The Odyssey (TV Mini-Series 1997)

TV Mini-Series   |  PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy


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The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »


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  • Armand Assante and Vanessa Williams in The Odyssey (1997)
  • Christopher Lee in The Odyssey (1997)
  • Vanessa Williams in The Odyssey (1997)
  • Armand Assante in The Odyssey (1997)
  • Armand Assante and Alan Stenson in The Odyssey (1997)

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7 November 2001 | Servo-11
8
| Coherent adaptation of the epic poem
Having been forced to read The Odyssey several times throughout school in clunky and stale translations, it was very refreshing to see the story brought to life like an action movie. I don't want to sound shallow by emphasizing that aspect of the epic because I do understand and appreciate the subtler nuances and motifs of Homer's poem. However, to take it out of the classroom and turn it into a popcorn movie does not do it injustice. In fact, it gave me a better appreciation of the story and a shot in the arm to give the print version another try. Which I did. And I really enjoyed it this time. Probably the fact that I didn't have an essay assignment breathing down my neck on my last reading helped immeasurably.

Anywho, I think Armand Assante was an inspired choice for Ulysses and the supporting cast was very well-chosen too, especially Greta Scacchi and Nicholas Clay. The Scylla/Charibdis and Hydra segments were the most thrilling. Perhaps the FX weren't always top-notch, but this is TV, folks. It definitely had a storybook feel to it with the bright colors and understandable dialogue. Now, if they will only make a TV miniseries of The Iliad......

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Release Date:

18 May 1997

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa

Filming Locations

Malta

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

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