Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Robin Hood made its debut on DVD and Blu-ray last week and it swept all three home video charts, for the week ending September 26.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news of Robin Hood's three-way victory, although it was a very close race in DVD sales. The Disney animated movie Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue took second place to Robin Hood, selling 91% of the units that Robin Hood sold. However, the charts don't reflect sales from Wal-Mart or Sam's Club, which normally sells more family titles than other outlets.Read More
First off, could you talk a bit about how you got into being an armorer for the film industry?
Simon Atherton: Yeah. I was 16 years old, I wasn't very good at school and I was given an apprenticeship as a gunsmith. I did that, studied for six years and when I left, I was then wondering what to do. I was given the name and address of a company in London that did all the guns for the film industry, so I went and joined them.Read More
There's a good chance that if you've seen a movie which features archery in the past few years, you're witnessing the handiwork of archery coach Stephen Ralphs. He has worked as an archery master or an armorer on such films as Troy, King Arthur, Kingdom Of Heaven, Eragon and recently brought his skills to the set of Robin Hood, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 21.
Could you first give me a bit of your background in archery and how you first got into the movie world?Read More
Arthur Max has been a production designer for the last 15 years, yet he's only worked with two directors. Though, one could argue that they are two of the finest directors currently making films today: David Fincher and Ridley Scott.
You've worked with Ridley Scott on other films in the past. I was wondering if you were on board during this movie's first incarnation, when it was the revisionist piece that Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris had written?Read More
Robin Hood will be released ion DVD and Blu-ray on September 21 and you know we have to celebrate this new release. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new Blu-ray plus mini-posters and coin bottle openers as well. You know these prizes will go fast so be sure to enter this new contest today.
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You can bring home the latest film collaboration between Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott on both DVD and Blu-ray this September. Robin Hood will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 21. We don't have any pricing details or cover art images but the film will be released on a bare-bones DVD with no special features, a two-disc special edition and a three-disc Blu-ray edition, which will contain a Digital Copy of the film and also the standard DVD as well. The film stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong and Danny Huston.
Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin Longstride (Oscar winner Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn Lady Marion's hand and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by their appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled by the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.Read More
The summer movie season started to heat up this weekend with the release of director Ridley Scott's highly anticipated film, Robin Hood, a re-imagining of the classic character starring Russell Crowe. However the legendary archer was no match for the man-of-iron as Iron Man 2 took the number one spot for a second week in a row with an additional $53 million, which was less than it's $68.9 million predicted weekend total. The film, which is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. While the film dropped almost 60% from its opening weekend it added ten theaters and still managed to earn around $12,000 on each of it's 4,390 screens. The film has now earned in just two weeks an impressive $212 million domestically, which should make Marvel Studios and Paramount executives very happy considering its $200 million production cost. Coming in right behind at number two this weekend was Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. The film stars Oscar winner Russell Crowe as the famous bow & arrow wielding hero, along with fellow Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and William Hurt, and accomplished actors Mark Strong (Kick-Ass) and Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) rounding out the cast. While the film was predicted to earn the number two spot right behind Iron Man 2 this weekend it did earn less than it's $62.1 million predicted total, only bringing in around $37 million. The movie opened on 3,503 screens and earned about $10,595 per screen but will still have a ways to go if it wants to earn back its purported $200 million production cost.
Debuting at number three this week is the romantic comedy, Just Wright, set in the world of the NBA starring former rappers Queen Latifah and Common. While the film was predicted to earn the third spot this week with $15.5 million it ended up only making around $8.5 million. The movie opened on 1,831 screens and earned almost $4,642 per screen. Slipping one spot back from last week to number four is the animated movie that just won't quit, How to Train Your Dragon, which earned another 5.1 million this weekend. The film, which stars Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig has now made $207 million in eight weeks on the charts, surpassing it's $165 million production cost. While the film dropped 23.4% and was seen on 383 less screens than the week before, it still managed to earn $1,954 on each of its 2,620 screens. Rounding out the top five this week and dropping almost 50%, as well as two spots from last week is A Nightmare On Elm Street. Director Samuel Bayer's re-imagining of the classic 1984 horror film stars Oscar Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley as the iconic character and earned an additional $4.7 million at the box office this weekend. The film was seen on 257 less screens than the week before but still managed to earn $1,528 on each of its 3,075 screens. The film has now earned around $56 million in just three weeks, well beyond it's $35 million production cost.Read More