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Excalibur (The Knights) (1981)

Excalibur
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Nigel Terry Nigel Terry
King Arthur
Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
Morgana
Nicholas Clay Nicholas Clay
Lancelot
Cherie Lunghi Cherie Lunghi
Guenevere
Paul Geoffrey Paul Geoffrey
Perceval
Robert Addie Robert Addie
Mordred
Gabriel Byrne Gabriel Byrne
Uther Pendragon


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Rospo Pallenberg Rospo Pallenberg
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A good movie

5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 10:35
Honestly, I find it rather difficult to judge this movie. Indeed, I have always had a weak spot for John Boorman's work and I wanted to watch this flick for many years. Furthermore, it had built up a decent cult following since its release so my expectations were pretty high up. However, I can't say that the whole thing was mind-blowing though. I mean, I did like this movie but there were many thi... read more
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Description: The greatest Arthurian movie ever made. This lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a dark and engrossing tale. Director John Boorman (Deliverance) masterfully handles the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. Arthur pulls the famed sword from a stone and is destined to be crowned king. As the king embarks on a passionate love affair with Guenevere, an illegitimate son, and Merlin's designs on power, threaten Arthur's reign. The film is visually stunning and unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. Feat ... (more)
Release date: 10 April 1981
UPC: 085392201822
Tags: Fantasy (19), Drama (12), Medieval (11), Adventure (10), Action (10), 1981 (10), Legend (8), 1980s (8), King Arthur (7), Holy Grail (6), Wizard (6), Camelot (6), Dragon (5), Sword And Sorcery (4), Witch (4), (3), Excalibur (2), UK (2), Cave (2), Death Of Husband (2)
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