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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [Double Sided] (1997)

Kevin Costner , Morgan Freeman , Kevin Reynolds  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (591 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman
  • Directors: Kevin Reynolds
  • Writers: John Watson, Pen Densham
  • Producers: John Watson, Pen Densham, Richard B. Lewis, Gary Barber, David Nicksay
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 4.0), French (Dolby Digital 4.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 143 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (591 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VWNID6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,106 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [Double Sided]" on IMDb

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Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman. Robin of Loxley returns to Sherwood Forest after he escapes from the Turks during the Crusades. With a renewed desire to cleanse the land of evil, Robin vows to avenge his father's death by leading a band of exiled villagers against the Sheriff of Nottingham. 1991/color/143 min/PG-13/widescreen.

NOTE:The disc is double-sided disc. Please flip over to watch the rest of the movie.



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163 of 182 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Over the years, it seems that the Robin Hood saga has been a favorite of sorts for film makers to re-invent, manipulate, and showcase again and again. No doubt due to global appeal and the premise of a hero taking from the rich, giving to the poor, and fighting the good fight.
Of all the Robin Hood films ever produced, it's readily apparent that Prince of Thieves relies less on genuine historical accuracy and leans more toward Hollywood flair which still makes for an entertaining film. Despite using no English accent (which appears to grate on some reviewers for some reason), Kevin Costner presents himself well in the role of Robin Hood. Coupled with fine performances from Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman, Christian Slater, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, (to name just a few), the story moves at an exciting pace and hits the mark as a stand up adventure movie that doesn't disappoint.
As for the new 2 disc special edition release of this movie, it just got a whole lot better. Not having to flip the disc over any more to see the entire feature like in the first release, you now have a new digital transfer and a remastered DTS 5.1 soundtrack and both are outstanding. On disc 2 you have great bonus material enhancing the value and enjoyment even further. Included is a decent documentary on the making of Prince of Thieves, Bryan Adams performing his music video of '(Everything I do) I do it for you', an interactive mediaeval weapons gallery, cast and crew bios, production notes, interviews with cast and crew, and trailers and t.v. spots.
You don't really have to be a die-hard Robin Hood fan to enjoy this movie. The film has a few flaws and stretches the historical aspect somewhat but it plays out well with plenty of action, adventure, humor, and fun. This special edition release would be a good addition to any DVD collection and I recommend it to everyone.
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79 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let me straighten some things up.... August 3, 2000
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"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" is a rolicking adventure ride that will please most people. If ya can't get past the accents, then miss out on a good movie.
Let me clear a few things up:
1. "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" was on a tight production schedule. There were three (count 'em, three) Robin Hood movies being produced at the same time, and the one to come out finished first would be the one released in theatres. One production gave up and backed out. That left two Robin Hood movies - one with Kevin Costner, and one with Patrick Bergen.
2. Because of the tight schedule, Kevin Costner's accent was dropped to be "dubbed over" in post production. They simply didn't have the time to worry about accents if they wanted to get the movie finished.
3. Filming complete, the dubbing was dropped because of lack of time and the movie was finished. "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" was released theatre-wide, whereas the Patrick Bergen version was slated for TV.
Now that I have the little niggling thing about accents straightened up, get passed it and watch the movie for what it was intended: pure entertainment.
There is plenty of humor - from Little John's river fighting antics and his wife's bantering, to the Sheriff of Nottingham's humorous frustrations ("why a spoon, cousin, why not an ax" - "Because it's dull, you twit, it will hurt more!"), the viewer is not disappointed. The entire cast was enjoyable to watch, and the costuming was superb.
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor blu-ray transfer October 19, 2010
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I love the movie, but this is just another Warner Brothers standard DVD transfer. Says 1080p HD on the case, but it is just barely better than original DVD. Not even close to being on par with newer blu-ray DVD's. Save your money and wait for a digitally remastered version in HD. Hang onto your old DVD, I didn't.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deceptively re-released DVD December 10, 2010
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I bought this because the extended edition DVD/blu-ray was disappointing compared to the theatrical release, with key lines of expository dialogue being clumsily cut out, making the newly added footage nonsensical. However, although the packaging for this theatrical edition is new and advertises a new DVD, the DVD is clearly from the awful earlier release. The problems with the old release is that you are inexplicably forced to eject and flip the disc halfway through the film, which is also presented in the horrible non-anamorphic widescreen format- both of these limitations are almost unheard of. The new packaging in this release claims that it is an anamorphic format, and this is the first DVD out of thousands I've purchased that has ever brazenly lied about that. DO NOT BUY THIS DVD. Hope that a theatrical edition of the film is eventually released with a decent transfer.
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37 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves July 16, 2003
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I was at [local store] one day and saw the extended Robin Hood DVD on sale. I decided to buy it. I thought that I liked all the swordplay, action, fantasy tales. I have to tell you. It was a great buy! It was only [$$] for such a great extended movie.
Plot - Our famous Robin Hood is in a Jerusalem prison. He escapes with a moor, Azeem (Morgan Freeman), and his friend, Peter. Peter doesn't make it, but wants Robin to promise that he will protect his sister, Marion. Robin agrees and finds his way home with Azeem. They discover Robin's father dead and their servant blinded. The Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman, who is perfect in the role) killed Robin's father and is doing horrible deeds to the poor people in the area. Robin and Azeem end up in Sherwood Forest and meet its occupants, including John Little and Will Scarlett. They all team up and decide to fight back against the Sheriff. (94/100)
Acting - A lot of people hate how Kevin Costner speaks in this movie. I really didn't notice a change in his voice at all. So it didn't really bother me! I thought Kevin did well as Robin. Christian Slater and Alan Rickman were the two who stole the movie. Christian was great as the mysterious and confusing Will Scarlett. Alan Rickman was hilarious and nasty as the Sheriff. They both were great and should have deserved great credit for their positions. Also, there is a short cameo by Sean Connery. (96/100)
Action and Violence - There is a lot of action and violence in this movie. It could have been rated R. There is a lot of swordplay, arrows being fired into faces, fist fights, and blood. I think any action man would like this movie. Notable Action Scenes : Overrun By Celts, Fiery Assault, Cheating The Hangman, Storming The Castle, and Final Duel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars robin hood prince of thieves never grows old it just keeps on getting...
Robin hood prince of thieves staring Kevin costner and Morgan Freeman with christan slater now that was back in 1992 and it was PG-13 and now that blu ray is the extended version... Read more
Published 7 days ago by thomas henry
3.0 out of 5 stars not a Costner
if he weren't for him it Iwould give it five stars. I love script the rest of the acting was stellar and directing and pace of film well mapped out. Read more
Published 9 days ago by LaVerne Pink
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun movie.
Fun version of Robin Hood. I loved the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. Great characters, music, and plot with bits of humor thrown in.
Published 17 days ago by Cindy Monson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun movie.
I enjoyed this rendition of Robin Hood. Good character build up and good action scenes. I would say a job well done with this movie.
Published 17 days ago by Shawn Landis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
Whille not on Blue-Ray, the pciture was very clear, sound was great and the addition of stuff cut from the original made this DVD extremely satisfying.
Published 18 days ago by JOHN H THOMAS
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS MOVIE!
I used to watch this movie all the time when I was a kid and I still absolutely love it. I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the movie abruptly stops in the middle and you... Read more
Published 24 days ago by CR
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies!
I absolutely love this movie! It has such great humor and it an absolute classic in my book! My kids all love it too. They just don't make them like they used to!
Published 26 days ago by AOvard
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Long...boring
Ok I get it...its an extended version...but you only notice the extended scenes if you really know this movie otherwise it drags on and is boring. Read more
Published 27 days ago by ntaylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie!
Good movie! Enjoyed showing this to my students. Exciting and gives some historical insight! Loved entertaining the students with this one
Published 1 month ago by Alison R.
3.0 out of 5 stars Robin Hoood (DS)
The movie itself was good. The DVD is "Double-Sided"...and I found out that it means you have to get up in the middle of the movie and flip it over to watch the rest. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gail Smith
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