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Old 08-08-06, 07:42 PM
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DVD Talk review of 'Beowulf & Grendel'

I read Scott Weinberg's DVD review of Beowulf & Grendel at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=23131 and... I am glad that you liked this movie and gave it a good positive review. I have seen Beowulf & Grendel and I thought it was fantastic. I think this version of Beowulf is the best I have ever seen. I am looking forward to the extras with Jon Gustafsson's scenes from his documentary Wrath of Gods. I plan to buy both DVDs Beowulf and Grendel and Wrath of Gods to add to my collection of favorites.

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Originally Posted by R.W.
I read Scott Weinberg's DVD review of Beowulf & Grendel at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=23131 and... I am glad that you liked this movie and gave it a good positive review. I have seen Beowulf & Grendel and I thought it was fantastic. I think this version of Beowulf is the best I have ever seen. I am looking forward to the extras with Jon Gustafsson's scenes from his documentary Wrath of Gods. I plan to buy both DVDs Beowulf and Grendel and Wrath of Gods to add to my collection of favorites.

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Hi R.W.

I recently got my beowulf and grendel dvd, i thought it was a very good adaptation of the famous poem, a little different from what is expected.
I loved the icelandic background, just beautiful and i thought Gerard Butler was very charismatic and believable as beowulf. I had heard there is a new
documentary called Wrath of Gods dvd coming out and recently visited their site. I loved seeing the clips of how the film was made, very intelligently and sensitively put together by mr. gustaffson, i never imagined they went through so much to make it and now have even more admiration for the film than before. I certainly want to buy the documentary dvd, do you know when it is coming out, have you heard anything anywhere.

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Old 01-10-07, 09:03 PM
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hello LadyR

I really liked the way this version gave Grendel the human touch...
and I loved The writers sense of humor...
Gerard Butler was a great Beowulf.... nothing like a good looking man in chainmail.. LOL
The documentary is going to be released soon... I hope..
I really can't wait to have it...
I saw the CBC broadcast of this documentary in October it was just a part of what we will see on the DVD.. it took my breath away...
Iceland is gorgeous.. but I couldn't beleive the weather ... it is a miracle that the beowulf movie ever got finished....
I have watched my DVD of Beowulf and Grendel many times now... and I will probably ear out that DVD of the documentary... did you see the sample clip of butler in his dressing room.... now that was good!!!!!!!
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hi R.W.

yes i loved that bit and cannot wait to see more on the wrath of gods dvd, that alone is worth buying it for.ahahah.

just kidding.

i have watched my beowulf and grendel dvd many times, i love these type of movies far more interesting than the modern ones, it should have been released more widely.
are you from canada?

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Originally Posted by LadyR
hi R.W.

yes i loved that bit and cannot wait to see more on the wrath of gods dvd, that alone is worth buying it for.ahahah.

just kidding.

i have watched my beowulf and grendel dvd many times, i love these type of movies far more interesting than the modern ones, it should have been released more widely.
are you from canada?

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lOLOLOL what women wouldn't love that part...
I love medieval movies..... chainmail is always good... lolol
they don't make enough of them...
no I am not from Canada but was lucky enough to see the Canadian broadcast...
I keep finding myself wantign to go to Iceland hahaha
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Yes i have friends who went to iceland and thought it was so beautiful, i would love to go some day.

I love medieval stories best too and men in chainmail certainly do it for me, especially when they look like gerard butler, i agree all women would love the trailer chat with gerard in wrath.

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hi

I also liked a Knights Tale , Rob Roy, the 13th Warrior, Brave Heart,
just to name a few..... This kind of movie is just to die for
and none of thse guys looked any better in their chainmail than
butler as Beowulf...
I seriously am thinking that I will try to work Iceland into my schedule
for the future... (I must start saving now)

I am hoping that the DVD of Wrath of Gods is released soon....
I can't wait....

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Oh RW,

Yes i loved the 13th warrior and rob roy and braveheart etc, far more interesting to watch. Nothing like a night in shining armour or a warrior in shining armour to get a girl's blood going. I remember seeing Gerard Butler in Attila, he was so handsome and charismatic, that is how i came to see beowulf, i love him there too. I think there are some great scenes in that new Wrath dvd, from what i have heard, i have not seen before too, so am looking forward to that coming out.

I hope you get to see iceland, it is the in place nowadays for people who want more unusual travel experiences.

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LadyR we think alike....
on the wrath of Gods site I read through the pages and
the content on the DVD sounds great...
as I said the CBC showing was fantastic... I can just imagine
what more can be on the DVD...
that mini clip.. its a wrap ... oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw Atilla too... not near enough warriors to look at like that.. OMG
and what about Time Line... Butler does get around....

I have been reading alot about Iceland... it has become a hot spot for travel..
and that is a pun since it is cold as ice there LOLOLOLOL
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Yes RW, timeline was nice too, lots of chivalry there and gerard butler is one of the few men who can wear a beard and still look handsome, i don't normally like that look in modern day. I also loved the old film ,the vikings, with kirk douglas and tony curtis,
that was very good and tough.

My favourite shot in beowulf and grendel is the boat coming into the ice lagoon, very beautiful and i loved that story in the Wrath dvd clips, where the filmakers were panicking the boat would sink, omg if only the actors knew, it makes me smile everytime is see that scene.

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I loved th e scene where the boat cme into icelagoon too..
it was so beautiful and it looked so cold!!!!!!

what was it they said "we have a leaky boat has become a metaphore for the movie LOLOLOLOL

and that pegan blessing...
I laughed till I cried...
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My favourite shot in beowulf and grendel is the boat coming into the ice lagoon, very beautiful and i loved that story in the Wrath dvd clips, where the filmakers were panicking the boat would sink, omg if only the actors knew, it makes me smile everytime is see that scene. Mine Too!!!

I have seem Beowulf firstly at TIFF in September 2005 and that was it I was done for. It left such an impression on me and I have watched the dvd more times than I care to mention.

I can tell you I will never look at a leaky boat in the same way again.

A Must see for sure
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Hi alexbeowulf,

Nice to see another new poster here. I can see you have seen beowulf and grendel too. Are you from canada and was that the toronto film festival you were talking about.

I come from europe, i dont think too many people saw the film which is a shame, they would have loved it.

Maybe if they see the wrath documentary at a festival they will buy the dvd of beowulf and grendel and appreciate it even more. I did love the pagan blessing bit, very funny RW.

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wow!!!!
alexbeowulf hello...

When you see beowulf on the big screen ...it is
awesome... Iceland was breathtaking...
so was Butler.... I guess I already said that .. lololol

LadyR did you say you had seen the movie in a theater too or
just the DVD.....

Did you guys like Grendel in this movie?????? I liked him having that
human touch.... the guy that played him did an awesome job...
he was from Iceland...
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hi RW

Yes i was lucky by chance to see beowulf and grendel on the screen, i was glad i must say, it suits the big screen so well with that breathtaking icelandic backdrop.
I liked the icelandic actor who played grendel, not bad looking for a troll as one reporter said in canada i remember. It was very sad in the beginning when they killed his father, it was good they gave him a reason for his behaviour i thought.


Another favourite of mine is gladiator, that was a fantastic film, it had everything and i would love to have seen gerard butler in that role too, he has the heart and passion and charisma for the role if ever they do a sequel.

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Oh yes Gladiator was good too!!!!!!!!!

I am interested in the movie coming out this year
called Pathfinder... it sound s really good too.....

my idea of a great evening is .. popcorn , Coke, chainmail and
lots of rugged warriors.... or warriors without chain mail
aint bad either LOL

cool... that you got to see it on the big screen too!!!!!!
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Yes RW warriors without chainmail sounds rather good to me too.ahah that was cute.

I shall keep a look out for pathfinder, thanks. I wish they would bring ivanhoe and all those old classics back, i bet gerard would make a fantastic ivanhoe too. He is the only actor today i can think of who looks good in those parts, more masculine and yet soft too when he has to be, the perfect hero combinaton. I love his sense of humour too, those clips in Wrath of Gods are so funny with all his reflections. They really went through a lot a lesser man would have run back to LA.

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Butler was ahilarious in those clips..
I like him in the historical epics...
he is excellent in them..

This adaptation of the age old poem
is my favorite so far...

and after seeing the Wrath of gods segment on the CBC
I really did love it more... just made me feel so bad for
all involved... the weather was brutal and then everything
just kept going wrong...

these documentaries about the making of a movie sure change the way I used to go and get a coke and popcorn and jsut watch... now I wonder
what kinds of things they went through.... and appreciate the hard work

youmentioned Atilla earlier... that was the first thing I ever saw Butler in...
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Well for me it was phantom of the opera, my all time favourite movie. i adore it. I love watching gerard butler he has more charisma than anyone else i know on the screen.
That is why he made a wonderful beowulf and watching wrath of gods shows you he gets on with things and doesnt worry about looking perfect all the time and moaning about the facilities etc, like having a fully furnished super hollywood trailer with all top comforts.

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LOL it seems our talk always turns to Gerard Butler...
I saw the phantom too... a very nice movie...
and he is my favorite Phantom...

yes in those clips he was freezing there in Iceland,
but he just kept going... as did all the rest..

I think it is a shame the movie didn't get a bigger release here in
the states...

you said you are from Europe... did Beowulf and Grendel get released where you are ....???
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No unfortunately it didn't, but i heard that some beowulf fans got a special one day screening of the film, which was very successful. I don't know why it was not released, i hope the wrath of gods documentary brings renewed interest and maybe it will come out on dvd more. I guess unless its a big hollywood production it doesnt have enough backing these days.

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yes the independent films have it rough...
it is hard for them to compete ...
If people see the documentary
then perhaps it will cause people
to want to see Bewoulf and grendel...
I ownder why it was not released there
where you are...
I had heard it almost didn;t get even the limited
release here....
a shame really
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hi rw,

i am in scotland, that is why like gerard butler so much, he is one of our own, like sean connery we have some striking men dont you think.

I think gerard would make a great king arthur, with the hunky look he had in beowulf.
I wouldnt leave him for lancelot for sure. ahah.

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Oh wow!!! Scotland...
no wonder you like 'butler...
Well tht is a shame tht it has not been released
where he lives and since he starred inthe movie...
that stinks...


I have to agree that Scotland has produced some hunks...

what do you think of our American Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott
now there are a couple of hunks too...
Quigley Down Under... oh yeah....
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Oh i love tom selleck, he has been my favourite for years, now i love gerard butler too.
Since i saw him in beowulf, i like these hunky males.

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