Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

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Director: Uli Edel

Cast: Kristanna Loken, Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt

     
 
After witnessing the brutal murder of his powerful father King Solomon of the Netherlands, a young heir to the throne begins preparation for his ultimate revenge in director Uli Edel's medivel tale of might and magic. An allied royal court has granted refuge to young Siegfried following the tragic death of his father, and in the following years Siegfried trains to

Overview

After witnessing the brutal murder of his powerful father King Solomon of the Netherlands, a young heir to the throne begins preparation for his ultimate revenge in director Uli Edel's medivel tale of might and magic. An allied royal court has granted refuge to young Siegfried following the tragic death of his father, and in the following years Siegfried trains to become a formidable warrior as his magical mother Hjordis watches over him with a loving eye. When Siegfried acquires a magical sword said to have been forged from a fallen star, he sets out to slay the fearsome dragon Fafnir and lay claim to the gold that the horrid beast had stolen from the mythical Nibelungs. His victory over the dragon affording him the opportunity to bathe in its blood and achieve invincibility, Siegfried's glory is quickly tarnished when the Nibelungs reappear and demand the return of their treasure. Though Siegfried eventually agrees to bestow the Nibelungs the majority of the treasure, his unwise decision to retain the cursed ring that forms the very core of the valuable booty ensures that he will never experience true love for as long as it remains in his possession.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2006
UPC:
0043396100299
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:12:00
Sales rank:
39,576

Special Features

Closed Caption; 5 "Making Of" Featurettes:; Behind-the-scenes; Fight choreography; Interviews with the cast; Special effects; Behind the myth

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristanna Loken Brünnhilde
Benno Fürmann Siegfried
Alicia Witt Kriemhild
Julian Sands Hagen
Max von Sydow Eyvind
Robert Pattinson Giselher
Samuel West King Günther

Technical Credits
Uli Edel Director
Rola Bauer Producer
Barbara Baum Costumes/Costume Designer
Ciro Dammicco Co-producer
Marlow De Mardt Co-producer
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup
Diane Duane Screenwriter
Volker Engel Co-producer
Ilan Eshkeri Score Composer
Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Tim Halkin Executive Producer
Albrecht Konrad Production Designer
Alan Latham Co-producer
Peter Morwood Screenwriter
Brigid Olen Co-producer
Elemer Ragalyi Cinematographer
Oreste Rossignoli Co-producer
Andreas Schmid Producer
Roberto Silvi Editor
Andrew Somper Co-producer
Carla Thoeren Associate Producer
Konstantin Thoeren Producer
Marc Weigert Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King
1. Start [7:01]
2. Brunhilde's Destiny [2:13]
3. The Blacksmith & The Queen [8:16]
4. The Burned Town [2:21]
5. The Dragon's Horde [2:07]
6. Not a Common Man [6:59]
7. "He Will Be Avenged." [4:00]
8. Dragon's Blood [7:40]
9. Two Mistakes [6:50]
10. Hero of the Kingdom [4:04]
11. Broken Treaty [1:46]
12. Siegfried Vs. the Twin Kings [6:36]
13. History of the Lost Son [6:33]
14. Kriemhild's Temptation [4:13]
15. To Win a Battle [2:49]
16. Wedding Gifts [1:14]
17. The King's Surrogate [2:55]
18. The New King of Iceland [3:43]
19. The Greatest Secret [2:14]
20. Two Weddings [7:37]
21. The Second Duel [4:05]
22. The Belt of the Queen [7:19]
23. The Broken Vow [6:12]
24. "Siegfried Must Die." [3:57]
25. Kriemhild's Confession [3:45]
26. Betrayal [3:36]
27. "Murderer" [4:05]
28. The Fate Her Gods Have Chosen [7:40]

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Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS A PRETTY GOOD MOVIE. IT WAS VERY FUNNY, DRAMATIC, AND EPIC IN DETAIL. IT'S A GREAT ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM THAT PLAYS OFF MORE OF A FANTASY SHAKESPEARE STYLE, SO LORD OF THE RING FANS DON'T GET ANY ASSUMPTIONS. THIS IS A COMPLETLY DIFFERENT MOVIE THAN THOSE FILMS. IT HAS A GREAT CAST AND INTERESTING STORYLINE. I DEFINITE BUY FOR ANYONE WHO LIKES DRAMAS OR NORDIC TALES. FOR ANY ROMANTICS, THIS TALE DOES HAVE SOME MESSED UP BACKSTABBING AND BETRAYAL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of you familiar with Norse tales this one fits the bill to a tee. No sappy happy in this story, lots of sneakiness, greed, Loki must be working overtime in the background. I have no idea if this is supposed to be based on a story from Norse myth or if some ingenous writer in the 21st century made it all up, but it works! I won't give the twists and ending away by going into detail, but I will say I thought they did a bang up job of portraying the general feel of Norse tales with all the cultural differences intact.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I didnt expect much from this kind of movie. It felt cheap and had no depth. Now if Peter Jackson did it, we could be looking at a good movie. Overall, I feel it didnt live up the old Nordic myth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a departure from the written sagas but is excellent &quot stand alone&quot entertainment that might inspire one to read the Nibellungenleid Saga and others like the Song of Roland, The Iliand, The Oddyssey, and others. This film is not a documentary on the Sagas but is certainly recognizable to any and all that have read them. To understand the strength of Samon's hair, the mortal weakness of Achilles heel, the helmet of invisibility worn by Hades, and the cloak of invisibility prevalent in the early sagas increases the level of entertainment one gets from this film. It is outstanding. I highly recommend it. Do not miss it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago