Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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Director: Kevin Reynolds

Cast: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

     
 

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This two-disc Special Edition of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves offers a variety of extras left off the film's initial DVD release. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French

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This two-disc Special Edition of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves offers a variety of extras left off the film's initial DVD release. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Kevin Costner and Kevin Reynolds -- who would later have a serious falling out during the making of Waterworld -- and a second commentary track recorded by cast members Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater along with producers Pen Densham and John Watson. The second disc in the package offers a making-of documentary, live footage of Bryan Adams performing his mega-smash love theme from the film, the film's original score presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, a look at the various weapons used in the film, production notes, trailers, and interviews with the cast and crew. This is a first-rate release from Warner Bros.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Kevin Costner's action-packed 1991 retelling of the Robin Hood legend was the subject of some bad-mouthing in its day, but since then it has acquired a patina of respectability and is now recognized as the thoroughly entertaining swashbuckler it was intended to be. This revisionist take on the bandit of Sherwood Forest reflects not only a more fastidious approach to historically accurate period depiction, but also Hollywood's latter-day penchant for updating mythological themes to conform with contemporary notions of political correctness. Therefore, Robin's paramour, the lovely Maid Marian (played by the dazzling Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), is considerably more feisty and independent than in previous screen incarnations, and the hero's most trusted sidekick is a wise, battle-hardened Moor (Morgan Freeman) who seems far more intelligent than the valiant champion he ostensibly serves. The basic story remains the same: Robin is the disgraced nobleman who fights for justice when a usurper seizes control of England while the king, Richard the Lion-Hearted, is off fighting in the Crusades. Director Kevin Reynolds labors mightily (and, it must be said, not always successfully) to keep his actors' accents consistent, and he stages the film's numerous action sequences with brio. His handling of the story makes the plight of the oppressed Britons more palpable and, in a way, more contemporary; but he harks back to the 1938 Errol Flynn version of the story by allowing Alan Rickman to play the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in a sneering, leering, delightfully bravura fashion. Although it takes nearly an hour to set the stage and build momentum, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves eventually becomes a veritable juggernaut of rousing thrills and robust adventure. It'll have the whole family cheering for more.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
UPC:
0085392378029
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
2:35:00
Sales rank:
58,969

Special Features

Disc One: Commentary with Kevin Costner, director Kevin Reynolds, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, producers Pen Densham and John Watson. Disc Two: Documentary: "Robin Hood: Myth, Man, Movie"; vintage interviews with the film's stars; Bryan Adams live at Slane Castle In Ireland performing "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"; Michael Kamen's soundtrack score In remastered Dolby Digital 5.1;" Weapons Of the Time" interactive gallery; photo gallery; cast & crew bios; extensive production notes; theatrical trailers; TV spots

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Robin of Locksley/Robin Hood
Morgan Freeman Azeem
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Maid Marian
Christian Slater Will Scarlett
Alan Rickman Sheriff of Nottingham
Geraldine McEwan Mortianna
Michael McShane Friar Tuck
Brian Blessed Lord Locksley
Michael Wincott Guy of Gisborne
Nick Brimble Little John
Soo Drouet Fanny
Daniel Newman Wulf
Daniel Peacock Bull
Walter Sparrow Duncan
Harold Innocent Bishop
Jack Wild Morin
Michael Goldie Kenneth
Liam Halligan Peter Dubois
Marc Zuber Turk Interrogator
Merelina Kendall Old Woman
Imogen Bain Sarah
Jimmy Gardner Farmer
Bobby Parr Villager
John Hallam Red Headed Baron
Douglas Blackwell Grey Bearded Baron
Pat Roach Celtic Chieftain
Andy Hockley Ox
John Dallimore Broth
Derek Deadman Kneelock
Howard Lew Lewis Hal
John Tordoff Scribe
Andrew Lawden Sergeant
Susannah Corbett Lady in Coach
Sarah Alexandra Small Girl
Christopher Adamson Soldier
Richard Strange Executioner
John Francis Courier

Technical Credits
Kevin Reynolds Director
Bryan Adams Songwriter
Stuart Baird Editor
Gary Barber Executive Producer
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Boyle Editor
Fred Carter Art Director
Pen Densham Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
John Graysmark Production Designer
Michael J. Kagan Co-producer
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Richard Barton Lewis Producer
Douglas Milsome Cinematographer
David Nicksay Executive Producer
John Ralph Art Director
James G. Robinson Executive Producer
Ilene Starger Casting
Tip Tipping Stunts
Alan Tomkins Art Director
John Watson Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Young Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1. Credits [2:18]
2. English Courage [3:38]
3. Our Way Lies Together [2:19]
4. Locksley Tragedy [2:43]
5. Home [4:35]
6. Gisborne's Welcome [4:32]
7. Murderous Portents [3:38]
8. World Upside Down [3:20]
9. Marian's Welcome [4:08]
10. Getting Reacquainted [3:30]
11. Cross-Country Flight [2:46]
12. The Forest Has Eyes [3:52]
13. Quarterstaff Duel [3:11]
14. Outlaw Campfire [3:04]
15. Sunday Worship [3:18]
16. Visiting the Bishop [5:06]
17. Planning to Lead [2:11]
18. One True Weapon [4:01]
19. Call Off Christmas [5:38]
20. Feisty Friar [1:10]
21. Gisborne Penalized [5:14]
22. Glimpse of Robin [1:55]
23. Distractions; Camp Tour [2:32]
24. Salt of the Earth [3:50]
25. Medical Emergency [3:07]
26. "I'll Do It For You." [3:53]
27. Undelivered Message [2:29]
28. In His Palm [2:31]
29. Marian Abducted [2:49]
30. Overrun by Celts [2:56]
31. Fiery Assault [3:18]
32. The Sheriff's Proposal [3:39]
33. Will's Bargain [4:47]
34. Finish What's Been Started [2:11]
35. Hole in the Wall [5:11]
36. "Your Are Me." [2:16]
37. Battle Positions [2:33]
38. Will Exposed [3:57]
39. Cheating the Hangman [3:38]
40. Storming the Castle [4:19]
41. Marital Mayhem [2:08]
42. Dropping In [3:05]
43. Final Duel [1:52]
44. Vow Fulfilled [3:33]
45. Royal Guest [1:10]
46. End Credits [(Everything I Do) I Do It For You] [2:12]

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes it is true Kevin Costner was not the right person for the role, however, the supporting cast makes it a film worth watching. It is also important to note that the addition of the Moor character, as well as differences in other characters, is all derived from the short-lived Robin of Sherwood series, which I HIGHLY recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite movies. Excellant soundtrack, tons of action and an epic story round this movie out into a fabulous tale. Loaded with extras as well as an additional few minutes to the film. Hook up your DTS and get prepared for a thrill ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!!!! I like just about anything that has Kevin Costner. My only problem with this DVD is half way through the movie you have to flip the DVD over to watch the rest. That was WIERD!!!!
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Best version of Robin Hood
librachic More than 1 year ago
This version of Robin Hood proves to be as good as the remake, Kevin Costner definitely made the perfect Robin for the film and I can see why, he shines in the way he speaks to masses making him the perfect leader! The feel of this movie is more fun than then the remake but with a hint of seriousness. The characters are different as well, Marion is the king's cousin while Robin is the son of Lord Locksley. The heart of the film was wonderful and the plot was very fun! Marion and Robin are very different yet the same! It is hilarious to see them banter with each other! The hilarious moments made the movie extremely watchable too! Check this out if you love the remake and to see Alan Rickman "Snape" from Harry Potter in one of his earlier roles!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a little girl I remember my dad buying this movie. I really enjoyed it. Its been my favorite. I enjoyed Kevin Costners acting and I automatically fell in love with this movie. If u really big fan of his movies or looking for a movie that really seams intrestin. Try this one! U will not be dissapointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a very big fan of Robin Hood, but this movie is so auesome I have to like it. This movie will be a good movie for all you that want a action packed movie. This movies is so thrilling that your actually up and standing! Rated: PG-13
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I have to say is that this one cool movie. Once I started watching it, I was hooked. I liked the sense of humor that was in it. If you want to see a good movie, this is it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first film i ever saw at the movies and it still holds the place as the best film i have ever seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this movie very much (at least once a month!). But I found Costner's acting very wooden and boring. But the Sherriff of Nottingham!!! The sole saving grace of the movie! Alan Rickman not only chews the scenery, he DEVOURS it! What a performance! The first time I watched it(and to this day), I was pulling for the Sherrif to kill Robin and get Maid Marion! Can't get enough of Rickman!I tend to fast forward to his parts! This movie turned me into an Alan Rickman NUT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this movie!!! ever since i was a little girl this was my favorite movie.i think that kevin costner and alan rickman both played wonderfully in this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie inspired me to become a Robin Hood fan. When I first saw it, I loved it: I liked the action sequences, 'realistic' costuming, sense of humor and creative new characters. I still like the movie, but since then, I've watched a variety of other Robin Hood films. Kevin Costner is by far the worst portrayal of Robin of them all. His accent is terrible (so terrible it that I think it inspired the parody 'Robin Hood: Men In Tights') and his character is so unlikable that we want to see him loose. Robin Hood fans have severely criticized this movie (I'm surprised there are not more bad reviews on this site). However, the classic Errol Flynn version really can't be compared to a 90's action-adventure movie. If you miss the quality classic films and don't like the newer special effects stuff you probably won't like this movie. Otherwise, I recommend the movie - just don't be too disappointed when Robin wins.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In all honesty, Kevin Costner is one of the worst actor that I have ever seen on film. It really got to me that throughout that whole movie, he didn't have any kind of a British accent. Most of the other actors in the movie did a reasonable job of acting, but Costner ruined the whole film for me. The storyline was great. I liked the modern vision they put on the Robin Hood story. But we keep coming back to Costner, the one who can not act. I don't understand how he keeps making movies. The movie would have been a whole lot better if he wasn't in it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
People say that kevin costner didn't do a good job, but i think he did an great job at this movie. And its the best movie I've ever seen in ten years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Costner as Robin Hood, as usual, was overly focused on emotions than on overall performance. Morgan Freeman, as usual, asserts his position as a great performer in whatever role he pursues. He outshines everybody, which makes the movie move more flowingly than just Costner in it. The score of the movie made dividends in a highly romanticized version of who Robin Hood was.
DarthAzard13 More than 1 year ago
My title says it all. The Errol Flynn one is a fine classic film, but this one really has all the aspects of a great modern historical drama. An all star cast, great music, exciting action, timeless themes, and dashing heroics are all present. Many people pan Costner's performance, but there are so many other fine actors that it doesn't matter either way. This movie is great and a must in your movie collection. The end cameo of a past Robin Hood doesn't hurt either. Buy this film!
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
I just kicked back and watched this movie recently, and in light of that and the fact that this is among one of my all time favorite movies, I decided that I would write a review of it in tribute to it. I have been watching this movie since I was in elementary school, and remains to be one of my all time favorite epics, along with titles like Braveheart, Gladiator, and Last of the Mohicans...just to name a few. It, Last of the Mohicans, and Braveheart in fact, are probably the 3 single original movies that got me really into epics...and there are many other great ones out there as well. I remember watching this with my mom a lot growing up, because this was one of her favorites as well. We watched this one about as frequently as we watched the original Star Wars movies and Indiana Jones movies...which was a lot! This movie was filmed pretty well for it's time, and the cast does a superb job. This movie is meant to portray more of the true story of Robin Hood. If you enjoy epics or anything with historical influence behind it, then definitely give this movie a watch if you have never seen it. It's a great one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A movie full of emotions. You will enjoy it.
JacksJack More than 1 year ago
I'm stymied. This movie is a favorite of mine but...I didn't order it and I didn't receieve it so I hope I wasn't charged for it. JK
MyLibraryCardWoreOut More than 1 year ago
If you want a little action set in historical times, or to see how Robin Hood is portrayed (in a realistic sense) then this would be a good Saturday night movie. It was little gory in some parts, and there was a lot of violence. People got run through with swords, people were hung, people were burned too. You get the picture. There were a lot of intense things going on so I would recommend not watching it unless you are 13. There is some sexual content and parents should be advised to watch the movie before your children because of some of the scenes, not only for the sexual content but for the violence too. I would give this movie two thumbs up. I have watched the movie 4-5 times because I have liked it so much. I would have watched it more by now but it is really long. Almost three hours. I would definitely recommend this movie but I am just warning you, do not watch it unless you are at least 13 because of some of the scenes.