Helen of Troy 2003

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Helen of Troy ★★½ 2003

Since Helen was the face that launched a thousand ships for the Trojan War, she needs to be a looker and, in the person of Guillory, she is. Which is good, since the cable miniseries is fairly ordinary. Helen is married to weak-willed Menelaus (Callis), the King of Sparta but falls crazy in love with Paris (Marsden), a Prince of Troy. The lovers hightail it to Troy, where King Priam (Rhys-Davies) offers protection. Mene-laus's brother Agamemnon (a snakey Sewell) leads the Spartans on a 10-year battle to get Helen back. Remember the Trojan Horse is a big deal. 177m/C VHS, DVD . Sienna Guillory, Matthew Marsden, Rufus Sewell, Stellan Skarsgard, John Rhys-Davies, Maryam D'Abo, Emilia Fox, James Callis, James Lapine, Nigel Whitmey; D: John Kent Harrison; W: Ronni Kern; C: Edward Pei; M: Joel Goldsmith. CABLE

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