Tarzan vol 1 and vol 2
Rebecca J. Minor | Decatur, AL USA | 10/19/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I ordered this set, there was no information except Gordon Scott so I ordered. There are several Tarzan sets, but be careful because they all seem to have the same movies.
If you just want good Tarzan movies, get the Johnny Weissmuller ones. I already had all the Weissmuller and Lex Barker Tarzans so ordered this because it said 5 movies and Gordon Scott. Actually, it is Tarzan vol 1 and Tarzan vol 2 in one package. I already had Tarzan vol 2 so now I have duplicates.
Tarzan of the Apes--Elmo Lincoln
Elmo was the first movie Tarzan and this is a silent movie so obviously old.
Tarzan and the Green Goddess--Bruce Bennett
A gentleman Tarzan in---Guatemala? Need I say more?
Tarzan and the Trappers--Gordon Scott
Not the best Gordon Scott but at least a sample if you don't have any of his movies.
Tarzan the Fearless--Buster Crabbe
Tarzan's Revenge--Glenn Morris
These 2 movies are not Johnny Weissmuller quality and very old but watchable. They do give you a different look if you collect.
The main reason I wrote this review is so you would know which movies are in the set. I know I don't like to order blindly. They are not expensive so worth it if you collect Tarzans. Otherwise, get Johnny Weissmuller.
If your not a collector - forget it!
J. F Kopeck | Parkville, Maryland United States | 08/27/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I am 55 years old all the "Offically Great" Tarzan movies were made before I was born. Yes I do own this set that I picked up for about 3 or 4 bucks at a discount joint just for the Elmo Lincoln 1918 "Tarzan of the Apes". The rest of these are nothing more then fill-ins of a number of off-beats that played the Big T over the years. In my youth Tarzan movies were always on TV, mostly on Sundays. In those days only one person was recognized as the real Tarzan...OK class lets say it togeather..."Johnny Weismuller." I have both the MGM and the RKO DVD sets. As many know Johnny played Tarzan from 1932 to 1948 (after that he busted on the scene as "Jungle Jim")...and yes he was the best. The MGM efforts are outstanding."Tarzan and his Mate" was and still is the finest Tarzan movie ever made and well worth seeing, many parts of the movie were shot on location in Africa and taken from another MGM classic "Trader Horn". In 1939 I could never understand how a movie like "Gone with the Wind" could win the years' Academy Award over a movie like "Tarzan Finds A Son" one of the real Weismuller classics. Talking about classics "Tarzan's New York Adventure" broke the box offices but also ended the years of MGM doing any more Tarzan movies as WWII was about to break out and Maureen O'Sullivin (The only real Jane)went back to England to be with her husband before he entered the was against Hitler!
If you want the best Tarzan movies then the MGM set is what you should get, not this sorry set. Some trivia... how many knew that it was Johnny Eck the half boy from the movie "Freaks" who had no legs and therefore walked on his hands that played the prehistoric freaky bird seen walking in the jungle in the Weismuller classic "Tarzan Escapes."
"Enjoy" Joe Kopeck"