Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands [DVD]
Actors: Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Kieran Bew, Joanne Whalley, Ed Speleers, Laura Donnelly
Number of discs: 4
Studio: ITV Studios
DVD Release Date: 28 Mar. 2016
Run Time: 720 minutes
This spectacular drama re-imagines one of literature’s most enduring heroes, the great warrior Beowulf.
Having left the rugged frontier town of Herot some twenty years before, he returns seeking a sense of purpose and belonging and to say goodbye to it’s dying Thane, Hrothgar. Although quickly, and wrongly, accused of murdering Herot’s Reeve shortly after his arrival, Beowulf once again finds a home in the town. And, after driving off the beast Grendl, he becomes the enigmatic and unconventional Reeve, whose job it is to uphold the law and protect the town from the external and internal dangers which constantly threaten its existence. What he doesn’t plan on however, is falling in love with Herot’s beautiful if secretive healer. Featuring an ensemble cast of fascinating characters, this epic drama follows Beowulf as he strives to be a man as well as a hero whilst defending those he loves from an increasingly hostile world.
These discs are Region 2 (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players. Your DVD player may need to be multi-region enabled in order to view this (most players in Australia are). Please check your player before purchasing.