MERLIN Mini Series (1998) £2.99 @ HMV
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MERLIN Mini Series (1998) £2.99 @ HMV

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Found 8th Mar 2009Made hot 9th Mar 2009
Very little detail on HMV website but the catalogue number checks out and its in stock.

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.

12 Comments

Original Poster

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Does anyone remember this? All star cast, but was it any good??

i think its a film and not a mini series

mod

Good find and good work Yaffle.

I watched it. It was a three part mini series, and was actually quite good. Well worth £3

it could have been aired as mini-mini-mini series (174 mins!) lol

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andywedge;4587359

Good find and good work Yaffle. I watched it. It was a three part mini … Good find and good work Yaffle. I watched it. It was a three part mini series, and was actually quite good. Well worth £3



Yes, I read it was a 3 parter too, it gets 6.9 on IMDB so not too bad. Also says it was nominated for 4 golden globes and won a few Emmy's. Sounds like its worth £3, plus I had trouble finding it elsewhere so maybe hard to get hold of?

£3 for 3 hours of Samn Neil? Bargain.

i saw this when it was on C4 one christmas, was pretty good stuff.
Bought a copy thanks professor yaffle

i bought this in tesco last week for a £1

yolus;4588537

i bought this in tesco last week for a £1


Bought mine from Tesco's on 22/12/08 for £1

Bought mine from Poundland and got the Alice In Wonderland mini series too about a year ago.

Might see if Tesco's has got anymore then

There seems to have been a follow up - Merlin's Apprentice
amazon.co.uk/exe…-21

This was free with the daily mail about 3 years ago, and you may be able to get a copy of that DVD 2nd hand on ebay. That said, £3 is a good price if you want a "proper" DVD and it is a pretty good series!
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