The Sword in the Stone DVD Review
It’s time to take a stroll down memory lane. It may be more of a walk then a stroll. Recently I was sent this movie to review. So let’s go back to 1963 when The Sword and the Stone was first released by Disney. Did you take your kids to see it? Did your parents take you to see it? Or were you like me, not even a thought in anyone’s mind yet? No matter what, no matter when, I think there is one thing that we can all agree on. This movie was an instant classic. And now for the first time ever on Blu-Ray we can share this movie with a whole new generation. I for one was excited to see a movie I haven’t seen in years. So let’s take a peek at what makes The Sword in the Stone DVD a true masterpiece.
The movie starts out on somewhat of a low note. We are in the 6th Century in England and the king, Uther Pendragon, has just passed on. He left no heir to the throne so the masses started getting a little restless trying to decide who would be King. Not long after in London, “The Sword in the Stone” appears. The inscription proclaims that whoever can pull this sword from the stone will be the rightful King of England!! Many try to pull the sword from the stone, but none succeed. This brings England into a very dark age. A few years later, we are introduced to Arthur, a 12 year old orphan who is in training to be a squire. Soon Arthur and his older brother go out on a hunting trip. Things go poorly, and Arthur ends up falling into Merlin’s home. Merlin declares himself Arthurs tutor. Merlin will teach Arthur many things, and this prepares him for his destiny. There are many pitfalls and obstacles in his path. Will Arthur be the one to pull this Sword from the Stone? Or will England remain in an age of darkness?
The Sword in the Stone DVD is a fantastic movie. From start to finish you will want to know what happens to Arthur and all of England for that matter. It is amazing to think this movie came out 50 years ago. Bonus Features include a never before seen alternate opening “Where Wart meets Merlin”. You get 2 bonus shorts that you will absolutely love. And you get to sing-along with the movie and a lot more. I highly recommend this movie. Go join Arthur on his quest to restore England. And bring the family. Adventures are always better with family.
MIDGETMOMMA.COM SCORE 10 out 0f 10
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