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 »
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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