Kingdom of Heaven [WS] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2005]

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  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Rating: R
  • 4.5 (368)
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (357 out of 368)

Special Features

  • "The Pilgrim's Guide" text commentary incorporating historical and production notes while you watch the film
  • Interactive production grid - lets you control the moviemaking experience from the perspective of the director, cast or crew
  • "Movie Real: Kingdom of Heaven" as seen on the A&E network
  • "History vs. Hollywood: Kingdom of Heaven" as seen on The History Channel
  • 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Kingdom of Heaven
Ridley Scott directed this epic-scale historical drama inspired by the events of the Crusades of the 12th century. Balian (Orlando Bloom) is a humble French blacksmith who is searching for a reason to go on after the death of his wife and children. Balian is approached by Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a fabled knight who has briefly returned home after serving in the East. Godfrey informs Balian that he is his true father, and urges the blacksmith to join him as he and his forces journey to Jerusalem to help defend the holy city. Balian accepts, and he and Godfrey arrive during the lull between the Second and Third Crusades, in which the city is enjoying a fragile peace. Both Christian and Muslim forces are temporarily in retreat, thanks to the wisdom of the Christian monarch King Baldwin IV (Edward Norton), his second-in-command Tiberias (Jeremy Irons), and Muslim potentate Saladin (Ghassan Massoud). Violent agitators on both sides are foolishly eager to end the peace in a bid for greater power, and Saladin bows to pressures from Muslim factions; Godfrey is one of a handful of brave knights who has thrown his allegiance behind Baldwin IV and his community of diversity, and Balian joins him as they use their skills as warriors in a bid to build a lasting peace. Kingdom of Heaven also stars Eva Green as the princess Sibylla, David Thewlis as Hospitaler the priest, and Brendan Gleeson as Reynald. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Orlando Bloom
    Orlando Bloom - Balian
  • Eva Green
    Eva Green - Sibylla
  • Jeremy Irons
    Jeremy Irons - Tiberias
  • David Thewlis
    David Thewlis - Hospitaler
  • Brendan Gleeson
    Brendan Gleeson - Reynald

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 out of 54.5
368 Reviews
98%of customers recommend this product.

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