Merlin (1998)

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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 Merlin (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Morgan Le Fey (3 episodes, 1998)
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 King Constant (3 episodes, 1998)
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 King Vortigern (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Mountain King (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Vortigern's Guard (3 episodes, 1998)
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The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate. Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Imagine a world where dreams come true...and magic is real. See more »


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26 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Dyson Lovell, the producer, is the uncredited person who voices Sir Rupert, the horse. See more »

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In the scene where Igraine is giving birth to Arthur, she has a completely flat stomach. See more »

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King Constant: I curse you all!
[beheaded by Vortigern's men]
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A Overwhelming and Wonderful Tale of the Old Ways
20 December 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

An old Merlin (Sam Neill) tells his saga, since his conception through the magic of the evil Queen Mab (the outstanding Miranda Richardson). His love for Nimue (Isabella Rossellini), the discovery of his power, the lessons of Frik (Martin Short), his fight against Mab, his association with Lord Vortigen (Rutger Hauer) and King Uther Pendragon (Mark Jax), the birth of Arthur (Paul Curran), the romance with his sister Morgan Le Fey (Helena Bonham Carter) and the birth and creation of Mordred (Jason Done), the marriage with Guinevere (Lena Headley), Excalibur, the betrayal of Lancelot (Jeremy Sheffield), the fall of Camelot, all of this presented in an environment of magic, action, romance, drama betrayal. For me, one of the best movies ever made. I have watched this magnificent film at least three times on VHS and yesterday on DVD. This overwhelming and wonderful tale of the old ways is unforgettable. My vote of course is ten.


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