PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
The film is intentionally anachronistic and not meant to be historically accurate. Although the real-life Edward, Prince of Wales is often referred to as the "Black Prince," there is no record of this name being used during his lifetime, nor for more than 150 years after his death. He was instead known as Edward of Woodstock (after his place of birth), or by one of his titles. The name seems to have been created to distinguish him from numerous other Princes of Wales named Edward throughout history. The usual explanation is that the name derives from his black helmet, although it has also been suggested that he was "black-hearted," i.e. merciless on the battlefield.
Should we help him?
In the final joust, the camera comes in for a close up on William, where you can see the bobby pins above his ear holding his hair back.
As the first credits appear, the camera swings to show a constellation behind William and Jocelyn. The constellation is Orion, the Hunter, Jocelyn's nickname for William.
The DVD includes six extended/deleted scenes:
English, French, Latin
$16,511,391 13 May 2001