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Release Date:
19 February 2009 (USA) See more »
The darkest knights of all.
Sorcerer Arkadian has taken over Camelot with a zoo of beasts from his magical book. King Arthur's daughter... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Callis ... Merlin

Laura Harris ... Avlynn

Jesse Moss ... Lysanor

Patrick Sabongui ... Tristan
Donald Adams ... Sir Galahad

Jim Thorburn ... The Arkadian
Maja Aro ... Medusa Gorgon (as Maja Stace Smith)

Megan Vincent ... Minerva Gorgon

Monique Ganderton ... Moira Gorgon

Daniel Cudmore ... Dragon Knight

Lauro Chartrand ... Armour Knight / Wall Guard

Directed by
Warren P. Sonoda  (as Warren Sonoda)
Writing credits
Brook Durham (written by)

Produced by
Harvey Kahn .... executive producer
Harvey Kahn .... producer
Eric Maran .... associate producer (as Eric MacDonald)
Nadia Mear .... associate producer
Original Music by
Craig McConnell (music composed by)
Cinematography by
Mathias Herndl (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicole Ratcliffe 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Lindsay Chag 
Sean Cossey 
Production Design by
Rick Willoughby 
Art Direction by
Kimberley Zaharko 
Set Decoration by
Gail Luining 
Costume Design by
Allisa Swanson 
Makeup Department
Debi Lelievre .... key makeup artist
Janie MacKay .... key hair stylist
Amanda McGowan .... assistant makeup artist
Amanda McGowan .... first assistant makeup
Briana Scott .... special makeup effects artist
Amy St. Jean .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Bergeest Still .... special makeup effects artist (as Sarah Bergeest)
Production Management
Allen Lewis .... production supervisor
Eric Maran .... post-production supervisor (as Eric MacDonald)
Chris Rudolph .... production manager
Mel Weisbaum .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark D. Currie .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sean Carvajal .... assistant art director
Ken Davies .... property master
Christopher Rodgers .... lead carpenter
Stephanie Seidle .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Scott Aitken .... sound mixer
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Eric Belanger .... visual effects artist
Jess Brown .... CG lead
Brett Dowler .... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Studios
Nancy Heller .... visual effects producer
Jason Korber .... digital compositor
Mike Leeming .... visual effects coordinator
Brenda Li .... digital compositor
Donal Nolan .... digital compositor
Jon Rosenthal .... visual effects artist
Maja Aro .... stunt performer (as Maja Stace-Smith)
Brett Chan .... stunt coordinator
Douglas Chapman .... stunt performer
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt coordinator
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt performer
Daniel Cudmore .... stunt performer
Ashlea Earl .... stunt double: Laura Harris
Christopher Gordon .... stunt double: James Callis
Rob Hayter .... stunt double
Brian Ho .... stunt performer
Shawn C. Orr .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
David Dolsen .... still photographer
Damon J. Evans .... lighting technician
Jesse Keay .... gaffer
Benoît Lamarche .... dolly grip
Brad Mear .... grip
Dale Naudi .... camera trainee
Kyle Ruiterman .... grip
Casting Department
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Shae Salmon .... first assistant editor
Transportation Department
Jim Papadogambros .... transportation captain
Other crew
Laura Collini .... script supervisor
Julie Daly-Wallman .... script supervisor
Alix Falkiner .... location manager
Alexander Glua .... payroll assistant
Ken Hovgaard .... location scout
Andrea Kaufman .... production executive
David Lawrence .... production accountant
Sharon Lindala .... payroll accountant
Daniel Moore .... key production assistant
Jamie Payton .... horse wrangler
Marion Pejaire .... production assistant
Vivien Pfeffer .... key production assistant
Larie Stoley .... production assistant
Marnie Young .... business affairs

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Apart from the locations and the soundtrack not worth bothering with, 10 September 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I was expecting little from Merlin and the Book of Beasts in the first place, but you always do get that hope that it is at least watchable. Apart from some lovely locations, and a rousing and sometimes sparkling soundtrack, Merlin and the Book of Beasts is a disaster on all levels. The acting feels very stilted, nobody looks properly comfortable and a fair number overact. James Callis especially is so bad that you actually wonder why he was cast in the first place. The characters are underwritten and never likable too, while the effects are amateurish and the camera work is often haphazard. The sword and sorcery elements are clumsily choreographed and the story is constantly dull and the Greek mythology elements with the Gorgons are ridiculously out of place in a film about the Arthurian legend, further proof that the Sci-Fi channel don't do their research properly before producing their films. In conclusion, not worth bothering with. 2/10 Bethany Cox

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