Ulysses

Ulysses

DVD - 1994
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Ulysses' return from the Trojan Wars sets him upon a legendary adventure. He and his crew sail under the curse of Cassandra, and encounter Circe, the sirens and the cyclops.
This adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" stars Kirk Douglas as seafaring hero Ulysses. Doomed to journey aimlessly across the sea after the Trojan War, Ulysses battles many adversaries on his way home from war to his wife Penelope, where he must meet and master a final challenge.
Publisher: New York, NY : Fox Lorber Films : WinStar TV & Video, 1994, p1954.
ISBN: 9781572526648
1572526645
Branch Call Number: 791.43
PN1997 .U49 1994
Characteristics: 1 DVD (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Odyssey.

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patch666
Jul 08, 2017

kirk Douglas is a stiff !!! always has been > he makes things unpleasant to watch

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swyckl
Nov 10, 2016

I liked this DVD. I recommend for adults or older children. It effectively presents the Greek Mythology story of Ulysses. The computer graphics were great. The acting was well done. It is a little scary for young children. It is not too sexual.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 15, 2013

Hello? Did movie-audiences back in 1954 really take this badly-acted, Italian, costume drama (with its truly dreadful special effects) seriously?

For me, I thought that actor Kirk Douglas, as the title character, was an utterly terrible choice. Playing his part with absolutely no conviction, whatsoever, I thought that Douglas completely disgraced the very name and legend of this Greek hero.

Ulysses' painfully predictable story, pretty much, contained every single "Greek hero" cliche in the book, and then some. And, on top of that, not one actor in the entire film put in a performance that could be described as anything else but "pure wood".

Mind you, this film certainly contained its fair share of unintentionally hilarious moments. The one most notable scene took place when Ulysses and his boys met up with the doofus Cyclops.

All-in-all - This super-dumb movie (which had 8 screenwriters to back up its dreary story) was a piece of pure 1950's trash.

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