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One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Phineas 2 episodes, 2000
Olivia Williams ...  Hera 2 episodes, 2000
Angus Macfadyen ...  Zeus 2 episodes, 2000
Dennis Hopper ...  Pelias 2 episodes, 2000
Jolene Blalock ...  Medea 2 episodes, 2000
Brian Thompson ...  Hercules 2 episodes, 2000
Adrian Lester ...  Orpheus 2 episodes, 2000
Ciarán Hinds ...  King Aeson 2 episodes, 2000
Diana Kent Diana Kent ...  Polymele 2 episodes, 2000
David Calder ...  Argos 2 episodes, 2000
Mark Lewis Jones ...  Mopsus 2 episodes, 2000
James Callis ...  Aspyrtes 2 episodes, 2000
Hugh Quarshie ...  The Centaur 2 episodes, 2000
Olga Sosnovska ...  Atalanta 2 episodes, 2000
Kieran O'Brien ...  Actor 2 episodes, 2000
Tom Harper ...  Acastus 2 episodes, 2000
Omid Djalili ...  Castor 2 episodes, 2000
John Sharian ...  Pollux 2 episodes, 2000
Rhys Miles Thomas Rhys Miles Thomas ...  Zetes 2 episodes, 2000
Mark Folan Deasy Mark Folan Deasy ...  Iphicles 2 episodes, 2000
Elliot Levey ...  Canthus 2 episodes, 2000
Xavier Anderson Xavier Anderson ...  Phanos 2 episodes, 2000
Charles Cartmell Charles Cartmell ...  Laertes 2 episodes, 2000
Dodger Phillips Dodger Phillips ...  Tiphys 2 episodes, 2000
Peter Gevisser ...  Budes 2 episodes, 2000
Norman Roberts Norman Roberts ...  Echion 2 episodes, 2000
Greg Hicks ...  Priest 2 episodes, 2000
Adam Cooper ...  Eros 2 episodes, 2000
Micky Churchill Micky Churchill ...  Boy Jason 2 episodes, 2000
John Bennett ...  Idas 2 episodes, 2000
Andrew Tansey Andrew Tansey ...  Aertes 1st General 2 episodes, 2000
Richard Bonehill ...  Aertes 2nd General 2 episodes, 2000
Freda Dowie ...  Hera as Old Peasant Woman 2 episodes, 2000
Zeta Graff Zeta Graff ...  Hypsipyle 1st General 2 episodes, 2000
Zoë Eeles ...  Actor's Lemnite Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Alit Kreiz Alit Kreiz ...  High Priestess 2 episodes, 2000
Andrew Scarborough ...  Aeson's Soldier 2 episodes, 2000
Alan Stocks Alan Stocks ...  Pelias Bodyguard 2 episodes, 2000
Suzanne Harbison Suzanne Harbison ...  Mopsus Lemnite Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Natasha Henstridge ...  Hypsipyle 2 episodes, 2000
Frank Langella ...  Aertes 2 episodes, 2000
Jason London ...  Jason 2 episodes, 2000
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One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient Greece, witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of his ruthless uncle, Pelias. After narrowly escaping death, Jason flees his home and returns twenty years later to reclaim the throne. Upon learning of his return, Pelias sentences him to death. To save his life, Jason promises to deliver the most coveted gift of the gods to his uncle, the Golden Fleece. Joined by the Argonauts, a stout-hearted crew of sailors, he embarks on a perilous voyage to capture the Fleece and fulfill his destiny. Written by Ron Borgstedt <ronborgstedt@sbcglobal.net>

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Taglines:

A Man of Passion A Warrior of Courage A Hero of Destiny

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

USA | Turkey

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jason See more »

Filming Locations:

Antalya, Turkey See more »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 episodes) | (2 episodes) | (2 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title in Brazil was "A Vingança do Gladiador", which translated into English means "The Vengeance of the Gladiator", although there are no gladiators in this movie. See more »

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Version of Jason and the Argonauts (1963) See more »

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Watch the original instead.
17 April 2001 | by GenK1981See all my reviews

This TV mini series was on over the Easter Holidays and i was caught by the impressive cast that they had lined up for this movie.... i also had to watch it also because i really enjoy greek mythology. What i got was over 3 hours of false mythology that doesn't even deserve to share the same title as the 1960's original.

Jason London was not convincing as the main character Jason, neither was Dennis Hopper unfortunately who fell victim to a silly scene at the end where hes wearing the fleece on his head, it cracked me up, he looked an idiot. Natasha Henstridge and Derek Jakobi were not in it enough to make any sort of impression and the gods were too merciful i thought.

The SFX was okay, but i still prefer the ground breaking effects of Ray Harryhausen who's designs for the titans in the original scared me when i was younger.

This film was false when it comes to sticking by the facts of greek mythology i.e. there were no female argonauts - Atlantas is a false. Also the fact that Orpheus was greek and not African, these are just a few points from many mistakes that effected this series.

My two biggest groans though must be.... a) Why did they replace Talos the bronze giant with that stupid bull, Talos was my favourite Titan in the original and i was looking forward to see him redesigned for this series.......but not into a stupid bull that breathes fire....OH DEAR! Also the Hydra was replaced by a dragon......why?......i don't know?

and b) The sound effects were not as ground breaking as the original. The sound for the original film captured half the scene, an example being the appearance of Talos - it created tension. It was sorely missed.

In the end Hollywood have spoilt mythology and replaced it with a child's bed time story........5/10


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