Excalibur (1981)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Nicholas Clay Lancelot
Paul Geoffrey Perceval
Cherie Lunghi Guenevere
Helen Mirren Morgana
Terry Nigel
Nicol Williamson Merlin
Nigel Terry King Arthur
Robert Addie Mordred
Gabriel Byrne Uther Pendragon
Keith Buckley Uryens
Katrine Boorman Igrayne
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama; Romance; Fantasy
Director John Boorman
Writer John Boorman; Rospo Pallenberg; Thomas Malory
Language EnglishEnglish
Audience Rating RR
Running Time 140 mins
Country USAUSA
Studio Warner Bros.
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Plot
Forged By A God. Foretold By A Wizard. Found By A Man. The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from visionary moviemaker John Boorman (Deliverance, The General). All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory's classic Le Morte Darthur are here: Arthur (Nigel Terry) 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 (Nicol Williamson) and evil sorceress Morgana (Helen Mirren). 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."
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Product Details
Format DVDDVD
Region Region 1
Layers Single side, Dual layer
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono

Extra Features
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