Ulysses [DVD] [1954]

  • SKU: 17230863
  • Release Date: 08/04/2009
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
34% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 3)


This very expensive Italian-made adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" stars Kirk Douglas as seafaring hero Ulysses. The story begins, as ever, with Ulysses leaving his faithful wife Penelope (Silvano Magnano) behind as he goes off to fight in the Trojan Wars. Having the poor taste to set himself above the gods after a stunning military victory, Ulysses is doomed to journey aimlessly across the sea until he can make amends. Along the way, our hero battles a cyclops, resists the fatal singing of the Sirens, and enjoys a brief interlude with pig-fancying enchantress Circe (also played by Silvano Magnano). Years and years later, Ulysses returns to Penelope, where he must meet and master a final challenge. Acceptable enough when first released in 1954, Ulysses pales in comparison to the high-tech, all-star 1997 TV miniseries version of The Odyssey. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kirk Douglas
    Kirk Douglas - Ulysses
  • Silvana Mangano
    Silvana Mangano - Penelope/Circe
  • Anthony Quinn
    Anthony Quinn - Antinous
  • Jacques Dumesnil
    Jacques Dumesnil - Alicinous
  • Franco Interlenghi
    Franco Interlenghi - Telemachus

Customer rating

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

    Not bad

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I really wanted the made for NBC mini series with Vanessa Williams but you can't find it anywhere. Probably a movie that should be remade with today's tech, but they are busy remaking classics like the 10 Commandments or Total Recall. Thanks for ruining good movies.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No great acting

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    One of Kirk Douglas's early movies, I guess I expected too much. Plot was sketchy and loosely connected to the tales of Homer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kirk Douglas in his prime!

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Best Buy has the best price for this Kirk Douglas classic action flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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