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The Black Shield of Falworth [Blu-ray] [1954]

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  • Actors: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush
  • Directors: Rudolph Mate
  • Format: Colour, Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Sept. 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002J91V3U
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Available for the first time anywhere in the world in glorious 1080p HD and in its original aspect ratio, The Black Shield of Falworth, starring TONY CURTIS & JANET LEIGH was Universal-International's first feature in CinemaScope. In one of his earliest and most dashing performances, a young Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in this swashbuckling saga filled with jousts, jests and medieval super heroics. The setting is England in the reign of King Henry IV, Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth castle. There he must compete for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death - from sinister forces within. Soon the fate of the realm, and his beloved Lady Anne, will depend upon his martial skill, but not before Miles must unlock the secret of his own shocking, mysterious identity. With its outstanding supporting cast and dazzling set design this is truly an epic tale of which legends are made! Starring the ever charismatic, multi-award winning Tony Curtis (Some like It Hot, Smell of Sweet Success, The Defiant Ones), the OSCAR® nominated Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate) and directed by the OSCAR® nominated cinematographer Rudolph Mate.

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THE BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH [1954 / 2009] [Blu-ray] All the Thundering Excitement of The Age of Chivalry! All the Pageantry and Excitement of Knighthood’s Epic Age!

In one his earliest and most dashing performances, Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in this swashbuckling saga filled with jousts, jests and medieval super heroics.

The setting is in the reign of King Henry IV of England. Myles Falworth [Tony Curtis] is headstrong, handsome peasant, determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword, lead him to the majestic Mackworth Castle. There he must complete for both knighthood, as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne [Janet Leigh], but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blunt [Patrick O'Neal]. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death, from sinister forces within. Soon the fate of the realm and his beloved Lady Anne will depend upon his martial skill. But Myles Falworth must first unlock the secret of his own shocking, mysterious identity.

FILM FACT: It was the second of five films in which husband and wife Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh appeared together on screen during their marriage (1952-1961). The film was Universal-International's first feature in CinemaScope.

Cast: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush, Herbert Marshall, Torin Thatcher, Dan O'Herlihy, Craig Hill, Ian Keith, Doris Lloyd, Rhys Williams, Leonard Mudie, Maurice Marsac, Leo Britt, Charles B.
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good movie
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A very pleasant surprise indeed to find this film getting the High Definition treatment. The Black Shield of Falworth has been long sought after by collectors and yet has never been given a decent release in any format - until now. Eureka have excelled themselves with this beautiful transfer on Blu-ray. Colour, sound and picture are all excellent and, most importantly, the film is in its correct CinemaScope aspect ratio at long last. The case even features the original Reynold Brown poster art. An absolute bargain at the price and an essential purchase for any fan of the Golden Age of Widescreen - the 1950s. Keep it up, Eureka!

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Pure entertainment presented in the format closest to the original film release. Historical piece, not only because of the period, but because it was indeed the first Technicolor and Cinemascope release for Universal Pictures. This is a must have Blu-ray for serious collectors around the world. Thank you for not region locking it. It plays "Universally" (No pun intended)
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I saw the BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH at the cinema as a child in 1954. For me it was a trip down memory lane. It was a film of its time, although people queued in 1954 to see it. Athough today it may look dated and the late Tony Curtis had a 50`s hair style, which was known as the Tony Curtis Haircut,very popular with young men at that time and it was merrie England on the Universal backlot it is still worth a look to any movie buff. I have just watched it on my 42inch tv and found the quality of the dvd acceptable. It is also worth watching to see the villain played by David Farrah a english actor who's talents were wasted by Hollywood.
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Set in medieval period England, BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH is the story of Myles Falworth, (Curtis) a peasant raised without ever knowing who his real father was. He goes to Mackworth castle to become a knight and regain his birthright. There he falls hopelessly in love with the Mackworth's daughter Anne, (Leigh.) Their relationship leaves him very unpopular amongst the castle's inhabitants, jeopardizing his ultimate goal; to bear the black shield Falworth. Based on the novel MEN OF IRON by Howard Pyle.
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By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 10 Mar. 2012
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There are two ways you can approach The Black Shield of Falworth. You can give in to ridicule - and with Tony Curtis cast as an English peasant and would-be knight wooing Janet Leigh in Herbert Marshall's breezeblock concrete castle in the hills of southern California there's plenty to ridicule - or you can just go with the clichés and hokum and have a good time. While its tale of intrigue and treachery in court and of Curtis trying to discover the dark secret of his parentage isn't as silly as the kind of Arabian Nights adventures that Universal churned out in the 40s, the studio's first Cinemascope picture isn't a thinking man's epic by any means but a shameless crowdpleaser more interested in luring 50s audiences away from their TV sets. It's certainly nowhere near as spectacular or lavish as 20th Century Fox's CinemaScope epics of the period, opting for backlot and a cast of hundreds, but it's entertaining nonsense that doesn't overstay its welcome even if our hero never does utter the infamous but apocryphal "Yonda lies da castle od my fadda." The decent supporting cast includes Barbara Rush as Curtis' sister, Daniel O'Herlihy as Prince Hal, Torin Thatcher as the one-eyed black knight in charge of training men at arms, David Farrar as the villain of the piece and a rather out of his element Patrick O'Neal as his sadistic brother.

Only available as a DVD-R in the US and in a 1.78:1 transfer on DVD in the UK, Eureka's UK Blu-ray may not have any extras but does offer a rather splendid 2.55:1 widescreen transfer.
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