Hercules Unchained

December 3, 2015 at 3:11 am (6 Heads, Hercules Unchained) (, , , , )

Hercules Unchained – 1959 – Italy/France

After adventuring abroad, Hercules returns to Greece. He is disturbed to find that Oedipus, the former king of Thebes, is a blind outcast. Oedipus’ two power hungry sons war for control of Thebes. On a diplomatic mission, Hercules negotiates between the two warlords. He is sidetracked when he accidentally drinks the “water of forgetfulness”. While suffering from amnesia, he is kidnapped by Queen Omphale of Lydia, and duped into being her lover. Hercules is eventually rescued by Ulysses, and the two team up to save Thebes from war. The film ends with an epic duel between Oedipus’ sons, followed by an epic battle between their armies.

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