Excalibur (1981) Poster



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Version of 

Camelot (1967)
Camelot (1982) (TV Movie)
Arthur the King (1985) (TV Movie)
First Knight (1995)
King Arthur (2004)

Edited into 

Wizards and Warriors: The Kidnap (1983) (TV Episode)
Various clips from battle scenes are edited into this episode.
Wizards and Warriors: Skies of Death (1983) (TV Episode)
Clips from opening battle edited into start of episode.
Wizards and Warriors: The Dungeon of Death (1983) (TV Episode)
Clips from opening battle edited into start of episode.
Wizards and Warriors: Vulkar's Revenge (1983) (TV Episode)
Clips from castle battle edited into castle attack.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


The Seventh Seal (1957)
As noted by John Boorman, the scene where Sir Percevel approached the dead and dessicated knight during the Grail Quest is a reference to this movie.
Zardoz (1974)

Referenced in 

Death Wish II (1982)
Movie shown on marquee.
The Last Horror Film (1982)
Close up of poster shown at Cannes and title visible on cover of Starburst magazine Vinnie is reading
The Initiation (1984)
Parallel between agony and ecstasy scene is referenced.
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)
The armors in this movie are designed to resemble those seen in Excalibur (1981).
Iron Warrior (1987)
Scenes of this movie copy the "freezing of Merlin" scene from Excalibur.
Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
Poster is shown.
Inspector Morse: The Wolvercote Tongue (1987) (TV Episode)
Recovery of the Tongue by scuba diver mimics the hand of the Lady in the Lake and Excalibur.
Willow (1988)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: He'll cast us in Excalibur.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Prehysteria! 3 (1995) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The South Bank Show: Michael Collins (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Neil Jordan.
Spawn (1997)
In the Spawn animated series, Cogliostro mentions that he has had many names, one of which was Merlin. Nicol Williamson (who plays Cogliostro in the film) played Merlin in 1981's Excalibur.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Boy II Man (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is for sale on VHS in Media Mania.
Merlin (1998) (TV Mini-Series)
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Sacrifice (2000) (Video Game)
The magic words spoken by wizards during spellcasting include parts of Merlin's Charm of Making.
V.I.P.: ExValibur (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Blade II (2002)
Marquee seen
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Like Arthur and Mordred, Picard impales Shinzon with a pole and he pulls himself toward Picard on it.
Throg (2004)
spoofs Lady of the Lake sequences
Guardian of the Realm (2004)
The chrome skull cap and gauntlet worn by the Cult Leader in the beginning of the film were one of several worn by Nicol Williamson as Merlin in 'Excalibur'
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Mentioned by the guys
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Mordred appears among the villains.
The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.129 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "The Wizard"
Beyond the Grave (2010)
The samurai's sword eerie movement before hitting the pillar was made to resemble King Arthur's sword before it was taken by the Lady of the Lake.
iCarly: iStart a Fan War (2010) (TV Episode)
The chant used by Aspartamay is the Charm of Making used by Merlin and Morgana in Excalibur.
Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of February/March
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV Movie)
Talked about
The Big Bang Theory: The Russian Rocket Reaction (2011) (TV Episode)
Leonard and Sheldon want to buy a replica prop from the show.
Phineas and Ferb: Excaliferb! (2012) (TV Episode)
Title and character names referenced, Candace becoming Candevere (after Guenevere), Ferb becoming Ferbalot (after Lancelot), and Perry becomes Parable (a syllabic imitation of Percival). There's also a Lady of the Lake along with its spoof The Lady of the Puddle.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.9 (2012) (TV Episode)
Liam Neeson talks about Helen Mirren teaching him to drive while they were dating during the making of the film
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Particka: Episode #7.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Richard mentioned it.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Liam Neeson/Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein/Simon Amstell (2015) (TV Episode)
Liam Neeson talks about making the film and dating co-star Helen Mirren
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Patricia Arquette.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Bruce Wayne and his parents are mugged in front of a cinema that shows "Excalibur". Maybe they just saw the movie. Since John Boorman''s film is about mythical knights, too, it''s a reference to the content of that film.
All Night Gaming (2016)
Poster in the internet cafe.
Rifftrax: Batman v. Superman (2017)
Ready Player One (2018)
The spell used to control the Orb of Osuvox is The Charm of Making from Excalibur.
Aquaman (2018)
Scene where the glowing trident pops out of the water.

Featured in 

La bola de cristal: Episode #1.17 (1985) (TV Episode)
Excerpts are featured
Darkon (2006)
The stay at home dad is shown watching this movie on television.
Maltin on Movies: Medieval Special 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Clips featured during In Memoriam segment.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fantasy Movie Weapons (2013) (TV Episode)
Excalibur is #1.
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Clip shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Medieval Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Excalibur is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Wizards (2014) (TV Episode)
Merlin is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Swords (2014) (TV Episode)
Excalibur is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fantasy Movies of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Excalibur gets an honorable mention.
Mandorla (2015)
A few seconds appear in the film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Fantasy Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Sleeping with Guinevere gets a dishonorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Satan's Blade (1984)
Hand rises from a lake and throws out a blade.
Xcalibur, the Lords of Sex (2007) (Video)
Adult parody.
Xcalibur: The Lords of Sex 2 (2007) (Video)
Adult parody.
Xcalibur: The Lords of Sex 3 (2007) (Video)
Adult parody.

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