Sunday, December 28, 2008

Good news for Sword & Sandal fans!

No sooner do I watch ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS from the Mill Creek Warriors pack of 50 peplum films then I see this news posted over on DVD Drive In--

On March 31, Image Entertainment will release the HERCULES COLLECTION, a four-disc peplum set featuring such stars as Steve Reeves, Mark Forest, Reg Park, Gordon Scott and Richard Harrison. Titles in the set include HERCULES, MOLE MEN AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES, HERCULES THE AVENGER, HERCULES AND THE BLACK PIRATE, HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN, HERCULES, PRISONER OF EVIL, HERCULES AND THE PRINCESS OF TROY, ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS and GIANTS OF ROME. Image promises 2.35:1 widescreen transfers on most of these English-dubbed titles, and the set will retail for $19.98

Of course, I hope that ALL of the nine movies listed will end up presented in their proper aspect ratios but even if only a few are this is a very good thing. Hercules films in widescreen are not as easy to find as I'd like them to be, sad to say. I can't wait to see what this set brings us in April.

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