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The King's Guard
The King's Guard
Actors: Eric Roberts, Ron Perlman, Lesley-Anne Down, David Beecroft, Brian Cousins
Director: Jonathan Tydor
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2001     1hr 32min

Dazzling swordplay and fighting techniques are center stage when augustus talbert the pride of the royal familys elite fighting force tries to depose the king. Now a lone guardsman finds himself protecting the beautiful pr...  more »


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Actors: Eric Roberts, Ron Perlman, Lesley-Anne Down, David Beecroft, Brian Cousins
Director: Jonathan Tydor
Creators: Jonathan Tydor, Darren M. Demetre, David DiGilio, Eileen Craft, Michael Markopoulos, Morris Ruskin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2001
Original Release Date: 08/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 08/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

For the ten year old Muskeeter.
Tressa L. Breen | Gardner, MA USA | 01/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Treachery, villainy, swordplay, noble secret love and a princess in peril: what more could the average ten year old would-be Musketeer ask for?

Set in the days of chivalry at sword point, "The King's Guard" is the tale of the "last stand" of a princess (Ashley Jones) being taken to a marriage that will save her father's throne and the young noble Guard (Trevor St. John) who secretly loves her, against the traitorous ex-Guard (Eric Roberts) who wants her and the greedy Lord (Ron Perlman) who wants her dowry.

This movie has nice costumes and I think that's where most of the money went. Ninety-nine percent of it takes place in one setting. There are no horses although the DVD cover shows a cavalry. The acting runs the spectrum from almost-painful-to-watch (Jones) to oh-good-someone-knows-what-they're-doing (Perlman, Roberts). The swordplay, although decently choreographed, is done too hesitantly by most of the actors to be truly exciting.

People who are into the Renaissance Fair, SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and LARP (Live Action Role Playing) scenes may be able to glean some inspiration from the costumes and sword play.

Although there is much fighting there is no blood or gore so this would be an excellent family movie for anyone with young children going through a swashbuckling phase.

There are some funny bloopers after the end credits.

Worth a rent for gamers, worth a rent/buy used for youngsters."
It's not Braveheart - But it's a very good little movie
Tressa L. Breen | 12/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alright - it's not Braveheart, but the King's Guard is an intriguing story with swordfighting, romance, good guys and bad guys. Kids can watch it and its family fun. Compared to the vast quantities of crud that's out there - you'll want to see this movie!"
Great Family Entertainment
Tressa L. Breen | 08/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The King's Guard was a fantastic film with great sword action. Eric Roberts was totally cool as the bad guy. Costumes and weapons were very authentic. The princess was beautiful and the out-takes at the end were hilarious. They should do a sequel or better yet a TV series."
Great movie
Brenda | New York | 12/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I turned on tv a few weeks back and saw a small,but brilliant movie about kings guards. I was impressed with the production..the sets and designs looked really professional and the acting was above average. I am not sure why this movie was not shown in the theatres, or I don't remember seeing it. But I highly recommend it for family viewing"