Blu-ray, DVD Release: Crossed Swords

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 23, 2023
Price: DVD $14.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Kino Lorber

From Richard Fleischer, the director of The Vikings and The New Centurions, comes the 1977 swashbuckling adventure-comedy Crossed Swords starring Oliver Reed (The Brood), Raquel Welch (One Million Years B.C.), Ernest Borgnine (Emperor of the North), George C. Scott (Hardcore), Rex Harrison (Doctor Dolittle), Charlton Heston (Khartoum) and Sybil Danning (They’re Playing with Fire).

In this freewheeling action film-styled adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper, Tom (Mark Lester), a poor commoner, accidentally meets Edward, Prince of Wales (also Lester), and they are struck by their similarity of appearance. After switching clothes as a practical joke, they are unexpectedly separated and forced to take on the other’s life. Everything goes completely haywire when the King suddenly dies, leaving Tom to inherit the throne while Edward must convince the people that he is really the new King of England.

Kino Lorber’s new discs include the following features:
Special Features:
-Brand New 4K Master
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
-NEW Interview with Star Mark Lester
-Includes the 121-Minute International Cut (SD)
-Theatrical Trailer
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.