For those of us out there who waited for, and suffered through the Beebs interpretation of the Merlin/Arthur "myth" our misery is over.....
And if you want to watch a truly fantastic interpretation then you really don't get any better than this film...long version as well.
The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from visionary movie maker John Boorman. All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory's classic Le Morte D'Arthur are here: Arthur removing the sword Excalibur from the stone; the Round Table's noble birth and tragic decline; the heroic attempts to recover the Holy Grail; and the shifting balance of power between wily wizard Merlin. With Patrick Stewart, Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson in notable early screen roles, Excalibur serves up, The New Yorker's Pauline Kael wrote, 'one lush, Enraptured scene after another'.
More DetailsCertificate: 15
Cast List: Nicholas Clay, Paul Geoffrey, Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, Nicol Williamson
Director: John Boorman
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Number of Disks: 1
Main Language: English, French
Subtitle Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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