The sequel to Hercules got the message loud and clear from the success of the first outing: campy eroticism sells! And did they ever pour it on here. The feats of strength and restoring rightful heirs to the throne give way to orgiastic revelry as Hercules and his men get seduced by the wicked women of Lydia. One scene in particular, where young Ulysses is noticeably enticed by a close-up of a woman’s breast as she serves him wine, (although fully clothed) was remarkably provocative for the late 50’s. But, then again, the origin of this film is European (an Italian-French co-production) and Brigitte Bardot had already taken America by storm in And God Created Woman, which had just been imported into America a few years earlier.