- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 21, 1999
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: John Boorman - Director
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"You must remember, there's always something cleverer than yourself."
- Merlin (Nicol Williamson) to Arthur (Nigel Terry)
"It's a lonely way, you know, the way of the necromancer."
- Merlin to Morgana (Helen Mirren)
"For it is the doom of men that they forget!"
Variety - 04/08/1981
"...EXCALIBUR is exquisite, a near-perfect blend of action, romance, fantasy and philosophy....Finely acted and beautifully filmed..."
John Boorman brings the timeless legend of King Arthur to the screen in visually elaborate style. An epic tale steeped in magic, EXCALIBUR chronicles the life of Arthur beginning with his birth and ending with his climactic battle with his illegitimate son, the evil Mordred.
Big Battles |
Classic Fight Scenes |
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
Witches And Wizards
- Shot on location in Wicklow, Tipperary, and Kerry, Ireland.
- EXCALIBUR is the feature-film debut for actor Liam Neeson.
- Actor Nicol Williamson and actress Helen Mirren shared a mutual hatred of one another from an earlier stage production, and director John Boorman claims that this gave their scenes an additional edge.