Cover image for Kingdom of heaven [DVD] / Twentieth Century Fox;  [presents a] Scott Free production ; directed by Ridley Scott ; written by William Monahan ; produced by Ridley Scott [et al.].
Title:
Kingdom of heaven [DVD] / Twentieth Century Fox; [presents a] Scott Free production ; directed by Ridley Scott ; written by William Monahan ; produced by Ridley Scott [et al.].
Title Variants:
Royaume des cieux
Edition:
Widescreen anamorphic (2:35:1) format.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Special features (disc 1): "Pilgrim's guide" featuring pop-up text commentary with historical and production notes.

Special features (disc 2): "Production grid" featuring behind the scenes production footage and commentary (84 min.); "A&E Movie Real : Kingdom of Heaven" documentary (45 min.); "History vs. Hollywood" History Channel fact-and-fiction documentary (43 min.); "Internet featurettes" with production notes and interviews including "Ridley Scott : Creating worlds (2 min.), "Orlando Bloom : Adventure of a lifetime" (2 min.), "Production design : bringing an old city to life" (2 min.) and "Costume design: creating character through wardrobe" (2 min.); theatrical trailer.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Abstract:
Balian, a young Frenchman in Medieval Jerusalem during the Crusades, having lost everything, finds redemption in a heroic fight against overwhelming forces to save his people and fulfill his destiny as a knight.
Audience/Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and epic warfare; Canadian Home Video rating 14A.
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Ridley Scott directed this epic-scale historical drama inspired by the events of the Crusades of the 12th century. Balian (Orlando Bloom) is a humble French blacksmith who is searching for a reason to go on after the death of his wife and children. Balian is approached by Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a fabled knight who has briefly returned home after serving in the East. Godfrey informs Balian that he is his true father, and urges the blacksmith to join him as he and his forces journey to Jerusalem to help defend the holy city. Balian accepts, and he and Godfrey arrive during the lull between the Second and Third Crusades, in which the city is enjoying a fragile peace. Both Christian and Muslim forces are temporarily in retreat, thanks to the wisdom of the Christian monarch King Baldwin IV (Edward Norton), his second-in-command Tiberias (Jeremy Irons), and Muslim potentate Saladin (Ghassan Massoud). Violent agitators on both sides are foolishly eager to end the peace in a bid for greater power, and Saladin bows to pressures from Muslim factions; Godfrey is one of a handful of brave knights who has thrown his allegiance behind Baldwin IV and his community of diversity, and Balian joins him as they use their skills as warriors in a bid to build a lasting peace. Kingdom of Heaven also stars Eva Green as the princess Sibylla, David Thewlis as Hospitaler the priest, and Brendan Gleeson as Reynald. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi