The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from director John Boorman (The General, Deliverance). All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory's classic Le Morte D'Arthur 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). Also featuring Patrick Stewart, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds in notable early screen roles.

Director:

John Boorman

Cast:

Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nicol Williamson, Robert Addie, Gabriel Byrne, Keith Buckley, Katrine Boorman, Liam Neeson, Corin Redgrave, Niall O'Brien, Patrick Stewart, Clive Swift, Ciarán Hinds

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

2hrs 20mins

Release Year:

1981

Country Of Origin:

USA