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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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This film is a '90s version of the classic Robin Hood story, with Kevin Costner starring as the good-guy thief. Costner is joined in his efforts against the murdering Sheriff of Nottingham Alan Rickman by Morgan Freeman who plays a philosophizing Moor, and by Nick Brimble, who plays Little John anything but little. After Robin barely survives a watery skirmish with Little John, the two become allies and Robin joins forces with Little John's band of robber thieves to overcome the evils of the dastardly Nottingham ...
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Overview

This film is a '90s version of the classic Robin Hood story, with Kevin Costner starring as the good-guy thief. Costner is joined in his efforts against the murdering Sheriff of Nottingham Alan Rickman by Morgan Freeman who plays a philosophizing Moor, and by Nick Brimble, who plays Little John anything but little. After Robin barely survives a watery skirmish with Little John, the two become allies and Robin joins forces with Little John's band of robber thieves to overcome the evils of the dastardly Nottingham sheriff.
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2013
  • UPC: 883929347261
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Anniversary Edition / 2 PACK
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,134

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
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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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Side #1 -- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
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   Cast & Crew
      Kevin Costner - Robin of Locksley
      Morgan Freeman - Azeem
      Christian Slater - Will Scarlett
      Alan Rickman - Sheriff of Nottingham
      Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Marian
      Music by Michael Damen
      Story by Pen Densham
      Directed by Kevin Reynolds
      Screenplay by Pen Densham & John Watson
   Weapons Gallery
      Sword
      Scimitar
      Bow
      Cross Bow
      Axe
   Music
      Michael Damen's Score in 5.1 Surround
      Overture and A Prisoner of the Crusades
      Sir Guy of Gisborne and The Escape to Sherwood
      Little John and The Band in the Forest
      The Sheriff and His Witch
      Maid Marian
      Training - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
      Marian at the Waterfall
      The Abduction and The Final Battle at the Gallows
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love This Movie!!!

    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!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great return to Sherwood Forest

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Anyone but Costner

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    very good movie highly recommended

    Kevin Reyrolds the director of Robin Hood had made a movie to show that one man can change the lives of many. "Robin Hood : The Prince of Thieves" is a story based on how one man change the lives of many. Robin Hood was a prisoner. And has escape and has made peace with the poor and helps them get there life back in order. Then the poor help fight back. The director does such an amazing job of showing the true character traits. of how nice the characters are and how easily a character can make friends with another. Also the theme of the story show us how much we the people have grown in technology and of how we can put our heads together and become a better society. it also shows us that some people today still don't know what it means to work together. because teamwork can lead to success. In a world of innocent one man should be found not guilty. for he has saved the lives of many and has become something bigger than a hero.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Best version of Robin Hood

    Best version of Robin Hood

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

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    I Also Recommend:

    Robin Hood the original film

    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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    "Robin of Locksley, and this here is my land."

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Entertaining

    A movie full of emotions. You will enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves extended version

    I didn't know there was an extended version of Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves until I went to buy it. I love the added sequences featuring Alan Rickman and Mortiana the Witch. Alan Rickman was so good in the first version I saw and to have 12 extra minutes is Icing on the Cake. I guess I'm like a lot of people who wonder why Kevin Costner didn't get a dialect coach and use an English accent. Also there is a mistake concerning The Sheriff of Nottingham's clerk when he follows Mortiana's advice. Oops! It is still a wonderful movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Riding Through the Glen...

    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

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One Of My All Time Favorites!

    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!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Best Robin Hood Ever

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i first saw men in tights before this and see where it came from and recognize some of the scenes that were parodied but changed a bit. this was not that bad of a movie. basically its about the robin hood versus the sheriff with maid marian in the middle.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Costner's best performance (not saying much)

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome movie, the far best!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Good Story!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good movie, but would've been better without Costner

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this movie!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rickman, Yes..Costner, NO!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First and Best

    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.

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