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Black Arrow (1985)

In 15th century England, a civil war called Wars of the Roses is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne. Fresh from battle, a knight finds his family dead. He joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek justice.

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In England, during the 15th century, many lords and noblemen vie for the throne.Among the contenders, two of the most powerful nobles fight a bitter war among one another.Sir Daniel is the head of the House of York while Sir Henry is the head of the House of Lancaster.Among all the English nobles,they stand the best chance of becoming the next king of England, given their wealth and power.But there can only be one monarch.The two Houses go to war. Each House chooses a symbol.The House of York chooses a white rose while the House of Lancaster chooses a red rose.The Earl of Warwick is the sitting monarch's advisor but he already starts to plot against the king in a secret alliance with Sir Daniel.The only party not having anything to gain from either House acceding to the throne is the English populace facing ever increasing royal taxes.However, a mysterious champion of the poor and the oppressed has appeared on the scene, attacking and killing any tax collecting officials and their ... Written by nufs68

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Adventures and action in England during ¨ Wars of the Roses ¨
5 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie is based on historical events , in 15th century England , during ¨Two Roses War¨ , ¨ Red Rose (York) ¨ ruled by Edward IV and Richard III followers and ¨ White Rose (Lancaster) ¨ Henry VI followers who vanquish them . The film deal with a dashing outlaw (Steve Chase) named Black Arrow facing off a villainous count (Oliver Reed) and underlings (Donald Pleasance and Aldo Sambrell) . While the civil war is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne , the count tries to marry his pupil (Georgia Slow) confronting his nephew (Benedict Taylor) . As the starring joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek vengeance and justice .

It's a colorful film and highly agreeable entry in the swashbuckler and adventure genre . The story is adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel with several fine action scenes and stimulating final . The picture offers loads of struggles , fencing duels , fights and thrills to both children and adults . Sweepingly and glimmer photographed by cameraman John Cabrera . Lively and spectacular musical score by Stanley Myers . The movie is a remake for television of the Gordon Douglas classic film starred by Louis Hayward , George McReady and Janet Blair . This was the only time Walt Disney Productions released a film by exploitation producer Harry Allan Towers , being a British/Spanish co-production . The motion picture was professionally directed by John Hough . Rating: 5,5 . Mediocre but entertaining and amusing . Well worth seeing.


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