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    Unique ID Code: 0000069248
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    Added on: 14/2/2005 09:43
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    King Arthur: Director`s Cut (UK)

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    Antoine Fuqua`s gritty interpretation of the Arthurian legend
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 143 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    The full-blooded version of Antoine Fuqua`s gritty interpretation of the Arthurian legend with 17 minutes of footage not seen at the cinema!

    Britain, the 6th century: Artorious Castus (Owen), better known among his people as Arthur, is the leader of a select group of Sarmatian knights who, after impressing the occupying Roman forces with their fighting skills and righteous honour, have been incorporated into the elite ranks of the Roman army.

    However, the occupying forces are withdrawing from Britain to protect Rome from the onslaught of barbarians on the continent and with freedom on the horizon after 15 years of bloody service, Arthur and his knights must protect the liberty of the country from invading Saxons...

    Special Features:
    Alternative ending
    `Blood On The Land - The Forging Of King Arthur`: a `Making Of` documentary
    National Treasure sneak peek

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Antoine Fuqua

    Written By:

    Keira Knightley
    Ray Stevenson
    Ray Winstone
    Hugh Dancy
    Joel Edgerton
    Mads Mikkelsen
    Ioan Gruffudd
    Clive Owen

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    6 / 10
    Oh, gosh... . What the h[at]ll happened to the original story we all grew up with? What have they done with poor ol` Arthur? PLEASE - bring him back!!!
    The movie tells the alternate story about who Arthur was and what he fought for.
    The movie fails on several aspects:
    First of all - it`s boring! As simple as that. Despite the action scenes, it feels as if nothing is ever happening on the screen.
    Secondly - the acting is average (at most). The cast is mostly made of un-familiar actors. And shows... .
    Last but not least - the characters are a lot of things, but are so difficult to empathize with.
    The video transfer is very good. The visuals are quite impressive at times (although there are no overwhelming scenes) and the transfer show no compression signs at all.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used throughout the movie and give the action scenes a lot of depth.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes featurette, an alternate ending (much darker than the original one) and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - forget it, bring good ol` Arthur back. Disappointing.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/2/2005 20:04