DVD of the week: Beowulf

THE classic Old English epic poem Beowulf has been given an up-to-date working. It is not really the acting that captures the attention – in spite of a cast that includes Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich and Angelina Jolie – but the pure scal

THE classic Old English epic poem Beowulf has been given an up-to-date working.

It is not really the acting that captures the attention - in spite of a cast that includes Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich and Angelina Jolie - but the pure scale of the animated action scenes.

Certainly, the backroom special effects team have given this tale a certain touch of excitement with the use of all their modern day technological wizardry.

The story, however, remains much like the original.


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After destroying the demon Grendel, our hero incurs the wrath of the beast's seductive mother who is determined to ensure revenge, leading to an epic battle.

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