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Ring of the Nibelungs (2004)

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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 »

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Cast

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Eric / Siegfried
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Brunhild (as Kristanna Løken)
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Eyvind
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Mavie Hörbiger ...
Lena
Aletta Bezuidenhout ...
Hallbera
Sean Higgs ...
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King Thorkwin
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King Thorkilt
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Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss ...
Ryan Slabbert ...
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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

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


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

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23 December 2005 (UK)  »

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Curse of the Ring  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eric: The Christians say their god is all about forgiveness.
Eyvind: The Christians... they're a strange lot.
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Connections

Version of Sigfrido (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

A Dragon's Feast
Composed by Andrew Raiher
Performed by Andrew Raiher
Wunderhorn Music 2004
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I wish they kept the original TITLE!
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was by accident that I happened upon this movie on the sci/fi channel and realized what the story was really about- I enjoyed it very much and purchased the DVD after seeing it. I do wish the DVD was the original, however instead of the edited version. I am a major supporter of the new Beowulf and Grendel film by Sturla Gunnarson and think it's of interest that Nordic tales are making a comeback. We are definitely in need of some heroic myths that demonstrate the dichotomy/conflict inherent in these stories- That the human experience is not black versus white extremes- but all the colors in between..Finally I actually get the basic story of Siegfried and the ring of the Nieblungs..and I want to find out the rest of the story!


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