Merlin 1998

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Merlin ★★★ 1998

Legend of Camelot and Arthur's mentor is brought to the small screen with fine performances and equally impressive special effects. Merlin is conceived through the magic of evil Queen Mab (Richardson) to bring Britain back to its pagan roots. But Merlin doesn't really like magic and grows up to be (in the commanding persona of Neill) a most reluctant sorcerer. Still, he mentors Arthur (Curran) and continues to battle Mab, who works with Arthur's half sister Morgan Le Fey (Bonham Carter) to destroy Camelot. Merlin also pursues a long-time romance with Nimue (Rossellini), who falls victim to Mab's treachery. 140m/C VHS, DVD . Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rossellini, Martin Short, Helena Bonham-Carter, Rutger Hauer, Paul Curran, Billie Whitelaw, Lena Headey, Jason Done, Mark Jax, John McEnery, Nicholas Clay, Sebastien Roche, Jeremy Sheffield; Cameos: John Gielgud; D: Steven Barron; W: David Stevens, Edward Khmara; C: Sergei Kozlov; M: Trevor Jones; V: James Earl Jones. TV