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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a joyous tragedy in that, it is brilliant, comedic, action-packed and an essential one-of-a-kind production that is only tragic in that it can never be repeated.
What is it about this show that is so damn engaging?
In a look back like this, Hercules is not going to be winning any awards for special effects–boulders look like styrofoam and when facing giants, it’s akin to the precursor, Jason & the Argonauts. Acting-wise, the show fluctuates drastically, from over-the-top performances, to hams, to genuine moments of uncompromising clarity. So, what sticks out; what makes it survive the throes television programs?
At the end of the day, it’s simple: it’s fun!
Everyone on this show is having a damn good time–and they’re not afraid to show it. Several times, throughout the show’s run (Yes, Virgina, There is a Hercules & For Those of You Just Joining Us), they’ll place episodes in modern day, with Bruce Campbell playing director/producer Robert Tapert, and the rest of the cast playing stereotypical, inept Hollywood producers & divas, and Kevin Sorbo playing… well, Hercules pretending to be Kevin Sorbo.
There is no doubt in my mind that, had these type of episodes been pitched “today,” they would’ve been laughed out of the studio’s office. But the fact is they were allowed to take risks, to play with the Greek mythos (Aphrodite windsurfing on the clam shell), and make something genuinely heartwarming. You have fun watching the show.
DVD Wholesale Main Features :
Actors: Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Roma Downey, Michael Hurst, Anthony Quinn
Producers: Sam Raimi
Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 25
Rated: NR – Not Rated
Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2018
Run Time: 4894 minutes