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This lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a dark and engrossing tale. Director John Boorman (Deliverance) masterfully handles the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. Arthur pulls the famed sword from a stone and is destined to be crowned king. As the king embarks on a passionate love affair with Guenevere, an illegitimate son, and Merlin's designs on power, threaten Arthur's reign. The film is visually stunning and unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. Featuring an impressive supporting cast, including early work from the likes of Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne, Excalibur is an adaptation of the legend both faithful and bold. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A dated, but still excellent take on Merlin and the sword-in-the-stone legend. Good costume and settings. A visual feast at times. At 2 hrs and 20 mins this is a long film.Published 1 month ago by FilmFan2010
Great Production Values; but with a few weak moments in the script.
It's not very often that Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart are in a movie, with minor... Read more
Excellent move, I liked when it came out VHS, I like it better on DVD.Published 13 months ago by Joseph Regis Decaire
Excellent film but awful transfert to DVD, sound and picture quality is poor.Published 14 months ago by Francois Lefebvre
The best of the many sword in the stone movies over the years. A John Boorman classic production from the 1980's.Published 21 months ago by K. Anderson
Great movie; should be in all secondary schools as it gives an excellent overview of Arthurian lore.
David Le Gallant
Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.Published on March 30 2013 by T