(aka "Les Travaux d'Hercule" or "Le Fatiche di Ercole")

 

directed by Pietro Francisci
Italy / Spain 1958

Theatrical Release: February 20, 1958 - Italy

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DVD Comparison:

DVDY Films - Region 0 - PAL vs. Extreme Digital Media - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Pieter Boven and Gregory Meshman for the Screen Caps!

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DVDY Films

Region 0 - PAL

Extreme Digital Media
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:37:51 (4% PAL speedup) 1:43:65
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.82 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.39 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes

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DVDY Films.

Bitrate:

Extreme Digital Media

 

Audio English, French, Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

English (MPEG-2)

Subtitles French (forced) None
Features Release Information:
Studio: DVDY Films

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Le Peplum (5'35), documentary in French without subtitles
• Filmographies of Pietro Francesci & Steve Reeves

DVD Release Date: 2000
Keepcase

Chapters 14

Release Information:
Studio: Extreme Digital Media

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• No menus, no chapters - the worst possible DVD of this title

DVD Release Date: June 2001
Keepcase

Chapters 1

Comments Although the subtitles are forced, I managed to disable them on my Pioneer DV-454 by selecting "Subtitle Display: OFF" in the player's setup menu.

The English dubs on both DVDs are different. Here's a sample of dialogue accompanying the scene of the first screenshot.

US DVD
Hercules: "I will start where your lips have touched."
Iole: "Why how dare you be so audacious!"
Hercules: "I'm too hungry to help it."

French DVD
Hercules: "I'll begin where your lips ended."
Iole: "I can't decide whether you're sincere or just bold!"
Hercules: "Not bold, only hungry."

U.S. disc -
U.S. disc has no chapters, no menus - the worst possible disc of this title and I got it. You can't get worse than this... Link points to DVD Empire - the only place where I could find this atrocity. The bitrate only shows the first layer - the second layer of 13 minutes, 20 seconds has the bitrate of 4.50

 - Pieter Boven and Gregory Meshman

 





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