Brian Helgeland rocked the medieval world with this knightly tale that combined jousting and romance with a modern music score. Presented in Anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, this DVD captures the snap, crackle, and pop of each lancing blow. The story of a squire "changing his stars" by impersonating a nobleman so he could compete in tournaments was one that brewed in Helgeland's head for a number of years before he finally put it to paper in one month's time. His years of research then allowed him to do the unlikely -- give tiny, enhancing details to a big-scale film. These facts and more can be found on the DVD, a disc that not only provides great insight into Helgeland's method and process, but allows fans to take a closer look at one of the things that made this such an entertaining film: the action and jousting sequences. (Who imagined there was pasta inside those lances to make them splinter especially well?) Features include commentary by Helgeland and his good friend, the oft-naked Paul Bettany, as well as 11 behind-the-scenes featurettes, six deleted scenes with the filmmaker's introduction (check out the one with Chaucer's wife), an HBO "making of" special, Queen and Robbie Williams' "We Are the Champions" video, filmographies, and theatrical trailers for A Knight's Tale and Final Fantasy.
Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French
Subtitles: English, French
Brian Helgeland and Paul Bettany commentary
HBO making-of special
11 behind-the-scenes featurettes
Deleted scenes with filmmaker's intros
DVD-ROM includes exclusive "Knight's Tale" 3-D screensaver
A premise that shouldn't work, adding current things to a knights time movie, but totally does. Heath is charming as can be in the lead. And supporting players all shine. Like a crazy amount of great supporting players.
I like performances in this movie and it is unique and fun. Heath Ledger is fantastically likable and fun. His friends are also likeable. Since this is older I will say that the Knight chooses the wrong woman, but you can decide that for yourself. It’s unique and fun, but you have to go into this one without taking anything seriously. I also like the idea of judging people for the heart and seeing value not based on superficial things. It was fun and entertaining throughout.