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In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

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It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. Written by Anonymous

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Heavy metal goes medieval


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Rated R for strong graphic brutal battle sequences, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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26 July 2011 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Film loosely based on William d'Aubigny who commanded the Rochester garrison. Historians do not agree on the exact number of forces defending the Rochester Castle, with estimates ranging between 95 to 140 knights supported by crossbowmen, sergeants, and auxiliaries. When King John took the castle, most nobles were imprisoned or banished. The French forces did not arrive in England until 6 months after the end of the siege. See more »

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King John's mercenaries are a band of "pagan Danes" several hundred years after the whole of Denmark was converted to Christianity. See more »

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Albany: [while being tortured to John] My ass to tour stinkin'castle.
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Followed by Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014) See more »

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Tip top medieval English gore-flick
12 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This hack and slash classy English historical movie set in the year 1215, tells the mostly true story of the vile King John,played with wonderful abandon by the great actor Paul Giamatti with a perfect English accent,who for reasons to many for this review lays siege to Rochester Castle in Kent.The castle looks the real deal, but it was built for the film in the beautiful countryside of Wales.The budget was small in USA terms,£20 million, but the film looks fantastic and belies it's low budget.The main theme music by Paul Brady is beautiful.The cast is the cream of British actors, the likes of James Purefoy,Brian Cox,Derek Jacobi,Charles Dance and Jason Fleming.Mackenzie Crook and new young actor Aneurin Barnard shine in supporting roles along with female lead Kate Mara.It is a very gory movie with proper stunt work rather than reliance on CGI.Here in UK it got a 15 cert.If you like this sort of film, think a smaller version of El Cid, then your in for a treat.For reasons i don't understand this cracking good film sat on a shelf for over a year to get a release.In my view, a must see.


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