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Merlin and the Book of Beasts -- Welcome to the dark side of Camelot: King Arthur is gone. The Round Table is in ruins. And a rogue sorcerer has unleashed a reign of monstrous terror upon the land.
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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-Anzinger .... assistant makeup artist (as Amy St. Jean)
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Funny...but unintentionally, 25 April 2011
Author: pontram from Austria

Despite this is a TV movie, I thought, it should have some quality, as James Callis, who was great as Gaius Balthar in Battlestar Galactica re-imagined, plays here the said Merlin.

It's the story of an old magician/warrior who turned his back on the world, but has to fight a last time against a young, but well-known enemy, together with the daughter and sons of his former comrades of the Artus-saga.

So far so bad, because it turns out that the plot, which has some potential for an entertaining fantasy movie (remember 'The Raven' with Vincent Price), is executed in a very cheap and unpleasant way, the directing has no feeling for unintentionally ridiculous moments, which are happening astonishing often.

James Callis as Merlin is completely out of place, he overacts far too much, maybe he tried to save the movie, but he hasn't yet the caliber to save a lost production, regardless how wide he opens his eyes, how heavy with meanings he dons his hood.

The rest of the crew is trying hard, but also fails against ridiculous dialogs, pathetic scenes and a script apparently from a children's book author or even his/her teen progeny - no pun intended.

From a children's view the movie may be entertaining, but I don't think it was intended for this audience, which should not be older than, say, 10 to 12 years. And if it did, I wouldn't welcome to see my children watching a movie made that sloppy...

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