Set in the ninth century, Lovespell is the story of Isolt (Kate Mulgrew), Druid priestess and daughter of an Irish king, and the spell she casts on two extraordinary men: Mark (Richard Burton) King of Cornwall and Tristan (Nicholas Clay), Mark's nephew and surrogate son. Captivated on a mission to Ireland by Isolt's spirit and beauty, Mark decides he must have her for his queen. Tristan delivers Mark's proposal but becomes equally infatuated with Isolt, who also falls in love with him. Isolt impetuously prepares and drinks with Tristan a Druid potion that will blind them "through life, past death and into the hands of God." Mark discovers the young lovers and flies into a jealous rage, but the potion's magic proves immutable, Tristan and Isolt struggle fiercely to regain each other and do...in death. Richard Burton is magnificent as teh love stricken King, torn apart by raging anger and unrequited love, betrated by his most trusted friend. The film is beautifully shot in brilliant tones which bring alive the greens of the Irish countryside and the magnificence of Medieval pagaentry.