Hercules in New York [DVD] [1970]

  • SKU: 7182817
  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Rating: G
Every movie star has to start somewhere, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, then little-known outside of body building circles, made his screen debut in this comic variation on the "sword and sandal" epics popular in the 1950's and '60's. Hercules (Schwarzenegger) has grown tired of his life on Mount Olympus, and wishes to visit Earth. His father Zeus (Ernest Graves) forbids such a voyage, but a misdirected thunderbolt sends Hercules tumbling down the mountain and into New York City, where he's befriended by Pretzie (Arnold Stang), who runs a pretzel cart in the park. As Hercules tries to make his way in the big city with Pretzie's help, he runs afoul of a crooked wresling promoter, gets mixed up with gangsters, rides his chariot through Times Square, descends into Hell, and dines at the Automat (which some contend is not unlike descending into Hell). Just as Hercules is getting used to life on Earth, his angry father decides it's time the boy came home, and Zeus sends Nemesis (Taina Elg) and a handful of other gods to retrieve him. For the original American release of Hercules In New York, Arnold Schwarzenegger was billed as Arnold Strong, and his voice was dubbed by another actor to remove his accent; when the film was re-released on video in 2000, Schwarzenegger's original vocal tracks were restored, though the dubbed version appears on several previous video releases.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Full frame
  • Original trailer
  • Original teaser
  • English, Spanish, French subtitles
  • Original theatrical audio
  • Spanish, French, German audio tracks

Synopsis


Hercules in New York
Every movie star has to start somewhere, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, then little-known outside of body building circles, made his screen debut in this comic variation on the "sword and sandal" epics popular in the 1950's and '60's. Hercules (Schwarzenegger) has grown tired of his life on Mount Olympus, and wishes to visit Earth. His father Zeus (Ernest Graves) forbids such a voyage, but a misdirected thunderbolt sends Hercules tumbling down the mountain and into New York City, where he's befriended by Pretzie (Arnold Stang), who runs a pretzel cart in the park. As Hercules tries to make his way in the big city with Pretzie's help, he runs afoul of a crooked wresling promoter, gets mixed up with gangsters, rides his chariot through Times Square, descends into Hell, and dines at the Automat (which some contend is not unlike descending into Hell). Just as Hercules is getting used to life on Earth, his angry father decides it's time the boy came home, and Zeus sends Nemesis (Taina Elg) and a handful of other gods to retrieve him. For the original American release of Hercules In New York, Arnold Schwarzenegger was billed as Arnold Strong, and his voice was dubbed by another actor to remove his accent; when the film was re-released on video in 2000, Schwarzenegger's original vocal tracks were restored, though the dubbed version appears on several previous video releases. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Hercules
  • Arnold Stang
    Arnold Stang - Pretzie
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    Deborah Loomis - Helen
  • James Karen
    James Karen - The Professor
  • Image coming soon
    Mark Tendler - Samson



Customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You Need to See This Film

    Posted
    kevman79

    Just about everyone, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger fans for that matter, needs to see this film in order to see what a high quality actor Arnold really is (sarcastically speaking of course). For some reason, it has always been my opinion, that just about every film Schwarzenegger starred in would have been a hit film whether or not he was involved in the project. Think about it...makes sense doesn't it? Not that Arnold didn't contribute anything at all, he just had the right people around him to make sure he did all the right things like reminding him to 'look big and strong in front of the camera, and speak as little as possible'. Anyway, 'Hercules in New York' is a piece of junk riot that is sure to keep you laughing for days. For the ultimate laugh, die hard fans will want to try and track down one of the previous video versions, prior to this dvd release, that has Arnold's voice having been dubbed. It's a hoot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arnold's beginnings

    Posted
    Friday
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Even though the story wasn't the best, Arnold sure did deliver. This film especially showed a star was in the making.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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