Hercules box set from Anchor Bay UK
Anchor Bay UK have revealed the details on their 27th October 2003 Region 2 DVD release of Hercules, The Legendary Journeys. The four disc set features the five original TV movies (Hercules And The Amazon Women; Hercules And The Lost Kingdom; Hercules And The Kingdom Of Fire; Hercules In The Underworld) plus the first three episodes from Season One of the TV Series (The Festival Of Dionysus; Ares; As Darkness Falls) presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with English DD5.1 Audio. Special features include the 75-minute featurette "The Men Behind The Myth", featuring interviews with star Kevin Sorbo and director Bill Norton. Retail is £29.99.
A second boxed set, featuring the remaining ten episodes of Hercules, The Legendary Journeys Season One will be released by Anchor Bay UK in November 2003.
From the PR...
One of the best loved and most successful television series of all time comes to DVD in September with the release of Anchor Bay UK's spectacular four-disc boxed set HERCULES, THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS, comprising five TV movies along with the first three episodes of the long-running TV series.
Long ago, in a time of myths and legends, the gods plagued mankind with a cruel onslaught of unspeakable terrors. For centuries the people had nowhere to turn for help. That is, until a man arrived, the son of a mortal mother, Alcmene, and a divine father, Zeus, the King of the Gods. His name was Hercules. Possessed of a strength the world had never before seen, Hercules challenged the power of the gods, dedicating his life to the salvation of mankind, and vowing he would never rest as long as there were people crying out for help.
Produced by "Spider-Man" director Saim Raimi and Robert Tapert (together, the men behind the "Evil Dead" films), and starring Kevin Sorbo in the title role, Anthony Quinn as Zeus and Michael Hurst as Iolaus, HERCULES, THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS smartly combined ancient myth with contemporary sensibilities to remarkable effect. Full of spectacular action sequences, dazzling special effects and more than a little humour, the show deservedly earned itself massive public and critical acclaim, and even spawned its own spin-off TV series, the equally successful "Xena: Warrior Princess". Placing a fresh, hip and witty spin on the mythical tales of a legendary hero, HERCULES, THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS brought universal appeal to a timeless character. The release of this superb boxed set is sure to delight existing fans and win over a whole new audience of Hercules worshippers.