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I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983)

The mighty Lou Ferrigno stars in this swords & sandal take on Akira Kurosawa’s classic The Seven Samurai, brought to us in this case by the ever maligned Bruno Mattei.

Big Lou’s mission, along with his assembled warriors, is to defend a small village from the annual onslaught of a sadistic immortal and his cronies. To aid him in his task, Lou wields a magic sword, a sword in fact that only he can hold and formerly the trusted side arm of none other than Achilles – or so we’re told.

Cue plenty of fairly enjoyable (if slightly handled) battles as our hero’s fight for justice on behalf of the victimised community.