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  • Actors: Aaron Burns, Andy Burns, Marilyn Burns, Erik Dewar, Nicholas Burns
  • Directors: Chad Burns
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Burns Family Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001OI9W5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,021 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The year is A.D. 411 - the Empire of Rome is crumbling. As the legions are called back to the Eternal City, the Isle of Britain is abandoned to Saxon marauders...

Son of British Chieftain Justinian the Pendragon, young Artos has grown up in a quiet coastal village. Justinian entrusts the boy with a vision to defend the people God has trusted them with. But, with the attack of Barbarian raiders, the village is destroyed, and Artos, the only survivor, is taken as a Saxon slave.

Artos s will is crushed as he toils under Saxon masters... He begins to despair.One snowy night, Artos is forced to flee. As he collapses at the end of his own strength, God intervenes. With a new understanding and faith in God s sovereign plan, he sets off with renewed hope.

Artos journeys high into the Welsh countryside to the mountain stronghold of Arfon, where the British ruler Ambrosius is raising an army to halt the invading Saxons.

Customer Reviews

I HIGHLY recomend this movie.
hurt9
The film never develops any of these elements into something substantial, or entertaining.
alex bushman
ACTING: Well,I will say that most of the characters really looked the part.
Jane Austin

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jane Austin on June 7, 2010
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I gotta say, this movie could have been the best action movie (Hollywood, Independent, whatever) since the days of Ben Hur, Spartacus, etc, and their thousands of extras. As it is, the movie is mostly too painful for the average viewer to watch. There are a few reasons for this, and I will try to explain these below.

ACTING:
Well,I will say that most of the characters really looked the part. The female lead isn't quite your typical drop dead gorgeous actress, and the male lead is a bit too innocent and confused looking. However, the rest of the characters looked great, and the villain looked PERFECT! The attention to detail and historical accuracy in terms of hair style and costumes was spot on perfect. However, the actual acting was pretty painful. It was like watching a big powerful guy stand up and start singing like a girl. The voices just didn't fit. The emotional tones were there, but that was it. This movie fell victim to the classic blunder of independent film-making. That is, of course, that of casting your friends and family as the leads. In rare cases it works (see Facing The Giants), but more often than not it doesn't. With some script changes (see below), there is some real potential for good acting in this movie. There are thousands of good actors out there who are unemployed and in most cases undiscovered. A local casting call(and advertised online) would probably have yielded a hundred or more people. If they had had a casting call with online submissions, they would have gotten thousands of people. This would have allowed the makers of the movie to choose the very best available.

COSTUMES:
As I said above, they were spot on perfect.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on March 27, 2009
This is an excellent amateur production ($80,000 budget, I think) with much in it that is VERY professional.

Story line is GREAT.

Strong Christian message. Good for men and young men especially, but I'm a lady and I really liked it.

Very inspirational, and not only for Christians, I think.

Of course, the Arthur story is a plus, but the main character could be any young man, but anyone can identify with him.

Last half hour is tops.

Cast of thousands. Well, not really, but it does have a large cast of extras.

Excellent score! Stirring and beautiful! Hauntingly beautiful, actually. (Haunting in the good sense.)

I thought the props were great, and I loved the "Don't break the basket!" in the special features.

CG scenes were very good. They could use some polish, I think,for them to look really real, to blend into the photography, and to look really professional, but still, they were very good.

Most of the acting ranges from very good to excellent. There are some spots and some actors that could use significant polish, but again, I could overlook those and get into the spirit of things and really enjoy the movie and plot. I have heard comments from other people that much of the acting needs significant polish.

When weaker elements appeared, the plot and score carries the whole thing along very well, and there is so much about the movie that is excellent and professional-looking.

I'd like to see this family production group (with the help of extended family and friends and their cast of "thousands") do more movies!!! That would probably be after the director gets out of school.

If they can do this well with their first movie, imagine what they can do with all they've learned from that dread School of Hard Knocks!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By hcbilling on November 8, 2009
First, I have 4 boys aged 6,7,12 and almost 14 - we all enjoyed the movie.
This is a well-produced film, the vision of two homeschooling families on a relatively tiny budget with mainly young actors. It has a clear and challenging Christian message to young people without being dull - full of action, some good dialogue and beautiful music.
When you bear in mind what the film is, it is amazing what they have done. It is not a multi-million dollar epic, but it is a great movie with a good story.
We are English and the historical setting is realistic to the locations and time period - they did their research well. It is every bit as good as period reconstructions you can see in England.
Knowing just a little historical background of the Roman and Saxon invasions of Britain helped us understand the story line - otherwise it might be confusing to keep track of who is doing what and why.
I was a little concerned about the battles at the start of the movie. But the fight scenes were carefully done and even my younger boys were fine - although they shut their eyes a couple of times.
Definately a movie we will watch again and that I will lend to others.
An inspiration to families and young people, I hope this company does more like this.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By hurt9 on February 3, 2009
I HIGHLY recomend this movie. EXCELENT christian message and EXCELENT storyline. It's one of my favorites. I was blown away when I first watched it. They did a great job filming and creating this wonderful family movie. WONDERFUL!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wonder Woman on December 2, 2011
Please take into account when watching Pendragon that this production was made by a couple of homeschooling families that just decided one day to make a movie for the experience and fun of it. It was not meant to compete with Hollywood. That being said, if a couple of my friends and their kids decided to make a "homemovie" about 10 minutes on youtube would be about all we could aspire to produce. Considering this alone makes it an EXCELLENT movie. I sit watching in amazement (and watching like a hawk to find our friend, also a homeschooler, that was an extra -yes, we found him several times) that a bunch of homeschoolers could put this together. Just thought you all should know a little more background information, and be able to adjust your expectations and hopefully your appreciation for the quality put into this "homemovie." Sincerely yours...
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