First Knight [DVD] [1995]

Richard Gere and Sean Connery star in the action-romance First Knight. The film is presented in both 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen as well as a cropped 1.33:1 full-frame version. The widescreen presentation looks grand with vibrant colors and dark black levels throughout. While a small amount of edge enhancement pops up once in a while, overall this is a very clean transfer without any major defects or blemishes. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and is, to say the least, great. With bombastic sound effects enveloping the viewer and a vast array of Surround sounds leaking out of both the front and rear speakers, fans of the film will get a kick out of this mix if they own a home theater system. Thankfully, all aspects of the dialogue, effects, and music are free of any hiss or distortion. Also included on this disc are Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround soundtracks in French, English, and Spanish, as well as Korean and Spanish subtitles. Because the film was so costly and bombed upon its initial theatrical release, Columbia has decided not to include a single solitary supplement on this edition of First Knight.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Interactive menus
  • English two-channel or 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Multiple languages and subtitles
  • Chapter selections
  • Widescreen or standard formats

Synopsis


First Knight
The tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is always ripe for retelling. In this rendition, the sexy Richard Gere is Sir Lancelot, threatening to supersede the aging King Arthur (Sean Connery) by winning the love of his young wife Guinevere (Julia Ormond). This update of the age-old legend succeeds on the strength of Gere's happy-go-lucky sex appeal, Ormond's gorgeous period costuming, and Connery's unbeatable wry nobility. The script focuses on the triangle of the three principals: the older man's reluctance to relinquish his love and power to the younger man destined to supplant him; the young woman torn between her loyalty to her aged husband and her love for his rival; the young man balancing the demands of loyalty to his sovereign with the rewards of true love. This beautiful production forgoes the legend's usual elements of magic and fantasy, leaving Merlin the Magician completely out of the picture. ~ Laura Abraham, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Connery
    Sean Connery - King Arthur
  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere - Lancelot
  • Julia Ormond
    Julia Ormond - Guinevere
  • Ben Cross
    Ben Cross - Malagant
  • Liam Cunningham
    Liam Cunningham - Sir Agravaine



Customer rating

3.6
67%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Movielover
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a classic movie. Loved it from the first time i watched it. Sadly we only had it on VHS. I was so happy to find it here. Best buy has always been my go 2 for movies. This made a great Mothers day gift. I had one very happy Mom. Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blah...

    Posted
    kevman79

    'First Knight' did absolutely nothing for me. Considering the material the film had to work with, and the cast, I'm somewhat shocked it turned out as poorly as it did. Fans may want to purchase the more recent special edition which offers bonus material not available here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

    Posted
    gmdavis2

    The absolute best version of the Lancelot story. Richard Gere, Julie Ormond, and Sean Connery make for an award winning performance of the midevil tale of king Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. I would recommend this movie to anyone!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blah

    Posted
    kevman79

    'First Knight' did absolutely nothing for me. Considering the material the film had to work with, and the cast, I'm somewhat shocked it turned out as poorly as it did. Nice special edition here, for those who enjoyed it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blah...

    Posted
    kevman79

    'First Knight' did absolutely nothing for me. Considering the material the film had to work with, and the cast, I'm somewhat shocked it turned out as poorly as it did. Nice Blue-Ray here, for the few who enjoyed it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Birddog1956
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    I had this on VHS originally so I was excited to finally get this on DVD. Just a great classic tale of Camelot, full of passion with great battle scenes. Love all the main actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Chick flick/Action/Adventure

    Posted
    MissyH

    I have always been a fan of this movie. If you're in the mood for a chick flick, that also involves plenty of hand to hand combat, this is definitely the movie for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    beck
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Well done movie.... And love the stars in it. Sean Connery who doesn't love him.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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