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Curse of the Ring (2004)

Ring of the Nibelungs (original title)
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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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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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$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 The Long Swift Sword of Siegfried (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Lebenslicht
(German Version only)
Written by Schiller / Felder
Performed by Barbara Schiller
Pubished by Media Spirit / BMG Publishing
Copyright 2004 VIP International GmbH
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The graceful ballad
9 December 2004 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

Uli Edel did a damn fine job on resurrecting the Volsung Saga. I think that "Das Nibelungenlied" is not as much of a fairy tail as LOTR what gives this ballad a bit more of the realistic drama-feeling. No offence, but this is not the usual happy-ending US-Style flick that most of the audience is used to. Maybe that is the reason for this quite low avg. rating.

I really couldn't imagine anyone better suited for the role of cold queen of the cold Island. Kristan(n)a Loken prove to be as cold as beautiful, also a great actress in a role with much more script than she had in T3. Arnold knew back than that "she'll be back!" and she indeed is in this truly wonderful movie.


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