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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Many of the sets used for scenes in France (not including the battle scenes) are based on medieval illustrated texts such as the "Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry". The producers attempted to re-create the flawed perspectives and stylized architecture, leading to a distinctly unrealistic look to the sets.
O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention; a kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene. Then should the war-like Harry, like himself, assume the port of Mars; and at his heels, ...
The main title not only gives the full title of the play as Shakespeare wrote it, but spells the words in the sixteenth-century manner, not in modern spelling.
In the American release of the film, all references to "bastards" in the dialogue were excised.