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Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (aka Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn) [Complete collection] [IMPORT]

Sammy Snyders , Ian Tracey    Universal, particularly children   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
Price: 7.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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  • Actors: Sammy Snyders, Ian Tracey, Brigitte Horney
  • Producers: Mark Twain
  • Format: Import, PAL, Full Screen
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: UC
  • Run Time: 612 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0045DKZE4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,079 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Import from The Netherlands with English soundtrack
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are real boys verhalen.Tom Sawyer lives on the Mississippi River with his brother Sid and Aunt Polly. There he experiences great adventures with his friend Huckleberry Finn. The stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn also called, are based on the books by Mark Twain. This 26-part television series produced in 1979 under the title "Huckleberry Finn and his friends' and was aired in the eighties in various countries. The series is funny, charming and has a nostalgic character. Made for young and old.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lose yourself in ''the good ole days'' 20 Jun 2007
This is the DVD that I've been waiting for ever since DVD was invented. I grew up with this series in the 1980's and early 1990's, and to watch it again is just a delight. What we have here is 4 DVD's containing each of the 26 episodes in full, complete with Ian Tracey's commentary of what will happen in the next episode, as well as what happened in the previous, just as it was aired. Of course, each has been digitally remastered for DVD, making it an even more enjoyable experience. As a bonus, you have a 30 minute episode ''The making of...'' featuring interviews with four original cast members as well as the producer, which are fascinating.

This compilation has been well worth the wait, does justice to this cult series, and I'd recommend any fans to buy it without hesitation.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic adaptation, well presented. 1 Jun 2007
It has been a long time coming, but the DVD is well worth the money and the wait. Complete with extras, like the Making of...., which includes interviews with the producer and cast members, the overall package has been thoughtfully and carefully put together. The accompanying booklet gives an episode guide with pictures, and is a good addition to the product. The production has always been a classic, and thankfully the DVD produced does it justice. Buy it,you wont be disappointed!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the wait 31 May 2007
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I've waited a long time to see this on DVD, but it's been worth the wait: beautifully produced, with a 12 page photo-booklet, and a "making of" featurette. Wonderful to be able to watch it again!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars . . "IT WAS INJUN JOE . . .!!!" 24 May 2010
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Along with thousands of other youngsters at the time this was 'essential' viewing in the summer holidays, squeezed between the Pink Panther & Why Don't You it made those summer mornings glorious.
Brilliantly cast, well written, some great drama especially involving Injun Joe, Huck's Pa, and the emotional return of the boys after they are presumed dead. I watch this every summer and it still makes me cry from the opening song to Aunt Polly's overdubbed dialogue. I can't heap enough praise upon this series, makes you wish for those care-free days again when all you had to worry about was whether to go down the beck or play on your grifter with your mates.
Bully stuff.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
This is the classic Canadian / German television series we all watched and loved during the 80's and early 1990's. Sadly this excellent series hasnt been shown here in the UK for many years, but thanks to Fabulous Films we will soon be able to own the official release of the full series.

Ian Tracey and Sammy Snyders star in this excellent tv series with 26 x 25min episodes covering the material in 'The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer' and 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' books by Mark Twain.

I loved watching this series when I was a child and none of the movie versions come close to this classic childrens television series. Ian Tracey played a great role as Huckleberry Finn.

The series theme tune was also very memorable as were the opening titles featuring the paddle steamer travelling along the Mississippi river to the lyrics 'time looking back on the days that were slower, when living was easy and neighbours were friends...'

I cannot recommend this television series enough. buy it now and go on an amazing adventure with Tom and Huck.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A television series 25 years in the waiting 11 Oct 2007
Only Heaven knows how long I have been waiting (for about a quarter of a century) to have the chance to watch this television series once more, and now, with the blessings of Fabulous Films, my time of waiting is almost over lol. I am a Canadian and I can remember when I watched it on CBC network, and then afterwards, it ran for a while on a pay television network. I have managed to tape them all once back in the early 1980s, but accidentally taped over it a little bit later. Now, some 25 years later, I find out that there is a DVD release of that magic television mini-series. I did not care about the fact that the dvd is a region 2, on the next day I went to an electronic store and got myself a PAL compatible dvd player and PAL compatible television set. That is how badly I needed to see it again once more. I just find it a little bit odd that the Canadian CBC network (whom that program was produced by) did not manage to have a dvd release in Canada. But thanks to Fabulous Films, I will be able to reminisce childhood television memories, rafting down the Mississippi River, looking back more on days that were slower, when living was easy and neighbors were friends...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as you remember 24 May 2011
The start of the theme tune says it all: "Try looking back more on days that was slower..." I guarantee you'll love it.

What always pops up in conversation about TV shows you used to love as a kid? This! And who watched this as a child and hasn't wanted to see this again as an adult? No one!

I'm glad to say that now I have, and it's pretty much as I remembered it too! The grave robbers, Aunt Polly's horrid spring tonic, and of course, Huck Finn himself!

This was a trip down memory lane that I thoroughly enjoyed and the more I watched, the more the memories came flooding back.

I was surprised at just how much I remembered (even though I'd forgotten it all!) and as soon as my mind was prompted by the stories on screen, I remembered the scenes and how terrified I was by the people in them - like 'Injun Joe' and Huk's 'mean old pa'!

The box set itself is well put together (although the case is a bit of a let down - just a big cheap plastic case - I'd have liked it presented in a descent boxset at this price) but once you open the VHS-esque casing things improve.

There's a large number of DVD discs (26 episodes, a stills gallery, a 'behind the scenes' stills gallery and a brand new 30 minute 'making of' documentary spanning 4 discs) and a little booklet that compliments your viewing with a list of episodes and summery of each one's stroyline.

They haven't been remastered, looking as dull and grainy as they did originally - but it suits the series perfectly and I wouldn't want to see it again any other way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and mastered
Given that the original program was shot on 16mm the issuer of this DVD has done an amazing job of issuing this on DVD. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. I. D. Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic!
Wonderful to watch this again after many years, great quality and great documentary on the discs too, good seeing the actors now.
Published 3 months ago by David Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb series...ESSENTIAL for fans of kids tv in the 80s
One of the finest TV series for kids from the 1980s, this German/Canadian co-production is so watchable and with each episode at 24 mins each its not a chore to watch an episode... Read more
Published 6 months ago by P. D. gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant
Used to watch this as a kid and loved it,so bought the DVDs and tried it again and it still holds up today as a brilliant little series
Published 7 months ago by richard lambeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Watched this during the early eighties and enjoyed it immensely. Bought it on a whim and sat and watched it with my 7 year old daughter who loved it too. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Steven Dyer
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it
not the best dvd quality top sound top very good dvd extras good cover very good dvd case no damaged dvd cases
Published 8 months ago by paul block
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy memories from the 80's :)
This DVD set is great for anyone who remembers this series from the 70's / 80's. I bought it for my brother who thoroughly enjoyed it again with his daughter, now me and my son... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Joanne Braniff
3.0 out of 5 stars Great series but disappointing picture quality on this dvd.
This is a great children's series from the late 1970's. The production standards are very good and it is very entertaining with lots of suspense to keep younger children on the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by emf
5.0 out of 5 stars Twain's own story at last
This production sets out to do something unprecedented with the texts of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, something so radical it makes one's head spin. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Dr. John Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best Tom and Huck ever?
I missed this series first time round on the BBC in the 80s - when only the first half of it was shown, incidentally. Read more
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