By John Boorman

  • Genre: John Boorman
  • Release Date: 1981-04-10
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Director: John Boorman
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 573 Ratings


Medieval times are brought to vivid life in this spellbinding and stylish retelling of the legend of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and the rise and fall of Camelot. Adapted from Sir Thomas Malory's classic "Le Morte D'Arthur," directed by multi-Academy Award-nominee John Boorman ("Deliverance," "Hope and Glory") and starring Academy Award-nominee Liam Neeson ("Batman Begins," "Kingdom of Heaven"), Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Stewart (the "X-Men" movies, the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" franchise), Gabriel Byrne ("The Usual Suspects," "Ghost Ship"), Nigel Terry ("Troy," "The Lion in Winter") and Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen," "Raising Helen").




  • A Film Of It’s Time

    By jayceegee
    I saw this years ago, very much a film of it’s time, and not so bad because of it. A romanticised telling of the Arthurian legend, very entertaining with some great action scenes. Yes the dialogue and plot is somewhat clunky, but be honest, what would you expect? Just let it go and enjoy it for what it is.
  • Adult. Brave. John Boorman, say no more…..

    By Old Skool Trekkie
    Excellent casting (Nigel Terry was such an underused character actor), understated performances and excellent effects (the battle scenes are very realistic) make this film a classic. This and Zardoz are such underrated works. NB: I think this film features in 'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice." I may be corrected on this…..
  • Excellent film!

    By JezzaJay
    iTunes have the certificate wrong, it should be '15' not 'U'! Excellent film, I first saw this back in the 80s and instantly was amazed by it. It may have slightly dated by todays standards but it still ranks as the best telling of the Excalibur legend. Unmissable!
  • Great film but not a "U"

    By CJR1000
    A really good film that's reasonably faithful to the legend. But it's not a kids film because of some rather sexy scenes and graphic violence. Obviously iTunes have got the "U" classification wrong. I've complained but they don't seem in a rush to change it.
  • a bizarre film

    By metal Terrior
    what a strange film. great visuals but a some what badly made plot. acting is over the top and the film looks crude. but is very entertaining, if you like patrick Stewart then this is the film for you he just steals the film in some of the most hilarious acting.