Merlin

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This made for TV movie, wields its magic with special effects, enjoyable performances, and a slightly different prospective of King Arthur from Merlin the magician's point of view. Transport into the world of magic, where a host of magical beings dwell, and see Merlin's beginnings and his desire to make the world of man a more just and better place to live. Merlin must also struggle to keep the promises he's made, while his adversary challenges his every move and jeopardizes his attempts to share a life with the woman he loves. Sam Neil, who plays the part of Merlin, and all the other performers, make this fantasy a pleasure to watch. Two thumbs up for this enchanting tale.

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Magically Impressive

by Shirley Johnson on 10/6/2004

This made for TV movie, wields its magic with special effects, enjoyable performances, and a slightly different prospective of King Arthur from Merlin the magician's point of view. Transport into the world of magic, where a host of magical beings dwell, and see Merlin's beginnings and his desire to make the world of man a more just and better place to live. Merlin must also struggle to keep the promises he's made, while his adversary challenges his every move and jeopardizes his attempts to share a life with the woman he loves. Sam Neil, who plays the part of Merlin, and all the other performers, make this fantasy a pleasure to watch. Two thumbs up for this enchanting tale. Read More

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merlin

on 5/27/2012

While Merlin the Magician is usually regarded as one of the major characters within the fables of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the truth is that both of them existed in entirely separate folk mythologies before their paths began to merge many years down the line, with Merlin bestowing upon King Arthur the powers that made him great. The Legend of King Arthur: In Search of Merlin is a documentary which examines the origins of Merlin, how he came to be associated with King Arthur, and how the myth of the magician fueled the tales of the real-life King Read More

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Product Overview

This movie tells the tale of the ambitious, all-star miniseries treatment of the Round Table legends, narrated from the perspective of the sorcerer Merlin. Merlin must choose between loyalty to the court and his love for beautiful Nimue. Features solid acting and spectacular special effects.

Specifications

Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40241946
UPC 707729132530
UPC 14 00707729132530
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Action
Adventure
All-Star
Fantasy
Legends
Medieval
Mini-Series
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note An ambitious, all-star miniseries treatment of the Round Table legends, narrated from the perspective of the sorcerer Merlin, who must choose between loyalty to the court and his love for beautiful Nimue. Above-average television fare due to solid acting and spectacular special effects.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...Inspired casting, brilliant editing, and subtly astonishing special effects that seem sewn, jewel-like, into the story's fabric..." -- Rating: A- 09/04/1998 p.90
Actors
Sam Neill
Helena Bonham-Carter
John Gielgud
Miranda Richardson
Cast & Crew
David Stevens - Screenplay
Dyson Lovell - Producer
Helena Bonham Carter - Actor
Isabella Rossellini - Actor
John Gielgud - Actor
Martin Short - Actor
Miranda Richardson - Actor
Peter Barnes - Screenplay
Robert Halmi, Sr. - Executive Producer
Rutger Hauer - Actor
Sam Neill - Actor
Steve Barron - Director
Trevor Jones - Musical Score
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 13253
UPC 00707729132530
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 182 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Emmy (1998) Michael Boone, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie,Mark Coulier, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or Movie,Avtar Baines, William Bartlett, Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries Or Movie,Sam Neill, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie,Robert Halmi, Sr., Nominee, Outstanding Miniseries,Martin Short, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie,Peter Barnes, Edward Khmara, Nominee, Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries Or Movie
Golden Globe (1998) Sam Neill, Nominee, Best Perfomance By An Actor In A Miniseries,Miranda Richardson, Nominee, Best Perfomance By An Actress In A Miniseries,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Best Perfomance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Miniseries
Features
DVD, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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