- Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: February 27, 2007
- Label: Arts Magic
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
Using 3-D animation, location footage, archive materials, and interviews, the Beowulf epic is examined in the light of the civilization that created it. It investigates the Anglo-Saxons' religious beliefs as well as their everyday life, and suggests that, old as the poem is, it may have roots in an even more ancient fertility cult. Extras include The Life of an Anglo-Saxon Warrior, Sam Newton on Sutton Hoo, and more.
This documentary goes beyond the text of the epic poem and examines the history behind its writing. With interviews and travels in Europe, BEOWULF & THE ANGLO-SAXONS dives into the culture of the people who created the classic myth. This title also explores the warrior society of the ancient people.