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All star cast, starring: Sam Niell, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer, James Earl Jones, Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rossellini, Paul Curran & Martin Short.
In this classic tale of good and evil the wise old wizard Merlin recounts how he and Arthur fought to overcome wickedness and defeat Mab, the Queen of Darkness.
When King Constant, Arthur's grandfather, was slain by the pagan Vortigern, a civil war broke out. Merlin was created by the sorceress Mab so the Old ways would not be forgotten. Merlin refused to be a leader of dark powers, for he was raised by Ambrosia, a believer in the New Religion. At 17, Merlin fell in love with Nimue. Merlin helped King Uther defeat Vortigern, but learned Uther was not a good King, reluctantly agreeing to help Uther seduce a married woman, Lady Igraine, under the condition that Merlin could have their first child, to "teach him honour and goodness". When Arthur was born, Mab immediately put a curse on him.
Merlin teaches Arthur ethics and morals and takes him to the Mountain King where Arthur extracts the magic sword, Excaliber, from the stone. As the new King, Arthur announces he will build a golden city called Camelot, devoted to peace and charity. Lady Morgan Le Fey, desiring the crown herself, enlists the aid of Mab's wicked imp, Frik, to seduce Arthur. She bears their evil son, Mordred, the rightful heir to the throne.
Camelot is built, and Arthur marries Guinevere, then travels the world atoning for his sins and searching for the Holy Grail. They return to find Camelot in chaos...
Sparrowhawk DVD. Released: 2007. Run Time: 174mins. Rated: PG.
BOUL0064. Region '0' PAL DVD.