Excalibur (Blu-ray)

Starring: Helen Mirren & Nigel Terry Director: John Boorman  Rated: R: Restricted
Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.
Excalibur (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by director John Boorman
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by &
Screenwriting by &
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Director of Photography:

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!"
  - Merlin

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 04/08/1981
"...EXCALIBUR is exquisite, a near-perfect blend of action, romance, fantasy and philosophy....Finely acted and beautifully filmed..."

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Big Battles | Classic Fight Scenes | Essential Cinema | Fantasy | Infidelity | Medieval | Mythology | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Witches And Wizards

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 115,199
  • UPC: 883929167982
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