R | | Action, Adventure, History
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
The warriors in Crichton's original "Eaters of the Dead" did not always share the same name (or the same fates) at the warrior characters in the movie. Here are the fate(s) of each warrior in the band, as well as some differences between the book ... ...
Herger the Joyous:
Did she finish you off or bring you back to life?
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: A gentleman doesn't discuss such things.
Melchisidek speaks Greek. The DVD subtitles correctly say "[speaking Greek]" while he does. The Northmen recognize but cannot speak Greek. But Herger can speak Latin and replies in that language, the other "learned" language of that era. Melchisidek can speak Latin and shifts to that language. However, the DVD subtitles do continue to incorrectly say "[speaking Greek]" after the change to Latin.
English, Latin, Swedish, Norse, Old, Danish
$10,267,756 (USA) (29 August 1999)
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