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Adventures of Robin Hood: Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Richard Greene , Victor Woolf    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge, Alan Wheatley
  • Writers: Adrian Scott, Robert Lees
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Mill Creek Ent
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 3480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002DH20YM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,439 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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MILL CREEK 07058 THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD: THE COMPLETE SERIES


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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robin Hood - Complete Series 10 April 2010
Format:DVD
Going back some fifty years since last seeing it, the series is both enjoyable and revealing. All the episodes were recorded between 1955 and 1960. Well known names from British film and TV make appearances, for example Thora Hird and Leslie Phillips, Nicholas Parsons, plus Paul Eddington (Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister) and Alfie Bass. Many actors appear weekly in different roles. This is quite amusing, and it must have been fun for the actors themselves. The regulars are Robin, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Little John and Friar Tuck.

The episodes resemble mini feature films rather than a TV series. Some of the actors are obviously from the old Shakespearian school. The stories are well written, well presented and acted. The sets are convincing and evoke the period well. There are occasional instances of anachronism, where a nineteenth century farm cart may appear next to a medieval one, but it all adds to the charm, and given the limits of budget, one is always totally convinced that one has entered the middle ages and the world of Robin Hood.

The picture quality is very acceptable and does not interfere with successful viewing.

The episodes in this set were presented for the American TV market. Occasionally, one is treated to the name of the sponsor of the show, for example, Wildroot Cream - Oil, either at the start or end but not during the show. One is still treated to the familiar opening music of the show, with Richard Greene aiming his longbow and firing an arrow at a tree. The familiar Robin Hood song features at the end. Some of the episodes have the credits from a different episode at the end, so checking which actor is which can be difficult.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good value 18 Jun 2010
Format:DVD
The Robin Hood box set arrived from the U.S in 12 days, which was quicker than I was expecting. The product was sealed & no damage was sustained en route.

Considering this TV series is over 50 years old, the episodes stand the test of time very well & are exciting & entertaining to watch. It's also fun looking out for a host of well-known actors in what must have been very early roles for them. In Series Three, for example, Paul Eddington seems to turn up in nearly every episode, playing a different character every time!

A word of advice for those buying this box set, who haven't seen the series before: the prints used for Series One are very poor quality and not really good enough to release on DVD. Series Two to Four are much more consistent and better in quality, some incredibly good for their age. It might be an idea to start watching from Series Two to the end of the collection and watch Series One last. By then you'll have enjoyed the show so much that you'll forgive the poor visual quality of Series One!

Apart from this aspect, this collection represents such good value for money that you shouldn't let that stop you from buying this release. Overall, a very enjoyable series, even though I'm too young to remember it from the original broadcast!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still as good as it ever was 28 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
Let me get this point out of the way immediately. Some reviewers mention the variable quality of the film image on this series and conclude that since the show is 50+ years old that is to be expected. These shows were shot on rich, beautiful 35mm black and white negative film, and I assure you that if this dvd had been mastered from the 35mm ORIGINALS the quality would have knocked your socks off. They would have glistened and gleamed and had razor sharp focus and sound. This dvd set was mastered from copies of copies and much of the image quality was lost. Perhaps one day, if this series once again captures the imagination of viewers some enterprising dvd producer will go to the vaults where the originals are being stored and use them for a new transfer. We can but hope...or dream.

Now, the series itself. It hasn't aged a bit. Frankly, I was not expecting to enjoy it as a mature man, having last seen it when I was nine years old or so. But enjoy it I did, and marvel at it as well. It is excellent in almost every way and if, occasionally, some medieval myth-making is seen here and there I can forgive it in the face of some extraordinary sets, fine photography and music, good writing and always professional acting by good casts.

Richard Greene was born to play this role and he did it so very well. Some reviewers have taken issue with his performance but I couldn't disagree more. Like Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Richard Greene WAS Robin Hood, so thoroughly did he convince as the titular character.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first TV Robin Hood and maybe the best! 2 Feb 2010
Format:DVD
I couldn't believe that I could get decent copies of this series for less than 20, and I nearly didn't buy it. However although the series is recorded in Extended Play, the 143 episodes are of good quality, and therefore represent exceptional value.

Furthermore this is a thoroughly delightful series full of charm and warmth. Indeed the archive nature of the episodes make them seem as old as the legend of robin hood itself.

For an enjoyable glimpse into what seemed a gentler, kinder and more tolerant time in the 1950s when it was made, this series is hard to beat.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Brillant Xmas press takes long to watch as it took like four days but well worth it good choice x
Published 14 days ago by paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventures of Robin Hood
I must begin by saying that for me, Errol Flynn holds the crown as the all time great definative Robin Hood, which as a major Hollywood film release went under the same name as... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael Sommer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
Being of a certain age I grew up with this series and had forgotten just how good it was.

Great daring doos against the Sherriff of Nottingham by Robin and the gang in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Filmcrazy
4.0 out of 5 stars Robin Hood
I watched this as a child and still enjoy it now after all these years. I only wish that it had been shot in colour as its not that old and many other shows of this age have been... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michelle Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel back in time
Hilarious in placed Nottingham to Retford "via the fens" If only Robin had sat nav.
Good clean viewing of a bygone era of tv.
Published 5 months ago by D. J. Millington
5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining
nothing like black an white programmes really entertaining good fun to watch...should be more shows like this on telly great for all the family
Published 8 months ago by Ga Noble
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Robin Hood must have collection.
Adventures of Robin Hood: Complete Series DVD Region 1 [US Import] NTSC

When I was a child in the 1950's this was my favourite television programme and I can remember... Read more
Published 11 months ago by BlackBrigand
5.0 out of 5 stars The DVDs have 'Region ALL' printed on them
Don't think twice about buying these if you have a yen to revist your childhood or see them for the first time. Read more
Published 13 months ago by spectrus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff
The 1 Star review should be Ignored. I have also received the bargain 143 episodes for 10.00 and its great. The person who gave it 1 star was being too critical. Read more
Published 14 months ago by The Pike Ferret
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth The Investment
A few techie things to start with.
The copy I received was region free, not region 1, even though it is a USA import. No danger of locking your DVD player to region 1. Read more
Published 16 months ago by NeddySeagoon
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