Qty:1
Doc Savage: The Man of Br... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by -importcds
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.38
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze


List Price: $17.99
Price: $14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $3.00 (17%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
21 new from $11.08 7 used from $11.18
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$14.99
$11.08 $11.18
DVD-R Note: This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from Amazon.com. [Learn more]
$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze + Phantom, The (1996)
Price for both: $19.87

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Based on the first of Kenneth Robeson's 181 adventure-packed Doc Savage books, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze hits the screen with all its gee-whiz, gung-ho spirit intact. And its bold protagonist, who along with having a herculean body is also a surgeon, linguist and inventor, remains determined to do right to all and wrong to no one.

Ron Ely (TV's Tarzan) plays the strapping Savage in this high-camp, big-heroics tale of his trek into the Valley of the Vanished to confront the power-hungry Captain Seas (Paul Wexler). And behind the camera are pros who know how to get the most out of this entertainment bronze mine: veteran fantasy film producer George Pal (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine) and director Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80 Days, Logan's Run).

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Bill Lucking, Darrell Zwerling, Eldon Quick, Michael Miller (Ii), Ron Ely Paul Gleason
  • Directors: Michael Anderson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00264QI68
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,118 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Great fun - very enjoyable.
Tom19
I recommend it for all fans of Doc Savage, fans of early 20th century comic strips, and fans of classic comic books.
Kindle Customer
If you are thinking that your children will like it, get them something of quality instead.
Jeffrey Michaels

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By ZRRIFLE on April 30, 2009
Format: DVD
Enjoyable movie with good performances by all the actors, especially Ron Ely. Working with a very limited budget, they did an excellent job. It's a shame the sequel mentioned at the end of the film was never made. I recall this being out in theaters when I was a kid, but for some reason never got around to seeing it until an adult. But watching it, you see the numerous similarities between this and the Indiana Jones flicks. I'm sure Spielberg got the main idea from this movie. It's a shame the film isn't more well known and gets the credit it deserves. Some people seem to have a problem with the "campiness" of this film, however I think that's what makes the film.

By the way, I noticed some dealers on Amazon are selling this DVD (new) starting at double the price (one even for $60!!), for what you can get for a fraction of that price directly on the Warner Archives DVD online store, as well as many other WB oldies that were never previously released on DVD. So avoid the ripoff artists charging at least double the price and get it directly from the source. Hopefully Amazon will offer them soon on here at the same or lower price.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Kendal B. Hunter on February 26, 2002
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
This film is very good, but has one critical flaw-the campiness! I realize it made Mystery Science Theater 3000, and that is the best compliment that a bad film can have.
I say that this film is good for several reasons. First, the story is faithful to the original story. Compare that to the fast and loose "Superman" and "Batman" movies, which were good films, but ran roughshod over the origin stories.
Secondly, and with the one exception of Monk, this film is perfectly cast. Going by the book descriptions, the actors look like the characters they play: Ham looks like Ham, Renny is uncannily like Renny, and Habeas Corpus looks like a pig, although with smaller ears. By the way, Habeas wasn't in the first novel, and they left out Ham's pet monkey Chemistry, thank goodness!
To his credit, Michael Miller plays the part that he was cast to play quite well, and he is great and charming actor. However, he was miscast as a character, and that was the main problem. Especially, since Monk is one of the main characters in the book. Other members of the brain trust come and go, but Doc, Ham and Monk are the Holy Trinity of the 181 super-sagas. I think the produces didn't want to have two muscle-bound characters, and fat people always seem to be jolly. The fat man/thin man interplay with Ham and Monk works for the film, but it isn't quite right for what should be done.
The hardware is also superbly done. Basically Doc Savage is a Depression James Bond, and it was a tread to see the retro-technology that would have been used by a genius in the 1930's. The answering machine says it all.
So now to the John Phillip Sousa music. It works with me, since Doc Savage isn't a hero, but he is the first-the prototype-Superhero.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 1996
Format: VHS Tape
This is Producer George Pal's (the George Lucas of the 1950s) last film. He spent the rest of his life working on the Paramount lot trying to put together a few final productions. Pal had some great source material with Doc Savage. Bantam reprinted nearly all of the Doc Savage novels from the pulp era, and Doc became something of a cult hero on campuses in the 1960s. But Pal made the mistake (possibly at the studio's urging) to go campy with this production. Campiness has not worked when working with a hallowed hero like Doc. A few years later Dino DeLaurentiis camped up Flash Gordon with similar disappointing results. It's too bad no one else has tried to make a Doc Savage movie. For now, this is all Doc Savage fans have. Despite the John Phillip Souza marches and the tongue-in- cheek patriotism, there's a few things to like about this film. Ron Ely makes a decent Doc Savage. The casting of his "Fantastic Five" assistants is really good. And the plot stays pretty close to that of the first book in the series. It's a shame that one of the pulp era's most popular creations was treated so shabbily. But it's only been recently that Hollywood has treated super heroes with respect. If Pal had treated it more like "Raiders of the Lost Ark" instead of "Batman" this might have been memorable. Maybe one day someone will remake Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze the way it should be made. Until then, this video is probably only for die-hard Doc fans. END
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bob Besco on November 26, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, while awkwardly out of time and a general source of embarrassment to most lifelong fans of Lester Dent's archetypal pulp-literature hero, is nevertheless an oddly entertaining and likable film.
Viewed without prejudice, it succeeds on the level of classic action-adventure marred only by an unfortunate overdose of comedy relief courtesy of Monk, the Lost Stooge. The "real" chemical wizard was, like Doyle's Prof. Challenger, a tough anthropoidal brawler whose trademark shenanigans contrasted his brutish appearance. Not a pallid Curly with muttonchops.
The rest of the supporting cast play their respective print counterparts convincingly. And as Doc, the Supreme Adventurer, Ron Ely is as close to the mark as anyone could possibly be.
Having watched this movie more than 30 times over the years, I no longer refer to it as a guilty pleasure. Just a pleasure.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Topic From this Discussion
Available from Warner Bros Archives online store
Only if you actually live in the USA. I live in Canada, and tried to order it and have it mailed to a US address...no dice. Because the billing address of my credit card was in Canada, I couldn't order it at all.
May 20, 2009 by T. Fred Hinnegan |  See all 3 posts
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?