Robin and Marian

Robin and Marian

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Director: Richard Lester

Cast: Richard Lester, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw

     
 

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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.See more details below

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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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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/2002
UPC:
0043396078680
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:46:00

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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
Bill Maynard Mercadier
Esmond Knight Old Defender
Veronica Quilligan Sister Mary
Peter Butterworth Surgeon
John Barrett Jack
Kenneth Cranham Jack's Apprentice
Victoria Abril Queen Isabella
Montserrat Julio 1st Sister
Margarita Minguillon 3rd Sister

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
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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