Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hercules in New York

Hercules in New York- 1970, directed by Allan Siedelman, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
He says-  Hercules journeys to Earth from Mount Olympus and gets mixed up with wrestling promoters-and mobsters- in this lumbering comedy.  Inept, but irresistible for the opportunity to watch a young, badly dubbed Schwarzenegger in his movie debut (his original dialogue was restored for the dvd).  Reissued as hercules-the movie at 82 minutes, and Hercules Goes Bananas at 75 minutes.  1 and a half stars.

I say- this movie is unintentionally hysterical.  I would recommend watching it under the influence, as Hercules wrestling a bear is a sight to see as is Arnold continually announcing that he is Hercules.  I got the version that was dubbed, but was able to watch the scene where he throws the discus in original Arnie English.  2 stars.

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