Richard Harris stars as King Arthur in this lavish, Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Lerner and Loewe's musical take on the legend of the Knights of the Round Table, with Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero as doomed lovers Guinevere and Lancelot. Among the memorable tunes are "Camelot," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" With David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries; directed by Joshua Logan. 180 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; bonus audio CD sampler; 36-page book.
Blu-ray BOOK. The oft-told tales of Arthurian legend have always been fertile ground for art. With countless books, films and songs on the subject, there have been many interpretations of Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table, the glories of the kingdom of Camelot and the doomed love triangle of King Arthur, Lady Guenevere and Sir Lancelot du Lac. The musical CAMELOT, however, remains the most iconic. Consider the historical context of the piece. Originated for the stage in 1960, CAMELOT coincided with the presidency of a young John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was a big fan of Camelot; he identified with King Arthur and, according to the First Lady, she and the President would often listen to the soundtrack before going to bed at night. Tragically, and ironically, just as Arthurs rule lasted for 'one brief, shining moment' so did Kennedys and the press forever linked the two legendary leaders many hundreds of years apart. CAMELOT is emblematic of JFK and, as such, it is emblematic of an era.