10 November 2009

Classic Camelot and More!

Camelot and More Medieval Fantasy or Swashbuckling Classics of Old!

By Kristin Battestella

Whew! If you’re a classic buff and an Arthurian or medieval fan like me, then you’ve seen all the good, the bad, and the ugly that film adaptations can bring to these times and places of old- either historical or legendary. Here’s a list of classic fanciful tales- King Arthur, Robin Hood, and the rest of the middle ages’ swashbuckling gang- all for the entire family to enjoy. Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive, and I’ve thrown in an assortment of medieval classics for good measure. You’ll also find the dates and a link to an Amazon page for clarification, as some of the titles are redundant. Unfortunately, not all of these are available on DVD or even rental from netflix. Sacrilege!

Arthur, Robin Hood, and Friends

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Ivanhoe (1952)

Prince Valiant (1954)

Knights of the Round Table (1955)

The Vikings (1958)

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Camelot (1967)

The Viking Queen (1967)

Robin Hood (1973)

Robin and Marion (1976)

English Fun and Shakespearean Bits

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Young Bess (1953)

The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

The Virgin Queen (1955)

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

The Lion in Winter (1968)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)

Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1973)

Musketeers and A Hint of Spain

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

The Three Musketeers (1948)

Joan of Arc (1948)

Scaramouche (1952)

El Cid (1961)

The Three Musketeers (1973)

The Four Musketeers (1974)

Swashbucklers and Other Pirates

Captain Blood (1935)

The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

The Sea Hawk (1940)

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

The Black Swan (1942)

Captain from Castile (1947)

The Flame and The Arrow (1950)

The Crimson Pirate (1952)

The Master of Ballantae (1953)

The Buccaneer (1958)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

I Think I got carried away!

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