Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy AKA Die Nibelungen
Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy (Die Nibelungen) is a two-part movie in a 2-disk DVD Set. The language is German, with English subtitles on each DVD.
Teil 1: Siegfried (1966)
Stars: Uwe Beyer, Rolf Henniger, Siegfried Wischnewski
In rhyme, Volker von Alzey tells the tale of Siegfried of Xanthen. In the northern kingdom of the Lowlands he was a forgery apprentice. A jealous rival attacked made him and made him drench his blade in blood.
Alberich, king of the Alves, shows him the dragon protected ring of the Nibelungen. He sets out by ship for Iceland, to awaken its maiden queen Brunhild. He then returns southward to rule from Xanthen on the Rhine and seek himself a queen. Siegfried challenges Gunther at to a duel on Easter for both realms. Instead, he receives a proposal for a marital alliance with Gunther’s sister Kriemhild. Run time is 89 minutes.
Teil 2: Kriemhilds Rache (1967)
Stars: Rolf Henniger, Siegfried Wischnewski, Maria Marlow
Whom the Gods Wish To Destroy 2 is the immediate follow-up from the first movie. With Siegfried dead due to treachery, Brunhilde now seeks revenge. It won’t be easy because she is propelled into a complex political world in which everybody is out for themselves.
Teil 2 goes for more action-adventure, culminating in large battle scenes which are well achieved. Run time is 90 minutes.
This movie is really great! Great directing, photography of beautiful scenes in Iceland, great sets, acting and script. Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy is a masterpiece.
Country: West Germany
Language: German with English subtitles
Production Co.: Avala Film
Color: Color (Eastmancolor)
Sample Video from Whom the Gods Wish To Destroy
This DVD set arrives on two professional grade DVD-R discs placed in a slim 2-Disk DVD case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the images.
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