Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Blu-ray)
$6.98
Big (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Hugo (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Slap Shot (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Psycho-Pass: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$95.24
Uncle Buck (Blu-ray)
$6.96
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Americans: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Grease (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Seven (Blu-ray)
$4.99
8-Film Action Collection (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Grave of the Fireflies (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
$10.49
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
$26.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
WCW's Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches, Volume 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.74
High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)
$9.96


News


 Search news
 Submit news

Reports


 CES 2008
 IFA 2007
 IFA 2006
 CES 2006
 IFA 2005
 Ceatec 2004

Recent


 Last day
 Past week
 Past month

Archives


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002


Excalibur Blu-ray Announced

Posted November 10, 2010 02:55 AM by Juan Calonge

Warner Bros.Warner Home Video has announced John Boorman's Excalibur for Blu-ray release on March 8, 2011. This adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, starring Nigel Terry, Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren, is widely acclaimed as one of the finest adaptations of the Arthurian legend. It had been released in 2006 in the defunct HD DVD format.

Special features include:
  • Audio commentary with director John Boorman
  • Theatrical trailer



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (42 comments)


tbizzle
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Haven't seen this in years, can't wait!

Raphdude
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Please Warner, give us a NEW REMASTER for this title and not just a recycled hd-dvd!!

DrrnHarr
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

YES!!!

This is awesome news. I've loved this movie since the early 1980s.

nitin
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Full 2:35 ratio please

doctorD
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Wow...now I can get rid of my VHS version of this movie.

Shagadelic
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

ahh . . . memories

vanscottie
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

That is one crappy list of Bonus Features (you saying NO ONE can put together a "making of" piece??) BUT damn it is one GREAT movie and I wil own it Day 1!

Shemp
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I wonder if the camera crews reflection in the shiny armour will be even more noticeable?

tru blu
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Cool. Will pick up for sure.

Felipenor
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I hope it is a digibook!

MoviePhanatic00
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I really hope that WB spends the money to remaster it, although, they probably won't. This has been on my top 10 want list on Blu since day 1!!

rickah88
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Felipenor,

+1! That would be a really inexpensive way of adding some "bonus material" to this release! As mentioned, I hope the transfer is improved, but I could sacrifiice that for getting the damn dvd SNAPCASE out of my collection!!

dmarvin
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Haven't seen it since probably '91 but I'll give it a go!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

It's about time. This was one of my favorites growing up because there's something about this movie that made me so proud.

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I still refuse to believe that they found the Holy Graal.

blu-seven
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

"Anal nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha!" (translation: "first day buy for me")

BDAcolyte
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@ nitin: I was a projectionist when this film was released: the prints I saw were all 1:85. If 2:35 prints ever existed, I'm not aware of them.

Also, the original prints were all grain fests, at times almost excessively so (I can't be sure if it was inherent in the negative, or one more example of substandard lab work common in the early '80s) . I'm certainly NO fan of DNR, but in this case, its CAREFUL and JUDICIOUS use may be in order--delicately applied with a fine paintbrush, as it were, not smothered with a can of spray paint.

ShellOilJunior
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Haven't seen this but I know there are a lot of fans on this site of the film.

Glad WB is delivering for you guys!

vertigo12314
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Good transfer please!

davidstallard
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Extra features are overrated. Put your effort into picture and sound, please.

Imrahil2001
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Extra features including making-of would be great. Didn't this armor win an award? And I know there are deleted scenes for this flick.

ShawnJ
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

One of my all time favorite movies! Can't wait!

wnicholas76
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Excellent movie!! Helen Mirren was outstanding in the movie!! Day one for me!!

Beard Esquire
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

One land one King!

Teabaggins
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

omg finally! "Rushmore"... please be next

CF FilmFan
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Looking forward to this one as well. Very light in the extras department, but will not stop me from buying this. I will probalby wait for the official review here before I open up the wallet or pre-order.

Packerfan75
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

If this is a straight port of the HD DVD, you WILL be disappointed. I hope they do a remaster and give it the transfer it deserves. I suggest everyone hold on to their dvd copies till we know for sure.

nitin
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

BDAcolyte,

That's interesting. The framing just looked wrong on the 1:85 dvd. Maybe it was just cropping/zooming but it did not look right.

Kaminari
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Released on Blu-ray.

BluPix
 - Nov 10, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I've never really seen this film in full, but am quite interested. I'll probably blind buy it. Looks as as if it will be inexpensive.

phoule
 - Nov 11, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Loved this film when i saw it open at the Grand Lake. new artwork is a step better than the dvd's (seriously, why the castle?), yet i still very disappointed the original poster artwork not used. Was hoping Warner would finally do it proper for this format. Glad the new case will allow a swap. Give me the power! give me the blu-ray!

LooseCannonRobu
 - Nov 11, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Would be cool if it got a steel book treatment

repete66211
 - Nov 11, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Assuming this gets remastering....Woohoo!

MichaelB
 - Nov 11, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@Nitin - this was definitely not filmed in 2.35:1. Why did you think it was?

repete66211
 - Nov 12, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Amazon sent an email notifying me this movie is up for preorder. Apparently I had asked them to do so.

fettastic
 - Nov 12, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

It's an EXCELLENT film. It features Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson before they were stars for those that don't know. Helen Mirren was gorgeous in it. The two best performances were Arthur and Merlin, but strangely I never saw those two actors again.

I had the HD DVD and it merely looked ok. I'm positive it was just a recycled DVD master as was common for Universal back then.

blu-seven
 - Nov 12, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Is it just me or is Helen Mirren hotter NOW than she was back then?

I forgot Liam Neeson was in it, but I remember Patrick Stewart. I believe Stewart was bald even then.

unclejay73
 - Nov 13, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Remaster the film, and go back to the original poster art for the cover!! The DVD release art is awful!

mzab24
 - Nov 14, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Day 1 buy for sure!

And judging on how long out it will be released there just may be a remaster in the works... who knows but lets hope its a excellent transfer!

mikek58
 - Nov 16, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

One of my all time favorites.
I have the HD DVD version which looks good,but it needs some work.
Some extra features also.
It was filmed entirely in Ireland and this format should enhance the cinematopgraphy.

An awesome soundtrack also.

I will buy this no matter what version but Warner needs to do it justice and get Boorman on board for in depth location shooting.

Next Up
WHERES LADYHAWKE !!!!!!!!!!

halda
 - Dec 06, 2010

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Boorman's commentary is really outstanding, one of the best I've listened to. It would be nice if the BD had more extras, but oh well...


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sorcerer
2. The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
3. Get Carter
4. Kindergarten Cop
5. Mallrats
6. Conspiracy Theory
7. Frozen
8. Bring It On
9. Big
10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
11. The Wolf of Wall Street
12. Big Bad Wolves
13. Gravity 3D
14. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
15. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Transcendence
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
8. Noah
9. The LEGO Movie
10. RoboCop
11. Under the Skin
12. The Raid 2
13. The Grand Budapest Hotel
14. American Hustle
15. Frozen

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Frozen Planet
4.  Sorcerer
5.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
6.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
7.  The Wolf of Wall Street
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
9.  The Pirate Fairy
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Lone Survivor
2.  The Lego Movie
3.  RoboCop
4.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
5.  Son of Batman
6.  The Lego Movie
7.  The Monuments Men
8.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
9.  Kindergarten Cop
10.  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen Planet
$14.99, Save 73%
2.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$19.96, Save 50%
4.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  Seven
$4.99, Save 50%
6.  The Princess Bride
$5.99, Save 70%
7.  Gatchaman: Complete Collection + OVAs
$78.12, Save 48%
8.  Iron Man 3
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  Big
$7.99, Save 60%
10.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
$14.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


My Big Fat Greek Wedding

 United States


$14.97 $6.98





Big

 United States


$19.99 $7.99





Frozen Planet

 United States


$54.98 $14.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices