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  • Actors: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew MacFadyen, Kevin Durand, William Hurt
  • Directors: Ridley Scott
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English, German, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: German, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Sept. 2010
  • Run Time: 149 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003DZ131Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,984 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe reunites with legendary Gladiator director Ridley Scott for epic action adventure in Robin Hood.

Discover the untold story of the man behind the legend as Robin, a heroic warrior, turns outlaw when he assembles a band of skilled marauders to confront injustice and lead an uprising against a weak and corrupt English King.

When the rebellious hero falls for the spirited Lady Marion (Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett), he must first save her village and then confront a growing storm of threats from near and afar if he is to win her heart. As Robin and his men answer a call to ever-greater adventure, these unlikely heroes set off to battle for their country and return England to glory ... and ride into Legend.

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3.4 out of 5 stars

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83 of 100 people found the following review helpful By T. Kucukyumuk on 14 Oct. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I like different takes on the same subject matter. May be this is why -against all the negative feedback here- I still like this movie. It could also be the fact that I am not English (although I am very familiar with Robin Hood and I love the concept as it is universal) and have no national pride involved. Still, the aura around this film, the way it tells the story made me like it.
First of all, (my observations are nowhere near objective as I am no history buff) everything looked more authentic. The way Scott handles Lionheart and Prince John appear to be more realistic. May be this Robin Hood takes itself too seriously but I believe it is a fresh approach. Up to now, it has always been Robin Hood and his merry men. Now it is Robin Longstride with his ex-military guerilla.
Every legend has something true at its root, which has been so twisted out of shape that it would be very hard to recognize after so long a time. Ridley Scott is attempting to explain how this legend came to life. And I believe he succeeds.
Are there no flaws? Of course not. Crowe's accent is a problem but Blanchett's serene, strong Marion balances his faults. Beautiful shots throughout the movie made me disregard the slow storytelling. Actually, for me it strengthened the effect of the film. I hate it when a director goes too quickly over character build-up, scene setting to the battles etc. It is not all about action. The legend has a heart and the film also tries to reflect that.
There are times when the hype around a movie becomes its pitfall. I feel everybody expected the ultimate Robin Hood from Ridley Scott. It isn't. But it is still a very, very good movie.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Dec. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Despite a convoluted and tortuous pre-production history and the participation of two of the biggest bigheads in the business, Ridley and Russell's Robin Hood is a surprisingly impressive and enjoyable medieval epic that manages to find a new string for the old longbow by placing a prequel to the Hooded Man's outlaw days in a relatively accurately drawn Middle Ages with some contemporary relevance. Admittedly it's going to mean a lot more to British and European audiences, but it's hard not to notice that in its unloving royal siblings Richard (a gruff and bluff Danny Huston) and John (an impressive Oscar Isaac) there's more than a little Tony Blair - vain, bankrupting his abandoned country in unnecessary foreign wars and delusionally regarding himself as a pretty straight kind of guy yet quick to punish anyone who tells him the truth - and Gordon Brown - a petty and spiteful ruler who briefly wins over his people with promises he promptly drops as soon as his throne is secure and is woefully inadequate at turning the economy around. The film even uses the infamous political kiss-of-death phrase 'resigning to spend more time with his family' when honest chancellor William Marshall (William Hurt, looking surprisingly like the director) finds himself out of a job.

There are more nods to James Goldman than Errol Flynn here: Eleanor of Aquitaine gets a few bits of Lion in Winterish sniping without the barbed wit (though John's retort "Spare me your farmyard memories, mother: they're not real and I don't understand them" comes close) while the film begins, like Robin and Marion, with Robin and Little John in the King's bad books for being a bit too honest as the Lionheart loots his way back from the Crusades.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 May 2011
Format: Blu-ray
All in all, this was an OK film to watch. It fulfiled my craving for Knights and sword fights but what it failed to do was have anything to do with Robin Hood. I think Robin fired 5 arrows thoughout the whole film and the merry men where, as far as I could make out, a bunch of kids living in the forest.

However, we never find out because the story stops just as it gets going - and then all is revealed: these are the events that lead to the legend of Robin Hood. Oh... oh, OK then - But I wanted to watch a film about Robin Hood? In fact, I found it a slightly odd experience watching the film because I kept expecting certain things to happen but they never did.

Russel Crowe's accent was absolutely terrible (when he bothered to put one on) and there were cringe worthy attempts at commedy which appeared as randomly as Russle's accent - but all in all the film was quite enjoyable in Knights and armour kind of way... just don't expect anything to do with Robin Hood. In fact I'd have enjoyed it more I think, if they had just called it something else altogether.

All in all the film was nothing like I was expecting; in two ways. Firstly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. And secondly, it had nothing to do with Robin Hood other than a few of the characters having names from the orignal tale. That, said though - bring on part 2, and it might get interesting. I would certainly watch a part two, so it can't have been all bad.

The Blu Ray was excellent quality, and I watched the director's cut which seemed to go on and on... and on... and then on some more (but not in a bad way), so you get your money's worth. My only complaint is this felt more like the 1st part of a Robin Hood trilogy.
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