DVD 125 mins IMDB 7.1
Suitable for 12 years and over
Tristan and Isolde
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2006)
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Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Germany  /  English

James Franco Tristan
Sophia Myles Isolde
Rufus Sewell Marke
David O'Hara Donnchadh
Mark Strong Wictred
Henry Cavill Melot
Bronagh Gallagher Bragnae
Ronan Vibert Bodkin
Lucy Russell Edyth
JB Blanc Leon
Jamie King Anwick
Leo Gregory Sammy
Richard Dillane Aragon
Wolfgang Müller Rothgar
Jaime King

Director Kevin Reynolds
Producer Moshe Diamant; Lisa Ellzey; Elie Samaha; Jan Fantl; Anne Lai; Jim Lemley
Writer Dean Georgaris
Cinematography Artur Reinhart
Musician Anne Dudley

Luscious cinematography and even more luscious stars make Tristan & Isolde a feast for the eyes. Adapted from the medieval love story, the movie begins with with young Tristan (played as a child by Thomas Sangster, Love Actually) as he sees his parents killed by the tyrannical Irish, who ruled over a fractured Britain after the Roman occupation. Taken in by Marke (Rufus Sewell, Dark City), who rules one of the British tribes, Tristan (James Franco, Spider-Man) grows up to be a young prince and a mighty warrior--and when he's believed slain in battle, he's given a royal funeral, which sends him out sea in a burning boat. But the fire goes out and Tristan washes ashore on Ireland, where Isolde (Sophia Myles, Art School Confidential), the daughter of the Irish king, nurses him back to health. Being a lovely pair of young folk bursting with hormones, they fall madly in love... and set in motion a tragic tale that's lasted for centuries in many variations. Some reviewers have criticised Tristan & Isolde for deviating from the most common classical version, but the movie's storyline--though certainly altered to appeal to modern audiences--is fairly strong. Myles and especially Sewell turn in strong performances; Franco, however, though surprisingly persuasive as a warrior, never burns as a lover. Nonetheless, the loving shots of Franco's muscular physique will make this a must-have for his fans. --Bret Fetzer

Edition Details
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Barcode 5039036027526
Region 2
Release Date 11/09/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Price £17.99
Links Amazon UK
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Audio Commentary by executive producer Jim Lemley and co-producer Anne Lai
Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Dean Georgaris
"Love Conquers All: Making of Tristan & Isolde" Featurette
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· Behind the Scenes
· Production Design
· Costume Design)
Music Video: "We Belong Together" by Gavin DeGraw (2 versions)
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