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Lush sets, lush costumes, and a sublime score mark Camelot, the 1967 big-budget musical film adapted from the stage. The film's score won an Academy Award, and Richard Harris won a Golden Globe in 1968 for his portrayal of King Arthur. The costumes are sensational, as are the larger-than-life sets, and this DVD format brings them marvelously to life. The film is presented in a letterboxed widescreen format, with totally remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Subtitles are available in English, French, and ...
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Lush sets, lush costumes, and a sublime score mark Camelot, the 1967 big-budget musical film adapted from the stage. The film's score won an Academy Award, and Richard Harris won a Golden Globe in 1968 for his portrayal of King Arthur. The costumes are sensational, as are the larger-than-life sets, and this DVD format brings them marvelously to life. The film is presented in a letterboxed widescreen format, with totally remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Subtitles are available in English, French, and Spanish. The soundtrack is also available on its own, but not in other languages. The picture quality is excellent, bringing out many details in the castle and the other sumptuous sets. The sound rendering adds much to this version, even though none of the actors is really a singer. The score by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner is grander than the singers, by far. This new release also contains some great bonus material. There are two documentaries, "The Story of Camelot" and "Camelot World Premiere." It also includes production notes, bios, information on the cast and crew, and five theatrical trailers. There is also a brief discussion of the legend of King Arthur that this show was first based on. The bonus material offers an extra treat for fans of this movie and shouldn't be missed.
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Special Features

Two documentaries: "The Story of Camelot" and "Camelot World Premiere"; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Alternate music-only track; Interactive menus; Production notes; Five theatrical trailers; Subtitles: English, Français, Español
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Produced for a hefty $18 million and based upon an acclaimed (if flawed) stage musical, expectations were high for Camelot. From a design point of view, the film is quite a success. It has a distinctive, impressive look, at times invoking a fantasyland and at others the grimy reality of the Middle Ages, appropriate in a film which chronicles King Arthur's attempts to mold a barbaric world into his utopian vision. Unfortunately, Joshua Logan's deliberate pacing weakens the story and the audience's interest in it. That said, there are a number of exciting sequences -- such as the jousting tournament and the lovely candlelight wedding -- that are quite memorable. Logan's work is not made easier by his cast. Richard Harris is often bombastic when quiet strength and conviction are called for, but he does have some very effective moments, such as his first meeting with Guenevere. Vanessa Redgrave gives a game and effective performance, but her lack of voice undermines her otherwise solid work. Most damagingly, Franco Nero looks the part but is stiff and lifeless, creating a serious credibility problem. One can believe that Guenevere might enjoy a dalliance or two with this Lancelot, but not that she would ruin her life (and Arthur's and Lancelot's) for him. While the score could have been better served, the songs themselves are of such a high order that they overcome some indifferent performances. The Oscars that year recognized the high quality of the songs, the art direction and the costumes, and these factors -- as well as the irresistible basics of the story -- make Camelot a moderately enjoyable place to visit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/1998
  • UPC: 085391223825
  • Original Release: 1967
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Harris King Arthur
Vanessa Redgrave Guenevere
Franco Nero Lancelot Du Lac
David Hemmings Mordred
Lionel Jeffries King Pellinore
Estelle Winwood Lady Clarinda
Laurence Naismith Merlyn
Pierre Olaf Dap
Sue Casey Lady Sybil
Nicolas Beauvy King Arthur as a boy
Peter Bromilow Sir Sagramore
Garry Marsh Tom
Gary Marshall Sir Lionel
Anthony Rogers Sir Dinaden
Technical Credits
Moss Hart Director
Joshua Logan Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Edward Carrere Art Director
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Ken Darby Score Composer
Joel Freeman Producer
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
Alan Jay Lerner Songwriter, Screenwriter
Frederick Loewe Score Composer, Songwriter
Alfred Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
John Truscott Costumes/Costume Designer, Producer, Production Designer
Jack L. Warner Producer
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Scene Index

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0. Jump to a Scene
1. Overture. [1:34]
2. Main Titles (Credits). [2:59]
3. "Should I not have loved her?." [3:10]
4. I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight. [2:48]
5. Guenevere: The Simple Joys. [3:56]
6. Getting acquainted. [4:43]
7. Camelot. [4:21]
8. The story of Excalibur. [3:43]
9. Camelot reprise: candlelit wedding. [2:33]
10. Might for right: the Round Table. [6:05]
11. The news goes out: C'est Moi. [5:48]
12. Lancelot meets Arthur. [6:18]
13. The Lusty Month of May. [4:57]
14. King Pellimore. [2:24]
15. Lancelot meets Guenevere: Then You May Take Me to the Fair. [10:11]
16. Lance's lot: an unpopular one. [6:36]
17. How to Handle a Woman. [4:35]
18. The Tournament; a miracle. [8:35]
19. An uneasy night. [2:42]
20. "God forgive us both." [2:47]
21. Arthur's quandary; Intermission. [9:56]
22. Entr'Acte. [1:11]
23. A poison in this court. [2:13]
24. If Ever I Would Leave You. [9:29]
25. Pellimore's concern; Mordred's arrival. [8:23]
26. Leagal theory; passions vs. dreams. [6:36]
27. What Do the Simple Folk Do?. [5:59]
28. Restless knights. [2:07]
29. Merlin's advice (Follow Me). [10:00]
30. Love reaffirmed and renounced: I Loved You Once in Silence. [5:53]
31. Trapped by Mordred; Lance escapes. [2:52]
32. Guenevere: sentenced to die. [4:44]
33. Rescued!. [3:37]
34. Old uncivilized days; farewells. [6:29]
35. Camelot reprise. [7:29]
36. Exit Music. [2:01]
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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 36 chapter(s) covering 02:59:57
Explore Camelot
   Cast & Crew
      Richard Harris
      Vanessa Redgrave
      Franco Nero
      David Hemmings
      Lionel Jeffries
      Frederick Loewe
      Alan Jay Lerner
      Jack L. Warner
      Joshua Logan
      Continue: More Information
   The History of the Legend
      King Arthur
      Excalibar
      The Holy Grail
      The Knights of the Round Table
   King Arthur Comes to Hollywood
   Building Camelot
   Costumes
   Awards
   Featurette: "The Story of Camelot"
   Featurette: Special Premiere Footage
   Theatrical Trailers
      Trailer 1
      Trailer 2
      Trailer 3
      Trailer 4
      Trailer 5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Richard Harris at his best! A lovely Valentine present for our daughter.

    The selection of music is appreciated time and again. The cast were all wonderful in their roles..its like Broadway coming to us on DVD! It is ageless in its appeal.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Camelot

    Great movie! I loved all of the main characters because in spite of the affair, they all loved each other to the very end. Richard Harris is so loveable in it, he's such a talented actor. You'll love it!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A classic

    Very good re-release of one of my all time favorites.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Beautiful Classic

    This film has always been one of my favorites and it was what got me interested in the King Arthur legend. After seeing the movie, I couldn't acquire the book from which it is based (The Once and Future King) fast enough. The movie which looks as though it only spans about 10 to 15 years actually is supposed to span 40 years which is the only criticism I could give it, but taking things into consideration, it would take 3 or 4 movies to include everything in the book. On the whole, it is one of the most beautiful musicals I have ever seen. All of the songs are memorable and add such emotion to the story as well as having the most awesome music. The actors and acting were more than believable--they transported the viewer into their realm. This movie made me fall in love with King Arthur because Richard Harris was King Arthur. He portrayed this man with such love, compassion, and sense of justice, he made me believe. He sang with all the emotion of the songs and I will always remember his facial expressions which made the viewer feel what he was feeling without words or song. Vanessa Redgrave as Guenevere was a stroke of genius as well. She not only looked the part, but she was delightful. She made you understand her love for Arthur as well as her passion for Lancelot. She also was able to show such grief and remorse she made me forgive her. Of course Franco Nero was also a great choice for Lancelot. As he entered the story, he was a naive, young knight from France who idolized the ideals of King Arthur and felt himself so perfect that he was meant to be a part of King Arthur's court. He also made believable the complicated triangle which ensued when the inevitable love and passion developed between him and Arthur's queen. Each player loved the other despite the betrayal which made the result heartbreaking. The movie was so perfect in so many ways. The costumes and the makeup were not overly done. I especially found Guenevere to look so naturally beautiful it was hard to detect anything on her face besides discreet eyeliner. I enjoyed watching this film again so much and it will always be my favorite musical. Beautiful classics only become better with age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't Let It Be Forgot

    This film is not as bad as its reputation would lead you to believe. The director chose to set it in murky-brown medieval times, which is quite different from the scenic design of the stage show, but....the biggest knock against the film is the singing. Franco Nero, as Lancelot, was dubbed by the trained voice of Gene Merlino...but that leaves the majority of the score to Redgrave and Harris who act brilliantly and sing...less brilliantly. It is unfortunate, since the scoring of the film is brilliant, under the baton of Oscar winner Alfred Newman. Yes, Julie Andrews was considered to reprise her Broadway part, and this time, she turned Warner Brothers down and filmed HAWAII and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This musical is one of my favorites of all time. The score, songs, setting, costumes, plot, and actors are all sensational. Richard Harris is truly a one-of-a-kind gem, whose legacy will live on forever. I found myself crying at the end, as he delivered such a phenonimal performace. If you have not seen this, I beg you too at once! "Don't let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment / That was known as Camelot!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Actors who could actually sing

    The production, score, and acting all work very well in Camelot. Unfortunately, those three elements are not enough to make this film truly outstanding. Sorely lacking are actors with singing voices actually good enough for the demanding vocals. Was Julie Andrews even considered? Wasn't there a good baritone in Hollywood at the time who could have been cast as Lancelot? I can understand the non-singing Richard Harris being cast as Arthur. Redgrave and Nero did fantastic acting jobs, but their singing leaves much to be desired. So, go ahead and watch the film, if you don't mind the very much less than stellar musical performances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RICHARD HARRIS- KING ARTHUR FOR EVER

    IT IS DEFINATELY ONE OF RICHARD HARRIS'S BEST MOVIES THAT I RECOMMEND TO ALL. IT IS SUCH A TREAT TO WATCH RICHARD HARRIS SING AND ACT AT THE SAME TIME!!! WATCH IT!! RICHARD WE MISS YOU! GO TO MY FAN CLUB, IM HIS #1 Fan! HERES THE HOMEPAGE: WWW.expage.com/rhca !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Greatest Musical Of All Time!

    This is a wonderful film.It has great actors,Richard Harris,Vanessa Redgrave and the gorgeous Franco Nero with the most beautiful blue eyes to ever grace the silver screen.The sets are glorious,the music wonderful,the costumes breathtaking!It is everything a musical should be!And they did all their own singing,how many actors could pull that off today?Is it any wonder that Miss Redgrave and Mr.Nero fell in love while making the movie under such ethereal conditions?It truly was Camelot!Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic

    Camelot has been a favorite of mine since childhood. The romance, the wonderful songs, the humor, I would be hard pressed to decide what I like most about this film. Be prepared to be entertained by this most excellent movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tribute to Richard Harris

    This movie is beautiful and heart-wrenching at the same time. Richard Harris was such an awesome and talented man. He had a wonderful voice and this movie is a testament to that. He will be warmly remembered and deeply missed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Contrarion's Opinion

    It's fortunate that I didn't read your review first or I'd have skipped viewing it, let alone purchasing it. This is a film for people with imagination. The costumes and sets are incredibly lush and the music so beautiful that I didn't find any lack of quality in the voices. If you like black and white films filled with graphic sex, don't waste your time on this.

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