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HTF REVIEW: The Tarzan Collection (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).



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#1 of 49 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted June 03 2004 - 10:24 AM


My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#2 of 49 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted June 03 2004 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for the great review Herb. I jumped on B&N's Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal and purchased this along with the Cary Grant and Marx Brothers sets. Until this week the only Tarzan film I had seen was the one with Bo Derek so I'm looking forward to this set. I bought a budget release from Best Buy, which featured the 1918 version as well as four other titles. While silly the 1918 was still good for a few things.

Hopefully the rest of the Tarzan films will make it to DVD because when I start a series I want to see each of the films. Posted Image

#3 of 49 OFFLINE   Harry W

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Posted June 03 2004 - 12:25 PM

A few of these are on Turner Classic tonight starting at 8 pm.
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Posted June 03 2004 - 01:36 PM

Thank you Herb.

I got a notice that my e-tailer shipped this today (I didn't find a street breaker like Micheal did Posted Image ) and now I'm doubly anxious to watch these.

I also watched these with my Dad on "lazy weekend afternoons" and saw them several years ago when the old AMC did their Tarzan festival. They have enormous nostalgic appeal to me and I'm glad they're getting the respect they deserve on DVD.

I know it's only June 3, but should we go ahead and give the "Studio of the Year" award to Warners? I don't know how they did it, but they've already surpassed 2003!

I'll give them another award in 2005 if they release Tarzan Box Set #2 with the Weismuller/Brenda Joyce films (hint hint).

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#5 of 49 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted June 03 2004 - 02:08 PM



Sadly I've got to wait until Tuesday to pick up Tarzan. Posted Image

#6 of 49 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted June 03 2004 - 03:36 PM



Sad indeed. Herb's write-up left me wanting this set NOW!
(Kudos to B&N for applying the deal on an unreleased title by the way).

As a side note, it's too bad they couldn't include "guest commentary" on "Tarzan's NY Adventure" from one of the few surviving cast members: Cheetah. Posted Image That's right, the chimp that played Cheetah is still alive in his 70s. There was an AP story about him about a year ago.

In all seriousness, "NY Adventure" is, in my opinion, not only the most fun Tarzan movie to watch, but also one of my favorite series films period.

At under $40 online this set is a steal.

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#7 of 49 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted June 03 2004 - 07:47 PM

Good review. I'm looking forward to watching these DVDs. I'm disappointed that the films are not in chronological order. Why would WB break them up this way????? I'm also not happy about having them in a terrible digipak!!!!
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Posted June 03 2004 - 08:39 PM

I am also waiting for mine to arrive on tuesday great review
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#9 of 49 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted June 04 2004 - 03:25 AM



Given the significantly longer running times of the first two Tarzans, it is likely WB had to configure them this way to make everything fit on a dual-layer disc without having to compromise bit rate.

Ultimately it means that if one wants to watch two movies chronologically, they have to change discs. What's the problem.?

If they had been packaged in separate keepcases, one would have to do that anyway....

Personally, I'm thrilled about this collection. I can't wait to pick it up, and from all indications, Warner Brothers has done another excellent job in bringing a great product to the fans.Posted Image

#10 of 49 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted June 04 2004 - 01:47 PM



Poooof... you have but two wishes remaining...

Steve...O - You'll get to see this ugly hairy little fella in the documentary...Posted Image

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25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

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Posted June 04 2004 - 05:55 PM

I happened to catch a few minutes of Tarzan and His Mate on TCM last night. Perhaps it was edited, but I didn't see anything during the "notorious nude swimming scene." -Rod

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Posted June 05 2004 - 04:30 AM

Per an e-mail a fellow fan received from the network, TCM was sent the wrong version of the film (this happens more than what you'd think). They plan on showing the complete version some other time. Herb - thanks for the heads up on the documentary! Steve
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Posted June 16 2004 - 11:04 AM

This will be at my house tomorrow!!! I am soo looking forward to this set! I do hope this really is another fine addition in a growing list of these movie sets (A&C, Ma and Pa Kettle, Francis, hopefully many many more to come!) I'd love to see maybe...Andy Hardy sets and I know there are a couple of others that I am not thinking of at the moment!

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Posted June 16 2004 - 11:17 AM

my set came in yesterday. beautiful job of packaging! was a little disappointed in the condition of Tarzan and His Mate..was hoping that would look better than it did, but i'm not complaining. i scored this set at a hell of a price and will definitely get my moneys worth down line. in fact, i paid less than what an LD copy of T&HM alone would have cost about 10 yrs ago

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Posted June 16 2004 - 11:04 AM

This will be at my house tomorrow!!! I am soo looking forward to this set! I do hope this really is another fine addition in a growing list of these movie sets (A&C, Ma and Pa Kettle, Francis, hopefully many many more to come!) I'd love to see maybe...Andy Hardy sets and I know there are a couple of others that I am not thinking of at the moment!

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Posted June 16 2004 - 11:17 AM

my set came in yesterday. beautiful job of packaging! was a little disappointed in the condition of Tarzan and His Mate..was hoping that would look better than it did, but i'm not complaining. i scored this set at a hell of a price and will definitely get my moneys worth down line. in fact, i paid less than what an LD copy of T&HM alone would have cost about 10 yrs ago

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Posted June 20 2004 - 03:16 AM

What a great set! I've almost seen every movie by now and I got it Thursday! I really wish Andy Hardy would have a set like this! I like this whole concept of old movie series in a set!

#18 of 49 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted June 21 2004 - 03:02 AM

Is the censored footage reinstated into the film, or is it just included as an extra?

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Posted June 20 2004 - 03:16 AM

What a great set! I've almost seen every movie by now and I got it Thursday! I really wish Andy Hardy would have a set like this! I like this whole concept of old movie series in a set!

#20 of 49 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted June 21 2004 - 03:02 AM

Is the censored footage reinstated into the film, or is it just included as an extra?





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