First Knight (Blu-ray) (1995)
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Experience the Adventure That Legends Are Made Of.
|Together, Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall, Sabrina), and Jerry Zucker, the director of Ghost, bring you a new vision of King Arthur's Camelot. A vision of breathtaking battles, of heart-pounding courage, of the undeniable love that brought an entire kingdom to its knees...and of the undying passion that made it live forever.|
"...a stirring, passionate rendering of the tale of King Arthur...Connery is no less than excellent... Christine James, Box Office Magazine
"A handsome, entertaining twist on the King Arthur legend. Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Spectacular entertainment with a king-sized serving of romance and ritual. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A magnificent epic full of spectacular battles, blazing passion, and grand performances. Jeanne Wolf, Jeanne Wolf's Hollywood
"Sean Connery makes a splendid King Arthur. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...a medieval festival for the eye and ear... Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
Editor's NoteLancelot (Richard Gere) is a rogue with no ties, no enemies, and no fear- until he meets Lady Guinevere of Leonesse (Julia Ormond). She has promised to marry King Arthur (Sean Connery), not only because his armies can protect her country, but because she truly loves him. But her chance encounter with Lancelot as she prepared to enter Camelot stirs conflicting and powerful emotions within her. Arthur welcomes both into his city with open heart, little foreseeing how his great capacity for love and trust opens the doors for his own betrayal.
Cast & Crew
|Adam Greenberg - Cinematographer|
|Eric Rattray - Executive Producer|
|Giles Masters - Art Director|
|Jerry Goldsmith - Original Music By|
|Jerry Zucker - Producer|
|Jerry Zucker - Director|
|John Box - Production Designer|
|Lorne Cameron, et. al. - Based On Story By|
|Stephen Scott - Art Director|
|Walter Murch - Editor|
|William Nicholson - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryOn the way to meet King Arthur, her future husband and ally, Lady Guenevere and her retinue are attacked by Arthur's mortal enemy, the malicious Malagant. Prince Malagant wants possession of Guinevere's land, which lies between Arthur's kingdom and his own. However, the daring Lancelot intercedes and foils the attack. In return, this roaming-sword-for-hire asks for a kiss from the lovely Lady -- a request that Guinevere coldly refuses.| They meet again when Lancelot turns up at one of Camelot's public tournaments, and proves to Arthur that he deserves to become the King's first knight. So when Malagant strikes again, kidnapping Queen Guinevere, Lancelot once more serves as her rescuer. But now, Guinevere's reaction is no longer chilly -- and the two proceed to fall in love, betraying Arthur's trust and friendship.