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AOTB Fantastic Realism,
This review is from: Arthur Of The Britons - Series 1-2 - Complete [DVD] (DVD)
I really enjoyed this series years ago so it was great to be able to watch the complete series on a 4 disc DVD set. I know I will view it again and again. I was impressed by the exceptionally realistic fight scenes and the grittiness of life in 6th century Briton.
Oliver Tobias as Arthur is totally believable as a young Celtic Chieftain trying to unite the warring Celts against the Saxons (no mean feat) and the late Michael Gothard as Kai made a superb right hand man.
To Arthur he is "as a brother" a friend and also rival, he is also totally loyal and would lay down his life for Arthur and the "cause". As a Saxon by birth, Kai brings another ingredient to the already potent mix.
These 2 actors had an amazing on-screen chemistry and were ably supported by other great actors such as Brian Blessed, Jack Watson and
Tom Baker. This DVD set although not enhanced in any way is a real "gem" to watch, with a catchy theme tune and well written episodes; it is a showcase for a clssic 70's TV series. So buy, watch and enjoy!