Excalibur
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1981
Director: John Boorman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085392-201822
Running time: 2:21 (141 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 21, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#572)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 05, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from visionary moviemaker John Boorman (Deliverance, The General).

All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory's classic Le Morte Darthur are here: Arthur (Nigel Terry) removing the sword Excalibur from the stone; the Round Table's noble birth and tragic decline; the heroic attempts to recover the Holy Grail; and the shifting balance of power between wily wizard Merlin (Nicol Williamson) and evil sorceress Morgana (Helen Mirren). With Patrick Stewart, Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson in notable early screen roles, Excalibur serves up, The New Yorker's Pauline Kael wrote, "one lush, enraptured scene after another."
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Genres
Fantasy
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • Warner Bros.
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Boorman....Director
Writing
Rospo Pallenberg....Screenwriter
John Boorman....Screenwriter
Malory....Original Material By
Rospo Pallenberg....Original Material By
Production
John Boorman....Producer
Edgar F. Gross....Executive Producer
Robert A. Eisenstein....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Alex Thomson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Merritt....Film Editor
Music
Trevor Jones....Composer
Sound
Ron Davis....Sound Editor
Doug Turner....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Curran....Sound
Art
Anthony Pratt....Production Designer
Bob Ringwood....Costume Designer
Tim Hutchinson....Art Director
Basil Newall....Make-up Artist
Anna Dryhurst....Make-up Artist
Peter Hutchinson....Visual Effects
Alan Whibley....Visual Effects
Gerry Johnston....Visual Effects
Michael Doyle....Visual Effects
Cast
Nigel Terry....King Arthur
Helen Mirren....Morgana
Nicholas Clay....Lancelot
Cherie Lunghi....Guenevere
Paul Geoffrey....Perceval
Nicol Williamson....Merlin
Robert Addie....Mordred
Gabriel Byrne....Uther
Keith Buckley....Uryens
Katrine Boorman....Igrayne
Liam Neeson....Gawain
Corin Redgrave....Cornwall
Niall O'Brien....Kay
Patrick Stewart....Leondegrance
Clive Swift....Ector
Ciarin Hinds....Lot
Liam O'Callaghan....Sadok
Michael Muldoon....Astamor
Charley Boorman....Boy Mordred
Mannix Flynn....Mordred's Lieutenant
Garrett Keogh....Mador
Emmet Bergin....Ulfius
Barbara Byrne....Young Morgana
Brid Brennan....Lady in Waiting
Kay McLaren....Aged Morgana
Eamonn Kelly....Abbot
Telsche Boorman....Lady of the Lake (uncredited)
Prudence Wright Holmes....Sunshine (uncredited)