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    Unique ID Code: 0000027378
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 28/11/2001 07:37
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    Knight`s Tale, A (US)

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    He Will Rock You
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 132 mins
    Retail Price: $27.96
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    The 14th century takes a rocking new twist in A Knight`s Tale, a stylish, exciting, action-packed adventure starring Heath Ledger (The Patriot, 10 Things I Hate About You) from acclaimed director Brian Helgeland (Payback). With heroic performances from Mark Addy (The Full Monty, Down To Earth), Rufus Sewell (Dangerous Beauty, Dark City) and Alan Tudyk (28 Days, Wonder Boys) and introducing sensational newcomer Shannyn Sossamon.

    Heath Ledger is William Thatcher, a peasant squire who breaks all the rules when he passes himself off as a nobleman and takes the jousting world by storm. The only thing that stands between William and his dream of becoming the world champion of the extremest of sports is the bad boy of the sport Count Adhemar. And when the two rivals go lance to head at the world finals to determine who will be named the ultimate champion, you better arm yourself and hang on tight for the thrill ride of your life!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Brian Helgeland and Paul Bettany Commentary
    HBO Making-Of Special
    11 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
    Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker`s Intros
    Music Video
    Website Link
    Theatrical Trailers
    Production Notes

    DVD-ROM Includes Exclusive Knight`s Tale 3-D Screensaver

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Brian Helgeland

    Written By:

    Mark Addy
    Laura Fraser
    Paul Bettany
    Shannyn Sossamon
    Rufus Sewell
    Heath Ledger

    Casting By:
    Francine Maisler

    Soundtrack By:
    Malcolm Young
    Angus Young
    Cliff Williams
    Roger Taylor
    Phil Rudd
    Freddie Mercury
    Brian May
    Brian Johnson
    John Deacon
    Eric Clapton
    Carter Burwell

    Director of Photography:
    Richard Greatrex

    Kevin Stitt

    Costume Designer:
    Caroline Harris

    Production Designer:
    Tony Burrough

    Tim Van Rellim
    Brian Helgeland
    Todd Black

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Despite my dislike of Ledger, this movie turned out to be very entertaining. It has its share of action, subtle humor and even some romance.
    Bettany and Tudyk give a very good performance, each in his own unique way.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the visuals are impressive (although they don`t rely on CG, most of the time).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is also very good. The surrounds are nicely used and they contribute a lot to the jousting tournaments experience. The modern music in the movie is nicely woven into the 14th century scenes.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, 12 (!!!) behind the scenes featurettes (which vary in length, from 2 minutes to 15 minutes), 6 deleted scenes and a music video. Yup, lots of extras, all on a single disk.
    Bottom line - a very fun movie. Enjoy!
    posted by Zvi Josef on 28/11/2001 13:05