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HENRY V (1989)

HENRY V <span>(1989)</span> artwork

HENRY V (1989)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 132

Release dates 27/05/2016, 11/05/2015, 01/02/2001, 01/06/1992, 18/06/1990

Ratings Info moderate violence, injury detail

Genre(s) War, Drama

Director(s) Kenneth Branagh

Cast includes Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed, Richard Briers, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Richard Easton, Ian Holm, Geoffrey Hutchings, Derek Jacobi, Charles Kay, Alec McCowen, Geraldine McEwan, Michael Maloney, Paul Scofield, John Sessions, Robert Stephens, Emma Thompson, Daniel Webb, Michael Williams

Summary HENRY V is a 1989 adaptation of Shakespeare's history play, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/05/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HENRY V is a 1989 adaptation of Shakespeare's history play, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.


A scene depicting the Battle of Agincourt features sustained, moderate violence with combatants being struck by swords, spears and lances, and engaging in hand-to-hand fighting during which a man's neck is broken. The chaotic action does not dwell on the details of the violence, or the bloody injury sustained by the combatants, in a scene intended to show the horrors of war. There are also images of blood and injury in the aftermath of the battle. In another scene, a man is executed by hanging with sight of him struggling before he dies.

There is also mild bad language which includes uses of 'damn'd' and 'bastard', and a reference to 'the whore of Babylon'. There are also mild sex references.


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Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd. - Video,Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Ltd,Park Circus Limited,Icon Home Entertainment,Curzon Film Dists Ltd,Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video
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