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Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves [Blu-ray] [1991] [Region Free]

Kevin Costner , Morgan Freeman , Kevin Reynolds    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
Price: £14.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman
  • Directors: Kevin Reynolds
  • Producers: John Watson, Pen Densham, Richard B. Lewis
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Polish
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 May 2009
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QXZ7SA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,936 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Kevin Costner's lousy English accent is a small obstacle in this often exciting version of the Robin Hood fable. That aside, it's refreshing to have a preface to the old story in which we meet the robber hero of Sherwood Forest as a soldier in King Richard's Crusades, coming home to find his people under siege from the cruelties of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). After Robin and his community of outcasts and fighters take to the trees, director Kevin Reynolds (Fandango, 187) is on more familiar narrative ground, and he goes for the gusto with lots of original action (Robin shoots two arrows simultaneously from his bow in two directions). Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as Marion, makes a convincing damsel in distress and Morgan Freeman brings dignity to his role as Robin's Moor friend. Alan Rickman, however, gets the most attention for his scene-chewing role as the rotten sheriff, an almost campy performance that is highly entertaining but perhaps a little out of sorts with the rest of the film. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

A big-budget version of the Robin Hood myth which begins when Robin (Kevin Costner) returns from the Crusades, accompanied by a Moorish companion, to find his father dead, having been accused of devil worship. Vowing revenge, Robin soon finds himself with a price on his head and joins the oppressed peasantry in battle with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman).

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, good extras - extended cut of film 28 Jan 2010
Format:Blu-ray
The film is great - a really fun swashbuckler and just as good as I remembered it.

It's great to see this film uncut for the first time in the UK since it was in the cinemas - this 12 cert version is a full 18 years overdue!

Note though that this is the extended version of the film, with roughly an extra 12 minutes of footage. Personally, I'd have preferred the theatrical version - or the choice of both (this is blu ray after all).

The transfer quality is not the best, but is perfectly adequate, and there's a decent selection of special features too.

The menus are a bit basic, but I view this as a good thing as it keeps the useful resume functionality (enabling you to stop the film and pick up from where you left off - as you can with DVDs), which is a function sorely missing from blu ray discs with flashier interfaces.

On the whole then, a great addition to your collection, especially if you don't own it already on DVD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Fitzsy
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I had the "Extended Edition" on DVD with a light brown box and the shadow of Robin / Marion on the shore line. Despite the dodgy editing on some scenes in the extended version, I preferred it with all the extra scenes of the Alan Rickman. This was the version I wanted to get on Blu Ray, but the UK Blu Ray version of this movie (as pictured, of which I am now reviewing) has the old original cinematic poster on the cover, and does not state that it has the extended version on the front. Its only in the tiny writing on the back that this is explained, and it does not show very well on Amazon. This IS the extended version with all of the extra scenes spliced into the movie. The "extended" DVD was also strange in that it was "Extended", but all of the violence & language was cut out!! How stupid is that?! This Blu Ray version has all the "cut" bits put back where they belong: The chopped off hand, Christian Slaters whip marks, Rotty humorously trying to get a 'better' angle with Marion, and the famous "F... me, he cleared it!" line. The picture quality is far better than the DVD version, though it's not up to par with some of the newer blu ray releases, but its still the best this film has ever looked for home release by 50 miles. The sound is also amazing and anyone who does not get all fired up by the soundtrack (Not the Bryan Adams song though!) is a fool - Best score to a film ever. For those of you wanting the full extended and uncut edition who are a little confused about which version to buy on amazon, this UK one with the shot of Robin firing a flaming arrow on the cover IS the definitive version, despite it not actualy saying so on the cover or even in the amazon heading or description.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "This is English Courage" 7 April 2011
Format:Blu-ray
I love this movie so much, it's hard to say anything bad in my review. In this case, I am reviewing the BluRay edition of the movie. Nothing has come close to this take in movie history; not even Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott came clsoe, as they were constantly graded against Prince of Thieves.
This is a very poor upgrade; should you be thinking of trading your extended, 2 disc edition DVD. It's grainy as hell throug-out and the colours, (especially flsh tones) are way off the mark. There is no attractive animated menu like the DVD, it just goes straight to the movie.
This movie has been tested on PS3 through a Toshiba 720p and an LG BD350 through a 50" LCD at 1080p. Both HDMI connected. Neither caused me to take a deep breath in excitement. The soundtrack is, however vastly improved, it's sharp in the high end and although it's crisp throughout, it's let down by lack of low frequency enhancement, (LFE). Verbals are clear and driven.
My verdict:- Stick to the DVD Extended edition, or you will be disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Age old story cleverly brought to life. 21 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you can put up with Kevin Costner trying to do an English accent then this is a very good film. Alan Rickman steals the show as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. There's romance and a fair bit of action, but also the age old story of Robin Hood that is cleverly brought to life in a good motion picture.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money 28 July 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This review is for the Blu ray version which is technically & artistically poor, not only is it a very poor transfer in terms of resolution & colour but the framing is all wrong. THE BLU RAY IS CROPPED AT 1.77:1 which makes it look like a Pan & Scan picture THE DVD IS PRESENTED IN 1.85:1.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At a loss 25 Aug 2007
By satman
Format:DVD
As a film in itself this was very good indeed. As a version of Robin Hood, however, it was very inaccurate.

Since when was there anything in the story about the sherriff killing Robin's father. This means he HAS to be an outlaw. The whole idea is that Robin had a choice wether to keep his title and his lands or to help his people and give all that up. He could have been loyal to the sherriff and been much happier. What is so admirable is that he chooses to sacrifice that for his people.

But now, due to this weird turn in the plot, he has no lands or anything and the sherriff wants him dead anyway. So he has nothing to lose. In fact if he wants to keep his life he has to leg it to the forest. He's an outlaw before he's an outlaw (if that makes sense). The whole noble choice he made in the story is lost.

Why is gisbourne the sherriffs cousin??? Why is Will Scarlett Robin's half-brother??? And the sherriff kills gisbourne????????

As i say, its a good film, but the story is way too twisted to suit what they want.
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