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Excalibur
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Excalibur 1981


From Amazon: 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. Featuring an impressive supporting cast, including...

Directed By:
No image existsJohn Boorman
Written By:
No image existsRospo Pallenberg
No image existsJohn Boorman
Starring:
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No image existsKeith Buckley
No image existsNigel Terry
No image existsNicol Williamson
No image existsNicholas Clay
No image existsHelen Mirren
No image existsCherie Lunghi
Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
No image existsPatrick Stewart
No image existsCharley Boorman
No image existsCorin Redgrave
No image existsNiall O'Brien
No image existsNiall O'Brien
No image existsPaul Geoffrey

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Excalibur Movie Review by James (7/8/2013)

The tale of King Arthur has been told numerous times on film, so much to the point where the story has become redundant. There have been many adaptations over the years, and only one film tried to take the source material of King Arthur in a more serious light. That film is 1981's "Excalibur", a movie that treats its...

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Excalibur Movie Review by Derringer (7/16/2009)

EXCALIBUR is lush, spellbinding, dark, eccentric, sexually aware, visually stunning, thoroughly engrossing, highly enjoyable, etc., etc. - The superlatives one could use to describe this fine flick are virtually endless.

EXCALIBUR offers the viewer a truly wonderful re-telling of the great legend of King Arthur and the...

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Excalibur Movie Review by Bob (2/8/2006)

I have read at least a dozen versions of the Arthurian legend, and seen a nuber of movie and TV adaptations. This is by far the best. Excalibur weaves a dark and mystical vision of magic through a grimly realistic story of medieval war. The result is totally engrossing. Watching this movie, you will lose yourself in the...

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