G | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
This was an independently produced and financed film. In the mid 2010"s the copyright for this film ran out. The ownership rights and the film negative then appeared on Ebay with the starting bid set at US $250,000. It is not known what the winning bid was but it was a unique chance for a member of the public to have an opportunity to own the rights to a B movie starring a very young and then unknown actor who would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars many years later.
Well, I... It's kind of you to be so complimentary but I must say it's the first time anyone has been quite so, so extravagant with his comparisons where I'm concerned.
When Pretzie talks to the contractor, the contractor puts his cigar in his mouth. In the next shot he holds it down by his side.
In the 1982 re-release, simply titled HERCULES (or HERCULES THE MOVIE), after the original opening narration, a new title card is spliced in. First, there is a few seconds of "laser" light-show effects. Then, an illustration of a flexing Arnold Schwarzenegger standing between two tall pedestals, with aura emanating from his hands. Above the image, "Arnold Schwarzenegger" in towering space-age font appears with a blue laser effect, and in the same font/effect, appears "Hercules." Then, at the bottom, in simple white font, appears "(C) MCMLXXXIII Filmpartners, Inc." "Starring Arnold Stang" and finally, "A Filmpartners Release". This is then followed by the first smoke-covered scene of Mount Olympus, where we hear Hercules asking "Why can't I go?" (where we left off). This new version's opening title can also be seen in the theatrical teaser/trailer (seen on Trimark's DVD version), which are apparently the only trailers in existence. And during the original opening credits, all titles from "RAF Industries, Inc. Presents" to "Starring Arnold Stang and Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe'" were noticeably snipped.
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