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GRENDEL GRENDEL GRENDEL
dvd

(1981)

DIRECTOR: Alexander Stitt

STARS: (Voices) Peter Ustinov (Viva Max), Keith Michell, Arthur Dignam

SYNOPSIS: Animated film that looks at the story of Beowulf from the viewpoint of Grendel the monster. Peter Ustinov has fun voicing the big, green, spotted monster or yore. We see him interacting with his, mostly unseen, terror of a mother. As well as a large red dragon who gives some sage advice. Otherwise we hear his inner thoughts about life and his place in it as he happily chomps on any humans that he encounters. Meanwhile, a king gathers his minions and they soon build a castle and a kingdom. Grendel mostly stears clear of trouble but the humans turn his exploits into an evil legend that must be destroyed. The "hero" Beowulf doesn't show up until the last 10 minutes and is presented as a bit of a sociopath. The animation is fun and very (late) 70's looking. The character voices, with Australian and British accents, are all very lower class and unaware in a Monty Python kind of way. A fun film.

*For more see:
Spunky and Tadpole, Smarkus and Kingdom in the Clouds

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

YELLOW dvd case (above image is the front cover art)


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