IVANHOE is another great TV-movie from the early '80s that would have been on a future TV on DVD Wish List. Happily, that's a post I won't need to write, as I just discovered IVANHOE came out on DVD on May 5, 2009.
This version of IVANHOE stars Anthony Andrews in the title role. Andrews was one of the stars of DANGER: UXB (1979), BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (1981), and a truly marvelous version of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1982), which also starred Jane Seymour and Ian McKellen.
IVANHOE costars two superb actors, James Mason and Sam Neill. The cast also includes Olivia Hussey, Michael Hordern, Lysette Anthony, Julian Glover, David Robb, and John Rhys-Davies.
It's exciting to discover that suddenly a number of fondly remembered TV-movies are making it to DVD. Hopefully this bodes well for even more good titles to show up soon.