This is a really good value for money set from Warner Brothers. It gives us six of Errol Flynn's best films (people will argue over the choices of film selected for inclusion, and which of Flynn's are his best, but I think the selections made are pretty good) in one easy package.
The six films are Captain Blood, Dodge City, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Sea Hawk, They Died With Their Boots On and finally Dive Bomber. Between them they run the gamut of the genres Flynn worked in - swashbuckler, romantic, westerns and war films, and shows off his range of talents. He buckles on his swash and romances his way across our screens for over eleven hours of action packed derring-do and adventures. It's entertainment of the highest order!
Each film is presented in a nicely restored print with a decent soundtrack. I do not know too much about the other films, but Captain Blood is definitely the longer 114 minute version rather than the shorter film more usually seen. Each disc is loaded with extras, including newsreels, cartoon shorts and makings of for each film. As with other WB releases of films from the period it is unclear what some of the extras actually have to do with the film. But if you're like me and get DVDs for the films and are not too worried about the fripperies then this is the ideal way to get hold of these films. Each film by itself would cost as much as this entire set, and the quality of the release in terms of remastering and picture quality is really top notch.
There are two normal DVD cases, each with three discs. The whole lot is collected into a sturdy card slip case, and looks quite elegant on the shelf.
It might be a bargain basement price, but it is a top quality release. Buy it, and allow yourself to be transported to a world where men were men, who had thrilling adventuresand always got the girl whilst dispatching the villains to satisfyingly sticky ends.