Mystery Science Theater 3000: HERCULES
April 20, 2016 7:05 PM - Season 5, Episode 2 - Subscribe

aka Le fatiche di Ercole "SEE the heroic Hercules rip down the Age of Orgy's lavish palace of lustful pleasure! SEE the Mightiest of Men fight the Mightiest of Beasts, the killer Cretan Bull! SEE Hercules fight off the savage love-starved Amazon women!" Joseph E. Levine brings us Hercules, big buttery Hercules, who engages in various adventures in antiquity. Don't come here looking for fidelity to myth. While based loosely on Argonautica, Herc plays a much larger role in this movie. The Brains cut up the movie to fit it in the run time unfortunately, so the story is pretty hard to follow. This is the episode with the wonderful "Hamilton, Joe, Frank, and Reynolds" and Match Game sketches, and has the first on-screen appearance of Mary Jo Pehl as a Minnesota Amazon. YouTube (1h32m) - Unriffed (1h44m) Premiered July 7, 1993.

Episode 502: HERCULES

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IMDB (1958, 5.4 stars)
"The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole."
Directed by Pietro Francisci. Starring Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina and Fabrizio Mioni. Written by (oh please!) Apollonius of Rhodes, Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini and Gaio Frattini.

Pietro Francisci also directed Danger: Diabolik, the subject of the final episode of Mystery Science Theater.

The unriffed version of the movie in the link above is brought to us by none other than Dr. Philo Drummond of the Church of the Subgenius!
posted by JHarris (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by JHarris at 12:16 AM on April 21, 2016

The Brains cut up the movie to fit it in the run time unfortunately, so the story is pretty hard to follow

Watched this the other day whilst doing other things and assumed that that was the reason I wasn't following the film itself, despite enjoying the snark. Glad to know that it was as much down to heavy editing as my poor attention since that's probably how I'll be watching most of these!
posted by comealongpole at 3:21 PM on April 26, 2016

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