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    Unique ID Code: 0000003975
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    Added on: 3/4/2000 03:25
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    Hercules (UK)

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    Disney`s 35th animated classic
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 89 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    An action-packed fantasy thrill ride of Olympic proportions, Disney`s 35th animated classic HERCULES is the funniest, most imaginative musical adventure ever!

    Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who`s plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

    Hercules must now choose between his legendary strength and his true love, the Grecian beauty Meg. Only by learning a valuable lesson... thats it`s not the size of your strength that counts but the strength of your heart... will Hercules save Mount Olympus and be proclaimed a hero!

    From the creators of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, and featuring a high-spirited soundtrack and unparalleled Disney animation, Hercules is the all-mighty adventure with something for everyone!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.66:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Ron Clements

    Diedrich Bader
    Sandra Bernhard
    French Stewart
    Matt Frewer
    Bob Goldthwait
    Robert Costanzo
    James Woods
    Tate Donovan

    Robert Schooley
    Mark McCorkle

    Walt Disney

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A great movie from Disney, filled with great visuals, hip music and loveable characters.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs at all. The animation (partially hand drawn and partially CG) is awesome. Notice the reference to "The Lion King" in one of the scenes (when the HELL will Disney release "The Lion King" on DVD???).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is great. The surrounds are used quite frequently. The disk contains 7 additional dubbed soundtracks (French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Hebrew and Greek). It`s a cool feature, especially if you are into foreign languages.
    Once again - sigh - in the best tradition of Disney, the disk has no extras whatsoever.
    Bottom line - a great movie with lots of hilarious moments and great sound.

    "Hercules" revisited - May 2003
    It`s been nearly two years since I reviewed this movie, and all I could remember was just how funny at was back then.
    Well, it`s still is, the second time around.
    James Woods does a superb job in portraying the bad guy.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be spotted and the animation looks just great.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is awesome. The surrounds are nicely used and the songs add a lot to the movie`s rhythm. Several songs use puns often, which is a good thing and makes the movie suitable for grownups as well. :)
    The lack of extras is truly annoying.
    Bottom line - yet another great movie from Disney, and a big "Hurray" to Disney for finally releasing "The Lion King" on DVD later this year.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 27/8/2001 16:03