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The Adventures of Robin Hood PG

Excitement... Danger... Suspense... as this classic adventure story sweeps across the screen!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 5, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1938
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer
    • Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1938:
    • Vintage newsreel
    • Musical short Freddie Rich and His Orchestra
    • Classic cartoon Katnip Kollege
    • Trailers of this plus 1938's Angels With Dirty Faces
    • Errol Flynn trailer gallery
    • Music-only audio track showcasing Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Oscar-winning score
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1938 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1938 - Best Interior Decoration (b&w)
Academy Awards 1938 - Best Original Score: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh100%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 46

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 33,877
Rating: 4/4 -- Nearly every aspect of the Robin Hood myth we know today is embodied in this exciting, socially aware adventure. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 16, 2011
[A] Technicolor swashbuckler.
Sight and Sound
Apr 1, 2004
One of the few great adventure movies that you can pretend you are treating the kids to when you are really treating yourself. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: A -- Sumptuous and highly energetic, The Adventures of Robin Hood is grand with a capital 'G' on every level. Full Review
Dallas Morning News
Aug 21, 2003
It is cinematic pageantry at its best, a highly imaginative telling of folklore in all the hues of Technicolor. Full Review
Variety
Jun 10, 2008
...A treat for the eye and ear....An action-packed romantic take on the old legend...
Los Angeles Times
Oct 6, 2003
If prankish Fairbanks was a man's Robin Hood, handsome, romantic Flynn performs for everybody else. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Apr 24, 2009

Product Description:

In Michael Curtiz's swashbuckling spectacle about the infamous outlaw and his band of merry men who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor," Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland).

Flynn joyously embraces the role widely considered the best of his bountiful array of swashbuckling legends. Delivering his lines and performing dashing acrobatics (he did most of his own stunts) with breezy élan, he darts across the intricate sets of THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD as if there are rocket boosters secreted in his tights. It was one of the earliest films to use three-color Technicolor and, at the time, the most expensive film Warner Bros. had produced. Erich Wolfgang Korngold's outstanding score won an Oscar, as did the art direction and the editing.

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Production Notes:

  • THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1995.
  • One of the earliest films to use three-color Technicolor and, at the time, the most expensive film Warner Bros. had produced ($2 million).
  • William Keighley started directing the film, but Curtiz finished the filming. According to Variety, Curtiz took the helm because Keighley became ill but, according to Halliwell, Curtiz became director because "it was felt that the action lacked impact."
  • The film is based on, according to the credits, "ancient Robin Hood legends."

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,018
  • UPC: 883929153473
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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