Brought to you by "The Man Who Cared Too Much" - Starring Christopher Lambert
This week we prepare ourselves for the 1999 version of the classic poem with Christopher Lambert as the title character. Things to watch out for: How many back flips over the camera, how many times Lambert can't see anything, and how many times he cares too much. The movie is currently on Netflix so check it out and come back when we review the movie in full.
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Director: Gram Baker (Born to Ride w/Stamos, Alien Nation)
Writers: Mark Leahy & David Chappe. Chappe wrote one episode of He-Man.
Producer: Lawrence Kasanoff: True Lies, Strange Days and Dream A Little Dream w/the Coreys. Also Class of 1999, Chud 2: Bud the Chud, Ghoulies Go to College and 5 Mortal Combat titles including a 22 episode show which was a second try as there was a pilot that wasn't picked up as well.
Christopher Guy Dennis Lambert: Connor McLeod & Tarzan. He has severe myopia and cannot see without his glasses. Can’t wear contacts so some times is virtually blind during filming.
Rhona Mitra was the model for Lara Croft between ’97-’98.
Gotz Otto: Fine German Actor; Iron Sky, Cload Atlas, He played Mr. Stamper, the villain Elliot Carver's assistant, in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. When called for casting, Otto was given twenty seconds to introduce himself. Saying, "I'm big, I'm bad, and I'm German.", he did it in five.
Playmate Layla Roberts as Grendel’s Mother.
Producers promised a budget of 25 million dollars, whereas they made the film for 3.5 million dollars, according to Lambert.
Christopher Lambert declined to reprise his role as Rayden in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation to star as Beowulf.
Regurgitates the opening music from Mortal Kombat
When interviewed about filming Beowulf, Rhona Mitra admitted that everybody had told her not to do the film and it would be a nightmare and had said it was a nightmare and Romania was a hell-hole.
Mad Max, Mortal Kombat, Xena: Warrior Princess and Van Helsing are considered major influences behind the film.