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Excalibur (1981)

Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nichol Williamson. A lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table and the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. A visually stunning film unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. 141 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film