GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON: In this superior Italian sword-and-sandal spectacle, the muscle-bound hero saves young virgins from slavery.
COLOSSUS AND THE AMAZON QUEEN: Two Trojan War veterans are hired by wealthy tradesmen to guard the cargo of a ship headed for a secret destination, but they inadvertently encounter an army of Amazons who take the two men prisoner.
GIANT OF MARATHON: A muscular Greek hero battles the invading Persian army in this film that features cinematography by future giallo great Mario Bava.
All the rippling glory of the classic sword-and-sandal film genre - wrought with larger-than-life heroes, epic battles and mystical creatures both good and evil - is captured in Muscle Madness, a collection of five films from the '50s and '60s, flexing onto DVD May 19 from Infinity Entertainment Group.
This exuberant three-DVD set includes:
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963): The ultimate buddy movie with muscles, starring sword-and-sandal marquee hero Mark Forest, and featuring a sea battle, chariot race … and 24 virgins.
Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960): Rod Taylor (The Time Machine) and muscleman Ed Fuy star as Greek geeks who face off against a tribe of Amazon women.
Giant of Marathon (1959): Legendary muscleman Steve Reeves portrays Philippides, an Olympic champion who helps save Greece from an invading hoard of Persians.
War of the Trojans (1962): In this sequel to The Trojan Horse, Steve Reeves reprises his role as the Trojan hero, Aneas, who leads his people from the fall of Troy to the banks of the Tiber River to found what would later become Rome.
Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964): A race of vicious aliens from the moon land on Earth and begin sacrificing the children of Samar. Can fellow Herculean hero Maciste save the day' An action-packed adventure for the ages featuring musclemen, aliens, a giant, a sandstorm and a wicked queen.
So get pumped for a mighty marathon of macho man action in one sweaty little package!