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|The Sword of Lancelot|
Actor: Cornell Wilde; Jean Wallace; George Baker; Archie Dunaen
Director: Cornel Wilde
In the tradition of Prince Valiant, the Black Knight, and King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table, The Sword of Lancelot dwarfs them all in terms of cinematic excellence, and the performances of the leading actors. ... more »
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Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 5/29/2011...
Hmmm...quite violent and graphic for 1963. Axes and arrows through knights' heads...limbs severed. Lots of bloodied wounds. Large numbers of people crammed into tight battle quarters. Dying screams galore. Found myself thinking there had to be multiple real-life injuries procured in the making of this film. All in all...A decent interpretation of Sir Thomas Mallory's original text. This is a Universal picture...but was made by the famous Pinewood Studios UK.
Almost positive that several scenes in this film inspired some later scenes in Python's Holy Grail.
Better than expected action movie
John Schmidt | 08/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This version of King Arthur et al concentrates more on Lancelot and Gueneviere rather than developing the other central characters of the Camelot gang. What makes this movie good is that it has some very good battle scenes, first against a Viking horde and then the final battle sequence against Mordred and his buddies. The love story aspect is really not too bad. There is one major problem with the DVD...it's an awful transfer. The colors are faded and it appears that only an old film copy could be found to use in the transfer. It's the worst dvd transfer I've seen so far...even worse than El Cid. The problem appears that there are companies using China and other 'outsourced' countries to make these copies...and they suck."
Adult king arthur
John Legry | Portland, OR USA | 02/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Playing opposite his real wife, actor-producer-director Cornell Wilde wanted to make an adult version of Mallory's Le Morte de Arthur, the most well-known King Arthur myth. He also pioneered some truly graphic special effects in wonderful battle scenes, using live actors. No CGI here, just great story-telling, wit, and a reverence for the old theme and a modern art form. Under-rated."