It''s got a round table, some knights, and a noble warrior who rises to become King Arthur, but everything else about this revisionist legend is pure Hollywood. That''s not such a bad thing if you enjoyed Rob Roy, Braveheart, Gladiator, and Troy, and there''s some intriguing potential in presenting the "real" Arthur (played by Clive Owen) as a 5th-century soldier of Rome, assigned to defend Roman-imperial England against a hoard of invading Saxons (led by Stellan Skarsgård in hairy villain mode). As revamped history and "archaeological findings" would have us believe, Guinevere (Keira Knightley) is a warrior babe in face-paint and Lancelot (Ioan Gruffudd) is a nonentity who fades into the woodwork. Never mind! Best to enjoy the harsh, gloomy atmosphere of Irish locations, the ruggedness of Owen and his hearty supporting cast, and the entertaining nonsense of a Jerry Bruckheimer production that strips battle-ready Guinevere down to leather-strap S&M gear while all the men sport full-body armor. Hail to the queen, indeed! --Jeff Shannon
King Arthur the Extended Unrated Director''s Cut contains fourteen minutes of never-before-seen footage, including more intense battle sequences and the scenes "Rain and Snow" and "Saxons Surrounded." Bonus Features
• Alternate Ending "Badon Hill" With Optional Director Commentary • Blood On The Land: Forging King Arthur • Cast And Filmmaker Round Table • Director Commentary • "Knight Vision" Trivia Track • Producer''s Photo Gallery • Konami''s King Arthur Playable Xbox Demo
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