DVD Features: This single, high-resolution Superbit™ DVD includes no extras. The space on the disc typically used for special features is devoted instead to optimizing the quality of the movie's image and sound. Other technical specifications: anamorphic video; widescreen presentation; English 5.1 Dolby Digital; English DTS; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles.
A Knight's Tale
A new star is born in this, his second American film. In the first, Heath Ledger played Mel Gibson's son in "The Patriot." This time he's a serf with dreams of nobility. In order to follow his dream, this son of a poor English thatcher acquires a new name and persona and goes off in quest of knighthood. Along the way be meets a beautiful maiden (Shannyn Sossamoin) her evil suitor (Rufus Sewell) and most importantly Geoffrey Chaucer (the real one) played delectably as a poet/cheerleader by Paul Bettany). All of the action, the jousts and the contests that ensue are scored with a raft of familiar pop music, like "We Are the Champions," "We Will Rock You," and David Bowie's "Golden Years." The beautifully photographed film was directed by Brian Helgeland (co-writer of L.A. Confidential) in and around picturesque Prague which does a fine job of looking like medieval France and "merrie old England." Addicts of pop culture will love this film, others might merely have a good time.