DVD 126 mins IMDB 6.1 (21,094 votes)
PG-13
King Arthur - Extended Director's Cut
Buena Vista (2004)
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(June 2005 )
Action, Adventure, Drama
USA  /  English

Clive Owen Arthur
Keira Knightley Guinevere
Ioan Gruffudd Lancelot
Stephen Dillane Merlin
Stellan Skarsgård Cerdic
Ray Winstone Bors
Hugh Dancy Galahad
Til Schweiger Cynric
Mads Mikkelsen Tristram
Ray Stevenson Dagonet
Joel Edgerton Gawain
Sean Gilder Jols
Pat Kinevane Horton
Ivano Marescotti Bishop Germanius
Ken Stott Marius Honorius
Stellan Skarsgard

Director Antoine Fuqua
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer David Franzoni
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Musician Maire Brennan; Hans Zimmer
User Credit 1 Conrad Buff IV; Jamie Pearson
User Credit 2 Penny Rose

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

Edition Details
Barcode 786936265262
Region Region 1
Release Date 12/21/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Intense battle sequences, a scene of sensuality and some language.
User Text 2 Rule Your Fate
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Notes
Trivia: Cameras were attached to shields, swords, helmets, and spears to capture the realism of warfare. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: In one scene Guinevere is seen wearing a dress that has one shoulder bare, in the next scene, the opposite shoulder is bare. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Lancelot: [voiceover] By 300 AD, the Roman Empire extended from Arabia to Britain. But they wanted more. More land. More peoples loyal and subservient to Rome. But no people so important as the powerful Sarmatians to the east. Thousands died on that field. And when the smoke cleared on the fourth day...
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Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations (more)