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Nostalgia, neuralgia, appleplexy
on 25 April 2014
Having bought and watched the entire Robin Hood collection, mainly to watch The Sheriff of Nottingham become more and more camp with each episode,
it was time to invest in this fine piece of hokum.
As with everything by this studio (in fact everything of this era by ANY studio) the theme music is an absolute embarrassment, necessitating judicious volume muting after the first couple of exposures but, just as - and compared with - the Robin Hood series, this is an absolute delight.
The title sequence is essentially Robin Hood all over again, as are many of the sets, I believe. Marvelous fun.
The stories are a little better-conceived, the action is more believably violent and the Austrians come over as complete bastards. There's very little shades of grey here so everyone's free to hate the slimy bloke and his cartoon-zombie henchmen who hasn't, unfortunately got the slightly redeeming flair of the good Sheriff..
If you are of that age and enjoy things that aren't constant streams of explosions, special effects and product placements, watch it with a couple of idiot mates or a teenage daughter and you'll have a great time.
Booh!! Hiss! He's behind you...!