ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

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SKU: 012569792074

UPC 00012569792074
Release Date 2006-09-26
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 102
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis 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.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....A treat for the eye and ear....An action-packed romantic take on the old legend......Visually, screen reds were never redder nor greens greener, and this was the screen adventure for the era...[T]he dialogue is delectable Hollywood fustian at is best; the period Technicolor glows like a jewel...[O]ut of all the embodiments of derring-do played by Flynn, his nobelman-turned-defender-of-the-poor-and-oppressed is the most purely joyous.[A] Technicolor swashbuckler.
Cast Michael Curtiz (Director)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Composer)
William Keighley (Director)
Norman Reilly Raine (Screenwriter)
Claude Rains (Star)
Errol Flynn (Star)
Seton I. Miller (Screenwriter)
Olivia de Havilland (Star)
Basil Rathbone (Star)
Walter Scott (Source Writer)
Tony Gaudio (Director of Photography)
Sol Polito (Director of Photography)
Perc Westmore (Makeup)
Carl Jules Weyl (Production Designer)
Henry Blanke (Producer)
Patric Knowles (Star)
Ralph Dawson (Editor)
Milo Anderson (Costume Designer)
Una O'Connor (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles HD-DVD Features: Elite Red HD Case Widescreen - 1.37 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound Plus 1.0 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English SDH, English, French, Latin Spanish - Optional Closed Captioned - English - Optional Additional Release Material: Commentaries - 1. Rudy Behlmer - Film Historian Featurettes - 1. Leonard Maltin Hosts 'Warner Night at the Movies 1938' Featuring Vintage Newsreel, Musical Short 'Freddie Rich and His Orchestra,' Classic Cartoon 'Katnip Kollege' and 'Angels with Dirty Faces' Theatrical Trailer 2. Welcome to Sherwood: The Story of THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD 3. Glorious Technicolor - Celebrating this Revered Color Filmmaking Process 4. Outtakes 5. Robin Hood Through the Ages - Excerpts from the 1912 First Screen Adaptation, Douglas Fairbanks' Rousing 1922 Silent and This 1938 Version - Dubbed in German 6. A Journey to Sherwood Forest - Basil Rathbone and Erich Wolfgang Korngold Home Movies Shot During Production 7. 2 Classic Cartoons - Rabbit Hood and Robin Hood Daffy 8. 2 Vintage Short Subjects - Cavalcade of Archery and The Cruise of the Zaca 9. Breakdowns of 1938: Studio Blooper Reel 10. 3 Audio-Only Bonuses a. Music-Only Audio Track Showcasing the Film's Oscar-Winning Score b. The Robin Hood Radio Show c. Erich Wolfgang Korngold Piano Sessions Text and Photo Galleries: Splitting the Arrow: Historical Art, Costume Design, Scene Concept Drawings, Cast & Crew, Publicity & Poster Galleries
Language English
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Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Closed Captioned,Color,English Soundtrack,English Subtitles,Other HD-DVD,Standard Screen
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