Toon Talk: Robin Hood DVD
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In this âToon Talk' feature, I will briefly highlight a recommended film or DVD, outside of the Disney universe, of similar interest to the main subject.
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One of the true swashbuckling classics, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Warner) is the best in a long-line of cinematic retellings of the legend of the ace bowman. Errol Flynn is in fine form as the prince of thieves, with the radiant Olivia de Havilland as his lady love and the sneer-worthy Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains as the bad guys. You'll feel like a kid again here watching the Technicolor escapades of Robin and his Merry Men.
Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film won three Academy Awards, including one for its iconic score. A two-disc special edition DVD is available from Warner Home Video, as is a recent high definition disc. (Rated PG.)
- The new "Walt Disney Legacy Collectionâ? debuts with four 2-disc sets of the long-awaited complete collection of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures (December 5).
- Tod and Copper are reunited in the newest direct-to-video sequel The Fox and the Hound 2 (December 12).
- The next wave of "Walt Disney Treasuresâ? is upon us with more classic cartoons (The Complete Pluto: Volume 2 and More Silly Symphonies) and television favorites (Your Host, Walt Disney and The Hardy Boys) (December 19).
-- Kirby C. Holt
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Kirby is a lifelong Disney fan and film buff. He is also an avid list maker and chronic ellipsis user ...
Took Talk: Disney Film & Video Reviews by Kirby C. Holt is posted whenever there's something new to review.
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-- Posted November 29, 2006