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Robin of Sherwood, Set 2 [Blu-ray] (1985)

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2012
  • Run Time: 681 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00662CHNE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,954 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

OVER 9 HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES!

Blu-ray (Discs 1-3)

  • Nine episode commentaries
  • Photo gallery containing over 400 images (23 min.)
  • Music-only tracks for three episodes
BONUS DVD (Disc 4)
  • Documentary about the making of Series 3 (76 min.)
  • Clannad: Scoring Robin of Sherwood interview (12 min.)
  • Producer Esta Charkham's Photographic Retrospective (4 min.)
  • Robin Hood 1-2-3 Screen Swordplay (8 min.)
  • Outtakes (13 min.)
  • Promotional short (5 min.)
  • PDF material
  • And more
  • SDH Subtitles (main program)

Editorial Reviews

"The definitive version of the story" —The Washington Post

History meets myth in a critically acclaimed classic

Connoisseurs of the Robin Hood legend call this action-packed British series the standard by which all other adaptations are measured. Rich with authentic historical detail and cunning plot twists, Robin of Sherwood adds a bit of sorcery and mysticism to the swordplay and social justice that have made the heroic outlaw so endearing and enduring. In these tales, the young nobleman Robert of Huntingdon (Jason Connery, Shanghai Noon) assumes the mantle of the fallen Robin of Loxley. Guided by the forest spirit Herne, he reassembles Robin’s band and resumes the campaign against the greedy Sheriff of Nottingham. Children and adults will thrill to Robin’s feats of derring-do in the mysterious, misty depths of medieval Sherwood. With an award-winning score by the traditional Irish band Clannad, this set includes the final 13 episodes of the series.


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Robin Hood series November 19, 2007
By Darby
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Gold Crest created a real winner in its imaginative 1984 "Robin of Sherwood" TV series adaptation of the Robin Hood legend.

The series originally ran for 4 seasons on British TV ... seasons one and two comprise "Part 1" (5 disks) of Acorn Media's DVD collection, and star Michael Praed as Robin of Loxley. Seasons three and four comprise "Part 2" (5 disks) of Acorn's DVD collection, and starred Jason Connery as Robert of Huntington. After wrapping at the end of season 4, the series went into syndication, and was re-aired here in the States in the late 1980's on Showtime ... I was one of the fortunate few who not only knew about the series back then, but also owned a VCR, so I was able to tape it - although the image quality of the masters used by Showtime was depressingly mediocre.

The series went on to develop a small but very loyal cult following. The soulful Celtic-themed music by Clannad (back when they were relatively unknown), the presence of old magic and myths comes to life (Herne the Hunter, Crom Cruac, witchcraft, etc.), and excellent performances by Ray Winstone (Will Scarlet -arguably the best actor on the series), Nickolas Grace (Sheriff of Nottingham), and Michael Praed (Robin of Loxley) all combined to make for a very enjoyable and nostalgic series. It just worked.

Now, here we are 20 years later, and at long last, this little known cult series has been re-released on high-quality DVDs (hooray !), so that it can be seen and enjoyed anew - not just by it's original fans, but by a new generation of viewers as well.

Recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goldcrest was the best! November 2, 2007
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Though I missed Michael Praed as Robin in the Hood, Jason did a remarkable job taking over. I wasn't a big Judi Trott fan but the writing and the filming were excellent. The best of the Robin Hood legends that I have ever seen. The stories are interesting, the humor is great, I still remember lines from these shows after all these years. I was very happy when Set 1 came out, but watching that made me want Set 2, so I was happy to know that it followed shortly.
The filming stays to period and they did not scrimp on sets and extras. The cast is great and very believable.
What more can I say, than what I already have, the BEST of all the Robin Hood movies/series.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gone to Sherwood August 20, 2007
By Tamgn
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I am thrilled to learn that this remarkable show is going to be available on DVD. Both versions, the first starring Michael Praed and the second starring Jason Connery were [in my opinion] the most authentic [looking] of any made to date.

I recently purchased Season 1 and was afraid that I would never see the final chapters available on DVD on this side of the Atlantic.

Waiting till October is going to be very difficult.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Robin Hood interpretations ever. November 8, 2007
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I originally saw this series when Showtime brought it over from the BBC/UK back in the 80s and aired it here in the US. I loved it then and it still holds up well today, even if some of the "special effects" do look dated. The acting and dialogue is very well done, and the interaction between the Sheriff and his henchman Guy is often downright hysterical. Too, the transition between "Robin of Locksley" and "Robert of Huntington" was well done and a great concept.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy 80s fun August 27, 2009
Format:DVD
When watching this show, I was struck by how much it reminded me of the Doctor Who episodes that I remember from the time complete with the gratuitous electronic music and the low budgets. I was also a little disappointed that it wasn't the new Robin Hood that I had heard so much about. And that beginning of "Roooobin Roooobin [mumble mumble] dudundadaaaaaa!" was just too much.

But as I watched the thing, I really started to fall in love with the series. The sheriff is always hatching a diabolical plan unless King John screws him over and then he's gotta turn to Robin for help. Everyone keeps breaking into the castle to rescue the rest of the cast. Jason Connery brings an innocence to the role and the rest of the cast does great work. There are moments of Hey!!! That guy! Especially with Ray Winstone and Matt Frewer who shows up as a villain in one episode. Both of whom are vastly different than their quintessential roles in Sexy Beast and Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future respectively. There are also some great moments of medieval legends throughout the series.

It also gets progressively stranger as demonic cities and golems start showing up. I'm quite sure that the original conception didn't involve crazy witches and evil children. Richard O'Brien can only play Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Widescreen Edition) but it's fun to see him playing the demonic wizard (of course, try to watch any of his episodes without yelling "hey Riff Raff...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this series! August 15, 2008
Format:DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed this set as much as I did the first set with Michael Praed (tho Michael is still my favorite).I bought both sets and watched them in a week. The setting was great, the medieval costuming was very authentic (including dirty peasants as it would have been), the storylines were a wonderful mix of medieval reality and mystical and the characterizations were great. One really comes to care for these young outlaws. Each had a distinct personality and stayed true to it through most of the series. That said, I take off only one star for the scriptwriter, Richard Carpenter, who ended the last episode of both sets unacceptably. Robin (Praed) in the last episode of set 1 and Marian (Trott) in the last episode of set 2, in my opinion, slipped out of character for the mere purpose of a more dramatic ending. Robin was much too wily and smart for such an end, and Marian was strong, passionate and a fighter. She would not have suddenly become a whimpering "female" afraid to face an uncertain future. She would have held onto what she'd been fighting for for so many years. Other than that, everything else about this series is a joy to watch, and I'm sure I'll watch them over and over again. I may however avoid those 2 episodes. Unfortunately, nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great old Showtime TV show. Not as good with Jason Connery kid as the earlier episodes with Michael Praed.
Published 4 days ago by sbeer101
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite "Robin Hood" Series!
"Robin of Sherwood" is my all time favorite Robin Hood series! Although, the first series with Michael Praed as Robin was the absolute best, Jason Connery does a great job... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Greeneyes279
5.0 out of 5 stars Good.
Good. No complaints.
Published 2 months ago by Storm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent interpretation of Robin Hood.
Published 3 months ago by Jon Vanirson
3.0 out of 5 stars Same show, but not quite as good
Really, this show in the first two seasons, with Michael Praed, was absolutely the best Robin Hood there is. Read more
Published 8 months ago by molepoblano
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting
I was introduced to this series by a friend and enjoyed it very much and I think you will too.
Published 8 months ago by Lord Rhys
4.0 out of 5 stars Robin Of Sherwood Set 2
I liked this series although I liked set 1 better it is still quite enjoyable to watch and I thought both worth buying.
Published 12 months ago by RJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Robin of Sherwood
Jason Connery (yes, Sean's son) steps in as Hern's son, replacing Michael Praed. All the characters from Set One, except Robin, are back and Robert of Huntington (Connery) must... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Diane Imershein
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Robin Hood show I ever seen
I watch this show in the 80s and I loved it, best Robin Hood show I ever seen. I wish it would have lasted longer than it did. The video was excellent and so was the audio. Read more
Published 21 months ago by David W. Clemons
5.0 out of 5 stars BOTH ROBINS WORK.
Much as we loved Set 1, Set 2 was really enjoyable. The entire series was incredible and the commentaries by Connery & Ryan & Mantle were so good humored they were fun in... Read more
Published on July 25, 2012 by Rebecca K. B.
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