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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great, 3 Sep 2007
This review is from: Sword Of Xanten [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I was curious about this film after seeing all the top marks it had received from reviewers here. I still didn't expect anything great from it, but it actually turned out to be not that bad in some respects, even though the production values aren't that of a typical film. I thought the music, however, was very good in parts.

I was slightly disturbed when I saw the end credits start to roll a lot sooner than I expected, but then I realised that obviously it wasn't the end. The film is split into two parts, which makes it seem more like a TV series then, but the break isn't that annoying once you realise that it is in fact not the end, and the music during the credits serves to enhance the atmosphere for watching the second half, so it works out not too bad.

I wasn't sure what to make of the acting at times. The lead character, Benno Furmann, did come across as slightly unconvincing or unnatural at points, but perhaps that was more do to with his German mannerisms than anything else!

Overall, I'd say this was a fairly good film. Had the production values been higher and the acting more palpable, it could have been great, as the underlying story is quite interesting.

As another reviewer said, the soundtrack goes by the name of 'Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King'.
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