In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.
As was often the case with films of this kind, star Brad Harris did his own stunts and was dubbed by a different actor in post-production.
When Menistus explains how he assures that a certain man will not reveal his secret plan, he has an arch open, and in it the said man lies dead, a sword through his stomach, and the eyes open. Just when the aids are closing the arch cover down, the dead man blinks.
These 2021 Sundance Film Festival headliners became household names thanks to some unforgettable roles early in their careers.