Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season Two [5 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 1934236
  • Release Date: 03/29/2011
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Synopsis


Season two of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys finds the titular half-human, half-god Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) and his mortal friend Iolaus (Michael Hurst) persisting in their efforts to spread peace, kindness, and goodwill throughout Greece and the known world, despite the formidable opposition of several nasty Olympian gods, disgruntled demigods, hideous monsters, and a few mean-spirited human beings. Among the new recurring characters introduced during this season is Autolycus (Bruce Campbell), a former sideshow escape artist and part-time pickpocket who strives to live up to his self-anointed title, "The King of Thieves" -- the results usually being disastrous for Hercules and his friends. We also meet Aphrodite (Alexandra Tydings), gorgeous goddess of love, whose sometimes bird-brained capriciousness makes almost as much trouble for Hercules as does Autolycus. Likewise making his first appearance as Hercules' envious mortal half-brother, Iphicles, who bears a disturbing resemblance to our hero's longtime enemy, the war god Ares (both characters are of course played by the same actor, Kevin Smith). And in another development, Hercules is forced to tangle with Echidna (Bridget Hoffman), the Mother of All Monsters, who is determined to avenge the deaths of her many offspring at the hands of the muscular superhero. Additionally, Hercules forms a curious relationship with Hades (Erik Thompson), king of the Underworld, requiring our hero to make a few side trips into the Land of the Dead -- where, for a brief and touching moment, he is reunited with his long-departed bride Deianeira (Tawny Kitean). And in another "earthly" reunion, Hercules touches base with Jason (Jeffrey Thomas), former commander of the Argonauts, with whom both Hercules and Iolaus had once set sail in search of the elusive Golden Fleece. The friendship between Hercules and Jason is solidified near the end of Season two when Jason asks Hercules' mortal mother, Alcmene (played this season by Liddy Holloway, replacing Elizabeth Hawthorne) to become his bride -- an act that brings joy into the hearts of all but Hercules' spiteful immortal stepmother Hera, who, though never actually seen on-camera, remains an ominous and dangerous presence throughout season two's 24 episodes. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Sorbo - Hercules
  • Michael Hurst - Iolaus
  • Robert Trebor - Salmoneus
  • Bruce Campbell - Autolycus
  • Alexandra Tydings - Aphrodite




Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hercules the legendary journeys

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    Rchang007
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    Season two of Hercules the legendary journeys has a lot more laughs because Bruce Campbell guest stars on both shows of Hercules and xena . Bruce Campbell does a excellent job acting as the king of thevies. This show has plenty of comedy like mordern language, plenty of martial arts fighting mix with Kung fu, karate, judo, Akiado, and lots of crazy gods trying to get Hercules.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A classic!

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    Ruger
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    Although a bit dated now, Hercules the Legendary Journeys was a fan favorite back in its day. Although at times cheesy, and without a doubt, it played around with Greek myth quite a bit, it was still an entertaining show that can delight a new generation today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An older series, but still decent...

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    Ruger
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    I can't really say I grew up watching this show (timing is not quite right), but I still have a soft spot for this series. Is it realistic? No, but I'm not watching something based on Greek myth for realism, am I? It's a fun series to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great older series

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    Grandma
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    Anyone who loves fantasy shows can get enjoyment out of this dvd set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for adventure time

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    mini
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    I loved this show when I first saw it years ago and it just keeps getting better every time I watch it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very enjoyable.

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    shark
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    Have really enjoyed watching these since I mostly watched Xena when they were airing on tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mythology brought to life.

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    Moviegoer388
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    Good TV series about mythological figures brought to life using "contemporary" situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Series

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    Lamore
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    Very good TV show that they no longer air working on the rest of the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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