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Robin of Sherwood - Season 1
Robin of Sherwood - Season 1
Actors: Michael Praed, Anthony Valentine
Director: Alex Kirby
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2007     11hr 16min

The centuries-old legend of Robin Hood was never more vividly brought to life than in this acclaimed British series. Combining real history with elements of magic and mysticism, and set against a backdrop of gritty medieva...  more »

     
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Actors: Michael Praed, Anthony Valentine
Director: Alex Kirby
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Drama, Classic TV
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/13/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1983
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 11hr 16min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Finally! A classic series comes to DVD
The Hegemon | Springfield, MO | 12/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been waiting years for this series to be available on Region 1 DVD. The series is a re-telling of the adventures of Robin Hood. A mystical slant has been incorporated into many of the plots but is really not a main focal point except for a couple of the episodes. The cast is outstanding and their interaction is the drawing card of the series. Robin in the Hood is played by Michael Praed (Robin of Loxley) for eleven episodes. When he left the series, he was replaced by Jason Connery (Robert of Huntington) for the remaining thirteen episodes. The transition from one Robin to the next was done gracefully and with dignity. Judi Trott is a joy as Marian and does an amazing job in expressing her devastation at the loss of the first Robin and her slow, reluctant but ultimately growing love of the second Robin. What really sets this series apart from many others, for me, is the comaraderie between the characters: Loutish, kind-hearted Little John; surly, quick to anger but willing to do anything to protect the weak Will Scarlet; humorous, voice of reason Friar Tuck; rarely speaking, deadly assassin Nasir; simple, gullible Much. If you are a fan of television series that make you wish that you were part of the gang (ex. Firefly, The Paper Chase) then this is a series for you."
At long last
I. Stewart | 01/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The DVD release of this series for U.S. viewing is a dream come true. This is, by far, the best conceptualization of the Robin Hood mythos to date. The writing, directing, casting, acting, and cinematography, not to mention the musical score by the Irish group, Clannad, is excellent. The entire cast is totally believable, and the powerful, omni-present, yet often understated, pagan aspect of Hern, the patron god of Sherwood forest, adds a much needed spiritual dimension to the rob from the rich, give to the poor stereotype."
The "Thinking Person's" Robin Hood
Ninjavixen | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love a good Robin Hood story as much as the next person. In fact, I like many of the various KINDS of Robin Hood stories. There is as much pleasure to be taken from watching Kevin Costner stealing from the poor ( blissfully unaware that while he does so, Alan Rickman is stealing the movie from him) as there is to be found in the new PSP Crew that currently inhabits Sherwood on the BBC. However ROBIN OF SHERWOOD is for those who like to engage their cerebral organ as well as the visceral ones while watching a program. This version is well cast, providing the required eye candy for both sexes, sumptuous in setting, and provides the basis in woodland myth that allowed the Robin Hood character to be developed and to become a part of storyland history ( interestingly enough, the new ROBIN HOOD on BBC also takes a chance on this, hoping to hook younger viewers with the cast and then seduce them into thinking about a man's motivation to do good by exploring Robin's thoughts and feelings about serving with Richard in the Crusade to"retake" the Holy Land). For any reader willing to take a chance on a Robin story that is more than just a good adventure yarn, this is the series for you."
Finally a wide release
Lavode | Sacramento, CA USA | 03/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those not able to get the "Robin of Sherwood Complete Series" Region 1 box set put out a few years ago, this release is a long time coming. It appears that all the special features in the box set are reproduced here, so there is nothing new that early adopters are missing. For those who are not yet aware, this is perhaps the best Robin Hood television show ever produced, and it has tremendous staying power. Both Robin the commoner and Robin the nobleman are woven into this series, which makes it unique.

True, Michael Praed (later replaced by blonde pansy Jason Connery) and his crew are pretty darn clean for living out in the woods, but it just wouldn't be as much fun to watch a bunch of scruffy, dirty ruffians. Also worthy of note are the guest appearances by Richard "Riff Raff" O'Brien. So throw your verisimilitude out the window and sit down to some quality yarn spinning!"