Hercules and Iolaus travel to Sumeria to aid a king persecuted by the gods, in company with Nebula who turns out to be a wandering Sumerian princess. King Gilgamesh, half-god like Hercules, needs the...
Hercules and the prisoner he is taking to Sparta live through a shipwreck. Hercules' determination to recapture the man is complicated by his injured arm, pirates searching for gold from the sunken ...
In this quasi-mythological costume series, Hercules (in Greek Herakles), the noble bastard son of Zeus, hence hated to death by his step-mother Hera, doesn't live as an Olympian after accomplishing his Works and the Argonauts' journey, as classical myth has it, but relinquishes immortality and continues to fight both human and supernatural evil on earth, as a wanderer in and beyond Greece, usually accompanied by his human side-kick Iolaus and sometimes by dodgy Salmoneus. Countless are the challenges, either especially set up by Hera or just on his way, but he always triumphs against all odds, delivers otherwise often hopeless mortals and moves on to new adventures.Written by
B-movie actor and visual effects artist Robert Chapin was asked to audition for a part in a sword and sorcery film but turned it down believing the script was crap and thinking that they wanted some big beefy guy for the part, when in fact they wanted a regular type of guy. The production would go on to become Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994) for Action Pack. The role was for Hercules. Interestingly enough, he was in acting classes with Kevin Sorbo at the time. Kevin Sorbo was quoted as saying: "I don't care what I get, I'll just take anything right now." See more »
Aphrodite refers to Hercules as both "older brother" and "younger brother" several times throughout the series. See more »
[poking a spear at a trembling bush]
Come out, spy!
Weyland the Slave:
[standing up indignantly]
I'm not a spy! I'm a slave!
We do not accept slaves in Troy.
Weyland the Slave:
That's all right. I'm used to prejudice.
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On the credits of "Unchained Heart" the credits read "No vicious beasts intent on taking over the world were harmed on the production of this film" where the Humane Society disclaimer would normally appear. See more »
I think that this show is great. I mean, the special effects are really nothing compared to what is being seen now, but we do see some of the earlier work of WETA, who went on to kick major butt in LOTR and KK. The acting was really good, these, to me, were compacted epic movies for free on t.v. The acting was good and it was always fun to see stunt men fly through the air and Hercules beating them down.
All I really have to say is, that the movies were great and the direction the show took was wonderful. Though sadly, slighted by it's cancellation at the end of 8 episodes in the 6th and final season. The show did lack some of the deeper elements found in "Xena: Warrior Princess", but I think it made a good contrast. All in all, watch the movies first, if you like them, watch the show and decide if you like it or not. To each their own and have fun, the show and the movies can be a great laugh.
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