Gessler put a price on Tell's head and
this men, all mercenaries,
are trying to hunt down Tell. In
the middle Dantes.
Clyde as Gessler is
deliciously maniacal. The energy he throws into his performances creates
a complexity for what could have been a very one dimensional character.
While being the charismatically evil villian you see his inward
insecurity and cowardice. The way he relishes his ability to cause pain
and fear and the complete patheticness he reveals, when the tables are
turned on him, is always hilarious and fascinating to watch.
The music, composed by Stanislas Syrewicz is beautiful
and quite unique and innovative. The locations are well-chosen in lovely areas
of France. Quaint old villages, castles, ruines and beautiful nature scenes.
There are some terrific stunts and including Mario Luraschi's horse stunts, see below. This show is ideal for children as it provides
heaps of action and adventure with minimal violence and it's also very
historically educational. That aside adults can find a lot to enjoy in the
show. It has heaps of intelligent and entertaining dialogue. Heck, we just
love the whole thing.