Robin Hood Prince of Thieves details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Big Adventures, 100 Swords and Sandals Films|
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
|Run time:||2 hours 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Jul 2006|
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superb..................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 18 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this dvd is superb. my daughter Morwenna loves it. Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, who is the friend to the poor and enemy to the law has it all. Lots of swashbuckling adventure,heroes, villians, romance, comedy,terrific cinematography,wonderful actors,great costumes,and a truly memorable musical score. It's a great story. Robin Hood(Kevin Costner) escapes from a foreign prison during the 12th century wars, comes home to find his father(Brian Blessed), a nobleman, murdered and the people of his beautiful countryside are starving. The person responsible for all this suffering - it's the Sheriff of Nottingham(Alan Rickman).
With King Richard also away at the wars, It is up to Robin to save the starving people, thwart the efforts of the Sheriff to take over the country, and save Maid Marion(Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) from the clutches of this madman.
He has lots of help though, as he hides out in Sherwood Forest with Littlejohn, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett ( played by Christian Slater), and the rest of the outlaws. He is also befriended by Azim ( played by Morgan Freeman), a Moor that escapes from the prison with Robin.
There's lots of great action and romance to follow. The sword fights, arrows blazing with fire in slow motion, explosions, along with the tender moments between Robin and Marion with the great musical score in the background.
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one of the better robin hoodsBy cheesekake (1498 reviews) from uk , 13 Jun 2013the robin hood story has been played out so many times on film, some good some not so good, this one is defo one of the better ones.
Doesnt work as well as it shouldBy Bassman71 (696 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 05 Jun 2013Early 90s version of the Robin Hood legend with an all-star cast that doesnt work as well as it should. From the off, Kevin Costners Californian accent puts the dampers on the authenticity of the story and he just doesnt feel right in the lead role. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Christian Slater opt for the Shakespearian English accent and arent that convincing and the merry men casting isnt that great either. Saving graces are Alan Rickmans brilliantly camp Sheriff of Nottingham who is almost like a pantomime villain offering the evilness and comic relief in his own inevitable style. It does pick up towards the end with some decent action scenes but after watching this for the first time in twenty years I was a little disappointed.
Well Done Kevin!By a customer , 10 Jan 2012I watched this film last night and throughly enjoyed it. Kevin Costner's proformance was absolutly exsqiset and I do wounder how he managed to get this part in the film?
Dated but still coolBy gianino (648 reviews) from London , 09 Dec 2011I remembered when I first watched this I was only 15yo. Anyway, this is personally one of the best Robin Hood ever done. Good cast, Morgan Freeman in particular & good plot. Although it looks now of course dated this is still pretty good. Furthermore, Christian Slater is a little cutey baby in here :)
Still great entertainment 20 years on!By Alan51 (12 reviews) , 09 Oct 2011I recall going to see this film at the cinema shortly after it was launched 20 years ago in 1991. A huge advertising campaign at the time helped create a massive commercial success. A tidal wave of publicity, and the very successful 'Everyting I Do, I Do It For You' theme tune, sung by Bryan Adams and accompanied by a part trailer video, no doubt catapulted this action adventure movie to the top of the rankings in 1991. Indeed, the song lasted a record breaking 13 weeks at No.1 in the Pop Charts throughout the summer.
It does look a little dated now, and the length of the film (nearly 2 and a half hours) could have been compressed, but there are many memorable moments and it still provides great entertainment. There will always be those criticising Robin Hood speaking with an American accent, but my suggestion is don't analyse, just sit back and enjoy the ride!
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