Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1960)

United Artists
Directed by Silvio Amadio
My rating: 1.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

On ancient Crete, sacrifices of virgins are made to the beast that lives in a labyrinth under the palace. The dying queen of Crete reveals that she hid a daughter, a twin of the princess, in a remote country village to avoid her sacrifice to the minotaur. Sensing a threat to her throne, Phaedra, the princess, sends a man to kill her twin sister, but she is rescued and brought to the palace. They are captured, imprisoned and tortured, but manage to escape before being sent to the minotaur, who is slain by one of her rescuers. Potentially interesting historical drama undone by peplum cliches and melodrama. The minotaur only appears at the very end, a man in a suit, with some strangely vivid eyes.

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