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops” (Mpeg2) 97min

  • Images: Screenshot (1/2)
  • Download Link: Archive.org
  • Framerate: 29.97
  • Resolution: 720×480
  • Language: English Stereo
  • Video: 2.35:1 / 16:9 Anamorphic / Color
  • Cuts: Missing 1 min of dialogue at 49:15 and 15 second water drinking scene at 1:19.47. Both scenes can be found in Spain release.
  • Notes: Almost the same as Spain release but with softer picture.

Spain

Spain

“Maciste Nella Terra dei Ciclopi”  (DVD) 95min

  • Studio: Suevia / Rider Films
  • Images: Screenshot (1/2), Cover (Front/Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Amazon,
  • Region 2 – PAL
  • Language: Italian mono/Spanish 2.0 | Subtitles: none
  • Video: 2.35:1  / 16:9 Anamorphic  / Color
  • Special Features: none
  • Cuts: Looks to be uncut. 1 min of dialogue at 49:15 and 15 seconds of water drinking scene at 1:19.47 are missing in cut US releases, but included in this release.
  • Notes: One death scene is slightly different than English archive.org download. It looks like it is from a slightly different angle. DVD cover and movie shows Rider Films logo even though Suevia often shows as distributor on websites. It looks to be the same release though.

USA

USA

“Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops”  (DVD) 97min

  • Studio: Alpha
  • Images: Screenshot (1/2/3), Cover (Front /Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Amazon
  • Region 1 – NTSC
  • Language: English 2.0 | Subtitles: none
  • Video: 1.33:1  / 4:3 Non-Anamorphic cropped / Color
  • Special Features: Goliath and the Dragon Trailer
  • Cuts: Missing 1 min of dialogue and 15 seconds of water drinking scenes. Both scenes can be found in Spain release.
  • Notes: Very poor washed out image that is heavily cropped.

USA

USA

“Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops”  (DVD) 97min

  • Studio: Mill Creek
  • Images: Screenshot (See Alpha Release), Cover (Front /Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Amazon, Mill Creek
  • Region 1 – NTSC
  • Language: English | Subtitles: none
  • Video: 1.33:1  / 4:3 Non-Anamorphic cropped / Color
  • Special Features: Goliath and the Dragon Trailer
  • Cuts: Missing 1 min of dialogue and 15 seconds of water drinking scenes. Both scenes can be found in Spain release.
  • Notes: Identical to Alpha release. Can be found on other Mill Creek compilations “Horror Collection: 250 Movies” & “Warriors 50 Movie Pack Collection”

USA

USA

“Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops”  (DVD) 97min

  • Studio: Sinister Cinema
  • Images: Cover (Front /Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: AmazonSinister Cinema
  • Region 1 – NTSC
  • Language: ? | Subtitles: ?
  • Video: ?
  • Special Features: ?
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts.
  • Notes: This is likely another public domain similar to Alpha and Mill Creek releases

USA

USA

“Hercules Collection”  (DVD) ?min

  • Studio: Image Entertainment / Retromedia
  • Images: Cover (Front /Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Amazon
  • Region 1 – NTSC
  • Language: ? | Subtitles: ?
  • Video: ?
  • Special Features: ?
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts.
  • Notes: This looks to be very similar if not the same transfer as Alpha/Sinister transfers. Same transfer is also found on “a man sized triple feature” compilation.

USA

USA

“Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops”  (DVD) ?min

  • Studio: Something Weird
  • Images: Cover (Front /Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Something Weird
  • Region 1 – NTSC
  • Language: ? | Subtitles: ?
  • Video: ?
  • Special Features: ?
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts.
  • Notes: This is likely just another typical bad public domain transfer.

Italy

Italy

“Maciste Nella Terra dei Ciclopi”  (DVD) 95min

  • Studio: Medusa Film
  • Images: Cover (Front/Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Amazon,
  • Region 2 – PAL
  • Language: Italian mono | Subtitles: none
  • Video: 2.35:1  / 16:9 Anamorphic  / Color
  • Special Features: ?
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts
  • Notes: Based on screencaps from cine kolossol website picture is slightly cropped on left and right sides in comparison to Spanish transfer. Image may also be slightly brighter. Otherwise, quality looks near identical.

Germany

Germany

“Maciste, der Sohn des Herkules”  (DVD) 91min

  • Studio: KSM GmbHg
  • Images: Cover (Front/Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Bluray.com, Amazon
  • Region 2 – PAL
  • Language: German 2.0 | Subtitles: none
  • Video: 1.85:1  / 16:9 Anamorphic / Color
  • Special Features: Filmography
  • Cuts: It looks to be cut based on run-time.
  • Notes: Wrong aspect ratio and probably cut. Best to avoid.