In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as ... See full summary »
Sorcerer Arkadian has taken over Camelot with a zoo of beasts from his magical book. King Arthur's daughter Avlynn asks Merlin to help her take back Camelot. She also has to find the sacred... See full summary »
Original production shot September 1997 in 16 days near Peebles, Scotland. Additional material with Morgana and Corey Haim filmed in Toronto the following year was not directed by David Winning. See more »
With each story comes a different telling of Merlin, Excalibur, Arthur and Camelot.
This story starts before all of the above. It starts with the "creation" of Merlin. Merlin did not just "appear" after all, he also has a past, which this film investigates.
The rest of the story, however, shows that the events around Excalibur and Arthur are a war of magic. Each wizard/wizardess using their magic to control what the humans do to create the outcome they want.
Everyone cheats on each other, and there is even incest.
It is rather slow in the beginning, but it is an entertaining alternative story. It definately focuses on Merlin and who his is.
A rather fine production for a TV movie-to-video film.
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