The 13th Warrior [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 3821001
  • Release Date: 01/18/2000
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (11)
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.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.7
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Special Features

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

Synopsis

The 13th Warrior
A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. In 922 A.D., Ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) is a Muslim emissary from Baghdad en route to meet with the King of Saqaliba when he is captured by a gang of Vikings. While Ibn and his people are intelligent and well-mannered, the Vikings are a rowdy and sometimes unpleasant lot, with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women. However, in time he develops an understanding and respect for the Viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, Buliwyf. However, Ibn must now join them as they return to their homeland once they receive word of an invasion by a huge pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and eat anything in their path -- including the flesh of the men they have killed. The 13th Warrior was based on the book Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton, which was in turn adapted from tales of Viking folklore. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Antonio Banderas
    Antonio Banderas - Ibn Fadlan
  • Diane Venora
    Diane Venora - Queen Weilew
  • Dennis Storhoi
    Dennis Storhoi - Herger the Joyous
  • Vladimir Kulich
    Vladimir Kulich - Buliwyf
  • Omar Sharif
    Omar Sharif - Melchisidek

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 out of 54.7
11 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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