Thu, Jun 20|
Heritage House Arts & Civic Center
HERCULES Double-Feature Starring STEVE REEVES, CHRISTOPHER LEE and REG PARK
We're going to take Dr. Frank-N-Furter's advice and "take in an old Steve Reeves movie" (or TWO!) -- STEVE REEVES career debut as HERCULES (1958) will be followed by HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (w/ Reg Park) as Herc matches wits with CHRISTOPHER LEE in this gothic sequel directed by MARIO BAVA!
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Heritage House Arts & Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA
About the event
HERCULES (aka: 'The Labors of Hercules') is a 1958 Italian sword 'n' sandal film based upon the myth of Hercules and the Quest for the Golden Fleece. Joining Steve Reeves as the titular hero is Sylva Koscina as his love interest Princess Iole.
Hercules made Reeves an international film star and effectively paved the way for the dozens of 1960s peplum (or "sword and sandal") films featuring bodybuilder actors as mythological heroes and gladiators battling monsters, despots, and evil queens.
The film spawned a 1959 sequel, Hercules Unchained (Italian: Ercole e la Regina di Lidia), that also starred Reeves and Koscina, as well as launching the Hercules franchise of Italian semi-sequels.