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Hercules Returns [DVD] [1993]

Bruce Spence , Mary Coustas , David Parker    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bruce Spence, Mary Coustas, David Argue, Michael Carman, Brendon Suhr
  • Directors: David Parker
  • Writers: Des Mangan
  • Producers: Peter Winter, Philip Jaroslow
  • Format: PAL, Import, Widescreen, Colour, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: LA Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan 2007
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015FNHL8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,813 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A guy gets fired from a big film distribution company and plans to buy his own movie room on an old cinema. He and his friends decide to premiére with the last movie to be shown before the cinema closed. It's an italian peplum about mixed adventures of Hercules, Samson and other classical and mythological heroes. But the big company plots against them and gets them a copy of the movie without subtitles or voice overs. And they only find this out at the very last moment before the movie starts. They have to improvise and invent dialogues screamed from the projectionists room to the audience. This ends up in a delirious mix of footage from the old movie with crazy comic dialogues from today. Great comedy. ...Hercules Returns

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest film EVER! 21 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
If you can watch this film without bursting into eruptions of hysterical laughter then you cannot be human. I have seen HR probably about 10 to 15 times and it is hilarious EVERY time I watch it. It really is. I have finally found a constant in life, something that will stay the same whatever happens. It should come with a laughter guarantee.
Suffice it to say that you don't need to know about the plot, it plays as a more Monty Pythonesque type of film. The real genius of this film is the effortlessness that surrounds it as you watch it. Everything flows beautifully, is edited perfectly. The preparation, though, must have been painstaking. Every dubbed line works perfectly and almost everything the characters say is funny and it fits in with the original film. You even start to believe that the actors of the original are actually doing the spoof themselves, you seem to forget that this was supposed to be a serious epic.
Literally the funniest film ever made and I can say that without fear of reprisals. Why? Because I have seen Hercules Returns.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest movie ever made 3 Oct 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This really is hilarious. My brother introduced it to me because he thought it was hilarious. I think it's hilarious. My husband thinks it's hilarious. Everyone I've ever made watch it thinks it's hilarious. If I had a dog, I bet it would think it's hilarious.
Seriously, although the plot doesn't sound that great (basically Australians dub an old Italian muscle man movie), it is very, very funny. I must've seen it about 6-7 times and it still makes me cry with laughter every single time.
This recommendation is from a New Zealander about an Australian film. I MUST love it...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A REAL Comedy Gem 7 Dec 2004
By Gaz
Format:VHS Tape
This is a movie gem. I have never laugh so much during a movie. Just gets funnier everytime I watch it. A REAL must have for any video / DVD collection.
Only complaint it's not available in DVD format. This is too good a movie to be lost in time and not brought forward onto the new recording format. I know once I find it on DVD I'm buying it again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How I've longed to see this movie again! 18 Sep 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This movie made it to an art theater in Seattle briefly years ago. I am so lucky my mother took me to see it! For years we have reminisced, even though I could barely tell anyone any specifics, except to say that it's one of the best movies I've ever seen! It's so difficult in the US to get PAL players,and although Scarecrow Video in Seattle had a copy and rented players, being not so technologically inclined we never got around to renting it (and the 200 dollar deposit was also daunting). I coudln't even get my hands on it when I studied in Edinburgh, although I tried!!! Don't miss out on what you've got Brits! Watch this film and learn to love it like I do! (And don't miss out on other great opportunities you've got, like Allo Allo! Noel Streatfeild, and Jean Estoril.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best film ever 19 Nov 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This is "a must watch movie", never mind all the Hollywood over cooked tv dinner tripe, take a gamble and find a "reel" gem of a movie that you will want to watch time and time again, to enjoy the jokes you laughed through before. Enjoy the adventures of hurk, samson, testiculi and labia at the pink parthenon in sunny clamidia. Give the hollywood drivel the finger and enjoy a classic, dubbed or otherwise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Funniest Movie EVER! Really! 28 Jun 2000
Format:VHS Tape
When I tell people about this movie, they look at me like I have three heads...This is because, after 7 years, I STILL remember lines and scenes from this movie and laugh devilishly...
Hercules Returns is an exceptional example that not all things old are worthless. When two filmmakers quit their boring and lifeless jobs at a big production company, they team up with a sassy waitress/hostess and open their own cinema, the first movie to be shown is the last one that closed the theatre, Hercules in Italian. It goes awry when the soundtrack is discovered to be in Italian, so the crew decides to dub the entire film, sound effects, all of it...with their OWN plot! It is FANTASTIC! Hecules, Samson, and such are now, well, of different sexual origins, and most of the story revolves around Labia and Testiculli in the city of Chlymidia. Such lines as "Did the earth move for you?" "No, but I wish you did!" make this a roaring comedy. My stomach hurt for three days after I saw this movie from laughing so hard! Buy this now...before it's gone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to laugh !!! 3 Aug 2004
By lee
Format:VHS Tape
I recently visited a cousin who has moved to Europe from Ozz and after a long day site seeing decided to watch this movie. I do not think I have ever laughed so much in my life at a film, it was by far the funniest thing I have seen on telly. I have always admired the auzie humour and this really highlights how funny my neighbours on the other side of the globe can be. I would advise any one that likes a laugh at silly humour it !!! you wont be sorry.............
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hil-Freakin-Arious 19 July 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I saw this when I was living in australia back in the mid-nineties. I wish this title had made it over to the US, it is by far one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. When my friends and I watched it for the first time my mom found us all laying on the floor uanble to stop laughing. My stomach has never been so soar as it was the next day. All you brits should feel honored and priviledged to buy this film. Don't miss out, BUY IT NOW!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wickedly funny.
Published 11 days ago by john fabrizi
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a nice looking DVD to replace my worn out VHS copy ...
Finally a nice looking DVD to replace my worn out VHS copy which I have had for 14 years. The film is a hoot. I can watch it over and over. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dwight Steven-boniecki
5.0 out of 5 stars "Pick the prawns out of that one!"
Hilarious! Remember watching this as a student over and over again. Perfect adult humour for a weekend movie. "Aah ningi ningi ningi ningi"! Enjoy.
Published 3 months ago by Dr SMB
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
If you've never seen it, buy it and enjoy. A piece of 80s genius that you will want to lend to all your friends.
Published 11 months ago by AngusM
5.0 out of 5 stars Best. Film. Ever.
Funny, mad, off their rocker. This is what films should be about. Can't get much better than this. It's one of the films I'd take to the famous island.
Published 12 months ago by VanyaTC
5.0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud
watched this for the first time years ago - still as funny now - love it - love it - love it
Published 16 months ago by Jojo67
5.0 out of 5 stars Hercularious!!!!
I first saw this film years ago. I loved it then, but forgot about until I did a bit of research. And I still love, despite my missus not seeing what the fuss was about!! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Hercules Returns a comedy feast!
This movie really is a non-stop, laugh a minute comedy! I realy loved it,well worth adding to your comedy dvd collections.
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by mix'n sue
1.0 out of 5 stars Makes 'Carry On' films look like masterpieces.
I found this film while trying to find a DVD of 'Welcome to Woop Woop'. Led astray by all the rave reviews, I wasted eleven pounds on it. Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2011 by Alan Kemp
3.0 out of 5 stars ORIGINAL TITLE
This is Samson & His Mighty Challenges starring Alan Steele.
Very good of its type.
I prefer the original to the funny version . Read more
Published on 6 Oct 2010 by Paul Scott
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