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Blood of Beasts -- A passionate and action-packed retelling of the much loved fairytale set in Viking times, "Love's Curse" is a fast-moving Viking adventure saga with Gothic horror overtones. Story of love and sacrafice.
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Freya is the clan princess, pursued by Sven who wants only to become king after King Thorsson dies. Freya prefers Agnar... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jane March ... Freya

William Gregory Lee ... Sven

Justin Whalin ... Eric

David Dukas ... Beast / Agnar
Greg Melvill-Smith ... Thorsson
Candice Hillebrand ... Ingrid
Marcel van Heerden ... Kogla
Russel Savadier ... Olaf
Steven van Niekerk ... Heindall (as Stephen Van Niekerk)
Lee Ann Shepherd ... Alfhild
Ron Smerczak ... Ragnar
Aubrey Lovett ... Raine
Etienne Oelofse ... Gang
Etienne Changuion ... Jarl (as Ettiene Changulon)
Antony Jardin ... Algar

Directed by
David Lister 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Anthony 

Produced by
Graham Anderson .... supervising producer
Janet Blandford .... executive producer
Mark Chesney .... producer
Patricia Chesney .... producer
Leah Graham .... assistant producer
Wendy Knill .... line producer
Stephen Margolis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
Cinematography by
Buster Reynolds 
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
Art Direction by
Stephen Nicholas (supervising art director)
Costume Design by
Pierre Vienings 
Makeup Department
Marli Kruger .... assistant makeup artist
Gabriella Molnar .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Carine Stander .... production manager (as Carine Stander)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Biart .... second assistant director
Dylan Speer .... third assistant director
Andre Weavind .... first assistant director
Art Department
Matthys Boshoff .... assistant props
Jon Poole .... construction buyer
Sound Department
Simon Clement .... sound effects editor
Mark Ferda .... sound editor
Mark Ferda .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Kirsty Taylor .... prosthetics
Gerhard van der Heever .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Isaac Lui .... senior animator
Brett Manson .... visual effects artist
Cyril Schumann .... flame artist
Grant Hulley .... stunts
Anton Voster .... stunt coordinator
Janine Wyatt-Mair .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Bishop .... focus puller
Andy Gribble .... grip
Ryan Lotter .... clapper loader
Janli Maartens .... focus puller
Nicholas McKenzie .... clapper loader
Steven Ndlovu .... clapper loader
Brad Saint Clair .... key grip
Colin Schearer .... focus puller
Adam Troeger .... camera operator
Adam Troeger .... jimmy jib operator
Andrew van Bijon .... best boy grip
Other crew
Scott Bassett .... production coordinator
Verity Burris .... production accountant
Wendy Croad .... artist chaperone
Wendy Croad .... set production assistant
Suzanna Eagar .... production secretary
Jabulani Nsibande .... production office runner
Emma Powell .... production coordinator
Martina Schieder .... production coordinator
Michelle ten Haaf .... production accountant
Edward Alan Thomas .... film representative

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Also Known As:
"Beauty and the Beast" - South Africa (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for sequences and images of violence
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Thorsson:Our people need to know where they stand. Everyone knows I'm ill. Who is to rule when I am gone? You are a princess. I have no son. Your husband will be king.
Freya:I know.
Thorsson:We must do what is right for our people.
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Good Story vs. Low Budget Film-making, 19 November 2005
Author: thedarkamulet from United States

"Blood of Beasts", also known as "Beauty and the Beast" was definitely not what I expected by the end of the film in a positive way. I actually found this movie listed on IMDb quite by accident-- but at the time it was not yet released on DVD, so I eventually forgot about it until I saw the DVD on ebay just a few days ago. I am all for the underdogs of film, but since the DVD was going for so much on ebay, I went down to my local video store and was pleasantly surprised that they had it there. So I rented it!

The Bad Points: I will say that the cover of the DVD is going to throw viewers off immediately. The cover has a very "Lord of the Rings" feel to it, so many may rent the movie thinking this is going to be another great epic film. It definitely is not. This must have been a very low budget film for several reasons. One, almost every male in the movie wore a wig or some sort of fake hair, and the only reason why I am pointing this out is because it is THAT obvious. Second, there is virtually no accents in the film, perhaps they couldn't afford a speech or language coach. Third, the costumes were all wrong...very bad, actually (oh, and the weapons were very fake looking such as the swords and daggers). Fourth, the scenes where there is fire...well, I guess they couldn't afford MAKING fire or setting things on fire so they computer generated it-- again, the only reason why I mention it is because it is THAT obvious and detracts from the film. The only thing that I think they did well with as far as special effects is how they chose to portray the Beast. They obviously didn't have a lot of money to use high tech computer effects so instead they used some interesting makeup and an animal hide costume. That may not sound great, but I rather see that then a bad computer generated beast. Plus, this Beast somehow reminded me of the cannibalistic creatures from the movie "13th Warrior."

The Good Points: So now you are probably wondering why I scored it a 6 if it was that horrible. Well, the truth is, it wasn't THAT horrible. I base most movies on the actual story-- 65-75% story/acting and 25-35% special effects/physical attributes of the actual movie. I understood from the beginning that the movie was going to be low budget, and I was expecting the story to be basically the same old Beauty and the Beast tale that we are all used to. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the end of the movie-- it has a neat twist that I am of course not going to spoil for anyone. The story itself starts out a little typical, but by the time the movie progresses about halfway through the film, you sort of feel your heart strings pull at the actual love story and the Beast's hopeless position. And again, the ending was a tad bit unexpected, therefore I think it makes up for the horrible wigs, lack of accents, and bad costumes. It's a shame that they didn't have more money to put into the film; it definitely would have strengthened the story itself.

So in conclusion, I recommend the movie for the story, not the special effects or accuracy of the accents and costumes. If you find yourself board on a weeknight or weekend and you don't go into the movie expecting too much from it, I think it can be enjoyable. I hope this helps! May Odin guide you!

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