So while Brett Ratner and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got their crack at HERCULES this past weekend, Renny Harlin beat ’em to the punch — and the slash, and the blood-curdling war-cry — at the beginning of the year with THE LEGEND OF HERCULES. This is a more grounded treatment of the mythological warrior, closer in approach to GLADIATOR than JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS — although any film in which the hero can channel lightning through his sword can’t really lay much claim to historical accuracy (and all to the better in that regard, I say). It’s being released in the UK on iTunes and Blu-ray (in eye-dazzling 3D!) come August 4th. We’ve got the sponsored video for you to check out, so lace up your sandals and get ready for some mighty-thewed fun.