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Hercules vs. the Hydra


This was one of the earlier movies to follow from Italy in the wake of the success of Hercules starring Steve Reeves, and marked an attempt to add some star power to the notion of a mucleman movie, not so much in the title role as the female lead. Mickey Hargitay, a body-builder, plays the Greek hero, while his then-wife, Jayne Mansfield, then one of Hollywood's reigning sex queens, has two roles in the film. Hercules learns of the murder of his wife and seeks vengeance, only to learn that the kingdom...more