The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.
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 Cassandra, Princess of Troy (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Menelaus / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Hector (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Odysseus (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Theseus (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Achilles (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Clytemnestra (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Pollux (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Paris' Father (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Iphigenia (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Calchas (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Queen Hecuba (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Helen (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Paris (2 episodes, 2003)
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 King Priam of Troy (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Agamemnon (2 episodes, 2003)
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The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.

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Early in the movie, there are Chinese traders wearing Manchu clothing in Troy's marketplace. No Chinese reached the Mediterranean before the Roman Empire and Manchu clothing wasn't used in China before the Manchu conquest in the 17th century AD. See more »

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Agammemnon: There is no peace with Troy!
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Version of The Trojan Horse (1961) See more »

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Homer meets Joe Eszterhas!
12 September 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this piece of cr*p last night on TV. My jaw dropped during a scene where Paris and Menelaus basically mend their wounds together after a failed duel while bitching about Agamemnon. This is so far removed from the spirit of Homer's characters, I could have screamed! What is this, I thought? "Days of our Lives"?

I was equally appalled by the numerous uncalled-for scenes of torture, violence, sadism, gore, nudity, soft-core porn and violent sexual content, none of which are even remotely present or suggested in Homer. This is Greek mythology for the troubled, the uninformed, the blighted, the poor in spirit and the ignorant.

This is all the more troubling as this mini-series has the same name as Robert Wise's unqualified masterpiece, which is rarely shown nowadays and probably never will be again, after this one gave it the kiss of death.


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