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Camelot: Season 1 (2011)

Jamie Campbell Bower , Joseph Fiennes  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green
  • Producers: Graham King, Michael Hirst
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Starz
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2011
  • Run Time: 515 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LROMSO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,210 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Camelot: Season 1" on IMDb

Special Features

Character Profiles
The Knights of Camelot
The Women of Camelot
On The Set: Mooney’s Movie
Scene Breakdowns
Candid Camelot



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The story of King Arthur and Ye Olde Round Table has proven sturdy enough to support a variety of cinematic approaches, ranging from the Disneyfied antics of The Sword and the Stone, the action-movie gloss of First Knight, to the gory, hallucinatory mysticism of John Boorman's Excalibur. (To say nothing of that one version with the killer bunny and "ni"-saying knights.) Camelot, the lavishly melodramatic 10-episode television series produced for Starz, attempts to infuse the classic tale with the same mixture of cranked-up sex and violence that made the network's Spartacus such a hoot. Although the deliciously evil supporting cast and gorgeous Irish scenery help keep the show above the level of mere guilty pleasure, the decision to portray its central character as a whisper-thin teen heartthrob (The Twilight Saga's Jamie Campbell Bower) may leave some viewers biting their thumbs. Series creators Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and Chris Chibnall (Torchwood) kick things off at an initially disorienting full gallop, placing country boy Arthur on the throne and under the tutelage of Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) by the middle of the first episode. This streamlining of the main story quickly proves to be a good thing, however, as it allows the show to devote more time to its secondary figures, including a grieving queen (Claire Forlani), an amusingly gung-ho Sir Gawain (Clive Standen), a vengeful rival lord (James Purfoy), and Merlin himself, winningly portrayed by Fiennes via a disarming mixture of roof-raising histrionics and ominous whispers. (Much like Game of Thrones, the show depicts magic as a seriously unstable force.) Engaging as all of these characters are, MVP honors go to Morgan le Fay (Casino Royale's Eva Green), Arthur's half-sister with a continent-size yearning for the throne. Purring her words and gliding through the baroque sets in a succession of stylized gowns (that is, when she can be bothered to wear anything at all), Green creates a wonderfully slinky villainess for the ages: a woman scorned who finds a new method of attack whenever her foe turns his back. Arthur's story may give Camelot its foundation, but she keeps the fires burning. --Andrew Wright

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In the wake of King Uther's sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther's unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur's cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new king, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur's harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know…this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.

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232 of 262 people found the following review helpful
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There are some classic tales that have been so oft told, I could probably go my whole life without revisiting the topic. The legend of King Arthur is certainly one of those stories which has been covered from every angle possible. And I've seen them all--from classical interpretations (Boorman's Excalibur), musical productions (Lerner and Loewe's Camelot), modern day variations (Romero's Knightriders), introspective art house pieces (Bresson's Lancelot du Lac), and countless other incarnations. Yet the story is so vivid and enthralling, it's hard to resist its allure. When I heard that the Starz network was planning to reinvent the legend of "Camelot," I was somewhat apathetic, somewhat worried, but also strangely hopeful. The network is coming off a huge success with its over-the-top bloody sword and sandals epic "Spartacus." So it makes sense they wanted to tackle another period adventure. Love it or hate it, though, "Spartacus" is a graphic spectacle that will assault your senses and leave you reeling. "Camelot" doesn't attempt the same type of visceral in-your-face aggression, but it seems to want to have it both ways. This version is completely sanitized for modern viewers (I'll speak to that later) but still wants to be edgy and provocative (oh look, there's Guinevere topless).

I'm not going to recount the plot of the boy King, other than to say that this version sticks to the primary elements of the tale while trying some creative sleight of hand to reimagine peripheral aspects. When King Uther dies under mysterious circumstances, his sorceress daughter Morgan (Eva Green) seems the likely heir. But cunning Merlin (Joseph Fiennes), who is having visions of foreboding, has a big secret to reveal.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The one that got away December 5, 2012
By Mena P.
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*Two very mild spoilers below*

You must understand, I am a big history buff. So when a friend and I went to the theater some time ago and I saw the trailer for this, I was both elated and saddened (as I don't have Starz.) When I learned that the brilliant mind that helped craft The Tudors, another of my favorite (albeit historically innacurate) series, I was on board, one hundred percent. And while I may have had to wait for streams to go up online to see it, you better believe I was waiting eagerly in front of my computer screen every weekend.

The basic tale of King Arthur is known by all, so no need to repeat that. Here, King Uther has recently died, and his quick witted daughter Morgan sees this as her perfect opportunity to claim the throne she has so long coveted. Merlin, however, has something else in mind. Arthur, having been raised in the countryside unaware of his parentage, is quite surprised to find the sorcerer in his home spewing tales of being the son of a king. Merlin sees a future in this boy, a way to mend a country torn apart by warlord kings, and it will all start in one place, a crumbling stronghold that will stand as a beacon for a new era: Camelot.

It's pretty much common knowledge that a lot of peopele don't like this series. Even as a fan, I admit there is some to be desired, and certain things could have gone better. But there is still a lot to appreciate.

A big sore spot for a lot of people is the casting of Jamie Campbell Bower as the well known king. While yes, I'm sure someone out there could have carried the role better, this choice wasn't a horrible one. This Arthur is not the one we tend to immediately think of.
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70 of 97 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Came-not-a-lot June 28, 2011
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I love King Arthur and his legendary knights, whether it's gritty "historical" stories or a pile of medieval anachronisms a la Malory.

But the once and future king has really gotten more than his fair share of rotten movies and TV, and the latest disaster is "Camelot." No, not the Broadway musical or the movie adaptation -- this is Starz's attempt at updating the timeless Arthurian legends (which don't NEED updating), which just turns into a silly, sloppy and overly PC mess.

The evil princess Morgan (Eva Green) murders her father Uther, exiles her stepmother, and allies herself with her dad's enemy King Lot. But Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) is having none of this, and hunts down Uther's secret illegitimate son Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower), who has been raised by an adoptive family in the country. With Merlin's guidance and training (in rock-climbing), Arthur claims the throne --and gains Morgan's wrath.

He also falls in love with Guinevere (Tamsin Egerton), the beautiful young wife of a loyal knight, and is deftly manipulated by Merlin in decidedly unmagical ways, sometimes with bloody outcomes. As young Arthur struggles to unite Britain under him, he must deal with Morgan constantly trying to undermine his rule and his power -- but with little idea of just how far she will go.

The idea behind "Camelot" is not a bad one, and even the rewriting of Arthurian lore (the origins of Excalibur) aren't that bad. The problem is in the execution. This series wants to be a plot-heavy, gritty, authentic "Game of Thrones"-esque story, but it's actually more of a silly, anachronistic BCC "Robin Hood" (complete with multiculturalism and modern feminism, which makes it doubly ridiculous).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars JCB is incredible!
Love Love Love this show! JCB is multi-talented as well as strikingly beautiful! RF isnt like any Merlin Ive ever imagined, but seems to fit the role perfectly. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Sandie Gooslin
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality show
A good story and cast. Nice to watch. Cancelled after one season, they should have gave it more time to develope.
Published 3 days ago by J. D. LAROCQUE
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware: there is NO Complete Series!
The First Season IS the Complete Series (no sequel)...515 min run time, 3 disks, 10 episodes. The title on the cover is changed to read 'The Complete Series-Uncut Edition' instead... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Charles
4.0 out of 5 stars Great mini series
I loved this mini series! It was different then I thought it would have been and I think each character was played fantastically would have loved to see the next season.
Published 8 days ago by Rachel Perales
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
Because it is a great DVD...
I loved it and I can't wait to get season 2 thank you every much....
Published 28 days ago by Jamie Barreda
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting show
It was a really good series. Too bad they cut it short. Probably could've chosen a different Merlin or actually gave him true magic.
Published 1 month ago by Donnell Holt
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST SEE
Great acting and sets!!!
New take on an old fable. Loved the final scene, sorry to find out it has been canceled.
Published 1 month ago by M
4.0 out of 5 stars Different Spin of Legend but Worth a Look
Definitely a new more 'adult' twist on the Arthur/Camelot stories. I'm a big fan of the BBC's version of Merlin but this is a new, more mature tale of war, betrayal and love. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jackjeanh
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as I am a King Arthur/Camelot fan.
This is well acted well done all the way around but it is not your typical tale of knights and maidens. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Diana F. Stoler
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done.
I really enjoyed watching this. I the cast was amazing, and the story line was fascinating. I found it similair to Game of Thrones with a less convoluted story line.
Published 1 month ago by Rebecca Kossmann
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Thank god! This show was dismal, it got worse with each episode. Compared to Starz other hit series Spartacus, Camelot looked like it was produced, written, and acted by pre-schoolers.
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