Robin and Marian

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Overview

Richard Lester's quirky take on the Robin Hood legend, Robin and Marian, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. Columbia/TriStar deserves credit for releasing this cult favorite in its original widescreen image. More extras ...
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Overview

Richard Lester's quirky take on the Robin Hood legend, Robin and Marian, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. Columbia/TriStar deserves credit for releasing this cult favorite in its original widescreen image. More extras would have been nice, but this disc should not disappoint fans of the film.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Boundless energy characterized director Richard Lester's career from the start, making it hard to think of a director better suited to deal with the point at which such energy hits the boundaries of age. With Robin and Marian, Lester crafted an English equivalent to the revisionist Westerns of the '60s and '70s, offering a new look at a story whose impact has become somewhat blunted by familiarity. One scene says it all: after a feat of derring-do shot with typical Lester exuberance, Robin Sean Connery attempts to flee the scene by climbing a wall, only to find that what in the past he could have done in the blink of an eye now takes much longer, almost losing his life in the process of discovery. Lester could simply have played this for laughs, but while the film contains its fair share of humor, he has other aims in mind. Though some dismissed Robin and Marian as coldhearted for tampering with the Robin Hood myth, the accusation doesn't hold up in light of the director's obvious affection for his well-known characters and Connery's and Audrey Hepburn's excellent turns as the aging lovers. By its end, it's revealed itself as a moving examination of aging, the ending of eras, and the ways history and folklore can conceal the ugliness of violence.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2002
  • UPC: 043396078680
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,870

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Robin Hood
Audrey Hepburn Maid Marian
Robert Shaw Sheriff of Nottingham
Richard Harris Richard I the Lionheart
Nicol Williamson Little John
Denholm Elliott Will Scarlett
Kenneth Haigh Sir Ranulf
Ron Barker Friar Tuck
Ian Holm King John
Victoria Abril Queen Isabella
John Barrett Jack
Peter Butterworth Surgeon
Kenneth Cranham Jack's Apprentice
Montserrat Julio 1st Sister
Esmond Knight Old Defender
Bill Maynard Mercadier
Margarita Minguillon 3rd Sister
Veronica Quilligan Sister Mary
Technical Credits
Richard Lester Director
John Barry Score Composer
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Roy Charman Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Fowlie Special Effects
James Goldman Screenwriter
William Hobbs Stunts
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Ian McKay Stunts
Denis O'Dell Producer
Joaquin Parra Stunts
Gil Parrondo Art Director
Miguel Pedregosa Stunts
José Lopez Rodero Asst. Director
José Antonio Sanchez Makeup
Mary Selway Casting
Richard Shepherd Producer
John Victor Smith Editor
Ray Stark Producer
Michael Stringer Production Designer
David Watkin Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [2:36]
2. A Mad Old Man [2:20]
3. Richard the Lionheart [2:21]
4. A Moody Fellow [5:57]
5. Celebrating Our Demise [7:34]
6. Back in Sherwood [5:07]
7. War Games [2:57]
8. Visiting Marian [4:07]
9. Old Enemies [2:38]
10. Some Things Worth Dying For [9:50]
11. The Peddlers Arrive [3:40]
12. Scaling the Heights [2:50]
13. Battle on the Castle Walls [1:10]
14. No Touch for Driving [5:07]
15. Checking for Damage [1:56]
16. Hunting the Hunters [1:55]
17. What Marian's Looking For [3:50]
18. The Faithful [2:36]
19. King John [2:05]
20. Making the First Move [7:28]
21. All He Ever Was? [2:28]
22. Marian & John [3:08]
23. Riding to Battle [3:27]
24. Robin vs. the Sheriff [4:04]
25. No Yield [2:48]
26. At the Abbey [4:35]
27. "John! We're Poisoned!" [2:06]
28. Choosing the Burial Site [3:11]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Trailers
      Robin and Marian
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grab the popcorn and tissues

    This film includes two long-time favorites, Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn as Robin and Marian. A beautiful love story, albeit sad, it adheres to the legends written of Robin Hood. Definitely recommend a box of tissues when viewing this great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faithful Period Epic

    This enjoyable film focuses on the later years of the legendary Robin Hood (Sean) and his lost love, Maid Marian(Audrey). Both are excellent in their roles as star-crossed lovers reunited with a substantial twist at the end. Director Richard Lester provides a dirty, realistic, if sometimes comical vision of the 12th Century. It is this humor that provides some of the realistic quality to this magical film. Battle scenes are brutal and bloody as would have been the case when two men are trying to butcher each other with swords, but there is no gratuitous bloodshed or extremely graphic violence. The interplay beween Little John (Nicol Williamson) and Robin and Marian is excellent. Robert Shaw plays a great Sheriff of Nottingham whose relationship with Robin is nothing like the Errol Flynn/Basil Rathbone original, adding an extra dimension to the film. I truly enjoyed this movie from an action standpoint as well as costuming and weapons. The score is both beautiful and compelling. Despite a few shortcomings it is a wonderful love story with excellent sword fighting. What more could enyone want?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On Golden Pond In Sherwood Forrest

    Strange plot and theme for a medieval hero such as Robin Hood. Heroic effort at coming up with such as story but it just falls flat. In this rendition of the legendary fable, Robin Hood (Connery) returns to England to meet with Marion (Hepburn) and soon realizes that he's just out of tune with the times; Marion is the cataclysm that makes him accept the final conclusion that he's all washed up, old, and without much fighting left in him: just enough breath for one final effort. The ending is ludicrous for a period obsessed with Christian values; their actions amounting to a cardinal sin with no offer of salvation. The film's high point is the great cast with Nicol Williamson (Merlin in Excalibur) playing Little John and Richard Harris playing Richard The Lion Hearted. Despite these qualities, the script is unimpressive and the dialogue is slow. The music seems to add to the slumber. Two old geezers reminiscing about the good old days; a real yawner. I find it doubtful that peoples of the 12th Century had even time to contemplate getting old; life back then being so nasty, brutish, and short, they usually died before thoughts of age ever crossed their minds. I wouldn't recommend owning this one. Rent it to satiate your curiosity and then,if you're still awake at the end, decide if it's worth owning.

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    Posted March 24, 2010

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