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Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981)

This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Director:

Alex Stitt (as Alexander Stitt)

Writers:

Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), John Gardner (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Ustinov ... Grendel (voice)
Keith Michell ... The Shaper (voice)
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... The Dragon / Beowulf (voice)
Ed Rosser Ed Rosser ... King Hrothgar (voice)
Bobby Bright Bobby Bright ... (voice)
Ric Stone Ric Stone ... Unferth (voice)
Ernie Bourne Ernie Bourne ... (voice)
Rho Schepisi Rho Schepisi ... (voice)
Colin McEwan Colin McEwan ... (voice)
Alison Bird Alison Bird ... (voice)
Barry Hill Barry Hill ... (voice)
Peter Aanensen Peter Aanensen ... (voice)
Jack Brown Jack Brown ... (voice)
Julie McKenna Julie McKenna ... (voice)
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This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Grendel'll get you!


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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grendel, Grendel, Grendel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This animated major motion picture from Australia is partially based on the Beowulf legend. See more »

Quotes

Beowulf: Rodgar...
King Hrothgar: Hrothgar!
Beowulf: Yes, of course. You sit here prehaps. My companions, I see, have made their own arrengements and I... shall sit here: By the door, to protect you all from monsters.
Priest: God protects us from monsters!
Beowulf: Ah! Then it seems he must be falling down on the job, ey? Not to worry. I am here now, to help him out.
Priest: Heresy!
Beowulf: I always say: Never discuss religion or politics over dinner. Bad for the digestion.
Priest: If the monster claims lives it's God's will! You speak heresy!
Beowulf: Heresy is determined by...
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Version of Beowulf (1999) See more »

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Excellent film
15 November 2004 | by siabhra_6See all my reviews

This is a terrific film. Great story and compelling animation all told from the view point of the monster Grendel. There is drama and humor mixed with a retelling of the ancient tale of Beowulf. Grendel becomes a very sympathetic character, his fate tragic. The humans in this story are nowhere near as compassionate as the monster. And it becomes a study in how inhuman man is, especially to himself.

Animation lovers must see this film. I don't know the availability of this film in the states as I haven't seen this for at least 10 years. Nor have I seen this available on VHS. So if you find it, rent it or buy it. It really is that good.


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