Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.
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Series cast summary:
...  Ulisse 8 episodes, 1968
Leonard Steckel ...  Narrator (German version) 8 episodes, 1968
Constantin Andrieu ...  Antinoo 7 episodes, 1968
...  Penelope 6 episodes, 1968
...  Telemaco 6 episodes, 1968
...  Nausicaa 6 episodes, 1968
...  Arete 5 episodes, 1968
Roy Purcell ...  Alcinoo 5 episodes, 1968
Marcella Valeri ...  Euriclea 4 episodes, 1968
...  Eurimaco 4 episodes, 1968
Constantin Nepo ...  Antinoo 4 episodes, 1968
...  Euriloco 4 episodes, 1968
Petar Buntic ...  Filetore 4 episodes, 1968
Maurizio Tocchi ...  Leocrito 3 episodes, 1968
Andrea Saric ...  Melanto 3 episodes, 1968
Michèle Breton ...  Atena 3 episodes, 1968
Duje Novakovic ...  Elpenore 3 episodes, 1968
...  Elena 2 episodes, 1968
Samson Burke ...  Polifemo 2 episodes, 1968
Corrado Monteforte ...  Anfinomo 2 episodes, 1968
...  Menelao 2 episodes, 1968
Mimmo Palmara ...  Achille 2 episodes, 1968
Enzo Fiermonte ...  Demodoco 2 episodes, 1968
...  Laocoonte 2 episodes, 1968
Igor Sunara ...  Extra, Suitor 2 episodes, 1968
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Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.

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Mario Bava directed the sequence with Polifemo, the Cyclops, and Piero Schivazappa directed the sequence with the Trojan Horse. See more »

Goofs

When the bow of Ulysses is taken form the storage room it is clearly strung. Bows have to be stored unstrung or they lose their strength over time (and this one is said to have not been touched for 20 years). As a result the movie deviates from the epic in the essential part that in the epic the bow is useless to the suitors because they are unable to string it (either due to lack of strength or not knowing that a composite bow is strung backwards). The movie on the other hand shows the suitors (rather unconvincingly) unable to simply draw the bow. See more »

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Version of The Odyssey (1997) See more »

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The best version to date;character and plot driven but still poetic.
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Although I have not seen this mini-series in over twenty years I can still remember how the balance between character,plot and tale of marvelous adventures succeeded. The use of special effects was restrained making a more poetic rather than literal telling of the story. The two versions I've seen were dubbed (English and French)but the actors appear to speak their own language not just Italian so there is a synchronization problem. It does not spoil the story telling. Among the cast Irene Pappas as Penelope is the most recognizable to North Americans. Recommended to all followers of Odysseus' ever returning.


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