Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

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After witnessing the brutal murder of his powerful father King Solomon of the Netherlands, a young heir to the throne begins preparation for his ultimate revenge in director Uli Edel's medivel tale of might and magic. An allied royal court has granted refuge to young Siegfried following the tragic death of his father, and in the following years Siegfried trains to become a formidable warrior as his magical mother Hjordis watches over him with a loving eye. When Siegfried acquires a magical sword said to have been forged from a fallen star, he sets out to slay the fearsome dragon Fafnir and lay claim to the gold that the horrid beast had stolen from the mythical Nibelungs. His victory over the dragon affording him the opportunity to bathe in its blood and achieve invincibility, Siegfried's glory is quickly tarnished when the Nibelungs reappear and demand the return of their treasure. Though Siegfried eventually agrees to bestow the Nibelungs the majority of the treasure, his unwise decision to retain the cursed ring that forms the very core of the valuable booty ensures that he will never experience true love for as long as it remains in his possession.

Cast

Alicia Witt
as Kriemhild
Benno Fürmann
as Eric/Siegfried
Samuel West
as King Gunther
Sean Higgs
as Alberich
Götz Otto
as King Thorkwin
Ralf Moeller
as King Thorkilt
Tamsin MacCarthy
as Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss
as King Siegmund
Ryan Slabbert
as Siegfried (age 3)
Richard Farmer
as Nibelung Ancient
Dean Slater
as Dankwart
Richard Thomson
as Saxon Horseman 1
Anton Moon
as Saxon Horseman 2
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Critic Reviews for Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

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Audience Reviews for Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

  • Sep 25, 2008
    This director could give Uwe Boll a run for his money for putting out this lump of crap. This movie sucks wrinkled yambag.
    Chad R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2008
    I love this type of movies. I find anything period interesting. But this movie did not live up to its promise.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2008
    I picked this up fully expecting some horrible fantasy crap fest. There are a lot of them out there. But this was actually pretty good. it was a very accurate retelling of the Ring saga and a very good one at that.
    John M Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2008
    The is low budget, yes, but still an incredibly captivating and complex story. Kristanna Loken is absolutely gorgeous, as usual, and performs perfectly in action, but not so well when it comes to emotion. She is becoming the token tough chick in fantasy, thats her niche, and I love her for looking so good while she does it. But she is a very weak actress. Nevertheless, you will likely sympathize with her character more than any of the others. Its a very emotional tale of love in a mystical world.
    Rebecca E Super Reviewer

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