Kingdom Of Heaven

(2005)

Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a blacksmith who has lost his family and nearly lost his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds.

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Ridley Scott Recutting ‘Kingdom of Heaven’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox will release theatrically a director's cut of Ridley Scott's Crusades epic Kingdom of Heaven on Friday, the studio said Thursday.

The film, which centers on a young Frenchman (Orlando Bloom) who discovers his destiny as a knight amid the clash between Muslims and Christians over the Holy Land a millennium ago, will unspool exclusively at the Laemmle Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles.

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‘Kingdom of Heaven’ Battles It's Way to #1

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Ridley Scott-helmed epic, Kingdom of Heaven, about the Crusades, which grossed less than $48 million in its domestic theatrical release against a budget estimated at $130 million, topped both the DVD sales and rental charts its first week out.

The 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment release won an easy victory on VideoScan's First Alert sales chart for the week ending October 16, beating several other new mid-range theatricals -- including Universal's Will Ferrell-starring comedy Kicking & Screaming, which fared better at the boxoffice ($52.6 million) but debuted at No. 6 on the preliminary national sales chart.

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‘Kingdom of Heaven’ Comes to DVD with All New User Features

According to The Hollywood Reporter, when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the Ridley Scott epic Kingdom of Heaven on DVD on Oct. 11, viewers will have the chance to create their own documentary on the making of the film, a theatrical underperformer that grossed slightly less than $46 million in theaters despite an all-star cast that includes Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons.

Working with Scott's production company, Scott Free Prods., Fox created an interactive production grid that allows viewers to assemble their choice of 16 custom documentaries, ranging in length from eight minutes to 90 minutes and based on their own interests.

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‘Kingdom of Heaven’ leads the weekend box office

According to The Hollywood Reporter, While 20th Century Fox's Kingdom of Heaven easily topped the charts on its debut this weekend, the historical epic from director Ridley Scott led a somewhat lethargic charge at the domestic boxoffice as the period piece conquered an estimated $20 million.

Warners' House of Wax scared up an estimated $12.2 million to place second on its debut. The R-rated horror film, inspired by the Vincent Price classic from 1953, was produced by Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment and stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton.

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CONTEST: Win the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ soundtrack!

Movie PictureIn anticipation of Ridley's Scott's upcoming epic, Kingdom of Heaven hitting theaters oin May 6th, we're giving away the soundtrack from the film to some lucky MovieWeb readers!

Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a blacksmith who has lost his family and nearly lost his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds.

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EXCLUSIVE: Video interviews with Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson on ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’

MovieWeb is proud to bring you 2 exclusive video interviews with Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson as they talk about the upcoming Ridley Scott (Gladiator) directed epic, The Kingdom of Heaven.

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Ridley Scott talks about the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ DVD

During a recent interview with Dark Horizons, director Ridley Scott spoke a bit about the DVD release of his upcoming epic, Kingdom of Heaven, which hits theaters on May 6th. According to the director, not only will a multi-disc DVD set be available next year, but the director plans on adding over an hour of footage back into the theatrcial cut of the film.The assorted actors and Scott himself confirmed today that the original cut of the film clocked in at a little over three hours (around 195 mins). Actress Eva Green revealed that the longer cut focuses more on the characters, and less on the crusades themselves.

Amongst the stuff edited out is more of the love story between Green and Bloom's character, and a subplot involving her son. Green says her Lady Macbeth style tragic character is more complex in the longer version - a journey of self discovery.

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