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Collects the two high-selling Beowulf programs produced by Artsmagic DVD... BEOWULF & THE ANGLO-SAXONS - This program sets out to trace the origins of the tribes that brought the epic story of Beowulf into being. LIFE IN THE AGE OF BEOWULF - At West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village in the 1960s and '70s a series of archaeological digs revealed the remains of a substantial settlement of over seventy houses that coincide with the period during which the Roman legions withdrew from Britain, leaving it open to the Anglo-Saxon invasions.
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This film is broadly based on an Old English heroic epic poem of the title name. It is set in Scandinavia in the late 5th century, and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. In the poem, Beowulf has defeats three main enemies:
 Grendel - a very large troll
 Grendel's mother
 A Great Dragon
The third battle takes place 50 years after the first two. At this time, he has become king of the Geats, unfortunately in this battle he is fatally wounded.
An Animated Marvel:
This film is an animated using motion capture techniques. The animators did an excellent job in making all the actors, monsters and sets look very realistic. This film is one of the most life-like animations that are available; this alone makes the movie a collector's piece.
The action unfolds quickly, as the immoral behavior of a king come back to haunt him. Grendel is a vicious man-eating troll that hates the sound of merrymaking and puts an abrupt stop to it.
Enter Beowulf, who's mission in life seems to be to seek out and destroy monsters that threaten humankind. Strangely enough, he baits Grendel, and awaits him complete naked. The action is fast paced and the fighting is brutal and gory at times.
There are some surprises and the level of action is taken to even higher heights as he battles the dragon in the climax of this film.
Excellent graphical content, acceptable storyline, and lots of action.