The 1954 peplum ULISSE aka ULYSSES, directed by Mario Camerini (and allegedly also Mario Bava) and starring Kirk Douglas, has finally been given a new release date from Lions Gate - August 4, 2009.
Three-time Academy Award® nominee Kirk Douglas (Champion, 1949; The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952; Lust for Life, 1956) and two-time Academy Award® winner Anthony Quinn (Viva Zapata!, 1952; Lust for Life, 1956) star in Homer's adventure classic Ulysses, one of the greatest epics of world literature available in all-new packaging. Ulysses leaves his faithful wife behind as he goes off to fight in the Trojan Wars. Having the poor taste to set himself above the gods after a stunning military victory, Ulysses is doomed to journey aimlessly across the sea until he can make amends. Along the way, our hero battles a Cyclops, resists the fatal singing of the Sirens, and enjoys a brief interlude with a seductive enchantress. Years later, he returns to his wife, who has long thought him dead, and must master one final challenge.