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Based on the myth that inspired the King Arthur legend, Tristan (James Franco) is sent to win the hand of the fair Isolde (Sophia Myles) for his master Lord Marke (Rufus Sewell). When he puts his heart into the assignment, he sets up a lover's triangle as old as the movie's medieval setting.
Why Is Tristan & Isolde Rated PG-13?
Tristan & Isolde is rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexuality.
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Frequent violence includes men attacking each other with various middle age weapons, depictions of death from being shot by arrows, seeing a man’s hand chopped off, a decapitation that takes place off-screen with the head triumphantly raised, sequences of swordplay and other similar confrontations. Also, a young boy is in peril when attackers kill his parents. Principal characters decide to enter into an adulterous relationship, leading to a few sexual scenes involving kissing and a brief shot of head and shoulder nudity. A married couple’s inmate relationship is similarly portrayed. Another scene has two naked women lying against an unconscious man in an attempt to warm his body, but no explicit nudity is seen.
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Legend has it that this myth led to the story of King Arthur, and his love triangle with Lancelot and Guenevere. Their popular story has been put to film many times, including the 1967 musical Camelot and the 1995 drama/romance First Knight.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Revel in the medieval drama of the romance between Tristan and Isolde with the bonus extras found on this DVD release. They include an audio commentary by executive producer Jim Lemley and co-producer Anne Lai, a behind-the-scenes featurette, an image gallery and the music video by Gavin DeGraw of the theme song We Belong Together. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS), Spanish (Dolby Digital Surround) and French (Dolby Digital Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.