Worldwide premiere of Umbrella's restoration from 35mm materials of Hercules Returns on Blu-ray!
Worldwide premiere of Umbrella's restoration from 35mm materials of Hercules Returns on Blu-ray! Includes the english dub of the original Italian film 'Samson and His Mighty Challenge'.
Starting off in the late 80s as a live comedy show from the Melbourne troupe Double Take, re-voicing B-grade masterpieces such as Astrozombies and Gene Autry, Hercules Returns is the screen adaptation of the popular show.
Cinematographer David Parker (Malcolm) makes his directorial debut, with a screenplay by original Double Take star Des Mangan, also known for his curation of Cult Movies on SBS Australia, and featuring the voice talents of the original Double Take team.
Move over Mystery Science Theatre, this classic riff from the Double Take team will have you in stitches!
Hercules Returns is the story of Brad McBain (David Argue, Razorback), a frustrated employee of Australia’s largest cinema chain. Brad decides to quite his job and sets about re-opening the Picture Palace, a disused cinema in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, to show classic old films.An act of the sabotage on the opening night sees their first film, the 1964 Italian film Samson and His Mighty Challenge, swapped out for a non-subtitled print. As a desperate measure, Brad rallies his projectionist Sprocket (Bruce Spence, Mad Max II) and publicist Lisa (Mary Coustas, TVs Acropolis Now) to improvise voice-overs for the entire film, with hilarious results, to avert disaster.
Director: David Parker
Cast: Bruce Spence; David Argue; Mary Coustas; Michael Carman
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