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Alive

(1993)

Director(s)
Stars
Vincent Spano
Josh Hamilton
Bruce Ramsay
John Newton
David Kriegel
Kevin Breznahan
Sam Behrens
Illeana Douglas
Jack Noseworthy
Christian J. Meoli
Jake Carpenter
Michael DeLorenzo
Jos� Z��iga
Danny Nucci
David Cubitt
Gian DiDonna
John Cassini
Michael Woolson
Chad Willett
Richard Ian Cox
Gordon Currie
Ele Keats
Josh Lucas
Silvio Pollio
Nuno Antunes
Michael Tayles
Steven Shayler
Jason Gaffney
Jerry Wasserman
Michael Sicoly
Diana Barrington
Jan DArcy
Frank Pellegrino
Seth Arnett
Aurelio Dinunzio
Fiona Roeske
Tony Morelli
Pat Romano
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It's 35 years since Star Wars made it debut in the US, it opened in Manns Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles (and actually 31 other locations across America), and people queued around the block to see it.

The legacy of the original has been immense and still to this day the Star Wars series of 6 films is one of the highest grossing movie series of all time, behind only Harry Potter and James Bond.

1977 opening of Star Wars in LA

The franchise hit mass criticism and lost some of it's appeal after the 1999 release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace which was to explain the back story of the popular villain Darth Vader, but all it really did was anger fans because it was frankly quite naff.

The disappointment of the new trilogy of films angered fans more because a few years previously Lucas had messed with the loved original trilogy adding new special effects and scenes, fans preferred the original theatrical release, especially the changed Jaba The Hut scene and the now infamous Gredo shoots first scene.

Despite all this Star Wars is alive and well, and in truth us fans still love the series, the new films got better as the series went on and we all hope and prey for the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special to be released on Blu-ray some time.

It's like it was 1991 again and there is a new Robin Hood film in production, this time it wont star an American with a fake British accent, it'll star an Australian with a fake British accent.

That Aussie will be Russell Crowe, and today USA Today has the first image of the man in his "Hood" gear, check out the image below.

The BBC currently has a TV series of Robin Hood running on Saturday night, it's now in it's 3rd series, I;m not a fan of the show but this could be what has ignited the reason for this film. Now don't get me wrong the film is being directed by Ridley Scott who is one of the best British directors alive and I usually love his movies, but the image of Robin Hood in the BBC promos is how I imagine Robin Hood to be.

The publicity still of Robin Hood looks more like someone caught Russell Crowe out on a Sunday afternoon taking the dog for a walk and he thought he would take a bow and arrow in case he saw some deer to shoot.

I'm not quite sure what different angle this film can have on the legend but I can tell you that I was more excited about Kevin Costner's Prince of Thieves back in 1991 than I am this.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 5

Weeks on box office: 2

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
6 / N
£1,600,000
5 / 
£1,100,000
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £1,600,000 and the 2242th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 15

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