- 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
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,563 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Robin Hood  [DVD]
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Print quality not bad. A must for students of the cinema, this was one of the landmark silent films.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love silent films from the golden days of Hollywood, and have always been a fan of Douglas Fairbanks (the father), my favourite is the Mark of Zorro, but this is a close second. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Derek V Myring
Well directed and impressively produced, but Douglas Fairbanks' performance has not aged well in the latter part of the film despite his remarkable agility. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2014 by Prof Michael P Hoey
it's lovely, an old fashioned but still fascinating film.
the scenarios are fantastic, and the actors so remarkable!
Like it so much :-)
A black and white silent movie with that jerky slow frame speed and regular caption pages to explain the action. That in itself should of course be expected for a movie from 1922. Read morePublished on 20 April 2013 by Random Tandem
Douglas Fairbanks and Enid Bennett shine in this tale of chivalry, daring-do and deception. The balletic music that accompanies this silent film is magnificent.Published on 9 Nov. 2010 by Merry Man