Greek mythology has long been a staple of cinema, with the story of Hercules being one of the most popular of all. The Legend of Hercules, starring Kellen Lutz, Gaia Weiss and Scott Adkins is due for release on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 4th August.
In this imaginative retelling of the legend, Lutz portrays our mythical Greek hero, Hercules. In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen bears the son of the lustful Zeus. It is promised that he will overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a once happy land. No pressure then.
The trouble is Hercules knows nothing of his true identity and destiny. A prince in the mortal realm, he is betrayed by his stepfather, King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins), and exiled and sold into slavery thanks to a forbidden love. You see, more than anything Hercules desires the love Hebe (Gaia Weiss), Princess of Crete, but she has been promised to his brother.
Learning of his true purpose he must choose whether or not to flee and use his formidable power to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom as a hero.
Directed by Renny Harlin with a screenplay written by Sean Hood, Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve and Harlin, the story plays out like you’ve never seen it before in an action-packed blockbuster that weaves a tale of love, sacrifice and strength. And if that’s not enough to convince you, there’s plentiful shirtless Kellen Lutz to admire for the 90-minute epic.
Greek mythology – check. Daring fight sequences – check. Muscled heroes from a time long ago – check. If you loved the Percy Jackson series, Disney’s all singing all animated Hercules, or were first introduced to our hero by the popular 90s television series, you will love this one.
The Legend of Hercules is out now to download from iTunes and available on DVD and 3D Blu-ray from 4th August.
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