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Lovespell (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 20 May 1981 (Portugal)
The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love.

Director:

Tom Donovan

Writer:

Claire Labine
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Burton ... King Mark of Cornwall
Kate Mulgrew ... Isolt
Nicholas Clay ... Tristan
Cyril Cusack ... Gormond of Ireland
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Bronwyn
Niall Toibin ... Andred
Diana Van der Vlis ... Alix
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... Corvenal
Kathryn Dowling Kathryn Dowling ... Yseult of the White Hand
John Jo Brooks John Jo Brooks ... Father Colm
Trudy Hayes Trudy Hayes ... Anne
John Scanlon John Scanlon ... Bishop
Bobby Johnson Bobby Johnson ... William the Guard
John Labine John Labine ... Eoghanin
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The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

According to Quinlan's Film Stars published 2000 listings under Richard Burton and Geraldine Fitzgerald, the film was unreleased. See more »

Quotes

Isolt: Through life, past death, and into the hands of God.
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Connections

Version of Tristan and Isolde (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Theme
Composed and arranged by Paddy Moloney
Played by The Chieftains
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Disappointing waste of time and talent
8 June 2006 | by wuxmupSee all my reviews

As somebody who grew up with Arthurian legends, I was really looking forward to this movie. Though made in 1981, it stayed unreleased for several years, and as you watch it you'll soon know the reason why. Richard Burton, once a fine actor, is in his final role at the end of a career punctuated with frequent bouts of alcohol. He sleepwalks through his role. Kate Mulgrew, fine as a starship skipper, is thoroughly miscast as a love-struck damsel. The whole movie has an ultra-low budget look - including a minuscule cast - which the plodding script can never overcome. The only plus is the score performed by the Chieftains - if you can stay wake to enjoy it.


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Country:

USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1981 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Tristan and Iseult See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clar Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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