Thursday, 15 March 2012

Hercules (1958)

Film of 2012 #46

The Italian version of Hercules dubbed into English, quite badly is available as a Public Domain film and can be download free as a podcast. It is not really worth it, the dub is terrible and at times what is being said is hardly reflected in what you are seeing on the screen. I think for the time this was probably considered pulp and was churned out it is the story of Hercules but just covers the tasks that they want to. For the time it is very good yes there are some errors and being a more modern film fan I have seen lots of these stories told with Jason and the Argonauts, the Golden Fleece, the twelve tasks of Hercules, this is simply an early version of it.

Overall this film is not really worth seeing unless you want to view all forms of cinema and for it's day i think this was considered quite successful but again there are better versions of this story and I would recommend looking for them first, a 2 star film.

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