The 13th Warrior
The 13th Warrior ★★ Eaters of the Dead 1999 (R)
Banderas stars as Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, a sophisticated Arabian poet and lover-turned-reluctant-warrior, who gets exiled from his homeland and caught up in a quest with a bunch of uncouth, slaughter-loving Vikings. Based on the 1976 book by Michael Crichton, this one has been sitting on the shelf a while after a rocky filming history. However, if you like bloody, actionpacked epics it will satisfy your cravings. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Antonio Banderas, Vladimir Kulich, Clive Russell, Omar Sharif, Diane Venora, Sven Wollter, Dennis Storhoi, Anders T. Anderson, Richard Bremmer, Neil Maffin, Tony Curran, Mischa Hausserman, Asbjorn Riis, Daniel Southern, Oliver Sveinall, Albie Woodington; D: Michael Crichton, John McTiernan; W: Michael Crichton; C: Peter Menzies Jr.; M: Jerry Goldsmith.