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Robin Hood [1922] [DVD]

3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey, William Lowery
  • Directors: Allan Dwan
  • Writers: Allan Dwan, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Knoblock, Kenneth Davenport, Lotta Woods
  • Producers: Douglas Fairbanks
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Starlite
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jun. 2003
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009QNX6
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Douglas Fairbanks stars as the benevolent outlaw in the first filmed version of the classic tale, with Enid Bennett as Maid Marian.

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By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 20 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood may have been a sensation in 1922, but time has not been kind to either the film or Fairbanks' brand of dementedly over-emphatic ham. It's a lavish production with hundreds of extras and massive sets (the staircase, like Alan Hale's Little John, making a reappearance for Errol Flynn's superior 1938 version), but it only works in fits and starts. It's the first half of the film that fares best, focussing on knightly romance in the prelude to Wallace Beery's manically laughing King Richard departing for the Crusades, with some surprisingly effective scenes of wooing and parting. But once Robin and his absurdly mincing men start prancing through Sherwood like a bunch of prima ballerinas on coke, it becomes increasingly laughable and as camp as a very long row of tents to such a degree that even evil Prince John's surprisingly graphic reign of terror can't compensate. Nor is there much in the way of impressive stunt work, leaving a film which never really knows how to make the most of its incredible production values beyond the odd effective scene here and there (according to director Allan Dwan, Fairbanks was never fully convinced about making the film, and it shows). Still, it does have an inspired moment when the Merry Men use a pair of noblemen on ropes for a giant game of conkers that's bonkers enough to forgive at least some of the film's shortcomings.

It's not helped by some of the public domain DVD copies out there, but Kino's 2004 special edition Region 1 NTSC DVD offers a good transfer with some interesting outtakes and a Will Rogers parody from Big Moments from Little Pictures.
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The set pieces for this film were enormous, so large that even Douglas Fairbanks apparently felt inadequate when shown them and was only convinced when Allan Dwan, the director, showed him the scope for stunts. I'm sure that the impact must have been enormous at the time of release, Fairbanks being a popular draw. As silent films of the period go it's an excellent example of Hollywood hokum. Acting styles are dated, but that comes with the territory. The organ accompaniement isn't very impressive, it deserves a big orchestra, but I suppose the budget for this DVD was limited, unlike the original film.
Print quality not bad. A must for students of the cinema, this was one of the landmark silent films.
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This film had a budget of $1 million dollars which was hugh at the time, its clear from watching the film that most of this must have gone on the bigger then life sets, the hugh castle was one of the biggets sets in cinema history.
The film is quite good although Douglas Fairbanks does not really take on the role of Robin Hood until about half way through the film, he plays the Earl of Huntingdon before that.
The print on this DVD is quite good considering the films age and the score is quite good.
I would really like to recommend this DVD to any one who likes silent films.
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I have been an avid collector of anything 'Robin Hood' since childhood and remember seeing this movie as a lad in the 1950s. I was spending a break from school with a chum whose father had a small private cinema in the attics and we spent a wet spring holiday watching all sorts of 8mm and 16 mm films. Despite being black and white and a silent movie without the benefit of an added musical sound track the film stuck in my mind but it was many years later that I managed to obtain a copy for myself. I was never able to upgrade the 8mm film to VHS but this new DVD is a good transfer and good watching.

Either you like or hate silent movies but this is one of the best; the film had Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery two of the top stars in 1922, a massive budget of 1m dollars and the largest sets ever used on any film before or after.

A valuable addition to any film collection. I have two copies, a Region 1 and a Region 2 version which I bought in Germany and is perhaps the slightly better transfer.
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There have been many screen versions of the Robin Hood legend on the silver screen over the years, from the rollicking derring-do of Errol Flynn's portrayal through to the touching romance of Sean Connery. But having finally seen this little gem I would be willing to champion it as one of the best.

The film splits into two halves, in the first we follow King Richard the Lionheart and his loyal knight Robert of Huntingdon as they go off to the Crusades, leaving Richard's dastardly brother John in charge of England and able to pillage the land for his own evil ends. Huntingdon is summoned back to England, and upon his return to England he assumes the name of Robin Hood as he starts to rid the land of tyranny. The film really gets going in the second half after he has taken the persona of Robin Hood and starts kicking John's rear all over England. It builds towards a thrilling climax, where it seems almost impossible that the heroes will survive the day.

The two sections are both equally great, but for different reasons. In the first half there is the burgeoning romance between Robin and Marion, beautifully illustrated on the screen. It is quite touching and never cloying or overdone. I was also impressed with the character development and exposition as we see John's evil and Robin's devotion to his friend Richard explored. Then in the second half the action takes off and we are taken on a rollercoaster of a ride, where Douglas Fairbanks gets to fight everyone and show off his athletic ability on any scenery that comes to hand.

The sets are particularly impressive, the castle set was one of the biggest ever built. They give the film an epic feel.
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