The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior

Antonio Banderas
Director: John McTiernan Cast: Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
, Diane Venora
Diane Venora
, Dennis Storhoi
Dennis Storhoi
John McTiernan

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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The 13th Warrior, a rousing adventure tale that uses the "stranger in a strange land" theme by placing a Moor courtesan amongst a pack of Viking raiders in the European Dark Ages, looks and sounds great on DVD, with a widescreen presentation and 5.1 Surround Sound that replicates the big-screen experience. It is disappointing, however, that the DVD contains few extras, just the standard trailer and language subtitles. An epic like this begs for some deleted scenes and production notes, while a commentary by director John McTiernan on a reportedly rocky production that took years to finish would have been a welcome addition. A sleeper, The 13th Warrior provides lots of swashbuckling adventure that is scarce in today's action genre.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2000
UPC: 0717951004659
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 3,349

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; French-language track; 5.1 Surround; Widescreen (2.35:1), enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Antonio Banderas Ibn Fadlan
Diane Venora Queen Weilew
Dennis Storhoi Herger the Joyous
Vladimir Kulich Buliwyf
Omar Sharif Melchisidek
Anders T. Andersen Wigliff, King Hrothgar's son
Richard Bremmer Skeld The Superstitious
Tony Curran Weath the Musician
Mischa Hausserman Rethel The Archer
Neil Maffin Roneth The Horseman
Asbjorn Riis Halga the Wise
Clive Russell Helfdane The Large
Daniel Southern Edgtho the Silent
Oliver Sveinall Haltaf the Boy
Sven Wollter King Hrothgar
Albie Woodington Hyglak The Quarrelsome
Sven Ole Thorsen Would-be King

Technical Credits
John McTiernan Director,Producer
Lou Arkoff Co-producer
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
John Clothier Cinematographer
Annmarie Corbett Set Decoration/Design
Michael Crichton Producer
Ned Dowd Producer
Ethan Dubrow Executive Producer
Robert Eber Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Fisher Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Casey Grant Associate Producer
David Gribble Cinematographer
Kate Harrington Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard St. John Harrison Art Director
Willie Heslup Art Director
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
John Wright Editor
Wolf Kroeger Production Designer
Warren Lewis Screenwriter
Pat McCorkle Casting
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Peter Menzies Cinematographer
Bruce G. Moriarty Asst. Director
Alan Robert Murray Sound Editor
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
William Wisher Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Things Were Not Always Thus [:11]
2. A Messenger From the North [3:44]
3. Traveling With the 12 [3:44]
4. In Hrothgar's Realm [3:37]
5. Carnage at the Farmhouse [:14]
6. Council in the Great Hall [5:44]
7. Wendol Attack [:07]
8. Building Defenses [5:32]
9. Olga's Warning [4:04]
10. Setting an Example [2:12]
11. The Fireworm Is Roused [3:00]
12. The Wisdom of an Old Crone [3:55]
13. In Search of the Wendol [:21]
14. In the Bowels of the Earth [4:25]
15. Buliwyf's Fate Is Sealed [1:12]
16. The Wendol Return for Vengeance [3:35]
17. End Credits [:14]

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