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Title:
King Arthur
Author:
Fuqua, Antoine.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Touchstone Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A reluctant leader, Arthur wishes only to leave Britain and return to the peace and stability of Rome. Before he can, one final mission leads him and his Knights of the Round Table - Lancelot, Galahad, Bors, Tristan, and Gawain - to the conclusion that when Rome is gone, Britain will need a leader to fill the void. Britain needs a king - someone not only to defend against the current threat of invading Saxons, but to lead the isle into the new age. Under the guidance of Merlin, and the beautiful Guinevere by his side, Arthur will have to find the strength to change the course of history.
General Note:
Full screen ed.

Special features: Blood on the land: forging "King Arthur": the making-of "King Arthur"; cast & filmmaker roundtable video commentary; deleted scenes with director commentary; director audio commentary; "Knight vision" pop-up trivia track; "King Arthur" konami playable video game demo.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense battle sequences, a scene of sensuality and some language.
ISBN:
9780788856686
UPC:
786936242836
Format :
DVD

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An ambitious attempt to wed the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table with known historical facts of the era, this action adventure drama begins with the fall of the Roman Empire in 450 A.D. as Roman armies flee the British Isles. Arthur (Clive Owen), a heroic knight and devoted Christian, is torn between his desire to travel to Rome to serve his faith and his loyalty to the land of his birth. As England falls into lawlessness, Arthur throws in his lot with a band of knights who hope to restore order to their fair and pleasant land and hopes to win freedom for his comrades, among them Lancelot (Ioan Gruffudd), Galahad (Hugh Dancy), Tristan (Mads Mikkelsen), Gawain (Joel Edgerton), Bors (Ray Winstone), and Dagonet (Ray Stevenson). In time, Arthur and his men join forces with Merlin (Stephen Dillane), a shaman whose band of renegade knights were often pitched in battle against Roman forces. Forming a united front as loyal Englishmen against the invading Saxon armies, Arthur, Merlin, and the brave and beautiful Guinevere (Keira Knightley) are determined to unite a sovereign Britain under one army and one king. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi