Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|AMC Tarzan of the Apes Collection|
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Studio: Arts Alliance America Release Date: 10/17/2006 Run time: 367 minutes
R. sheetz | 12/11/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"this item is NOT in color! there is only one movie with Gordon Scott in it. The picture and sound quality are horrendous! I am truely disappointed. Looking forward to watching some good tarzan movies and finding the whole experience very disappointing. Im glad i didnt send this movie to my brother for a Christmas Gift."
Good value for 5 older Tarzan films
Patrick W. Crabtree | Lucasville, OH USA | 05/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As has been noted, some of these prints aren't the greatest, but I've obtained the same ones from multiple other sources and I can tell you that this is as good as it gets for these particular films. And someone else mentioned that they are NOT in color and that is exactly correct. These are all Black-and-White films.
The older COLOR Tarzan films of the '60s are NOT yet available either on VHS tape or DVD. I hope they become available soon -- they include:
Tarzan Goes to India, (Jock Mahoney, 1962)
Tarzan's Three Challenges, (Jock Mahoney, 1963)
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, (Mike Henry, 1966)
Tarzan and the Great River, (Mike Henry, 1967)
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy, (Mike Henry, 1968)
There was also the superb Tarzan TV series (NBC, '66-'68) starring Ron Ely and that is not yet available either.
At least three, (and probably all), of these Black-and-White films in this package are movies which are now in the public domain, meaning that anyone can copy and sell them -- that is why this "5-pack" is being sold so cheaply. There are four different Tarzans involved here, (on the actual film credits in "Tarzan and the Green Goddess," Herman Brix is listed as playing Tarzan... but he later changed his name to Bruce Bennett).
I enjoy all these old Tarzan films but, unlike the other reviewers, my expectations were not violated -- I knew exactly what I was buying in advance of receiving this package. The five films are on two separate DVDs, nicely packaged.
In any case, here's the list of the movies:
1. Tarzan the Fearless, (1933, Buster Crabbe)
2. The New Adventures of Tarzan, (1935, Bruce Bennett)
3. Tarzan and the Green Goddess, (1938, Bruce Bennett, aka Herman Brix)
4. Tarzan's Revenge, (1938, Glenn Morris)
5. Tarzan and the Trappers, (1958, Gordon Scott)
What can I say? If you're a fan of the older Tarzan movies, you'll probably love this set."
Old Tarzan Fan
Birger Lundsfryd | Denmark | 03/20/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I was a young man, I liked to see Tarzan in the movie. I think it was Less Barker, who played Tarzan. He was the right Tarzan for me. Unfortunately he is not on this DVD. But Gordon Scott, who followed, is on
one movie. He is ok. The other Tarzans on this DVD are before my time.
Unfortunately is this DVD in black and white and I misordered 2. I hope to
find some in colour from 1960-1970.Best regards from Birger Lundsfryd, Denmark."
What do you expect for ten bucks?
Marc Pollitt | California | 07/05/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Five films for ten dollars, and people are whining about the quality? Of course these films will be lower quality--they are being released NOT by the studios that own the original prints and/or negatives, but by AMC cable network, which has had to make do with whatever they have been able to lay their hands on...
These are Tarzan flicks, not high art. With the exception of the Herman Brix serial (New Adventures of Tarzan) and the feature film that was cobbled together from that same serial (Tarzan and the Green Goddess), these are all post-Weissmuller Tarzans (Edgar Rice Burroughs managed to hold on to some of the film rights to Tarzan as a character, and he was directly responsible for the Brix serial, made specifically to show Tarzan as he appeared in the novels rather than as the grunting savage played by Johnny Weissmuller).
Tarzan flicks, like Godzilla flicks, are cool just because they're silly. Without exception, these films were ALL much better back when we were seven years old; the movies didn't get worse, we just got older and started expecting more complex and more realistic movies.
It's unlikely that there will be a better quality repackaging of these titles in multi-film format anytime soon, and the movies that have hit the public domain will probably never be remastered in high definition from pristine prints. Therefore, if you like cheesy Tarzan films (and I do, but there's only so many I can watch at one sitting), you really can't beat the price. Just don't expect them to look good on a 60" HDTV screen."