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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 »
If you like Robin Hood THIS version is the one to buy.
This lush realistic retelling of the popular legend is a pleasure to watch. The historical setting, the costumes, the armor, the attitudes of the people, are all in keeping with the time the events (supposedly) took place. Bergin's Robin is a believable portrait of a nobleman struggling with the assimilation of his culture by foreigners (the Normans) and what he sees as the betrayal of a friend (Sir Miles). Thurman's Mariam is a joy to those of us who have always wanted to see her character with as much spirit as Robin's, and she has it in bushels. She is a woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to take a risk to get it. Go Mariam! I've seen numerous versions of the tale since it is one of my favorites, but this is the one I own.
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