Watch now

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Ironclad
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Ironclad

261 customer reviews

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

There is a newer version of this item:

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Ironclad instantly from £2.49 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post
Customers also viewed these available items
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Brian Cox, Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng, Derek Jacobi, Paul Giamatti
  • Directors: Jonathan English
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: One Movie
  • Run Time: 120.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0079IECU0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 459,103 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Anno 1215, Inghilterra. Un manipolo di cavalieri Templari è intenzionato a difendere a ogni costo il castello di Rochester dalle mire del tiranno re Giovanni. La loro crociata diventerà il simbolo della lotta per la giustizia e la libertà di un intero popolo.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

156 of 173 people found the following review helpful By Banea on 13 May 2011
Format: DVD
If you love siege films then you'll love this.
Based arounf King John's exploits and the Lords of the time forcing the signing of the Magna Carta this focus' on James Purefoys Knight Templar as he wrestles with his conscience and beliefs after time spent on the Crusades.
The film is gritty, visceral and honest in it's approach to war and battle.
Some beautiful vista shots contrast brilliantly with the dirt and poverty of life for the everyday man.

I was gripped from start to finish.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 9 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
Perhaps it would be more accurate to say this was inspired by an historical event, rather than being based upon it. Historically this comes after "Robin Hood", and before "Season of the Witch." It is certainly more historical than "Season of the Witch" and "Robin Hood."

Paul Giamatti is a great actor, although previous actors have portrayed King John as being a lot taller. The movie makes statements such as when the knight is talking to his squire:

Knight: "Have you ever killed a man before?"
Squire: "No"
Knight: "It is not a noble thing."
Squire: "Even when it is for freedom?"
Knight: "Even when it is for God."

The battle really had nothing to do about freedom. The whole Magna Carta was designed to give rich barons more power over the king. It was a struggle within the feudal system as to who would be the boss. The serfs were still serfs no matter who sat on the throne.

This movie takes place after King John is forced to sign the Magna Carta and then he instantly reneges on it. John employs the use of foreign mercenaries to go after and kill each of the barons who signed the document. Baron Albany decides to take a stand with a small group of fighters while waiting for help from the French...who will be their new king, all the while spouting about the "freedom of men." The movie climaxes at the siege of Rochester Castle which was initially turned into a battle and included a Knight Templar. The fighting includes blood splattering on the camera lens and a man being cut in half (lengthwise).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Junius on 5 April 2013
Format: DVD
This is not a great film. I suppose it passes the time, and shows what maybe pretty realistic and bloody battle scenes, though why the heroes very rarely wear helmets is rather silly.

But that should be no surprise, because that's one of the motifs of the film throughout. I ended up rooting for the bad guys; Cornhill and John. The first because he was a man of peace whose property and life are endangered by a band of fanatics obsessed by sacrificing his in a war he doesn't want. John, because as a king he ruled by divine right and had been thwarted by rebellious subjects and forcd into putting his seal to the Magna Carta. The rebels are actually traitors, in league with their country's enemy, the French, and we're expected to cheer them on.

There's lots of historical blunders and these have mostly been pointed out elsewhere. But a few extras - we're shown a copy of MC with the name 'King John of England' written in English not Latin; the annoying squire bleats about 'the people' and 'freedom' and no one asks him what he means behind these hollow phrases (an end to serfdom? and end to tithes?) Why does the baron become a woollen merchant? Why do the Danes stop hacking at the keep door and dig a mine in a few days? Why don't the rebellious barons help our heroes out? And why don't they taunt John as 'Lackland or Softsword? The unarmoured and untrained heroine gets through unscathed, oddly enough.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 July 2011
Format: DVD
As long as you dont take this film too seriously it is not only great fun, but its great action and well shot with some fantastic action scenes and a great wardrobe.
With a film shot in this time period you want to see everyone getting really down and dirty, even the king and they get none dirtier than Paul Giamatti (what a great choice to play King John). For a flawed hero while he would not be the first name to spring to mind James Purefoy does a stirling job and really makes the role his, and arch villan or in this case great defender Brian Cox is just excellent.

I had loads of fun watching this film.... but dont expect reality...we are talking about a handful of men holding a castle against 1000+ Danish Mercenaries... but it is great period blood and guts action.

(Parm)

(DVD cover blurb)
A medieval Magnificent Seven, that combines the visceral, stylized action of 300 with the impassioned heroism and romance of Braveheart. Starring James Purefoy (Solomon Kane), Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy), and Paul Giamatti (Shoot `Em Up), Ironclad is an ultra-violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstood several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country's freedom.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
63 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Brian on 18 May 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I saw this recently at a cinema in Dubai so I am surprised it is soon out on release. As said elsewhere it deserves more support. Surprisingly bloody, and that is probably why, but shame on the distributors. Nevertheless it is a very good film but not for the faint hearted. A sort of Magnificent Seven in armour, and why not!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback