Starring Antonio Banderas, Vladimir Kulich, Dennis Storhoi, Daniel Southern Directed by John McTeirnan Writers: William Wisher Jr. (screenplay) Michael Crichton (book) 1999
Product Description Antonio Banderas (THE MASK OF ZORRO) 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!
I am still waiting for a Director's Cut on this film. It's one of my all time favorites, the best "Sword" movie ever, in my humble opinion, far superior to 'Braveheart'. No shining knights here, just brave and tough northmen (Vikings!) who do not hesitate to stand up to their worst fears and face them. Based on the Michael Crichton novel 'Eaters Of The Dead', 'The 13th Warrior' holds up to the standards of the book but could have been a bolder, better, more sweeping epic if the makers of the film … more