I kinda dig this movie even though it's a mess. It was well-known as a troubled project. McTiernan had to bail on it to start production on The Thomas Crown Affair so novelist/director Michael Crichton took over. (Eaters of the Dead, the title of the Crichton book on which the film was based, would have been a much cooler title, too!) Oddly enough The Thomas Crown Affair managed to beat this one to the multiplexes! And The 13th Warrior was basically ignored by moviegoers. Graeme Revell's long-standing score was one of the things jettisoned after some disastrous test screenings, and his music was replaced by a mediocre Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack. Though I think the theatrical version is an entertaining and somewhat underrated flick, I'd love to see what McTiernan could do given free rein on a Director's Cut. The test audiences could have been spot-on in their assessment that the original version was crap but I for one would love to see a restored version. After all was said and done, the flick cost about $105 million and grossed under $35m domestic. Perhaps a big SE DVD could make Disney some coin back? What are the chances? Would anyone else be interested or am I alone on this one?