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Tristan and Isolde (2006)
IMDb Rating 7.0
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
James Franco Tristan
Sophia Myles Isolde
Rufus Sewell Marke
David O'Hara Donnchadh (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Mark Strong Wictred
Henry Cavill Melot
Bronagh Gallagher Bragnae
Ronan Vibert Bodkin
Lucy Russell Edyth
JB Blanc Leon
Jaime King
Plot
Luscious cinematography and even more luscious stars make Tristan & Isolde a feast for the eyes. Adapted from the medieval love story, the movie begins with with young Tristan (played as a child by Thomas Sangster, Love Actually) as he sees his parents killed by the tyrannical Irish, who ruled over a fractured Britain after the Roman occupation. Taken in by Marke (Rufus Sewell, Dark City), who rules one of the British tribes, Tristan (James Franco, Spider-Man) grows up to be a young prince and a mighty warrior--and when he's believed slain in battle, he's given a royal funeral, which sends him out sea in a burning boat. But the fire goes out and Tristan washes ashore on Ireland, where Isolde (Sophia Myles, Art School Confidential), the daughter of the Irish king, nurses him back to health. Being a lovely pair of young folk bursting with hormones, they fall madly in love... and set in motion a tragic tale that's lasted for centuries in many variations. Some reviewers have criticized Tristan & Isolde for deviating from the most common classical version, but the movie's storyline--though certainly altered to appeal to modern audiences--is fairly strong. Myles and especially Sewell turn in strong performances; Franco, however, though surprisingly persuasive as a warrior, never burns as a lover. Nonetheless, the loving shots of Franco's muscular physique will make this a must-have for his fans. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama; Romance
Director Kevin Reynolds
Producer Moshe Diamant; Lisa Ellzey; Anne Lai; Jim Lemley
Writer Dean Georgaris
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country Czech Republic
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 125 mins
Movie Release Date 1/13/2006
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 704
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/5/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543237297
Release Date 4/25/2006
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary by executive producer Jim Lemley and co-producer Anne Lai
Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Dean Georgaris
"Love Conquers All: Making of Tristan & Isolde" Featurette
Image Galleries
· Behind the Scenes
· Production Design
· Costume Design)
Music Video: "We Belong Together" by Gavin DeGraw (2 versions)
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
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