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Evil Agent
May 25th, 2006, 06:35 PM
It's not actually out on DVD yet, but here's the only 2006 movie so far that I will buy on DVD:

Beowulf & Grendel, the excellent Canadian/Icelandic production I mentioned on this site a few months ago. It was only released in Canada and a few other film festivals around the world, but not the US. It was very good, IMO, and a must-have on DVD if you are at all into scandinavian epics, medieval movies, vikings, legends, fantasy, etc.

This movie really came under the radar, and almost no one has heard of it, so I highly recommend keeping it in mind, and possibly ordering it from amazon.ca when it comes out, on July 18, 2006.

HERE (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000F4PD7G/ref=amb_link_1110042_/702-4331522-5740043) is the link to the DVD on amazon.ca

And HERE (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F4PD7G/qid=1148596119/sr=11-1/ref=sr_11_1/002-1545926-0684058?n=130) are some reviews on the American site, amazon.com

(PS, there is another version of Beowulf coming out next year, with a much bigger budget.. but it will be all CG animated, over motion-capture performances. So this movie might be the best live-action version of Beowulf that you'll ever get!).

Evil Agent
May 25th, 2006, 06:55 PM
I posted a bunch of AWESOME pictures from the movie, but they don't seem to be working. But if you follow this link (http://www.beowulfandgrendel.com/), you can peruse the photo gallery yourself. Check it out!

milamber_reborn
May 25th, 2006, 07:04 PM
http://www.beowulfandgrendel.com/trailer.html

Banger
May 26th, 2006, 10:15 AM
The 2007 Beowulf should be interesting too. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary wrote the screenplay.

Miriamele
May 26th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the heads up, EA. I hadn't heard of this movie but it looks great--judging from the trailer, the scenery is quite breathtaking if nothing else. But the acting looks good too. I will definitely be checking it out when it comes out on DVD.

saintjon
May 26th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Same here Agent, I'll definitely pick it up.

Wizz
May 27th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Were I a Troll.

I would ROAR, and rattle your door, I would bellow and shake my fists, were I a Troll.

Lurking in the dark, where the mildew rots and the crawly bugs scamper I would wait...were I a Troll.

Coarse, tangled, fetid hair would hang from my back, and sprout from places that no god (living or dead) ever intended. I would glory in my strength, and bang my fists against the earth, were I a Troll.

I would not, however, sit through the new Beowulf and Grendel movie ever again - Even were you to promise me...That yes, I too could be a Troll.

How sad. And even worse, how disappointing. Not a total bomb in entertainment history, but far from a success either.

I'm not trying to start something, I just didnt like it. I'm glad that people found enjoyment from it, it just wasnt my thang. :)

Evil Agent
May 28th, 2006, 12:33 AM
Fair enough. I'll admit it had a couple flaws. The worst thing, IMO, was that the famous Canadian actress (Sarah Polly) was the only character to make NO attempt at an accent, she just spoke in a regular Toronto voice.

But otherwise I thought it was a pretty high quality movie, especially with such a small production budget. Better than most Hollywood fare.

blondesquaw
July 19th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Hi all

I loved Beowulf and Grendel!!!!!
It is a great movie....

Have any of you seen this site http://www.wrathofgods.com ?
The Wrath of Gods, it is a documentary about the making of
B&G...
there are great clips here that really wet the whistle to see the whole
documentary... some are very funny... and one is of Gerry Butler
in his dressing room. ooolalalalaaa!!!!

You should go over and have a look and see Jon Gustafsson's
sneak previews of his fantastic documentary.....

it is well worth your time!!!!!!!

I would love to know what you think....

blondesquaw

PS: I agree that all thepics of Iceland and of the movie are super!!!!!!!

ravenlynne
July 19th, 2006, 12:43 PM
I'm not trying to start something, I just didnt like it. I'm glad that people found enjoyment from it, it just wasnt my thang. :)

I didn't either and I'm a viking enthusiast. And i'd been waiting for this movie for a while too...

Gina