Ann and I, tired after a day of packing supplies, popped this in for some relaxation. We had no idea what we were in for. I think there were half a dozen prophetic visions and sword battles in the first 20 minutes, and it goes on like that for 3 hours. Of course there’s nothing wrong with swords and visions when they are well done, and the themes in this movie were just rebellious and thought-provoking enough to keep us from turning it off when it repeatedly fell into unrestrained melodrama. Everybody is breathless all the time. I kept expecting Fabio to show up in a role. When it was over I felt exhausted. But I slept well!