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1. Eye of the Needle
Director: Richard Marquand
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Eye of the Needle is a superbly effective World War II spythriller from the Ken Follettbestseller of the same name. Donald Sutherland is "the Needle," a German spy in England bearing critical information on Allied invasion plans that he must deliver personally to the Führer. He's so named because of his preferred method of assassination, the stiletto. As played by Sutherland, he's a coldly calculating psychopath, emotionlessly focused on the task at hand, whether the task is to signal a U-boat or to gut a witness to avoid exposure. On his way back to Germany, a fierce storm strands him on an island, occupied only by a woman (Kate Nelligan), her disabled husband, and the lighthouse keeper. A romance of sorts develops between the woman and the spy, due to an estrangement of affections between the woman and her husband, whose accident has rendered him emotionally crippled as well. Much of the suspense of the latter half of the movie has to do with this romance, and the way it begins to reveal the Needle's motivations and whether there's a sympathetic personality buried somewhere inside him, though he remains by-and-large tantalizingly enigmatic. Early on, we discover that he may not enjoy the hand life has dealt him. When a courier asks him about the way he lives, and "What else can one do?" the Needle answers, "One can just stop." But as the film makes amply clear in its final third, one doesn't stop, does one? The direction by Richard Marquand (known primarily for thrillers such as this one and Jagged Edge, although he also did Return of the Jedi) is crisply done, boasting numerous suspenseful episodes, including a deadly encounter between Sutherland and the disabled husband, which is jaw-droppingly surprising. --Jim Gay ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Marvellous.
Sutherland and Nelligan are brilliant, in this old favorite of mine. It's the kind of classic spy movie you never get tired of. However, I think you probably need to be familiar with the movie already, in order to really appreciate it. -By that I mean, its pace might actually be a little too slow for someone watching it now for the first time. But this of course happens to be one of the many good things about it; it takes the time it needs to tell the story, establish the mood and the cold persona of the ruthless "Needle". (It's quite sad to think just how much most certainly would've been considered a waste of time, and ended up on the cutting-room floor if made today.) The picture on the DVD is quite good and sharp most of the time, especially the outdoor-scenes at daytime. By the way, there's an aternative ending of the movie in existence (with cop Bannen arriving by helicopter), and it would've been nice if MGM had included it as an extra bonus treat. Still, this simple tale is a true classic and well-worth getting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finding a needle in a hay stack
There are not enough stars to describe this movie. As with any movie, if the entire book " ISBN: 0451163486" were portrayed, the movie would take eight hours "Audio Cassette ISBN: 1561000116." Therefor they could only show the relevant parts and had to do some voice over action to explain the missing logic. But they did not change the plot or the essence of the plot. And I would not think in a million years that Donald Sutherland would be picked to play Henry Faber. Yet now that I see the movie, He is the only person that could be believable as an attractive aloof German spy. Where did they find Kate Nelligan, who played Lucy so well? The island "Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK" looked just like the book. I am glad this is on DVD, as the as tapes tend to ware out.

5-0 out of 5 stars A PIERCING NEEDLE
Donald Sutherland has tended to be one of our finest actors, overlooked and dismissed by many critics. Sure, he's done some floppers (e.g. Virus), but in this movie he shows why he's such a riveting performer. He plays the Needle, a cold, psychotic killer, who is a German spy and holds the key to knowledge of the D-Day invasion. He ends up shipwrecked on a lonely island, inhabited only by a reclusive cripple and his devoted, if lonely, wife. Kate Nelligan (so good in "Dracula" with Frank Langella) is perfect as Lucy, the woman whose need for love leads to an affair with the Needle. Christopher Cazenove turns in a good performance as her husband, whose bitterness over his auto accident, has turned him into an uncaring, selfish man. Director Richard Marquand keeps the movie moving at a leisurely pace, but packs some powerful suspense scenes; the score by Miklos Roza is admirable, and the scenery is lush and beautiful. I havent' read Ken Follett's novel, but this is a great movie and hopefully did it justice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Happy Petersen
MARVELOUS, keeps you rivitrd to the story. One of my favorite Follrt works. ZThe book is sensational. I edon't have a DVD

5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent.
This saga of a German WWII spy is absolutely fantastic. Donald Sutherland turns in a wonderful performance as Faber ( a great performance is not always given by Sutherland).

The use of the stiletto to enforce Faber's secrets is truly an inspired touch by the director.

This movie is tragic, yet cunningly directed and acted. All of this while starring relative unknowns (excepting Sutherland).

This is definitely the best spy movie of all time. ... Read more


2. A Knight's Tale
Director: Brian Helgeland
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5-0 out of 5 stars We Will, We Will, Rock You!
The vision of a remarkably authentic looking 14th c. tournament audience chanting and clapping to Queen lets you know right off this is *not* a serious historical film but a fantasy set in a land-of-fable fourteenth century complete with punk dressing lady-fairs, disco dancing at banquets and jousting fans who paint their faces with the armorial devices of their favorite champions and do the wave. Geoffrey Chaucer must be spinning in his fancy, Westminster Abbey sarcophagus - or maybe not, his Canterbury tales aren't exactly noted for historical accuracy or logical consistancy either. This movie is eye candy for the ladies: the hero is blond and gorgeous; the villain dark, sinister and gorgeous; the humorous sidekicks are cute and cuddly and the gallant Black Prince noble and beautiful. 'Lady Jocelyn' isn't bad either, and her costumes get progressively more outrageous as the movie goes on. But the best joke is who the *real* Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein was, (yes there was a real one!)

5-0 out of 5 stars A fun, quirky film
I thouroughly enjoyed A Knight's Tale. It had all of the components one needs for an enjoyable film: action, romance, drama(and not to mention extremely good looking guys) I loved the seventies music mixed with a medievel setting(some people say that that's what ruined the movie for them, but I though it worked) Basically the movie is about a young man(Heath Ledger, gorgeous!) who is a peasant, but dreams about changin his stars. His opportunity comes about when his master dies at a jousting tournament and he has to fill in for him. He meets a writer along the way, none other than Geoffrey Chaucer(played by a hilarious Paul Bettany) who agrees to forge his...papers(I can't remember what they're called), anyway, he enters in a jousting tournament, and what do you know, turns out to be a natural. However, he must compete with Count Adhemar(Rufus Sewell, who is just as gorgeous as Heath and boy, can he play a spectacular villain) for the title and for the princess(played by a stiff as a board Shannon Sossomon) Yeah, yeah, good guy defeats bad guy and gets girl. So it's a little cliche, but it's pure fun. I though the suporrting cast was excellent also. I was rather hoping that Heath would fall for the female blacksmith rather than the haughty princess, but I suppose the masses wouldn't like that as much. Also, James Purefoy who plays the Black Prince is extremely good looking also. There's pleny of eye candy for the girls, and plenty of action for the guys.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun, if you still know how to have fun.
A Knight's Tale is what you get when you cross underdog sports drama, comedy, medieval knights, and a healthy dose of Gen X attitude. William Thatcher is a nobody, son of a peasant, fascinated with knights. When the knight he's serving dies before the final round of a joust, William takes a chance and assumes his identity.

The show wastes no time whatsoever getting straight to the fun stuff. The above paragraph is the very first thing you'll see in the movie, and the very next is the movie's first joust set to Queen's We Will Rock You. The twist here isn't just a cheap soundtrack, but the fact that it's interwoven into the movie itself. The jousting audience is more of a football crowd, clapping along to the legendary beat and having fun. The herald trumpet players are even shown to belt a few notes, while the guards step along.

The best example I can think of this previously is Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A Knight's Tale takes it one step farther however by taking it all very seriously. By the end of the show you could almost believe it. Heralds that sound more like boxing announcers, armor with famous looking logos, ultra modern hair and outfits, and even an amazing dance sequence that blends classical with modern set to David Bowie. It's a highlight of the movie and worth watching just for that scene alone.

The best thing I can say about A Knight's Tale is how real it all is, despite it's theme. The modern aspects are blended into the events with real tact, the comedy is honestly funny, and the drama is in no way cheapened by the lightheartedness. It's not exactly Oscar material, but the show has a few honestly dramatic and heart touching moments that are go over extremely well to anyone but scoffing critics.

If you've ever had even a slight fascination with Knights and the joust, give this a watch. It's a great movie filled with all the fun and wit one could ask for. The Gen X attitude may seem like a gimmick, but if you're as tired as I am of lame actors speaking in extremely poor old English, this movie is for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Will rock you
This movie was great fun and entertaining. Great film? Nah. Great way to spend an afternoon with some popcorn and Junior Mints? Oh yeah! I enjoyed everything about this movie. I thought it was well cast, well played and well paced.

1-0 out of 5 stars Fun fluff but poor history
A lot of people seem to like this movie. I can't help but go against the grain here. As an action movie, it seems entertaining enough. As an historical action film, it left me feeling cheated.

The primary reviewer here said: "Upon witnessing a crowd of peasants at a jousting match, singing and clapping to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You," you're either going to love this movie or dismiss it altogether." I was one who dismissed it at that point. The "jarring anachronisms" were not only out of place, but they were unneeded and did nothing to benefit the film. The rock music is fine in itself, but did they really have to simulate the crowd dancing to it? Perhaps if they had just had a more "tongue in cheek" approach to this... witness Moulin Rouge and how they played up their use of modern song and dance in the late 1800's. But here the production seems to imply either one of 2 things: you the viewer are either so savvy about historical details that the anachronisms add a light-hearted comic touch, or the producers do not care a whit about how historical details may be judged by the viewer. Had this been a very funny movie I think I could have dealt with it better. ... Read more


3. Heat and Dust - The Merchant Ivory Collection
Director: James Ivory
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A persistent clash of cultures lies at the heart of Heat and Dust, the Merchant/Ivory team's most acclaimed drama prior to 1985's A Room with a View. The celebrated trio of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala were perfectly suited to this time-skipping story of thwarted romance, based on Jhabvala's novel, in which the colonial British find themselves perpetually at odds with the vibrant rhythms of India. In this most sensual of environments, two related British women, separated by six decades, discover that their independent spirits are not entirely welcomed within the confines of colonial etiquette. Olivia (Greta Scacchi) defies her stringent husband in the 1920s, while her great-niece Anne (Julie Christie) discovers, upon getting pregnant by an Indian local in the early '80s, that she and Olivia have more than a little in common. Jhabvala's feminism is subtle but forcefully dramatized, and under Ivory's sensitive direction, this tale of two women is a defiantly resonant tribute to love wherever one may find it. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb
I watched the movie almost twenty years back on Indian TV and was entranced by the romance of British India. I then ordered it on UK Amazon site, bought a code free DVD player, just to watch this movie. This is one of those rare instances when the movie is far better than the book. May be that has to do with the fact that the author was also the script writer. The cinematography is incomparable. The backbone of the story is the beautiful Greta Scachchi and her romance with an Indian prince.

4-0 out of 5 stars Heat And Dust
This film should have an Oscar. Breathtaking and carefully crafted one of the best films I have seen. The film very cleverley shows the end of British as well as the end of Old mughal Nawabs in northern India. Though muslims by faith, the Nawabs or the Princes were far away from their faith and beliefs. It was an eye opener for me as well which explains the fact that such a great Mughal Empire just crumbled within a century.

4-0 out of 5 stars THE HEAT OF THE ROMANCE...THE DUST OF ITS ASHES...
This 1982 Merchant Ivory production is a lush, atmospheric period piece based upon the well written book of the same name by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who also wrote the screenplay for this film. Set in two distinct eras, colonial India of the nineteen twenties, during the time of the Raj, and the independent, freewheeling India of the early nineteen eighties, during the time when India was a mecca for disenfranchised youth, it explores Anglo-Indian relations through the power of romance. This is subtley done through the story of two women.

One story is that of Olivia (Greta Scacchi), the young and beautiful wife of Douglas Rivers (Christopher Casenove), a minor district official in colonial India. The film tells of her arrival in India, newly wed and in love with her husband, her subsequent boredom with the staid, British Colonial community, and her blossoming infatuation with the Nawab (Shashi Kapoor), a very handsome and charming, local Indian prince. It is her romance with the Nawab that is to result in a life changing action, one that would forever cause a permanent rift with Douglas, changing her life forever.

The second story is that of Anne (Julie Christie), a beautiful and independent woman, a descendant of Olivia's sister. Nearly sixty years after Olivia's transgression, fascinated by the story of the deceased Olivia, Anne goes to India, visiting those locations where Olivia had lived and those which would have been a part of her existence at the time. As did Olivia, she falls under India's spell. As did Olivia, she, too, has an Anglo-Indian love affair. Hers is with her landlord, Inder Lal (Zakir Hussain). Anne's life essentially picks up where the thread of Olivia's life left off, giving the viewer a powerful sense of de-ja vu and a suggestion of reincarnation.

This film is a beguiling story of two women from two different generations who come under the spell of India. It is is evocative of British colonial India, as well as of India of the early nineteen eighties. During both eras, Anglo-Indian relations are pivotal to the budding romances and the film is evocative of the rythyms of Indian life in all its richness and tumultuousness, as well as its lingering poverty and superstitions. Redolent of a time gone by, it is also an interesting dichotomy of the good and bad in both cultures, Anglo and Indian, and the influence that both cultures have on these two women, who are so different, yet so alike.

Julie Christie is perfect as the thoroughly modern, beautiful, free thinking, young woman who retraces her ancestor's footsteps. Greta Scacchi, in her introductory film role, is luminous as the lovely Olivia, a woman who did not let prejudice and narrow mindedness blind her to the charms of India, its people and its culture. Shashi Kapoor is perfectly cast as the handsome Indian Prince, whose veneer of culture and sophistication belies an injured pride, chafing under British colonialism. While the role of Inder Lal is well played by Zakir Hussain, there does not appear to be much chemistry between him and Julie Christie, in contrast to the smoldering chemistry there is between Scacchi and Kapoor. The seeming lack of chmistry btween Hussain and Christie is the one weakness in this film.

The film, one of the earlier Merchant Ivory productions, is beautifully shot. Gorgeous period costumes contribute to the sense of a time gone by. While the story bounces along between the past and the present, it is effectively done, as one sees the transformation of the past to its present. This is a film that will appeal to those who love period dramas, as well as those who simply love a good, entertaining story. Unfortunately, it is no longer available in video. It is, however, deserving of having its print transfered to DVD, as it is a film well worth having in one's collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Heat & Dust
This beautifully crafted film, largely set in India during two time periods, was referred to as a "sleeper" shortly after its release. In my opinion, it should have won an Oscar. The sets and costuming were beautiful, but most interesting was the story itself. Two women, having similar experiences in India sixty years apart. It ended with the subtle suggestion of reincarnation. Just beautiful. I've been attempting to purchase the video for two years now, to no avail. Why are the producers/studio not reissuing this outstanding film on video? I do hope this changes soon. ... Read more


4. Three Men and a Little Lady
Director: Emile Ardolino
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The comic hijinks of Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson -- three carefree bachelors turned doting dads -- delighted audiences in the #1 box office smash THREE MEN AND A BABY! Now this handsome threesome is back in the critically acclaimed and equally charming sequel! The hilarity soars to new heights as the trio continues to bring up baby Mary, who is now an adorably curious 5-year-old. All is well until Mary's mother accepts a marriage proposal and permanently relocates to England -- taking Mary with her! The ex-dads quickly discover how empty life is without their little lady, and go to outrageous lengths in their efforts to win her back! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Winning Sequel!
it doesn't happen often, but occasionally a sequel far excedes the original. this is one of those times. guttenberg, sellick & danson are hilarious as the would-be batchelors turned babysitters, but now they have a much older mary to deal with. during the opening credits, you get to watch mary grow in a sequence of silent out-takes. nancy travis returns as actress/mother who is now successful. all live under one roof, but dealing w/ a 5 year old proves to be much more trying than dealing w/ a baby. this movie takes you thru twists & turns of each character's lives, all very funny. i only give it 4 due to a bit of a "serious" slowdown in the middle. this is a must see for any warm-hearted comedy fan or a fan of any of the fine actors who give excellant preformances. look for fiona shaw, who shows up about half way thru, adding even more humor as a stodgy(maybe not?) private school headmistress. enough laughs & silly humor in this one to keep all viewers amused. it's even tame enough for the kids, with no serious language & very few adult situations. i'll not ruin any of the surprises for you by going into any details, but i'm sure all will enjoy this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars The continuing story of Three Men and a Baby
In November 1987,Tom Selleck,Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson began to delight audiences with their #1 blockbuster "Three Men And A Baby". Three years later,the sequel "Three Men And A Little Lady" was released. It didn't score as high as the first film at the box office. Robin Weisman is the 5-year-old little lady Mary in this film. The six-month-old baby in the first film was played by twins Lisa and Michelle Blair. The three men of course,are Peter Mitchell(Selleck),Michael Kellam(Guttenberg) and Jack Holden(Danson). Peter,Michael,Jack,Mary and Mary's mother Sylvia(Nancy Travis) are all living together now. Peter,Michael and Sylvia in one scene are at a meeting with the principal of an elementary school that Mary has been enrolled in. Jack,an actor dressed as Count Dracula,shows up at the meeting late(he was filming a TV commercial). Mary in another scene is taught by Peter the definition of the word "penis". Peter and Sylvia are both shocked. Michael was quite amused. There's also Edward,who's an Englishman like Sylvia. Edward directed Sylvia,who's also an actress,in a broadway play. Edward and Sylvia,romantically involved,plan to marry in their native England,taking Mary with them. Edward deceptively schemes to enroll Mary at the Pileforth Academy,a boarding school there. In another scene,Sylvia is extremely angry at Peter because of some comments he made when Edward visited. She slapped him hard in the face. So Sylvia,Mary and Edward head for England. So Peter,Michael and Jack throw a party just like they did in one scene from the first film. Mary was sad to leave her father Jack and his two roommates. So Peter and Michael surprisingly travel to England to visit Sylvia,Mary and Edward. Jack was filming a movie so he couldn't join his roommates. Jack,dressed as the late Hollywood great Carmen Miranda,phones Michael in England. Jack said he wouldn't be able to attend Edward's and Sylvia's wedding. But,Jack,as himself,later arrives in England in time for the wedding,which never happens. As the bogus wedding begins,Peter,Michael and Elsabeth,Pileforth's principal,crash the ceremony with the enrollment list for the next term on which Mary appears. Sylvia had not known about it until this point and she become furious at Edward. I said "bogus" because the unofficial ceremony was performed by Jack,made up as an elderly priest. Sylvia decided she's going to continue living in New York and tells Peter,"You can see Mary as much as you like." Peter told Sylvia that he loved her. So a real certified priest enters the chapel,marrying Peter and Sylvia. Jack catches the bridal bouquet thrown by Sylvia after the ceremony. WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL,performed by Boy Meets Girl,on hit parade in the fall of 1988,is played during the end credits. By the way,Sylvia's mother,of course,attended her daughter's wedding. She also visited in New York where Sylvia,Mary,Peter,Michael and Jack live.

2-0 out of 5 stars It Was Okay but Not Great!
I liked Three Men and a Baby so I watch Three Men and a Little Lady and sorry but I just thought it was a decent sequel but nothing special or amazing and I was disappointed, it just didn't make me laugh and smile as much as Three Men and a Baby did and wasn't as enjoyable and is a 2 1/2 star movie at best!

It just doesn't even compare to the first movie!

2-0 out of 5 stars It Was Okay
I liked Three Men and a Baby so I watch Three Men and a Little Lady and sorry but I just thought it was a decent sequel but nothing special or amazing and I was disappointed, it just didn't make me laugh and smile as much as Three Men and a Baby did and wasn't as enjoyable and is a 2 1/2 star movie at best.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
A great way to followup the classic "three men and a baby"!!! you have got to see this one if you loved the first one. its a must!!!!!! ... Read more


5. Until September
Director: Richard Marquand
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5-0 out of 5 stars My Belgian Prince
I've just joined Netflix. It is an excellent DVD rental club. I looked up this, my favorite love story and was devastated to find that it's not available on DVD format. I've seen this movie so many times. Most memorable was during an affair with a Belgian prince. We would watch a foreign movie in bed on Sunday mornings in San Francisco many years ago. We'd sip on champagne and get lost in a film. It was so funny! He spoke several languages and when a film had subtitles he would occasionally nudge me and translate for me. WELL........he would obviously forget that I could read the English subtitles just fine!!! This however was in English and was so true to the American woman lost to romance with a classy European man.

5-0 out of 5 stars Falling in Love with Thierry Lhermitte
I first saw this movie a number of years ago, and once owned it on VHS. I thought most CERTAINLY it would come out on DVD, but as yet it hasn't. This is a most romantic movie. I thought that if all French men were as Theirry Lhemitte, in their good looks, their speech and mannerisms they were adorable. I wish this movie would come out on DVD, for I most certainly would buy it. Its great, you love Karen Allen's character & you love Theirry Lhemitte in his role. When I watched him in "Le Divorce", I was once again reminded of his beauty as a man.

5-0 out of 5 stars Until September a great romantic movie!
I just saw this movie for the first time about six weeks ago. I have now seen it four times. I love this movie! It has now become one of my top 10 favorite movies of all-time!Please MGM release it on DVD. I have e-mailed them and asked for them to do this. I hope some other people will do the same. This is a beautiful love story, that is well acted, and which features a beautiful musical theme, as well as beautiful scenery. The two stars have a great chemistry together. What more can i say about this film. I liked everything in this film.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Roman in the City of Lights
No matter how many times I watch "Until September" I never tire of seeing this movie. It has been just over 20 years since the filming completed in Paris and this movie remains steadfast in my mind and heart and has actually proven more powerful as the years pass! Karen Allen and Thierry Lhermitte both are commended for excellent performances that have withstood the test of time with this movie as other viewers can attest to as well. In addition I highly recommend the soundtrack by John Barry for Until September which is available on CD. For Thierry Lhermitte, not only was he superb in "Until September" he has grown even better with age - like a fine wine and shows no signs of slowing down! Thank goodness!

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful double feature is awaiting.....
I "re-found" this movie after watching "Le Divorce" the other day and instantly felt a recognition of Theirry Lhemitte's character. Then it came to me...this man was Xavier from "Until September!" I then remembered how I use to (years ago) watch this wonderful movie over and over again. With that in mind, I went on E-Bay and Amazon trying to find another copy of it....hoping all along that it was on DVD. To my surprise I found that the VHS copies out there were few and far between, being out of print, and $50 or more with no DVD in sight. With that in mind, my husband suggested I search of my old VHS movies I had stowed away and guess what.....THERE IT WAS! I now have a beautiful "almost new" copy of this wonderful love story to watch over and over once again. It is one of those timeless love stories that puts me in a time warp of sorts as it is so odd to see such a beautiful man twenty years older within a span of several hours. My double feature is awaiting me so I must go....."Until September" and "Le Divorce" here I come! ... Read more


6. Johnson County War
Director: David S. Cass Sr.
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In the tradition of Lonesome Dove and Streets of Laredo, this three-hour Hallmark miniseries ranks among the finest TV Westerns ever produced. With a deft balance of rugged action and richly drawn characters, Johnson County War captures the essence--if not the precise historical details--of the range wars that raged between Wyoming homesteaders and cattle barons in the early 1890s. Fighting for the legal settlers are the Hammett brothers Cain, Harry, and Dale (Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Adam Storke), along with Dale's tough-as-leather wife (Michelle Forbes) and an ill-fated whore (Rachel Ward) who stands proudly against the hired gun (Burt Reynolds) who terrorizes the region for his cowardly British employers. Reynolds is too contemporary for his role, but he's a dapper villain surrounded by stooges you'll truly love to hate, and Berenger leads the excellent cast with an outstanding, lived-in performance. An actor and veteran stuntman, director David S. Cass Sr. capably serves the original script by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, bringing workmanlike intensity to several exciting chases and showdowns, all beautifully filmed by ace cinematographer Doug Milsome. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Well-made Western!
I enjoyed this movie very much. It's a solid western with a decent plot and is well-paced and well-cast. Three brothers try to keep their land while big ranchers do everything evil and devious they can to drive the smaller ranchers out. There is a certain amount of brutality and tragedy along the way.

The three Hammett brothers (Tom Berenger, Adam Storke and Luke Perry) are all good in their parts. I especially liked Adam Storke as the sweet but somewhat wishy-washy Dale. His relationship with fiesty wife Michelle Forbes (now seen on "24") is complex. She browbeats and adores him, yet privately admits to Berenger's character that she really prefers him over her husband. (Hmmm...an interesting wrinkle in their story.)

Luke Perry plays the youngest brother, Harry, who is turning into somewhat of a wastrel. I never saw much of Perry prior to this, since I steadfastly avoided watching the "Beverly Hills" series that brought him his fame. I never thought much of him before, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good he is in this part. His romance with a lovely young widow is, however, underdeveloped and I think this was a definite flaw in the story.

Tom Berenger (as Cain Hammett) is clearly the oldest brother of this trio. Berenger's developed quite a good reputation for doing outstanding Westerns and historical dramas, so he's a wise choice for this movie as well. He's always an excellent actor and does well in this role. His character is sympathetic, brave and self-sacrificing and you can't help but empathize with him.

Also excellent are Rachel Ward as a toughened but likeable prostitute, Christopher Cazenove as a foppish British rancher, and Burt Reynolds as an evil villian.

This is a perfectly competent western. Incredible scenery, a good cast and a well paced story make it worthwhile to see.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Western
Larry McMurtry has once again crafted another timeless western. Thought not as good as Lonesome Dove, this film does stand it's own. One reviewere said that certain scenes would never happen in a Lousi L'Amour novel, and that is correct; mainly because L'Amours novels are not realistic; they are just stories. Everything that happened in this movie, at one point on another, actualy happened in real life (though not necessarily in the Johnson County War). The story revolves Berenger's character, Cain and his fight against the cattle barons of wyoming. Cain, incidently,is a parallel of the real life figure Nate Champion, who fought in the Johnson War.
The script leaves one reminded of the Lonesome Dove series in that there is plenty of character driven dialouge, and the movie superbly paces itself to the climax (which is an awewsome scene). There are plenty of funny moments too, such as a converstaion about jello. The cinemtography is great, and the movie feels likes a western. It does not look modern, as the other reviewer said. (note: the war took place in the 1890's, so rich places like the Cheyenne Club were indeed well furnished).
Some say that Burt Reynolds was not a good choice, but I thought he did a good job, as did Luke Perry and Adam Storke. Overall, this is one of the best westerns I have seen, and trust me, i have seen many. It is a shame that only television is producing quality westerns (unlike the theater where films such as the horrible Texas Rangers & American Outlaws were made).

3-0 out of 5 stars By the numbers...
The movie is beautifully filmed and generally well-acted. Tom Berenger is ...like Kevin Costner in OPEN RANGE...excellent and low key restrained as Cain; Luke Perry is fine as his wild man/desperado "little brother". The rest of the ensemble cast is good, but ueven. (Especially Burt Reynolds' role as "legally deputized" killer-villain Hunt Lawton: Casting should have given Marshall Burt a devil's tail and horns along with his face lift and Ultra Bright leer). Rachel Ward is,however,exceptionally appealing as bold and brASSy Johnson County Whore,"Queenie".(The scene of her being hanged is powerful.) The nefarious oligarchy of British robber/cattle barrons often devolves into unintentional farce that might've given Monty Python a run for their money. Unfortunately the project is utterly predictable in plot. Tom Berenger's climactic "9 Lives of El Faggo Baca" stand against a virtual army of lackey gunmen and Texas mercenaries strains credibility. Not because--like at THE ALAMO--such odds were not sometimes faced, but because of poor plot pacing which nearly reduces heroism to PM satire. PACING is,in fact, major flaw of JOHNSON COUNTY WAR. The battle is certainly worth a look. But "by the numbers" serial quality of JCW makes the War dramatically both unwinnable and unmemorable...

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing quasi-historical Western from Hallmark
The Johnson County War is a great subject for an authentic Western, and Hallmark's track record (plus Larry McMurtry's pen) would seem to bode well for this production. Unfortunately it's not very good, despite magnificent scenery and adequate performances by Tom Berenger & Michelle Forbes. Rachel Ward steals her few brief scenes, but Burt Reynolds's acting is almost as garish as his face lift. If 60 of its 180 tiresome, cliche-ridden minutes were cut, it might make an above-average made-for-TV movie, but even that drastic snooze-factor reduction would fail to rescue it from mediocrity among theatrical releases.

3-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful scenery and a good story.
It's decent but not outstanding. There is not a lot of action until the end if you are looking for that. There is a persistent love triangle that continues through the film which could have been left out. It doesn't include any type of constant skimishing to indicate the ongoing struggle but rather just culminates in the final shootout. Also ,the final shootout has the representiave small time rancher holed up instead of the other way around as history actually went. That's forgiveable I guess. The film essentially takes a small number of people(namely three brothers and some friends) and tries to be a microcasm of the overall struggle between the greedy cattle barons and the small time rancher. The greedy barons are portrayed pretty well but the english one in particular is just a little over the top. So if you're a die hard western fan you'll probably like it, ... ... Read more


7. Iron Eagle III - Aces
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3-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Lot
Face it, the Iron Eagle movies were B-quality movies, but IE3 was the best of the lot. Any movie that features World War II fighters is sure to attract my interest. The plot of IE3, like the other IE movies, is quite shallow, and sometimes cliche. That still doesn't take anything away from the fine aerial battles between propeller planes and jets. Some folks have found it impossible that the former could take on the latter, but it has happened in real life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie
i loved this movie. it is absolutly jaw droping to see WWII era fighters go up agasint the modern jets of today. just a few minor detials that got me was how the main bad guy's plane. ws refered to as an "Me262 'the plane that was going to win the war for germany'" when in fact it was nothing close to the 262. other then that i foudn this movie very entertaining and deffenitly watch/buyable. i got it on VHS to wathc again and again

5-0 out of 5 stars I am Chappy
Where to begin, when I saw this movie for the first time I just feel in love with Chappy. I have yet to see a movie that even comes close to the quality that this movie embodies. If Chappy were a real person I would marry him and have a life of action and romance in his jet, going really fast all over the world and blowing stuff up. I am not sure if Chappy should be hanging out with little boy though, that could be bad. You know what they say "16 will get you 20". You just have to watch this film, you too will be swept away by the passion that Chappy exudes. If I had a chance to save my daddy from the bad guys I would want Chappy by my side, if not sitting on his lap in the cockpit of his jet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Awful
This film is spectacularly bad.

A great effort should be made to gather each copy of the film and burn it in an incinerator.

1-0 out of 5 stars Why isn't it on DVD?
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8. La Femme Musketeer
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4-0 out of 5 stars Bravo for Hallmark. . .
I too saw this film on the Hallmark Channel. They did a decent job of updating the Dumas classic. I must qualify my review ;as the standard which almost all serious Dumas film fans is the Richard Lester duo: The three and four musketeers of the early 70's. Also I have been a student of rapier/dagger swordplay for about 6 years. Anyway, back to the film. I found it entertaining, and the sword-work was'nt bad. I would have liked more dagger play, and some good ole cloak work as well. Back to the story, is was somewhat refreshing to see both the 4 musketeers and their children battle the evil forces of Cardinal Mazarin. The bad guys were as usual some of the more interesting characters. My main beef was the shiny leather get-ups of some of the characters...

5-0 out of 5 stars A fun addition to the Musketeer pantheon
Picked up this movie today and once it was in my DVD player I was riveted until it was over. A lot of fun and an engaging plot. Well recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars La Femme Musketeer
I have to say that I feel that this movie can easily join the ranks of the other "Musketeer" movies. Hallmark did a wonderful job on this film, as did everyone on screen.
Susie Amy (Valentine) did an amazing job, especially since there was a lot of weight on her shoulders to carry this film, but she pulled it off. Just as amazing was Nastassja Kinski (Lady Bolton). I don't think I've ever seen her like this, and I only wish there was more of her in the movie. It was wonderful seeing Michael York reprise his role as D'Artagnan. Caspar Zafer (Gaston), Andrew Musselman (Antoine) and Niko Nicotera (Etienne) as the Musketeer's sons made me laugh with nearly every thing they did.
All in all, this really is a great movie. Dare I say, one of Hallmark's best. This is one you can watch over and over again (considering I've watched it twice already) and never get tired of it. Trust me, this movie is one to be seen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Adventurous Fun
I entered into watching this film with lowered expectation. Lets face A) it was a made for TV movie..and from Hallmark. B) Can anyone look at Michael York today and not see Basil Exposition (from the Austin Powers movies).

I wish to now (after removing my foot from my mouth) apologize to Mr. York and Hallmark. Loved this Film. I loved seeing Michael York reprise his role as D'Artagnan.

This was perhaps the best Musketeer movie released in the U.S. since Richard Lesters 1979 versions.

The acting was superb, the costumes and sets amazing, very High Production Values and great sword-play.
The acting was fantastic. The woman playing Valentine was beautiful...She had that perfect mix of sensetivity and Fierceness that made her perfect to play a gascon.

The kids of the Musketeers were alot of fun, and chips off the old block. John Rys Davis as Porthos was brilliant casting altho Athos and Aramis were disapponting.

Gerard DePardieu seemed lill at ease in the Cardinals robes, but Natasha Kinski as the lady Bolton was as beautiful as ever.
The real star, to me, was Jean Michel Pirae as Villeroi...seethingly evil yet Darkly compelling...you almost felt for him...almost. A Great Film and I can't wait for the DVD

5-0 out of 5 stars Kick's Butt!!!
I saw this movie on Hallmark too! It's the best! I may not know a whole lot about sword play, but I think it's one of the best! Instead of having the guys always being the heros, there's finally a girl who becomes one! And she doesn't wear the dresses! She is taught by her father, and she takes on the captin of the Cardinal! ... Read more


9. A Knight's Tale / First Knight
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A Knight's Tale
There's no rule against rock anthems from the 1970s in the soundtrack for a movie about a medieval jousting champion, but if you're going to attempt such jarring anachronisms, you'd better establish acceptable ground rules. Writer-director Brian Helgeland does precisely that in A Knight's Tale and pulls off this trick with such giddy aplomb that you can't help but play along. (Upon witnessing a crowd of peasants at a jousting match, singing and clapping to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You," you're either going to love this movie or dismiss it altogether.) Other vintage rock hits will follow, but Helgeland--the Oscar®-winning cowriter of L.A. Confidential--handles this ploy with judicious goodwill, in what is an otherwise honest period piece about a peasant named William (Heath Ledger) who rises by grit and determination to the hallowed status of knighthood.As if the soundtrack weren't audacious enough, Helgeland (recovering from the sour experience of his directorial debut, Payback) casts none other than Geoffrey Chaucer (wonderfully played by Paul Bettany) as William's cohort and match announcer, along with William's pals Roland (Mark Addy) and Wat (Alan Tudyk), and feisty blacksmith Kate (Laura Fraser). Of course there must be a fair maiden, and she is Jocelyn (newcomer Shannyn Sossamon), with whom William falls in love while battling the nefarious Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell) on the European jousting circuit. Add to this an inspiring father-son reunion, Ledger's undeniable charisma, a perfect supporting cast, and enough joyful energy to rejuvenate the film's formulaic plot, and A Knight's Tale becomes that most pleasant of movie surprises--an unlikely winner that rises up, like its hero, to exceed all expectations. --Jeff Shannon

First Knight
1995 had already seen the box-office success of sword-wielding heroes in Rob Roy and Braveheart when along came this glossy revision of the Arthurian legend, in which Lady Guinevere (Julia Ormond) is torn between her love for the noble King Arthur (Sean Connery) and the passionate knight Sir Lancelot (Richard Gere). As the story opens, Guinevere's lands are under attack by the evil knight Malagant (Ben Cross), and she must choose between marriage to Arthur and the security of Camelot, or encouraging the affections of Lancelot, who has heroically rescued her from a potentially lethal attack. Anyone looking for meticulous medieval authenticity won't find it here, but director Jerry Zucker (Ghost) keeps the action moving with exuberant spirit and glorious production values. Even if you don't completely believe Richard Gere as a somewhat too-contemporary Lancelot, the performances of Ormond and especially Connery are effortlessly appealing. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more


10. The Contaminated Man
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11. Mata Hari
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1-0 out of 5 stars Cut Version
This DVD contains the cut version.Beware from that DVD.Some hot scenes are cut.For example in the edited version sex scene between Cristopher Casenova and Sylvia Kristel is longer.He kisses her va... .Censoured version omits that scene.Scene is also very long.All "R" rated versions are cut.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sylvia Kristel Rules!!
The beautiful,sexy Sylvia Kristel rules in this wonderful movie of mystery and intrigue.It's a must see!! ... Read more


12. A Knight's Tale (Superbit Collection)
Director: Brian Helgeland
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The Superbit titles utilize a special high bit rate digital encoding process which optimizes video quality while offering a choice of both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. These titles have been produced by a team of Sony Pictures Digital Studios video, sound and mastering engineers and comes housed in a special package complete with a 4 page booklet that contains technical information on the Superbit process. By reallocating space on the disc normally used for value-added content, Superbit DVDs can be encoded at double their normal bit rate while maintaining full compatibility with the DVD video format. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars We Will, We Will, Rock You!
The vision of a remarkably authentic looking 14th c. tournament audience chanting and clapping to Queen lets you know right off this is *not* a serious historical film but a fantasy set in a land-of-fable fourteenth century complete with punk dressing lady-fairs, disco dancing at banquets and jousting fans who paint their faces with the armorial devices of their favorite champions and do the wave. Geoffrey Chaucer must be spinning in his fancy, Westminster Abbey sarcophagus - or maybe not, his Canterbury tales aren't exactly noted for historical accuracy or logical consistancy either. This movie is eye candy for the ladies: the hero is blond and gorgeous; the villain dark, sinister and gorgeous; the humorous sidekicks are cute and cuddly and the gallant Black Prince noble and beautiful. 'Lady Jocelyn' isn't bad either, and her costumes get progressively more outrageous as the movie goes on. But the best joke is who the *real* Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein was, (yes there was a real one!)

5-0 out of 5 stars A fun, quirky film
I thouroughly enjoyed A Knight's Tale. It had all of the components one needs for an enjoyable film: action, romance, drama(and not to mention extremely good looking guys) I loved the seventies music mixed with a medievel setting(some people say that that's what ruined the movie for them, but I though it worked) Basically the movie is about a young man(Heath Ledger, gorgeous!) who is a peasant, but dreams about changin his stars. His opportunity comes about when his master dies at a jousting tournament and he has to fill in for him. He meets a writer along the way, none other than Geoffrey Chaucer(played by a hilarious Paul Bettany) who agrees to forge his...papers(I can't remember what they're called), anyway, he enters in a jousting tournament, and what do you know, turns out to be a natural. However, he must compete with Count Adhemar(Rufus Sewell, who is just as gorgeous as Heath and boy, can he play a spectacular villain) for the title and for the princess(played by a stiff as a board Shannon Sossomon) Yeah, yeah, good guy defeats bad guy and gets girl. So it's a little cliche, but it's pure fun. I though the suporrting cast was excellent also. I was rather hoping that Heath would fall for the female blacksmith rather than the haughty princess, but I suppose the masses wouldn't like that as much. Also, James Purefoy who plays the Black Prince is extremely good looking also. There's pleny of eye candy for the girls, and plenty of action for the guys.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun, if you still know how to have fun.
A Knight's Tale is what you get when you cross underdog sports drama, comedy, medieval knights, and a healthy dose of Gen X attitude. William Thatcher is a nobody, son of a peasant, fascinated with knights. When the knight he's serving dies before the final round of a joust, William takes a chance and assumes his identity.

The show wastes no time whatsoever getting straight to the fun stuff. The above paragraph is the very first thing you'll see in the movie, and the very next is the movie's first joust set to Queen's We Will Rock You. The twist here isn't just a cheap soundtrack, but the fact that it's interwoven into the movie itself. The jousting audience is more of a football crowd, clapping along to the legendary beat and having fun. The herald trumpet players are even shown to belt a few notes, while the guards step along.

The best example I can think of this previously is Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A Knight's Tale takes it one step farther however by taking it all very seriously. By the end of the show you could almost believe it. Heralds that sound more like boxing announcers, armor with famous looking logos, ultra modern hair and outfits, and even an amazing dance sequence that blends classical with modern set to David Bowie. It's a highlight of the movie and worth watching just for that scene alone.

The best thing I can say about A Knight's Tale is how real it all is, despite it's theme. The modern aspects are blended into the events with real tact, the comedy is honestly funny, and the drama is in no way cheapened by the lightheartedness. It's not exactly Oscar material, but the show has a few honestly dramatic and heart touching moments that are go over extremely well to anyone but scoffing critics.

If you've ever had even a slight fascination with Knights and the joust, give this a watch. It's a great movie filled with all the fun and wit one could ask for. The Gen X attitude may seem like a gimmick, but if you're as tired as I am of lame actors speaking in extremely poor old English, this movie is for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Will rock you
This movie was great fun and entertaining. Great film? Nah. Great way to spend an afternoon with some popcorn and Junior Mints? Oh yeah! I enjoyed everything about this movie. I thought it was well cast, well played and well paced.

1-0 out of 5 stars Fun fluff but poor history
A lot of people seem to like this movie. I can't help but go against the grain here. As an action movie, it seems entertaining enough. As an historical action film, it left me feeling cheated.

The primary reviewer here said: "Upon witnessing a crowd of peasants at a jousting match, singing and clapping to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You," you're either going to love this movie or dismiss it altogether." I was one who dismissed it at that point. The "jarring anachronisms" were not only out of place, but they were unneeded and did nothing to benefit the film. The rock music is fine in itself, but did they really have to simulate the crowd dancing to it? Perhaps if they had just had a more "tongue in cheek" approach to this... witness Moulin Rouge and how they played up their use of modern song and dance in the late 1800's. But here the production seems to imply either one of 2 things: you the viewer are either so savvy about historical details that the anachronisms add a light-hearted comic touch, or the producers do not care a whit about how historical details may be judged by the viewer. Had this been a very funny movie I think I could have dealt with it better. ... Read more


13. Lady and the Highwayman
Director: John Hough
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14. The Lady and the Highwayman
Director: John Hough
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The Lady and the Highwayman, produced by Lew Grade as part of a series of Barbara Cartland dramatizations in 1987, contains all the ingredients that made her unique style ofromantic fiction so successful. The highwayman in question, known as Silver Blade, is actually an aristocratic outlaw played by a youthful Hugh Grant in a bouffant mullet wig. The lady is Panthea (Lysette Anthony), delicate but firm of purpose, who knows her man when she sees him. It's Restoration England, so the frocks are fabulous. But Cartland's pretensions to historical accuracy evaporate when she makes Charles II's mistress, Barbara Castlemaine (Dynasty's Emma Samms), the villainess of the piece.

From there, it's a freewheeling ride of Robin Hood-inspired philanthropy,duplicitous cousins, and some uncomfortably fetishistic shots of the ritualsand instruments of execution, although everybody is rescued in time for theromantic soft-focus finale. Full of splendidly self-indulgent performances from the likes of Claire Bloom, John Mills, and Michael York, The Lady and the Highwayman is a feast of thespian ham. Somehow, the cast triumph over the banality of the basic material.--Piers Ford ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great swashbuckler film with a great cast!
A great movie adapted from the novel by Barbara Cartland starring Hugh Grant, Lysette Anthony, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Oliver Reed, Michael York... the list goes on. The story of a highwayman (Grant) who saves a damsel in distress (Anthony) in 17th century England. Lavish costumes, good sword play, and an intriguing story. One of my favorites, even if it is from the 80s. This is one of Grant's earlier films, before coming to Hollywood.

3-0 out of 5 stars a remake of robin hood but still a great love story
i think that if your looking for a love story to watch on a lonely night or just to make you feel like your in love then this is a good movie. but if you are looking for a movie that requires thought or any brain power then this is not a movie for you.

1-0 out of 5 stars not even worth buy from the discount bin
...Alas, the print quality is terribly bad. It looks like it was made from a video tape that's been copied over and over and over - dark, fuzzy, flattened colors. So, I couldn't even appreciate the lovely costumes and settings.

The story is so badly predictable and corny, the dialog is stilted, and the editing is terribly choppy. It's silly. It's boring. Not even a terrific cast (Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, Michael York to name a few) could lift this one out of the doldrums.

Pass on this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty to look at but not much else.
A romance set in 17th century England should be irresistable to me; especially one with such gorgeous costumes and scenery as this. However, this movie not only suffers from an insipid, silly storyline but from bad dialog as well. All you have to do is watch the very first scene of the movie for a shining example of truly awful dialog. I read Barbara Cartland novels when I was in my early to mid-teens and the story reminds me of some of the romantic tales my gal pal and I would cook up just for fun. Even so, I will give the movie two stars for its beautiful and mostly accurate costumes, especially the women's. It is also nice but rather surprising to see revered veteran actors like John Mills, Robert Morley and Gordon Jackson playing smaller roles in the movie.

Unfortunately the video tape quality is awful and was almost unwatchable in the beginning. Luckily the tape was a gift and I didn't spend a dime on it!

1-0 out of 5 stars What a stinker!!!
I wasn't expecting high art when I bought this movie but I was at least expecting good acting considering the cast. This movie was so bad it was funny. I watched with a friend and we ended up making comments similar to those on Mystery Science Theater just to stay mildly entertained. The story was lame (to be expected) but the acting was lousy with the exception of Oliver Reed who was pretty good as the bad guy. All this on top of a truly hokey sound track. I have seen other movies in this genre, but YIKES this one takes the cake as the worst by far! ... Read more


15. To Be the Best
Director: Tony Wharmby
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16. The Lady and the Highwayman
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great swashbuckler film with a great cast!
A great movie adapted from the novel by Barbara Cartland starring Hugh Grant, Lysette Anthony, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Oliver Reed, Michael York... the list goes on. The story of a highwayman (Grant) who saves a damsel in distress (Anthony) in 17th century England. Lavish costumes, good sword play, and an intriguing story. One of my favorites, even if it is from the 80s. This is one of Grant's earlier films, before coming to Hollywood.

3-0 out of 5 stars a remake of robin hood but still a great love story
i think that if your looking for a love story to watch on a lonely night or just to make you feel like your in love then this is a good movie. but if you are looking for a movie that requires thought or any brain power then this is not a movie for you.

1-0 out of 5 stars not even worth buy from the discount bin
...Alas, the print quality is terribly bad. It looks like it was made from a video tape that's been copied over and over and over - dark, fuzzy, flattened colors. So, I couldn't even appreciate the lovely costumes and settings.

The story is so badly predictable and corny, the dialog is stilted, and the editing is terribly choppy. It's silly. It's boring. Not even a terrific cast (Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, Michael York to name a few) could lift this one out of the doldrums.

Pass on this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty to look at but not much else.
A romance set in 17th century England should be irresistable to me; especially one with such gorgeous costumes and scenery as this. However, this movie not only suffers from an insipid, silly storyline but from bad dialog as well. All you have to do is watch the very first scene of the movie for a shining example of truly awful dialog. I read Barbara Cartland novels when I was in my early to mid-teens and the story reminds me of some of the romantic tales my gal pal and I would cook up just for fun. Even so, I will give the movie two stars for its beautiful and mostly accurate costumes, especially the women's. It is also nice but rather surprising to see revered veteran actors like John Mills, Robert Morley and Gordon Jackson playing smaller roles in the movie.

Unfortunately the video tape quality is awful and was almost unwatchable in the beginning. Luckily the tape was a gift and I didn't spend a dime on it!

1-0 out of 5 stars What a stinker!!!
I wasn't expecting high art when I bought this movie but I was at least expecting good acting considering the cast. This movie was so bad it was funny. I watched with a friend and we ended up making comments similar to those on Mystery Science Theater just to stay mildly entertained. The story was lame (to be expected) but the acting was lousy with the exception of Oliver Reed who was pretty good as the bad guy. All this on top of a truly hokey sound track. I have seen other movies in this genre, but YIKES this one takes the cake as the worst by far! ... Read more


17. The Lady and the Highwayman
Director: John Hough
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great swashbuckler film with a great cast!
A great movie adapted from the novel by Barbara Cartland starring Hugh Grant, Lysette Anthony, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Oliver Reed, Michael York... the list goes on. The story of a highwayman (Grant) who saves a damsel in distress (Anthony) in 17th century England. Lavish costumes, good sword play, and an intriguing story. One of my favorites, even if it is from the 80s. This is one of Grant's earlier films, before coming to Hollywood.

3-0 out of 5 stars a remake of robin hood but still a great love story
i think that if your looking for a love story to watch on a lonely night or just to make you feel like your in love then this is a good movie. but if you are looking for a movie that requires thought or any brain power then this is not a movie for you.

1-0 out of 5 stars not even worth buy from the discount bin
...Alas, the print quality is terribly bad. It looks like it was made from a video tape that's been copied over and over and over - dark, fuzzy, flattened colors. So, I couldn't even appreciate the lovely costumes and settings.

The story is so badly predictable and corny, the dialog is stilted, and the editing is terribly choppy. It's silly. It's boring. Not even a terrific cast (Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, Michael York to name a few) could lift this one out of the doldrums.

Pass on this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty to look at but not much else.
A romance set in 17th century England should be irresistable to me; especially one with such gorgeous costumes and scenery as this. However, this movie not only suffers from an insipid, silly storyline but from bad dialog as well. All you have to do is watch the very first scene of the movie for a shining example of truly awful dialog. I read Barbara Cartland novels when I was in my early to mid-teens and the story reminds me of some of the romantic tales my gal pal and I would cook up just for fun. Even so, I will give the movie two stars for its beautiful and mostly accurate costumes, especially the women's. It is also nice but rather surprising to see revered veteran actors like John Mills, Robert Morley and Gordon Jackson playing smaller roles in the movie.

Unfortunately the video tape quality is awful and was almost unwatchable in the beginning. Luckily the tape was a gift and I didn't spend a dime on it!

1-0 out of 5 stars What a stinker!!!
I wasn't expecting high art when I bought this movie but I was at least expecting good acting considering the cast. This movie was so bad it was funny. I watched with a friend and we ended up making comments similar to those on Mystery Science Theater just to stay mildly entertained. The story was lame (to be expected) but the acting was lousy with the exception of Oliver Reed who was pretty good as the bad guy. All this on top of a truly hokey sound track. I have seen other movies in this genre, but YIKES this one takes the cake as the worst by far! ... Read more


18. The Lady and the Highwayman
Director: John Hough
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Average Customer Review: 2.64 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (14)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great swashbuckler film with a great cast!
A great movie adapted from the novel by Barbara Cartland starring Hugh Grant, Lysette Anthony, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Oliver Reed, Michael York... the list goes on. The story of a highwayman (Grant) who saves a damsel in distress (Anthony) in 17th century England. Lavish costumes, good sword play, and an intriguing story. One of my favorites, even if it is from the 80s. This is one of Grant's earlier films, before coming to Hollywood.

3-0 out of 5 stars a remake of robin hood but still a great love story
i think that if your looking for a love story to watch on a lonely night or just to make you feel like your in love then this is a good movie. but if you are looking for a movie that requires thought or any brain power then this is not a movie for you.

1-0 out of 5 stars not even worth buy from the discount bin
...Alas, the print quality is terribly bad. It looks like it was made from a video tape that's been copied over and over and over - dark, fuzzy, flattened colors. So, I couldn't even appreciate the lovely costumes and settings.

The story is so badly predictable and corny, the dialog is stilted, and the editing is terribly choppy. It's silly. It's boring. Not even a terrific cast (Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, Michael York to name a few) could lift this one out of the doldrums.

Pass on this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty to look at but not much else.
A romance set in 17th century England should be irresistable to me; especially one with such gorgeous costumes and scenery as this. However, this movie not only suffers from an insipid, silly storyline but from bad dialog as well. All you have to do is watch the very first scene of the movie for a shining example of truly awful dialog. I read Barbara Cartland novels when I was in my early to mid-teens and the story reminds me of some of the romantic tales my gal pal and I would cook up just for fun. Even so, I will give the movie two stars for its beautiful and mostly accurate costumes, especially the women's. It is also nice but rather surprising to see revered veteran actors like John Mills, Robert Morley and Gordon Jackson playing smaller roles in the movie.

Unfortunately the video tape quality is awful and was almost unwatchable in the beginning. Luckily the tape was a gift and I didn't spend a dime on it!

1-0 out of 5 stars What a stinker!!!
I wasn't expecting high art when I bought this movie but I was at least expecting good acting considering the cast. This movie was so bad it was funny. I watched with a friend and we ended up making comments similar to those on Mystery Science Theater just to stay mildly entertained. The story was lame (to be expected) but the acting was lousy with the exception of Oliver Reed who was pretty good as the bad guy. All this on top of a truly hokey sound track. I have seen other movies in this genre, but YIKES this one takes the cake as the worst by far! ... Read more


19. Corazon de Caballero (A Knight's Tale)
Director: Brian Helgeland
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Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars We Will, We Will, Rock You!
The vision of a remarkably authentic looking 14th c. tournament audience chanting and clapping to Queen lets you know right off this is *not* a serious historical film but a fantasy set in a land-of-fable fourteenth century complete with punk dressing lady-fairs, disco dancing at banquets and jousting fans who paint their faces with the armorial devices of their favorite champions and do the wave. Geoffrey Chaucer must be spinning in his fancy, Westminster Abbey sarcophagus - or maybe not, his Canterbury tales aren't exactly noted for historical accuracy or logical consistancy either. This movie is eye candy for the ladies: the hero is blond and gorgeous; the villain dark, sinister and gorgeous; the humorous sidekicks are cute and cuddly and the gallant Black Prince noble and beautiful. 'Lady Jocelyn' isn't bad either, and her costumes get progressively more outrageous as the movie goes on. But the best joke is who the *real* Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein was, (yes there was a real one!)

5-0 out of 5 stars A fun, quirky film
I thouroughly enjoyed A Knight's Tale. It had all of the components one needs for an enjoyable film: action, romance, drama(and not to mention extremely good looking guys) I loved the seventies music mixed with a medievel setting(some people say that that's what ruined the movie for them, but I though it worked) Basically the movie is about a young man(Heath Ledger, gorgeous!) who is a peasant, but dreams about changin his stars. His opportunity comes about when his master dies at a jousting tournament and he has to fill in for him. He meets a writer along the way, none other than Geoffrey Chaucer(played by a hilarious Paul Bettany) who agrees to forge his...papers(I can't remember what they're called), anyway, he enters in a jousting tournament, and what do you know, turns out to be a natural. However, he must compete with Count Adhemar(Rufus Sewell, who is just as gorgeous as Heath and boy, can he play a spectacular villain) for the title and for the princess(played by a stiff as a board Shannon Sossomon) Yeah, yeah, good guy defeats bad guy and gets girl. So it's a little cliche, but it's pure fun. I though the suporrting cast was excellent also. I was rather hoping that Heath would fall for the female blacksmith rather than the haughty princess, but I suppose the masses wouldn't like that as much. Also, James Purefoy who plays the Black Prince is extremely good looking also. There's pleny of eye candy for the girls, and plenty of action for the guys.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun, if you still know how to have fun.
A Knight's Tale is what you get when you cross underdog sports drama, comedy, medieval knights, and a healthy dose of Gen X attitude. William Thatcher is a nobody, son of a peasant, fascinated with knights. When the knight he's serving dies before the final round of a joust, William takes a chance and assumes his identity.

The show wastes no time whatsoever getting straight to the fun stuff. The above paragraph is the very first thing you'll see in the movie, and the very next is the movie's first joust set to Queen's We Will Rock You. The twist here isn't just a cheap soundtrack, but the fact that it's interwoven into the movie itself. The jousting audience is more of a football crowd, clapping along to the legendary beat and having fun. The herald trumpet players are even shown to belt a few notes, while the guards step along.

The best example I can think of this previously is Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A Knight's Tale takes it one step farther however by taking it all very seriously. By the end of the show you could almost believe it. Heralds that sound more like boxing announcers, armor with famous looking logos, ultra modern hair and outfits, and even an amazing dance sequence that blends classical with modern set to David Bowie. It's a highlight of the movie and worth watching just for that scene alone.

The best thing I can say about A Knight's Tale is how real it all is, despite it's theme. The modern aspects are blended into the events with real tact, the comedy is honestly funny, and the drama is in no way cheapened by the lightheartedness. It's not exactly Oscar material, but the show has a few honestly dramatic and heart touching moments that are go over extremely well to anyone but scoffing critics.

If you've ever had even a slight fascination with Knights and the joust, give this a watch. It's a great movie filled with all the fun and wit one could ask for. The Gen X attitude may seem like a gimmick, but if you're as tired as I am of lame actors speaking in extremely poor old English, this movie is for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Will rock you
This movie was great fun and entertaining. Great film? Nah. Great way to spend an afternoon with some popcorn and Junior Mints? Oh yeah! I enjoyed everything about this movie. I thought it was well cast, well played and well paced.

1-0 out of 5 stars Fun fluff but poor history
A lot of people seem to like this movie. I can't help but go against the grain here. As an action movie, it seems entertaining enough. As an historical action film, it left me feeling cheated.

The primary reviewer here said: "Upon witnessing a crowd of peasants at a jousting match, singing and clapping to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You," you're either going to love this movie or dismiss it altogether." I was one who dismissed it at that point. The "jarring anachronisms" were not only out of place, but they were unneeded and did nothing to benefit the film. The rock music is fine in itself, but did they really have to simulate the crowd dancing to it? Perhaps if they had just had a more "tongue in cheek" approach to this... witness Moulin Rouge and how they played up their use of modern song and dance in the late 1800's. But here the production seems to imply either one of 2 things: you the viewer are either so savvy about historical details that the anachronisms add a light-hearted comic touch, or the producers do not care a whit about how historical details may be judged by the viewer. Had this been a very funny movie I think I could have dealt with it better. ... Read more


20. Lady & The Highwayman
Director: John Hough
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