Pirates of Malaysia

The Pirates of Malaysia is a 1964 swashbuckler directed by Umberto Lenzi and starring Steve Reeves as Sandokan the pirate. This film was a sequel to Reeve's 1963 film Sandokan the Great, also directed by Lenzi.[1] Malaysian rebel, Sandokan, with his group of renegades, tries to thwart an evil British general from forcing the good Sultan Hassim to resign in favor of the Imperial crown.[1]

Pirates of Malaysia
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byUmberto Lenzi
Produced bySolly V. Bianco[1]
Screenplay by
Based onA novel by Emilio Salgari
Starring
Music byGiovanni Fusco[1]
Cinematography
  • Federico G. Larraya
  • Angelo Lotti
[1]
Edited byJolanda Benvenuti[1]
Production
companies
  • Euro International Film
  • La Societe des Films Sirius
  • Lacy International[1]
Release date
  • 16 October 1964 (1964-10-16) (Italy)
Running time
110 minutes
Countries
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain[1]

PlotEdit

The cruel Lord James Guillonk, faithful of Queen Victoria, is the governor of the territories of Borneo and Malaysia. His archenemy is the Indian pirate Sandokan, who along with his "tigers" delivers continuous attacks against British armies.

This time, Sandokan collides again with the governor, because Guillonk is moving hunt against Tremal-Naik, a Hindu escaped by controls of English policy, who is in search of his lost love. Indeed, Tremal-Naik talks to Sandokan of a secret Hindù sect that worships the bloody goddess Kali. These fanatics are the thugs. This sect has in fact kidnapped his beloved, and so Sandokan is preparing for the new battle against Guillonk, who has just kidnapped the love with Tremal-Naik, mysteriously escaped from the dungeons of thugs.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Pirates of Malaysia had a screenplay credited to Victor Andres Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, and Ugo Liberatore.[1] The film was adapted by Liberatore and based on the novel by Emilio Salgari.[1]

ReleaseEdit

Pirates of Malaysia was released in Italy on 16 October 1964 with a running time of 110 minutes.[1]

ReferencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 147.

SourcesEdit

  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 978-1476662916.

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