Superargo and the Faceless Giants
Superargo and the Faceless Giants (Italian: Superargo - L'invincibile Superman, Spanish: Superargo, el gigante, also known as Superargo, The King of Criminals and Superargo the Giant) is a 1968 Italian-Spanish science fiction-Superhero film written and directed by Paolo Bianchini (here credited as "Paul Maxwell"). It is the sequel of Nick Nostro's Superargo Versus Diabolicus.
|Superargo and the Faceless Giants|
|Directed by||Paolo Bianchini|
|Screenplay by||Julio Buchs|
|Story by||Julio Buchs|
In the movie, Superargo battles Faceless Giants. One of his friends wants to kill Superargo.
Superargo and the Faceless Giants was submitted to the Italian censorship board in September 1967, but was not released until January 1968 in Italy. The film was released on home video in the United States from several labels including Code Red as a double feature with Wacky Taxi and as part of the Cinema Insomnia collection where it is interspersed with comic commentary by Mr. Lobo in a manner similar to horror host antecedents like Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Rifftrax released a version with their own humorous commentary in December 2016.
In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin stated that "in the hierarchy of superheroes, Superargo....must rate lower than Jungle Jim." The review found Guy Madison "completely miscast" as "one of the most harmless-looking of villains". The review concluded that the film would "please easily-pleased children, but comic strip aficionados will find even less to arouse them here than in Doc Savage."
- Curti 2016, p. 123.
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- Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
- Curti 2016, p. 125.
- McGillivray, David (1975). "Re dei Criminali, Il (Superargo)". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 42 no. 492. British Film Institute. pp. 203–204.
- Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6.