TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood / Captain Blood / The Sea Hawk / Adventures of Don Juan)
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In editions filled with terrific additional features of the era of each film, these four titles bookend Flynn's 'glory years', from his explosion onto the scene as physician-turned-pirate Peter Blood in Michael Curtiz' "Captain Blood" (1935); his pinnacle as Warner's biggest star, in the ULTIMATE swashbuckler, "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938); one of the most beautiful historical romantic adventures ever filmed, "The Sea Hawk" (1940); and his 'Golden Age' swanswong, "The Adventures of Don Juan" (1948), which, while not the last of his swashbucklers, would be the last big-budget 'studio' production, as years of carousing and self-abuse had begun to wear down his features, and drain his energy.Read more ›
The stories of The Sea Hawk (1940) and Don Juan (1948), besides being romantic, also involve a great deal of political intrigue. The Sea Hawk comprises the period of strained relations between Spain and England just prior to the defeat of the Spanish Armada (this event is not part of the movie). It has an interesting Queen Elizabeth, comparable to the one in the 1999 Elizabeth movie, a multi-dimensional character who must struggle between doing the best for her people, and sustaining peace because of economic convenience. The actress Brenda Marshall plays Flynn's love interest albeit the action and intrigue downplay the romance here. Don Juan encompasses a period where there are good relations between England and Spain, the setting is in the Spanish castle, since Don Juan is Spanish, and the conflict is with a close adviser to the Spanish King who wants to become king by waging war on England. This film makes a good balance between romance, action, and political intrigue. I find Viveca Linfors delicious in her role of Queen Margaret of Spain. I can never get tired of watching her. She is Don Juan's true romantic interest in this film. And I love that last line: "My dear friend, there's a little bit of Don Juan in every man, and since I am Don Juan, there must be more of it in me!"
Captain Blood (1935) is another romance and Errol Flynn's first leading role, this time dealing with internal political intrigue in England.Read more ›
Captain Blood, runs for 119 min., black and white, Lang. English, and French, extras
The Sea Hawk, runs for 127 min., black and white, Lang. English, extras
The Adventures of Don Juan, runs for 110, beautiful colour, Lang. and Subtitles in English.
ALL movies ( 4 discs) are full screen, with Subtitles in English, French and Spanish, for the first 3 above.
Great Errol Flynn collection for a great price!!!
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Love these Classic Movies. Errol Flynn is great, with his devil may care attitude.Published 1 day ago by Cindie Brown
Errol Flynn was by far one of the icons of swashbuckling greatness. And being a big fan of that genre, this set does everything but disappoint. Worth purchasing... Definitely!Published 17 days ago by Jason
Enjoyed all four movies. If you like fast moving, action-filled stories, these are for you.Published 24 days ago by Donald L Beck
If you're an Errol Flynn fan, this collection is a must have.
The best actor ever to play Robin Hood. The movie "Adventures of Robin Hood" won 3 Academy Awards. Read more
Errol Flynn was THE action star of his day and I still love his films. My only complaint here is the packaging--why did TCM (a class company) choose to simply stack the discs one... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SmithLA