King Arthur [WS & Extended Unrated Version] [DVD] [2004]

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.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (29 out of 30)

    Special Features


    • Alternate ending "Badon Hill," with optional director commentary
    • Blood on the Land: Forging King Arthur
    • Cast and Filmmaker Round Table
    • Director commentary
    • "Knight Vision" trivia track
    • Producer's photo gallery
    • Konami's King Arthur playable XBox demo
    • THX-certified, including THX Optimizer
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions
    • French language track
    • French and Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    King Arthur
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Clive Owen
      Clive Owen - Artorious Castus
    • Keira Knightley
      Keira Knightley - Guinevere
    • Ioan Gruffudd
      Ioan Gruffudd - Lancelot
    • Stephen Dillane
      Stephen Dillane - Merlin
    • Ray Winstone
      Ray Winstone - Bors



    Customer rating

    4.6
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best King Arthur movie ever

      Posted
      mad10jen
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      This is the best King Arthur movie ever made. The story is awesome. The acting in it is superb. It has a love story in it between Clive Owen and Keira Knightly that women will like. The battles scenes are spectacular. I have seen many movies with King Arhtur in them and this is the best buy far. From beginning to end you will be entertained. It has a great cast and plot everything about this movie is perfect!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Who was the real King Arthur?

      Posted
      Seville3
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Perhaps the typical King Arthur was a little a fighter and more diplomate as depicted in the old Hollywood movies. There was of course the "Round Table" with chivalrous knights seated. However that may have been an embellishment dreamed up by romantics. This new King Arthur is more gritty, more violent. In the end, as fairytales go, for those who survived all the fighting, most lived happily ever after.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best of Hollywood and History

      Posted
      James216

      This is the best of Hollywood and History blended together to give an all around entertainment experience. Hollywood is at its best in this action movie, while using historical fact to give a down to earth and realistic account of the legendary story. For the action buff there is plenty to see, while getting to understand the dreams, beliefs and actions of the real Arthur that made the legend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great version of a classic story

      Posted
      Mattmitch1016
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Great story with an amazing cast. An epic adventure following Aurthur and his rise to the icon we grew up hearing about. Historical facts with a twist to bring together a classic tale. An amazing movie from start to finish with epic battles and fight scenes. Can't go wrong with this instant classic!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best "King Arthur" movie ever!

      Posted
      InOldSavannahForum

      This has to be the best "King Arthur" movie ever made. Fine performances from the entire cast. Plenty of action and a story line that will keep you interested from the start to the finish. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Epic movie

      Posted
      Zues5819
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a classic remake that can be told over and over. The action is non stop. It feature a great cast and it shows throughout the whole movie. This is a definite must have for any true movie lover.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An awesome twist on an old tail.

      Posted
      Boogersnot
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This was a more realistic story of the true king Auhtor's becoming the king of Brittany during this time period in history.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good

      Posted
      marbro45
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Liked this version of King Arthur. I don't remember seeing anything about it but it is very entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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