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Sword and the Dragon

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Ilya Muromets (1960)

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Eye-Filling Spectacle! Man Against Monsters!

A cast of 106,000! 11,000 horses!

Ilya is a cripple without the use of his legs. When he aids some weary travellers, they surprise him by giving him a potion that restores his legs. He immediately becomes powerful and sets off to prove himself to his King. Doing so, he fights the evil Tugars, a wind demon that looks like a cross between a goblin and The Noid, a zeppelin-like ambassador, and the evil Tugars. Ilya gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, then is freed, then finally dispatches the Tugars and their dragon.

Release Date: November 16, 1960

Distrib: Valiant Films

A dubbed version of a Russian epic from 1956 was released in 1960 a year after the enormous success of Embassy Films dubbed in English Italian blockbuster HERCULES was released.

A subgenre called "Peblum" was born. body builders in Sword and Sorcery epics were churned out by the dozens.


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