The 13th Warrior (1999)
Release Date: 27 August 1999
Run time: 102 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, History
Director: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton (uncredited)
Writers: Michael Crichton (novel), William Wisher Jr. (screenplay) (as William Wisher)
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi
Trivia: A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
In AD 922, Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by the Vikings customs-- their wanton sexuality, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. And then he learns the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that slaughters the Vikings and devours their flesh.