Beowulf

Beowulf

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Director: Graham Baker

Cast: Christopher Lambert, Rhona Mitra, Oliver Cotton

     
 

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The epic eighth-century poem of Saxon lore gets moved into the Scandinavian future in this science fiction adaptation of Beowulf. Here, Beowulf (Christopher Lambert) rescues a damsel in distress, Pendra (Patricia Velasquez), who is being menaced by two men with large swords and bad tempers. Beowulf hears tell of Grendel, a force of evil that feasts on the flesh

Overview

The epic eighth-century poem of Saxon lore gets moved into the Scandinavian future in this science fiction adaptation of Beowulf. Here, Beowulf (Christopher Lambert) rescues a damsel in distress, Pendra (Patricia Velasquez), who is being menaced by two men with large swords and bad tempers. Beowulf hears tell of Grendel, a force of evil that feasts on the flesh of warriors of Hrothgar (Oliver Cotton), who are holding their ground in the Outpost. Before long, Beowulf finds himself doing battle with Hrothgar's daughter Kyra (Rhona Mitra), Hrothgar's master of arms, Roland (Goetz Otto) and even Grendel's mother (Layla Roberts). Patricia Velasquez appeared in Beowulf shortly before she filmed her showy turn in The Mummy, while Layla Roberts's resume includes an October 1997 appearance as Playboy's Playmate of the Month. Beowulf was completed and released in Europe before another version of the same story hit the screens, Disney's The 13th Warrior (aka Eaters Of The Dead).

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
UPC:
0096009773397
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lambert Beowulf
Rhona Mitra Kyra
Oliver Cotton Hrothgar
Götz Otto Roland
Layla Roberts Grendel's Mother
Patricia Velasquez Pendra
Charlie Robinson Actor
Vincent Hammond Actor

Technical Credits
Graham Baker Director
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Annette Benson Casting
Jonathan Carlson Production Designer
Pierre Escoffier Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Faloona Cinematographer
Sharon Harel Executive Producer
Sanja Milkovic Hays Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Hildebrand Co-producer
Lawrence Kasanoff Producer
Donald Kushner Executive Producer
Peter Locke Executive Producer
Alison Savitch Executive Producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Ben Watkins Score Composer
Roy Watts Editor
Joshua Wexler Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening/The Evil Within [11:26]
2. Welcome Warrior [5:20]
3. Angry Widow [2:42]
4. Swords and Men [2:00]
5. The Darkness [6:40]
6. "It Knows" [3:09]
7. Dream Sweetener [2:17]
8. Behind the Iron Door [4:32]
9. Prepare For Battle [8:00]
10. All I Want Is You [2:37]
11. "It's Almost Finished, My Love" [2:24]
12. Beowulf Lives [3:28]
13. Tonight Is the Night [2:13]
14. "Secrets Are Hard To Keep" [3:23]
15. The Beast Cometh [3:21]
16. Let The Battle Begin [3:43]
17. Love Me Not [2:51]
18. Dreams And Desires [2:41]
19. A Ghost Lurks [3:15]
20. Mother & Son Declare War [9:32]
21. Safe Together [1:25]
22. End Credits [5:52]

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Beowulf 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes I totally agree that this movie is nothing like the book. It was soo funny to watch how off it was. My whole class and I were laughing at it. However, the guys, being 17- 18 year olds, really liked grendel's mom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic action movie. Christopher Lambert kicks as an actor. Anybody who has beef with the sex scenes has issues with their sexuality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Save money and better spend your time -- read the Seamus Heaney verse translation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie sooo much i saw how many people think it sucks but it is just so great .....all of you can go jump off a bridgge if you dont like it but i agree it doesnt have anything to do with the epic poem...im studying for a Beowulf test tommorow....I dont know why I am writing this ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beowulf the movie is anything BUT a horror/adventure movie whatever! It's A JOKE! If you're going to rent this in stead of reading the actual novel I suggest you think twice. You're better off renting Mortal Combat/The Haunting/Army of Darkness...etc... Which were just a few of the movies they COPIED. The plot is basically this guy Beowulf (Christopher Lambert) has to go kill this monster called Grendel inside a castle. The monster looks like preadator and his mommy looks like a playboy bunny. There is TONS of unnecessary sex scenes of his mommy doing the nasty!!!! Christopher Lambert also from the Highlander... is a HORRIBLE ACTOR... Everytime they zoom in on his face with his platinum hair dye #5 my ENTIRE CLASS CRACKED UP... It looked like a bad SNL skit!!>.. well there's my 2 cents..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personaly found Beowulf to be a good movie, and not as bad as the other review claims. If the movie was purely based on the novel with out a little extra the movie would not be near as interesting. The special effects are good, and the wild fight scenes top it off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this movie was an excellent combionation between fights and comedy. I think that the best part in the entire movie was every part with Patriia Velasquez. She is soo hot and such a good actress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a video version of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem by the same name that plagues high school students every year, you'll need to keep on looking. The only things this movie has in common with the epic poem is the title, a few character names, and, uh... well, that's about it. Perhaps the movie should be called ''Beowulf Meets the Twilight Zone,'' because that is what happened. The original story of a superhero who has come to save a nation of people who have been terrorized by Grendel the Monster (and later his mother) is missing. The confrontation between Hrothgar's main warrior (Unferth) has been removed. Hrothgar's daughter, instead of having been married off to a political enemy in a doomed attempt to bring peace to the kingdom, is, in this movie, an entirely new character. For what it is, this version of Beowulf is a campy, funny, sci-fi adventure which is based on the epic poem Beowulf about as closely as ''O Brother, Where Art Thou'' is based on ''The Odyssey.'' Watch it for the fun of it, but don't think you'll help your English grade!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this movie. i recommend this movie to aney one likes christopher lambert.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago