I made the grievous error of choosing this dvd in Tescos, what was I thinking. I looked at the artwork on the sleeve and read about the "epic action" that was waiting for me and I thought, "Great stuff, Brian Cox, Helen Mirren, Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale, what more could I want?" Well a film that wasn't 18 years old for a start, and a film that wasn't being sold as a 2012 issue/release. This film is truly bad, you get some sort of idea when the really jovial tedious music by some Danish guy starts. Take a sack of spanners and beat a brick wall with it and you get the same sort of noise. I thought the tv was acting up and then the sense of dread started to sink in, you know the kind of noise you get when you play an old video tape and the sound is sort of out of time - well that's how the film sounds all the way through - we ain't talking dolby quality here. Anyway, I sat back and considered the 8 quid I'd just thrown away on this and decided to see it through. My wife woke me minutes later to kindly inform me that a young Helen Mirren was infact walking round topless. Even that did not give me the resolve to give this film any sort of credence and my wife said she would look this "movie" up on the IMBD site. It gets better. This film isn't even Thrones and Empires, it's a hashed up attempt at Hamlet and went under the name of Prince of Jutland amongst others, there's 3 or 4 going for this. She said it was because the stars were probably embarrased by the film that Thrones and Empires doesn't show up on their CVs.
Do yourself a favor and give this a miss, if you want to do me one buy mine on ebay for 2 quid, have a look, it's on there now.