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King Arthur (2004)
Advance review of the DVD
I've been able to see an advance copy of the DVD, Fuqua's director's cut. I feel this version, his original vision, is much better than the original release. Touchstone/Disney insisted on his cleaning up the violence in the battles, giving it a fairy-tale ending (the wedding) and other PG fixes.
Fuqua's audio commentary is extremely frank in discussing this, as well as offering insights on how/why he made the choices he did. The DVD also shows his original ending, which I found far more subtle and less obvious ("on the nose," as we say in the business).
Other extras include a 17-minute "Making of" featurette, which is interesting and informative and a round-table discussion with Knightley, Owen, Dancy, Gryffudd, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, writer David Franzoni and director Anthony Fuqua.
On the whole, I think this one is a worthwhile buy. I understand it will be available Dec. 5.