Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King [DVD] [2004]

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.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


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

Synopsis


Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King
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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kristanna Loken
    Kristanna Loken - Brünnhilde
  • Benno Fürmann
    Benno Fürmann - Siegfried
  • Alicia Witt
    Alicia Witt - Kriemhild
  • Julian Sands
    Julian Sands - Hagen
  • Max von Sydow
    Max von Sydow - Eyvind



Overall customer rating

4
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Norse and German Mythology

    Posted
    hroeder

    If you were one of the people who got into The Lord of the Rings, then this is the source for much of what inspired that epic fiction. These myths provide a good overview of Norse and Germanic myth. The actors here are pretty solid people. And there are some decent effects. If you're into swords and the like you'll find it interesting. There are some twists and turns to these myths that can keep the interest of most vbiewers. To really get the most out of it, though, you'll probably need some interest in the cultures. Production values are pretty good. Acting is decent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything about this movie is top notch

    Posted
    lookandlisten
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    This is a great movie. The cast is great and the locations are breath taking. The movie has an excellent plot and keeps you guessing from beginning to end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like epic adventure movies

    Posted
    Fred
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Although the movie lost it's main character in the end, it was an excellent love story

    I would recommend this to a friend


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