MCW Favourite Fantasy Movie 13th Warrior


This is probably the most underrated movie ever. I believe (I haven't checked out the font of all knowledge that is Wiki), that it was due to be released the same time as Gladiator came out. Rather than go head to head, it was decided to go on limited release and straight-to-video. Usually reserved for truly appalling cinema. That, was a mistake.

This movie is based on the fabulous Michael Creighton's book The Eaters of the Dead, a re-working of the saga of Beowulf. The screenplay is fantastic, the acting superb. I bought it on vhs and then on dvd. I have seen it so many times and it never fails to delight and inspire. The attention to detail in presenting this story makes this a believable and engrossing tale.

It is truly fantastic. Enjoy my lovelies.



Happy MCW!

Comments

  1. It's a film I enjoy.

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  2. Oh, I really like this one! One can never go wrong with a good Viking movie!

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  3. dave ~ It's a film I enjoy time and time again.

    xl ~ It's just fantastic. Finding good Viking films, now that's the hard bit. You might like to have a look at a British film called Centurion. Watched it Sunday with the Great Ursus and his Lovely. Really good.

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  4. Thanks for the tip, will check it out.

    You might also like Pathfinder.

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  5. It sounds interesting. I liked Beowulf. Are there trolls in it?

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  6. I LOVE this movie and agree with you that it's underrated. Then again, I'd watch a computer rewiring instruction video if it starred Antonio Banderas. Happy MCW, Roses!

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  7. I enjoyed Eric the Viking too.

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  8. You had me at Antonio.

    **sigh**

    Never saw it and I love your write up and the clip was enough for me to want to see more. Great pick.

    Happy MCW!

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  9. xl ~ funny you should say that. We've got it. Great minds.

    troll ~ no honey, I'm so sorry, no trolls. Maybe next time?

    moi ~ I think we've found your Honey of Choice.

    dave ~ never seen it, so can't comment.

    ms boxer ~ it really is great cinema. You won't regret giving up a couple hours of your time to see this. I promise.

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  10. I've got it on DVD. From before your time probably.

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  11. I loved this movie and have seen it several times even though I think Antonio Banderas was slightly miscast as an arab. It's a great story and Dennis Storhøi who plays Herger really stole this movie.

    Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: Have we anything resembling a plan?
    Herger the Joyous: Mm-hm. Ride till we find them... and kill them all.

    Happy MCW!

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  12. dave ~ probably.

    buzzkill ~ I think you'll find many ladies will disagree with you. Antonio rules.

    I do agree though, the script was awesome and dialogue delivered so brilliantly.

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  13. I must say, I didn't enjoy it. Just because it's not my genre.

    I like chick flicks.

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  14. Good afternoon Roses,

    I can't here the sound, But it looks good. May try again later.

    Congrats on the toes. Keep at it, the high will get better.

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  15. Let me guess: Splattercrackbleuurgh - no survivors?

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  16. cyberpete ~ we may get drunk, go shopping, exercise and hang out together...but we'll never go to the cinema with each other. I can't abide chick flicks. I do love you anyway.

    karl ~ bloody YouTube. Thanks my toes and fingersare become re-aquainted with each other. They sure were surprised.

    mago ~ not quite my darling. It was a 'realistic' portrayal of the saga. There are casulties, but gore is not indulged, when there is some, the camera focuses on the characters reactions, rather than the bloodfest.

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  17. I loved this too..except for all the spitting and snot shooting in the wash basin that they passed around UGH!
    I nearly died :(

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  18. donn ~ I agree. That was really gross. Ewwww....

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