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Shadow of the Sword [DVD]

Steven Berkoff , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Simon Aeby    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox
  • Directors: Simon Aeby
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow
  • DVD Release Date: 9 April 2012
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0072HTWQ2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,695 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Fearsome swordplay abounds in this 16th Century epic chronicling the time-tested loyalty of two friends during the notorious Inquisition. As children, Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Headhunters, Game of Thrones) and Georg (Peter McDonald, Wreckers) developed a strong bond, both orphans growing up in a monastery. Following a 15 year absence, neither could have predicted the devastating circumstances which cause their lives to collide once more. When soldier Martin unwittingly becomes forced into the role of executioner, and local cleric Georg sentenced to death, Martin has to make a choice: will he be executioner or saviour?

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Shadow Of The Sword

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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with this one 13 April 2012
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This film deserves far more credit than it appears to have received. Yes it is linked to the Exceptional Game of Thrones, mainly through the actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau but it offers so much more.

The story itself is driven by two central characters Martin played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Georg (Peter McDonald). Both orphans who are parted as youngsters and who undertake 2 very different journeys, Martin becomes a soldier Georg a Friar. 15 Years later they are reunited Georg has become a Friar of great standing within the city Martin a war weary soldier who has begun to question the rules set out by the Church. It is whilst visiting his long lost friend that Martin spies and falls in Love with the Executioners daughter Anna played by Anastasia Griffith . Thought to be amongst the lowest of the low (Historical fact: Executioners lived on the outskirts of the town or village where they plied their trade. They were considered to be untouchables and only an Executioner would marry another Executioners daughter). Martin fathers a child with Anna and being not only a man of honour but also madly in love with her he marries her and as a consequence must himself become the Executioner on the death of Anna's father, no other job being available to him once he became linked in such an intimate way with the Executioner and his family.

Fabio, the Executioners assistant is not pleased about this as he himself had expected (quite rightly) to marry Anna and take over from her father on his death and so he sets out to discredit Martin and destroy his family. How he does this I won't ruin by telling you but it involves a theft from the church and the arrival of the Inquisition which was never a good sign.

The level of research that went into this film is truly astounding.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good film. 10 Jan 2013
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It was a very interesting film. Acting good, atmosphere that captured the era. Only acting I found ,sometimes wooden
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FILM 29 Sep 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure film 7 Mar 2013
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Having a famous Danish Actor in the film also helps when I am Danish. The film has a good storyline, is very exciting and is well made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
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Starts very good - goes along at a slowish pace, good acting with a weak script - The end is rather disappointing! NOT for the squeamish!
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth a watch, and has jaime lannister in it. 12 Jun 2014
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If you like game of thrones and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau aka jaime lannister then you might wanna consider giving this a look.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cutting edge 1 April 2014
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A believable film, sometimes upsetting other times uplifting.good film with likeable characters. recommended to anyone interested in this genre, buy it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Really like NCW so decided to rent movie
Really like NCW so decided to rent movie. Disappointing script and direction somehow let down a very good cast, who still managed to turn in some good performances.. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Ellie g
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Quite poor really.
Published 28 days ago by mr r waddington
2.0 out of 5 stars No subtitles
So I did not buy it! Shame as it looks a good film. I wonder how many sales are lost because of this.
Published 4 months ago by Ian D. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film for a night in!
Enjoyed this film. Unlike lots of these types of films there was a plot which was not entirely predictable which was refreshing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Book-Lover
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I love the gendre and Nicola, but I found the movie slow and boring. I bought it thinking on Game of Thrones and I was dissapointed.
Published 8 months ago by Miss R Provencio Gilarranz
5.0 out of 5 stars Clash between Catholics and early Protestants set in 1530s Tyrol, with...
All the actors were marvellous from the hero to the villains, Eddie Marsden and Stephen Berkoff.

People think that right from the start, battle lines were drawn between... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. Suzanne R. O'shea
3.0 out of 5 stars Film
It was okay but wouldn't recommend it and don't know more what to say apart from waste of money but personal taste. Thanks
Published 11 months ago by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent film
Overall an excellent film. Gives a very realistic feel of the era of the time. Well acted. Just a good film.
Published 11 months ago by kk
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