Trivia In accordance with the book, 's version of the Wendol's mother was an old woman, played by veteran actress. » Goofs At the beginning of the movie, Ibn is in love. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. They consult an oracle who tells them that they should send 13 warriors, but that one of them shouldn't be a Viking. However, in time he develops an understanding and respect for the Viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, Buliwyf.
The film debuted at No. A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. » I guess every region has its own legends and saga's, but I've always found the Scandinavian legends about trolls, monsters and ghosts even more intriguing and interesting as ours. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. On their first night two of their number - Hyglak and Ragnar - are killed. However, Ibn must now join them as they return to their homeland once they receive word of an invasion by a huge pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and eat anything in their path -- including the flesh of the men they have killed.
The film was produced by McTiernan, Crichton, and , with , James Biggam and Ethan Dubrow as executive producers. The Vikings on Film: Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages. A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Normally I'm not too much of a fan of Antonio Banderas' work, but this time I really liked him as the Arab with the impressive name of Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan Ibn Al Abbas Ibn Rashid Ibn Hamad I guess you better don't try to say that 10 times in a row. It stars as , as well as and. Ahmad is recruited against his will. He is looked down upon by the huge Norsemen, who mock his physical weakness and his small , but he earns a measure of respect by his fast learning of their language, his horsemanship, ingenuity, and ability to write.
He encounters a woman in a corridor, who is wearing a strange headscarf over the low part of her face. But when the film failed test screenings Michael Crichton took over the project and reshot and added new material to the film. Buliwyf staggers outside before the fight and inspires the warriors with a Viking prayer for the honored dead who will enter. A youth enters the camp requesting Buliwyf's aid: his father's kingdom in the far north is under attack from an ancient evil so frightening that even the bravest warriors dare not name it. When took over and did the reshoots, he decided that brutally killing off an old lady did not reflect very well on the heroes.
» Alternate Versions The original version, known as Eaters of the Dead and Directed by John McTiernan was originally 127 minutes and slated to be released in May of 1998. Ahmad and Melchisidek are in time to witness a fight, which establishes Buliwyf as , followed by the funeral of their dead king, cremated together with a young woman who agreed to accompany him to. Crichton took over as director himself due to the poor test audience reception, causing the release date to be pushed back over a year. Not only is this clothing not opaque, which is forbidden to Muslim women wearing headscarfs, but it is a Yashmak, worn first by Turkish women around 1840. A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador.
I like legends and mystery in movies and this movie gave me both. The film was a financial failure. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. The Arab, however not believing that these mythical creatures from the forests really exist, joins them in their battle against the Wendol. The film was re-cut, a new ending added, along with a new score.
The title was changed to The 13th Warrior. In the final release, Wendol's mother is played by uncredited , but the final credits still list Susan Willis as the Wendol's mother. Taking refuge at their settlement on the river, communications are established through Melchisidek and Herger, a Norseman who speaks Latin. The other actors all did a very good job as well, even though I have to admit that I've never heard of most of them before. The 13th Warrior 1h 42min 1999 A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador.
A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. While Ibn and his people are intelligent and well-mannered, the Vikings are a rowdy and sometimes unpleasant lot, with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women. He was also involved with the reediting of the film as well and rejected composer Graeme Revell's hour long score. It's no wonder that these people have created these legends once. Crichton decided to make her younger, sleeker, and tougher.