Curse of the Ring (2004)
"Ring of the Nibelungs" (original title)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Action, Adventure  |  23 December 2005 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 8,008 users  
Reviews: 94 user | 17 critic

The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward seems to... See full summary »


Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young girl flees to France to forget her boyfriend; first his letters pursue her, then he himself follows her there. During a party to celebrate the moon landing she takes her own small step...

Director: Daisy Gili
Stars: Laurence Beck, Marianne Borgo, David Burke
The Haunted Airman (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to lose his mind

Director: Chris Durlacher
Stars: Julian Sands, Rachael Stirling, Robert Pattinson
The Bad Mother's Handbook (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.

Director: Robin Sheppard
Stars: Catherine Tate, Anne Reid, Holliday Grainger
The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen
How to Be (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.

Director: Oliver Irving
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Rebecca Pidgeon, Powell Jones
Earthsea (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Fantasy | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers... See full summary »

Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Kristin Kreuk, Isabella Rossellini
Love & Distrust (Video 2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Tale of the passions and perils of love in all its forms. Five unique short films that focus on the lives of a group of beautiful yet troubled twenty-somethings, this compilation explores ... See full summary »

Directors: Lorraine Bracco, Daisy Gili, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., James Franco, Amy Adams
Little Ashes (2008)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Director: Paul Morrison
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Bushido, Moritz Bleibtreu, Reza Brojerdi
Der Ring des Nibelungen (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Fantasy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stars: Donald McIntyre, Fritz Hübner, Hermann Becht
Caesar (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken
Evil Never Dies (TV Movie 2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

After his wife is brutally murdered, a policeman transfers to patrol duty at a college, only to discover that the now-executed murderder may be brought back to life as part of a professor's experiment.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Thomas Gibson, Katherine Heigl, Simon Bossell


Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric / Siegfried
Brunhild (as Kristanna Løken)
Mavie Hörbiger ...
Aletta Bezuidenhout ...
Sean Higgs ...
King Thorkwin
King Thorkilt
Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss ...
Ryan Slabbert ...


The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward seems to be a huge treasure, Siegfried ignores the curse that lies on the hoard - which now seems to endanger his love to beautiful Norse warrior queen Brunhild. Written by Tandem Communications

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Nordic legend that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the Lord of the Ring trilogy.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| | |


Release Date:

23 December 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Ring  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Robert Pattinson plays the younger brother to the king See more »


When Siegfried is fighting the two Saxon kings he is disarmed of his sword and shield, after being knocked to the ground he retrieves his sword, gets up, and a short piece of action ensues. The shot then changes and he suddenly has his shield for the closing seconds of the fight sequence. See more »


Kriemhild: Once I loved a man who did not love me and I could not bear it if the world was to be a place without him. So when Hagen came to me with an unholy thing that would banish the memory of old loves and plant a new one there, I was blinded...
See more »


Version of Sigfrido (1957) See more »


/ "Dragon Gold"
Written by CM Weller / H. Trance
Performed by E Nomine
Published by Maxximum Songs / Maxximum Music GmbH (GEMA)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Good effort!
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Short of producing 2+ hour versions of each of the 4 operas in the Ring Cycle, this is simply excellent storytelling. Truly entertaining and worthy of viewing.

Given the obvious production and time constraints common to almost all television productions, the writers, director and cast have made a quite enjoyable film based on the Norse legends. They know they can't hope to surpass more traditional Wagner opera productions or the cinematic spectaculars like Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia and they don't try. They simply succeed brilliantly at presenting a quite entertaining and enjoyable film variation of the well known tale.


45 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Inspired Lord of the Rings? What a crock. TEXCougar
Whats the name of the book? Solac
Awfully underated borislav_mitev
Original Language michael-g-nicholson
Any other films like this? Solac
curse of the ring jansenm
Discuss Curse of the Ring (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: