The film of Milareoa's life felt more like an old fashioned B movie about revenge and sorcery. I wanted to like it but the acting was unconvincing and the poor (by today's standards) effects were distracting if not unnecessary. The biography seemed to dwell on the hard life and injustice that led Milarepa to his eventual disillusionment and then a scarce few minutes at the end of the film spent upon his catharsis and onward search for enlightenment . . . I would have preferred to have seen less of the former and more of the latter.
However, the accompanying disc, where the teachers and yogis of today were presenting Milarepa's life and lessons as relevant for today, is priceless.