Swords and sandals: Once a matinee mainstay, the adventure subgenre is now all but extinct, kept alive by the occasional Conan movie or Titans clash. DVD helps, too, such as three new offerings from Warner Archive.
The guys who cast The Rock to play Hercules had it easy. The former professional wrestler turned Schwarzenneger redux — known now simply by his birth name, Dwayne Johnson — has become the face of silver screen masculinity after starring in the last few Fast & Furious installments and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.