Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon: Digitally Remastered. When the Queen of Hellenes is captured by the Babylonians, Hercules (played by bodybuilder Peter Lupus) is sent to free her and destroy the three villainous siblings who rule Babylon. But the rulers are also battling each other for complete control over the city and Hercules's task becomes even more challenging when he gets caught in their crossfire. "Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon" is one of many Italian sword-and-sandal epics of the 1960s that featured the mythical hero strongman. Many of the films were sent to America as television packages.