With UK cult and genre champions Arrow Video dropping their brand new and restored edition of George Romero’s offbeat classic Knightriders on DVD and Blu-ray today, we’ve got a quick look at what fans can expect from this feature-laden package. Joust your way in here, squire!
From the Press Release:
Starring up-and-coming actor Ed Harris in his first ever leading role (Harris would go on to become a major Hollywood star, nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes for his roles in Apollo 13 and The Truman Show), Knightriders depicts a troupe of traveling medieval entertainers, led by Harris, trying to live their lives according to the ideals of King Arthur – No easy feat in Reagan’s America, where the outside world and its financial realities constantly encroach on their dreams.
Instead of flesh and bone, the trusty steeds on which these Knights ride are made of steel and engine! They have traded the horses of King Arthur’s men for motorcycles.
With the self-adopted title of “King William”, the group’s leader Billy (played by Harris) becomes gradually more unstable, as he blurs the lines between the medieval knight his act portrays, and the realities of everyday life in the 20th century.
With a memorably eccentric cast of characters (including make-up effects genius Tom Savini in a major role and a cameo from novelist Stephen King) and a complex, nuanced script, Knightriders is Romero’s warmest and most personal film to date.
This new edition from Arrow Video includes the following:
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