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Miles O'Keeffe (Tarzan, the Ape Man) and OscarÂ(r) winner* Sean Connery (First Knight) lead "an impressive cast" (Variety), including Peter Cushing, Trevor Howard and John Rhys-Davies, in this epic tale of swords and sorcery that will transport you and your family into realms of the fantastical and make you believe! Shrouded in magic and veiled in mystery, a phantom knight (Connery) thunders into King Arthur's fabled court. Speaking in rhymes and riddles, he goads the king's men into taking a dare. And when one of them, young and valiant Sir Gawain (O'Keeffe), bravely stands to defend the king's honor, he finds himself a pawn in the phantom knight's game a game that will lead him far beyond the kingdom of Camelot and ultimately take his life, if he cannot solve his opponent's riddle!
Fans of Sean Connery who are curious to see him explore roles outside of his usual heroic characters may enjoy his robust turn as the mythic Green Knight in this 1982 British-made fantasy. Based loosely on the classic epic poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Connery is quite a sight as the glittering green figure, who challenges young Gawain (Miles O'Keefe of Tarzan the Ape Man infamy), a squire in King Arthur's court, to solve his riddle or lose his head. O'Keefe is a stiff Gawain, and the film suffers under its low budget and awkward comic moments, but Connery and the rest of the cast (which includes Trevor Howard as Arthur, John Rhys-Davies, Lila Kedrova, and Peter Cushing) are game and provide sufficient star power to keep fantasy-adventure fans distracted from the film's shortcomings. Writer-director Weeks also directed a version of this story in 1973, with Murray Head of Jesus Christ Superstar fame as Gawain. --Paul Gaita
I remembered the movie being much better back when it first came out.Published 5 months ago by J. L. Van Hooser
I remember loving this movie as a child. I find it watchable still but it hasn't weathered the test of time. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Austin Donner
A classic arthurian story full of magic, that captures the essence of the knights quest. I would consider this dvd a must have companion, if you own or love John Boorman's... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michael Morales
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I loved this movie in 1986 when I was a kid. But, like most movies you saw when you were a kid, it is way different when you watch it as an adult. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jason Monarch
Sean Connery at his worst. Not one he is likely to be proud of making, but my students cracked up and thought it was funny.Published 20 months ago by Lisa C. Coburn
I've seen other stories about the Green Knight and Sir Gawain , but they don't compare to this version. I loved everything about it .Published 24 months ago by charles jones