The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Absolution (1978)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley
Circle of Two (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of the impossible love between a schoolgirl and a 60-years old painter.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin
Hamlet I (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience.

Directors: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud
Stars: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake
Villain (1971)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura
Klansman (1974)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A local Sheriff tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town as tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell
Brief Encounter (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two strangers, both married to others, meet in a railroad station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair.

Director: Alan Bridges
Stars: Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jack Hedley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A handsome and successful young doctor returns to his home town in New England to see his dying friend for one last time. However, his friend wants to die because he is suffering so much ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Richard Burton, Barbara Rush, Jack Carson
The Voyage (1974)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Burton, Ian Bannen
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the ... See full summary »

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern
Breakthrough (1979)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

German sergeant gets involved in anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Helmut Griem
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Nicholas Clay ...
...
...
Bronwyn
...
Andred
Diana Van der Vlis ...
Alix
Niall O'Brien ...
Kathryn Dowling ...
Yseult of the White Hand
John Jo Brooks ...
Father Colm
Trudy Hayes ...
Anne
John Scanlon ...
Bishop
Bobby Johnson ...
William the Guard
John Labine ...
Eoghanin
Edit

Storyline

The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tristan and Iseult  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Quotes

Isolt: Through life, past death, and into the hands of God.
See more »

Connections

Version of Tristan und Isolde (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disappointing waste of time and talent
8 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As somebody who grew up with Arthurian legends, I was really looking forward to this movie. Though made in 1981, it stayed unreleased for several years, and as you watch it you'll soon know the reason why. Richard Burton, once a fine actor, is in his final role at the end of a career punctuated with frequent bouts of alcohol. He sleepwalks through his role. Kate Mulgrew, fine as a starship skipper, is thoroughly miscast as a love-struck damsel. The whole movie has an ultra-low budget look - including a minuscule cast - which the plodding script can never overcome. The only plus is the score performed by the Chieftains - if you can stay wake to enjoy it.


10 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I watched it last night Bussssss69
Discuss Lovespell (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?