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Excalibur (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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7 months ago at Jul 24 13:59
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En lo que respecta a representar historia, mitologías y leyendas, el cine no ha sido muy correcto. Muchas veces modifican a conveniencia los eventos a favor de dramatizar o idealizar, que de esta manera obtendrán más ganancia. No tengo problema con ello, no me importan tanto las similitudes con el argumento original siempre que se mantenga parte de su escencia, pero hay casos donde se pasan. Ex... read more

A good movie

6 years, 11 months ago at Mar 8 10:35
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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 (22), Drama (14), Adventure (12), Action (11), Medieval (11), 1981 (10), 1980s (8), Legend (8), King Arthur (7), Wizard (7), Camelot (6), Holy Grail (6), Witch (5), Dragon (5), Sword And Sorcery (4), (3), Snake (2), 80's (2), Cave (2), Joy (2)
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“En lo que respecta a representar historia, mitologías y leyendas, el cine no ha sido muy correcto. Muchas veces modifican a conveniencia los eventos ”

JaJlN2 posted a review 7 months ago

“En lo que respecta a representar historia, mitologías y leyendas, el cine no ha sido muy correcto. Muchas veces modifican a conveniencia los eventos a favor de dramatizar o idealizar, que de esta manera obtendrán más ganancia. No tengo problema con ello, no me importan tanto las similitudes con el argumento original siempre que se mantenga parte de su escencia, pero hay casos donde se pasan. Excalibur es una excepción, las similitudes con los cuentos de Camelot son lo suficientemente exactas como para decir que se está viendo la misma trama hasta cierto punto.

La representación de la época es maravillosa. Es algo anticuada para hoy en día, no obstante, está bien hecha. Desde castillos, vestimentas y armaduras. Las batallas van por lo mismo, son algo incomodas por los tra” read more

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