LIONHEART is one of the last films from the late Franklin Schaffner, a director whose enviable track record (PAPILLON; PLANET OF THE APES) lacked a solid success since 1978's THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. Unfortunately, this film received a shamefully brief theatrical release through Orion
Pictures in 1987, then languished until it made a quiet home-video debut in 1990. A return to the epic filmmaking for which Schaffner is best known, LIONHEART is set in a 12th-century France that is ravaged by plague, poverty, and petty territorial wars. Eric Stoltz plays Robert Nerra, a young
nobleman who, rather than following King Richard the Lionhearted on his latest Crusade, suits u...