Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from ... See full summary »
Malasyan pirate Sandokan accidentally learns that Lord Brook plots to obtain the crown of Malasya by kidnapping the legitimate rajah and his daughter and forcing them to abdicate so he gathers his best man and launches a rescue operation.
In this melange of characters and events from separate mythological stories, Hercules, demigod and superman, arrives in the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus to tutor Iphitus, son of king Pelias; immediately on arrival, he falls in love with the king's delectable, briefly clad daughter Iole. Before he can win her, he must succeed in a series of quests, in the course of which he teams up with Jason, true heir of Iolcus, whom he accompanies on the famous voyage of the Argonauts. Written by
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In 1953, producer Edward Small announced a version with Lex Barker but it failed to materialise. See more »
Obvious stunt double for Iole when Hercules rescues her from the runaway chariot at the beginning of the movie. See more »
No Jason, it's no use to go on torturing yourself. You'll never know who killed your father now Crion's dead.
I wanted so badly to get at the truth, but he would never tell me. He could read my thoughts, he felt my desire for revenge.
And I see by the look in your eyes that your desire for revenge is bound to grow worse.
I feel it. The desire for revenge dominates all my thinking, but the assassin has no face and I don't know his name.
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This is actually two stories in one: the first is about Hercules trying to find his niche in the world as a rugged adventurer and champion of the oppressed, the 2nd is about Jason and the Argonauts and Herc looking for the Golden Fleece.
Longer and slower than some of the successors and with quite possibly less fight scenes, these are still the best due to the respect and attention given to the characters. Reeves, looking like a pumped up Jonathan Frakes, is probably still the best of the lot, though we only got to see him fight lions, tigers, bulls, monkey people and Primo Carnera as opposed to monsters, but maybe it was better this way. Made things more serious and real world like.
So in other words, don't count this one out!
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