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Title:
Beowulf
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Dimension Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1999?]
ISBN:
9780788824210
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo; digitally mastered.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
General Note:
Title from disc.

Videodisc release of the motion picture.

Features include: trailer ; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Abstract:
Living in a techno-futile world of the future, a medieval land where technology's secrets are locked away in a mute past, Beowulf fights his way through a besieging army and into a mysterious, ominous castle on the edge of nowhere to face an evil within.
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Summary

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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 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). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi