One of two "Robin Hood" films first released in the year of 1991 with the other being the Kevin Costner blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). In a number of territories, Robin Hood (1991) got the jump on the bigger Costner picture by getting distributed first prior to the other pictures cinema release. See more »
Much of the chainmail is actually cloth made to look like metal armor. This is particularly notable in close shots of camail (the chainmail covering the neck and attached to the bottom of a helmet). See more »
You're free to go. Or stay if you think you've something to offer?
What could I offer to the man who has everything?
Don't play games with me.
You're so handsome when you're angry.
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Made for cinematic release but competition from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ensured that it debuted on cable in the US (at 150 minutes) despite a cinema release elsewhere. USA videocassette version removes 34 minutes of footage. See more »
You won't have many surprises in the plot of this new Robin, but the twists and turns on the old themes make this a surprisingly entertaining adventure. Bergin is excellent as Robin, giving the character a dark and sexy flavor that is very appealing. Thurman is a willful, `modern', but never unfeminine heroine. Unlike so many versions, this Robin uses a heavy, lethal broadsword instead of a rapier, and the fights are violent and convincing. I wouldn't want to do without the Flynn version, but I am very happy to have found this new, fresh and lively edition.
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