Medieval Lives Continues / Barbarians to Start / Troy and King Arthur Movies
- View SourceTerry Jones' Medieval Lives is continuing with
Alchemist & Minstrel January the 17th. (Or so I
am told). I have no idea how many are in the series.
They have been playing at 7-8 pm on the History
Similarly The Barbarians (interesting looking ads
keep running all the time showing great mobs hacking
violently at each other) begins Monday the 19th-Tuesday
the 20th on the History Channel at 9 e.s.t./8 central.
There are four programs - Vikings, Goths, Huns, and Mongols.
Vikings and Goths on the 19th. Mongols and Huns on the 20th.
Two Parts - Four Hours.
One gets the impression that they would run out of
actors very quickly in all the mayhem. It looks worse
than a bunch of Drunken Irish Butchers in Gangs of
New York. http://www.historychannel.com/barbarians/
You can pre-order this thing (and a lot of Viking
programs, and Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, etc.
from the webpage.) I think I'd wait and see it myself.
I seem to be noticing some massive differences in VHS
and DVD prices recently (like in the Acorn catalog I
get on English Programs) with DVDs being much cheaper
all of a sudden.
Of newer interest are some new programs coming to the
theaters between now and summer. Braveheart/Gladiator/
LoTR fever has struck in a massive way indeed.
Troy starring many heartthrobs, I've seen the posters
and website only so far. But the website looks impressive.
King Arthur which is set in post Roman Britain
and has them attired (I have seen the ads for this
one in the theaters) in late Roman, or derivative,
armour and looks to be interesting. The trailer looks
better than most movies what may have been left of
the Roman civilization in Britain and the armor and
costumes I find depicted in my books of the period.
This does not appear to be on the internet movie
database yet. http://www.imdb.com/
but it is on:
You may notice in the upper left that Hidalgo is in a
pull down menu. This is what Viggo Mortenson is doing
for the spring or summer. Aragorn in the LoTR trilogy.
The previews for that look great. A western set in
For anyone who may be interested the television movie
starring Alex Kingston in Warrior Queen (Boudica, Boadicea)
is currently for sale in the usual video estores. It doesn't
contain anything that wasn't on the television (as I had
hoped, it looked really disconnected at times).
Having gotten a larger television screen recently
I have discovered that flaws are all the more obvious in
my favorite series. The smallish horde of Celts is quite
apparent as is the glaring lack of authenticity in the
Roman armour and shields, which one would think could be
easily overcome in this age of growing Roman Reenactment.
Their shields is the most glaring, resembling large
metal cardboard barrel lids for all the world.
Master Magnus, OL, Barony of Windmasters Hill, Manx,
Regia.org, Great Dark Hordebrother.
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