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If Blade Runner was his Metropolis, Scott's next was his Die Nibelungen: a Teutonic myth in which the Lord of Darkness castrates a unicorn and thereby transforms a pastoral Eden into an arctic wasteland. Fortunately, sprightly Jack (Cruise) is on hand to set things to rights. Beautifully shot and designed, but in a cloyingly self-conscious manner, the film lacks the narrative drive that propels Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. There are a handful of impressive sequences though - and Tim Curry is a magnificent horned Beelzebub (though Cruise's original gnashers are as scary in their own way).

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: William Hjortsberg
Cast: Alice Playten
Billy Barty
David Bennent
Peter O'Farrell
Kiran Shah
Cork Hubbert
Mia Sara
Tom Cruise
Tim Curry
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