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|Legend of Prince Valiant - The Complete 65 Episode Series|
Actors: Robby Benson, Tim Curry, Alan Oppenheimer, James Avery, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
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RESILIANT 1 | 08/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was amazing how quickly I received my copy. Not only that, for anyone who was dissapointed in how the previous dvds were stacked on top of another, this volume is packed the best way, with sleeves for each of the 5 double disks. So, anyone looking for this great classic to add to your collection and memories, this is the one for you. Definetelly worth the buy."
ONE STAR FOR ANIMATION -- THREE FOR STORY
Robin Simmons | Palm Springs area, CA United States | 06/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For the Prince Valiant enthusiast -- yes they exist -- here's a massive compilation on five two-sided discs assembled from the early 90's animated children's TV show.
The stories, with a strong moral center, are set in the world of King Arthur (who may have actually lived around the 5th century). The epic series is derived from historical legends and most certainly inspired by Hal Foster's 1937 comic strip. Comic artist Foster was known for his classic pen and ink line drawings that wonderfully evoked the Arthurian era. The strip's fans were equally mesmerized by Foster's skill as an artist as much as they were by the vivid and dramatic telling of the tales.
The animation here does not come close to Foster's amazingly rendered period detail of castles, clothes, landscape and weapons, but it does reflect the era in vivid colors and broad action. The voice work is surprisingly good. Robby Benson is fine as a young-sounding Valiant, but Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Samantha Eggar and Tim Curry are terrific in their roles -- and a welcome surprise.
Give this time, and one can easily become engrossed in the huge and interesting take on Valiant, Merlin, Arthur et al. Friends and foes may come and go, but Valiant lives on in the imagination -- maybe because after watching over 25 hours of this epic series, it's hard to get him out of your mind!"