Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot (2020) reviews and overview

 
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‘463 AD. A nation in need of a legend.’

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot is a 2020 British fantasy adventure feature film about the King’s campaign to get his crown back…

Directed by Giles Alderson (Hamlet; The Dare; World of Darkness) from a screenplay co-written with Simon Cotton and Jonny Grant, the Dagger Films-Picture Perfect production stars Richard Brake (Game of Thrones; 3 from Hell; Mandy; Halloween II; et al), Richard Short (The Dare; American Horror Story), Ronan Summers (The Dare; Dead in Tombstone) and Stella Stocker (Blithe Spirit; Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation).

Plot:

The year 463 AD. England is a land divided. A land in need of a legend. King Arthur (Richard Short) has been absent for five long years, fighting a war abroad that has stricken his knights, left his throne defenceless and his queen at the mercy of Mordred (Joel Phillimore), his illegitimate son. He must return home fast, facing dark and dangerous threats from all sides.

However, as he fights to preserve Camelot and all that he holds dear, the toughest conflict will be with himself. Guided by the legendary wizard Merlin (Richard Brake), Arthur must strive to become the king that his nation needs…

Release:

In the UK, Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot is released on Digital HD and DVD by Signature Entertainment on 13th July 2020.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The sets are impressive as are the costumes, Jennifer Matter scowls with sinister delight as the evil Vortigone and Nick Samuel’s score add to the atmosphere, but unfortunately the overall feel is one of a filler episode of an average TV show rather than the swashbuckling, exciting adventure aimed for. The title should be changed too. Sulking Arthur & some of the Knights of a rather deserted Camelot is much more appropriate.” For Your Films Only

Cast and characters:

Richard Brake … Merlin
• Richard Short … Arthur
• Ronan Summers … Lucan
• Stella Stocker … Guinevere
• Olivia Bernstone … Tabitha
• Joe Egan … The Beast
• Emily Haigh … Lady of the Lake
• Ian Sharp … Gareth
• Stefan Boehm … Owain
• Jennifer Matter … Vortigone
• Tim Fellingham … Lancelot
• Paul Marc Davis … Agravain
• Audrey L’Ebrellec … Laudine
• Joel Phillimore … Mordred
• James G. Nunn … Tristram

Trivia:

Cinematographer Andrew Rodger (The Dare) shot the entire film using only natural light. Extra bright candles were brought in order to provide light.

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