A Knight's Tale/Ned Kelly (DVD)

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5050582859874
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Feb 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Action
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Ned Kelly
Release Year
2004
Running Time
110 min
Language
English
Categories
Westerns / Action / Affairs / Australia / Crime / Horses / Irish / Justice / Legends / Outlaws / Police / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
A Western of epic proportions set in 1800s Australia, NED KELLY is Gregor Jordan's remake of the 1970 film that starred Mick Jagger as the notorious outlaw who lead a band of vigilantes in an affront against the Victorian police. Heath Ledger stars here as the beloved folk hero--a bush ranger, cattle thief, and gunslinger of Irish descent--who will go to any length to defend his family and friends from the wrong accusations the police make against them. Becoming a Robin Hood figure with the Kelly Gang (Orlando Bloom and Laurence Kinlan) by his side, the cowboys rob banks and preach to the local people, always trying to prove their mission in fighting for justice. Kelly becomes a symbol of both national pride and lawlessness, and he and his gang are revered by those with a rebellious spirit, and worshipped by young women and plain folks who can relate to them. But they are feared and loathed by the upper classes and the authorities (Geoffrey Rush), who place a bounty on Kelly's head and make it legal for any person to shoot him dead. The final showdown is a fantastic nighttime action sequence that benefits from silvery photography in near total darkness and dramatic, fiery performances. NED KELLY earns its place alongside the best Westerns on celluloid.
Notes
Theatrical Release Date: March 26, 2004 (LIMITED)
Cast & Crew
Director
Gregor Jordan
Star
Orlando Bloom / Kerry Condon / Russell Dykstra / Joel Edgerton / Rachel Griffiths / Laurence Kinlan / Heath Ledger / Peter Phelps / Geoffrey Rush / Naomi Watts
Screenwriter
John Michael McDonagh
Source Writer
Robert Drewe / Author: Robert Drewe
Composer
Klaus Badelt
Producer
Lynda House / John Michael McDonagh / Nelson Woss
Director of Photography
Oliver Stapleton
Movie Critics
Box Office
"The classically structured wronged-outlaw tale has a gritty, authentic feel that hearkens back to the rebel Hollywood westerns of the '60s and '70s."
Michael Tunison (1 May 2004, p.31)
Los Angeles Times
"This handsome production has the grandeur and sweep of a classic western."
Kevin Thomas (26 Mar 2004, p.E12)
New York Times
"The film, shot in somber faded tones by Oliver Stapleton, revels in period details and in the harsh beauty of the Australian landscape."
A. O. Scott (26 Mar 2004, p.E26)

Movie

Title
Knight's Tale
Release Year
2001
Running Time
132 min
Language
English
Categories
Action/Adventure / France / Medieval / Period Piece / Rock Music / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$55.0 million
Official Website
http://www.aknightstale.com
Ratings
IMDb
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
58%
Metacritic
56
Synopsis
In the Middle Ages, before television or professional sports, there is only one form of competition to separate the men from the boys: jousting tournaments. William Thatcher (Heath Ledger), a poor and humble squire, has always dreamed of proving himself worthy as a knight. When he gets a lucky chance--seeing an opportunity to disguise himself in the identity of a knight--William decides to maintain the illusion for as long as possible. He is aided by his friends Wat, Roland, and Geoffrey Chaucer--a writer with a knack for forging official papers. Under his new title, Sir Ulrich of Liechtenstein, William wins tournaments and receives monetary awards. However, the only way for William to prove himself as truly noble is to beat out all of his enemies, including the arrogant and undefeated Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell), in a series of jousts. Once he does so, William will reveal his his true identity. Writer-director Brian Helgeland creates a unique blend of rousing adventure, comedy, and modern sensibility in A KNIGHT'S TALE, giving a contemporary make-over to the medieval genre with a soundtrack that includes hit songs from Queen, David Bowie, Sly & The Family Stone, and Thin Lizzy.
Notes
Theatrical Release: MAY 11, 2001
Poster
Poster for Knight's Tale
Cast & Crew
Director
Brian Helgeland
Star
Mark Addy / Paul Bettany / Christopher Cazenove / Laura Fraser / Heath Ledger / Rufus Sewell / Shannyn Sossamon / Alan Tudyk
Screenwriter
Curtis Hanson / Brian Helgeland
Composer
Carter Burwell
Director of Photography
Richard Greatrex
Editor
Kevin Stitt
Production Designer
Tony Burrough
Costume Designer
Caroline Harris
Movie Critics
Box Office
"...A KNIGHT'S TALE delights in comparisons to present-day sport....[Bettany] is especially delightful..."
Shlomo Schwartzberg (1 Jun 2001, p.55)
Chicago Sun-Times
"...There are many fearsome jousting matches in the movie....The movie has an innocence and charm that grow on you....A KNIGHT'S TALE is whimsical, silly and romantic..."
Roger Ebert (11 May 2001, p.29)
New York Times
"...An impressive ensemble; there aren't many movies in which the actors use their voices so well, making each line reading memorable..."
Elvis Mitchell (11 May 2001, p.E16)
Rolling Stone
"...It's dazzling....And fun..."
Peter Travers (24 May 2001, p.92)
Sight and Sound
"...Sometimes great fun....Heath Ledger does handsome and sincere well..."
Kim Newman (1 Sep 2001, p.48-9)
Total Film
"...The easy charm of Ledger and the chemistry with his buddies make the training scenes a treat..."
Cam Winstanley (1 Sep 2001, p.92)
USA Today
"...[Bettany's] silver-tongued exaggerations of the jousting jock's brave deeds and mighty stature before each match are great fun..."
Susan Wloszczyna (11 May 2001, p.9E)