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    Unique ID Code: 0000003469
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 17/2/2000 19:16
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    13th Warrior, The (UK)

    3 / 10
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    Fear reigns
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 98 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Antonio Banderas (The Mask Of Zorro, Evita) brings huge star power to an immensely thrilling action adventure from the hit-making director of Die Hard and The Thomas crown Affair!

    An exiled ambassador far from his homeland, Ahmed (Banderas) comes across a fierce band of warriors who are being attacked by ferocious creatures legendary for devouring all living things in their path! And when an old fortune-teller warns the combatants that they are doomed to failure without a 13th warrior, Ahmed is given no choice but to join their battle and help conquer the mysterious enemy!

    Suspenseful and endlessly exciting, this exhilarating hit is sure to thrill anyone who enjoys action on an epic scale.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    John McTiernan
    Michael Crichton

    Written By:

    Omar Sharif
    Dennis Storhøi
    Antonio Banderas
    Vladimir Kulich
    Diane Venora

    Casting By:
    Pat McCorkle
    Lynne Carrow

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Menzies Jr.

    John Wright

    Costume Designer:
    Kate Harrington

    Production Designer:
    Wolf Kroeger

    John McTiernan
    Michael Crichton
    Casey Grant
    Ned Dowd
    Lou Arkoff

    Executive Producer:
    Ethan Dubrow
    Andrew G. Vajna

    Touchstone Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    3 / 10
    Well what can i say about this DVD but SHAME! I couldn`t watch this film in the cinema because of its limited release at UCI venues only so eagerly awaited its DVD rental release.

    So fars as to say i was highly disappointed with the quality of the films transfer...not in the film...from what i could see.

    The film is let down in one huge area, the brightness of the transfer is set well too low. Since most of the action takes place at night this problem is exacerbated to the point where during certain scenes the picture quite literally is blacked out!
    All you get is the grunting and clashing of swords and armour.

    This was extremely frustrating and put me off buying this DVD.

    Shame on Touchstone for allowing the region 2 transfer to get to this state. As for me i`ll think i get a region 1 copy.
    posted by Outlaw1972 on 26/2/2000 16:32
    5 / 10
    This is, by far, the dummest movie I`ve ever watched on DVD.
    I don`t have a single good word to say about the movie.
    The plot cannot really be called "a plot", since it is simply not there. The characters never get a chance to get fully developed and the acting sucks.
    The video transfer is way too dark. Most of the night scenes lose a lot of details, thus leaving the viewer guessing what is actually hapenning on the screen.
    To top it all, the so-called special effects are hillariously bad.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack cannot salvage the movie as well. It is very ordinary and not spectacular at all.
    The disk contains very few extra features, which did not bother me at all since I had enough of this movie half way through it.
    Do NOT rent this movie even at gun point. A total BOMB!
    posted by Zvi Josef on 21/7/2000 22:38
    3 / 10
    this movie could easily been made by cannon in the 1980`sits that bad as for a $100 million plus budget.well i could well believe that the millenium dome would of put up the cash for this pitiful film.
    posted by flair on 1/12/2000 19:55
    1 / 10
    Laughable in the extreme. I`m suprised it hasn`t destroyed all their careers
    posted by Richard73 on 7/2/2001 20:27