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The King's Guard [2000] [DVD]

Eric Roberts , Ron Perlman , Jonathan Tydor    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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  • Actors: Eric Roberts, Ron Perlman, Lesley-Anne Down
  • Directors: Jonathan Tydor
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Prism Leisure
  • DVD Release Date: 25 April 2005
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0007WAGAA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,874 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Adventure set in medieval times. Trevor St. John plays Captain Reynolds, the commander of the king's elite guardsmen. When the queen (Lesley-Anne Down) orders him to go undercover to protect Princess Gwendolyn (Ashley Jones) who is traveling over dangerous land, it's not long before Reynolds and the princess are chased into hiding. A growing army of renegades surrounds their hiding place and prepare to attack at the command of Augustus Talbert (Eric Roberts), a nobleman who seeks revenge after being rejected by the princess.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oooooo.....this one's a stinker 15 Jun 2012
By Mr. S. Storey TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The casting is surprising as there are a few faces you'll recognise. I'll admit that the story is fine and the players seem to believe what they're saying but that's it. You'll find more money in a tramps pocket than they spent on the sets for this movie. The whole thing takes place amongst three trees and a derelict barn. The "stars" must have done this as a favour to a friend. The fight scenes consist of people running at each other. Despite all that, it's not the worst movie I've ever seen.
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  25 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For the ten year old Muskeeter. 19 Jan 2005
By Tressa L. Breen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Treachery, villainy, swordplay, noble secret love and a princess in peril: what more could the average ten year old would-be Musketeer ask for?

Set in the days of chivalry at sword point, "The King's Guard" is the tale of the "last stand" of a princess (Ashley Jones) being taken to a marriage that will save her father's throne and the young noble Guard (Trevor St. John) who secretly loves her, against the traitorous ex-Guard (Eric Roberts) who wants her and the greedy Lord (Ron Perlman) who wants her dowry.

This movie has nice costumes and I think that's where most of the money went. Ninety-nine percent of it takes place in one setting. There are no horses although the DVD cover shows a cavalry. The acting runs the spectrum from almost-painful-to-watch (Jones) to oh-good-someone-knows-what-they're-doing (Perlman, Roberts). The swordplay, although decently choreographed, is done too hesitantly by most of the actors to be truly exciting.

People who are into the Renaissance Fair, SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and LARP (Live Action Role Playing) scenes may be able to glean some inspiration from the costumes and sword play.

Although there is much fighting there is no blood or gore so this would be an excellent family movie for anyone with young children going through a swashbuckling phase.

There are some funny bloopers after the end credits.

Worth a rent for gamers, worth a rent/buy used for youngsters.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not Braveheart - But it's a very good little movie 20 Dec 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Alright - it's not Braveheart, but the King's Guard is an intriguing story with swordfighting, romance, good guys and bad guys. Kids can watch it and its family fun. Compared to the vast quantities of crud that's out there - you'll want to see this movie!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Family Entertainment 29 Aug 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
The King's Guard was a fantastic film with great sword action. Eric Roberts was totally cool as the bad guy. Costumes and weapons were very authentic. The princess was beautiful and the out-takes at the end were hilarious. They should do a sequel or better yet a TV series.
2.0 out of 5 stars OH how did this get made! 25 Feb 2002
By Cybele A. Baker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
OK we caught this film on the TV a couple weeks ago and it is sooo bad it is hysterical.
I've been doing historical costuming for years and the costumes were just wrong! While some were nice they were all such a hodge podge of different eras as to completely inacurate. It was as if they got all the historical and SCA/Fantasy reinactors they could find who had their own suits and made this movie. And the totaly riduculous dresses on the women that just look like they took a modern long velevet dress and put a VICTORIAN (1800's) hoop skirt on underneath it.
And as if that wasn't bad enough it was soo badly acted by some and not so bad by others so you would get caught up in the good part and then roll on the floor laughing at the bad!
Eric Roberts and Ron Perlman have a few brief scenes but it was soo bad.....
The only reason I give it two stars at all is because they have a bloopers real, a-la Jackie Chan movies, at the end that was just great! That would have made a better film than the film!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice costumes - shame about the movie ... 2 Dec 2001
By Helen Chavez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
What a waste - Eric Roberts looks bored, the tremendously talented Ron Perlman tries hard to lift the appalling script and cope with the almost non-existent direction, but even he couldn't save this one. Absolutely dreadful. With hardly any swash and even less buckle, the best thing in it was the costume design. Oh, and the out-takes at the end.
I would recommend fast-forwarding to the bloopers, and don't bother with the movie itself.
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