A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale

Heath Ledger
Director: Brian Helgeland Cast: Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
, Mark Addy
Mark Addy
, Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
Brian Helgeland

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Brian Helgeland rocked the medieval world with this knightly tale that combined jousting and romance with a modern music score. Presented in Anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, this DVD captures the snap, crackle, and pop of each lancing blow. The story of a squire "changing his stars" by impersonating a nobleman so he could compete in tournaments was one that brewed in Helgeland's head for a number of years before he finally put it to paper in one month's time. His years of research then allowed him to do the unlikely -- give tiny, enhancing details to a big-scale film. These facts and more can be found on the DVD, a disc that not only provides great insight into Helgeland's method and process, but allows fans to take a closer look at one of the things that made this such an entertaining film: the action and jousting sequences. (Who imagined there was pasta inside those lances to make them splinter especially well?) Features include commentary by Helgeland and his good friend, the oft-naked Paul Bettany, as well as 11 behind-the-scenes featurettes, six deleted scenes with the filmmaker's introduction (check out the one with Chaucer's wife), an HBO "making of" special, Queen and Robbie Williams' "We Are the Champions" video, filmographies, and theatrical trailers for A Knight's Tale and Final Fantasy.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
UPC: 0043396061439
Original Release: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:12:00
Sales rank: 1,826

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French; Subtitles: English, French; Brian Helgeland and Paul Bettany commentary; HBO making-of special; 11 behind-the-scenes featurettes; Deleted scenes with filmmaker's intros; Music video; Website link; Theatrical trailers; Filmographies; Animated menus; Production notes; Scene selections; DVD-ROM includes exclusive "Knight's Tale" 3-D screensaver

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heath Ledger William Thatcher
Mark Addy Roland
Rufus Sewell Count Adhemar
Paul Bettany Chaucer
Shannyn Sossamon Jocelyn
Alan Tudyk Wat
Laura Fraser Kate
Christopher Cazenove John Thatcher
Bérénice Bejo Christiana
James Purefoy Colville
Olivia Williams Phillipa Chaucer (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Brian Helgeland Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Todd Black Producer
Tony Burrough Production Designer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Richard Greatrex Cinematographer
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
John Hill Art Director
Mark Holding Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Kebby Set Decoration/Design
Francine Maisler Casting
Jiri Ostry Asst. Director
Gilly Poole Casting
Dominic Smithers Set Decoration/Design
Kevin Stitt Editor
Guy Travers Asst. Director
Tim Van Rellim Producer
Vaclav Vohlidal Set Decoration/Design
Jan Vohlidal Set Decoration/Design
Jiri Zucek Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [6:18]
2. Sir Ector Rides Again [5:39]
3. "Low Rider" [2:27]
4. Chaucer The Trudger [5:58]
5. Foxy Lady [3:35]
6. Master Of 1000 Lances [1:25]
7. A Gambling Problem [1:59]
8. Sword On Foot [1:49]
9. "Takin' Care Of Business" [1:42]
10. Kate The Smithee [1:14]
11. Count Adhemar [3:13]
12. Hark! The Herald Sings [3:17]
13. Ulric Vs. Colville [5:27]
14. Adhemar Vs. Ulric [9:09]
15. Dance Lesson [:27]
16. "Golden Years" [1:22]
17. A Draw [1:33]
18. "My Dearest Jocelyn" [7:57]
19. "I Will Not Lose!" [5:09]
20. Proving His Love [6:52]
21. Ulric's Prize [3:43]
22. 12 Years Earlier [6:41]
23. Word Of His Son [2:25]
24. Pride & The Passion [10:23]
25. Under Arrest [3:59]
26. Sir William [5:29]
27. "He's Tipped It!" [1:34]
28. Weighed, Measured & Wanting [:03]

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