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5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Collection of Film's Greatest Swashbucker!
Errol Flynn was one of a kind; devastatingly handsome, yet self-destructive, gifted at nearly everything he tried, yet so insecure that he could never acknowledge nor accept his talent. He mastered and became synonymous with the swashbuckler, yet he appeared in more westerns and war films than 'sword and tights' adventures (and truthfully, he disliked most of what he...
Published on March 23, 2011 by Benjamin J Burgraff

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Collection of Film's Greatest Swashbucker!, March 23, 2011
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This review is from: TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood / Captain Blood / The Sea Hawk / Adventures of Don Juan) (DVD)
Errol Flynn was one of a kind; devastatingly handsome, yet self-destructive, gifted at nearly everything he tried, yet so insecure that he could never acknowledge nor accept his talent. He mastered and became synonymous with the swashbuckler, yet he appeared in more westerns and war films than 'sword and tights' adventures (and truthfully, he disliked most of what he made, in ANY genre). In many ways, his tragic vices aside, he was really a little boy who never grew up, who needed love, took criticism too hard, and was suspicious of praise. Yet most remarkably, of his generation of stars, he is one of the few whose name hasn't faded into obscurity, since his death. Errol Flynn has remained an iconic star, the personification of a laughing cavalier, heroic and confident, and TCM has brought together the BEST of the best, with the TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood / Captain Blood / The Sea Hawk / Adventures of Don Juan)

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. The swashbuckling Flynn of the 1950s would only be a shadow of the past; his brief future belonged to a sadder, darker soul, in richer, more contemporary roles.

This is a 'Must Have' collection for any Flynn fan!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding Classics at a Great Price, July 12, 2012
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I was amazed by the great scenes in these films, whether they be castles, battle scenes at sea, or the jungles of Central America. These stories are action-packed with ships attacking at sea, intense, romantic, and intelligent. The collection comes in four individual discs.

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. A doctor gets unfairly arrested and tried as a traitor for aiding an opponent to king James, who is the bad guy here. The doctor becomes a pirate later and finally he is part of a restored order in England under King Williams of Orange. Blood's romantic interest is played by a vivacious and charming Olivia de Havilland. This film also has intense battle scenes between ships, slave rebellions, and swashbuckling between Flynn and Basil Rathbone. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) is the most popular of these films. Olivia de Havilland plays Mariam. When Richard the Lionheart is imprisoned in Austria, his brother wants to take over England and impose unjust taxes, particularly among the Saxons, and Robin Hood, of course, is opposed to these injustices. He does everything to antagonize the impostor king, wins an archery contest, escapes a prison, leads a rebellion, swashbuckles with Rathbone again, helps restore the Lionheart to his throne, and stays with Olivia de Havilland. I know... I spoiled this last film. But even if someone told me about it, I wouldn't miss watching it because the fun is in watching these great spectacles with great drama, great acting, and great action.

Michael Curtiz (director of Casablanca) directs three of these films, and Don Juan is directed by Vincent Sherman. Erich Wolfgang Korngold did the incredible musical score that accompanied these films, while Max Steiner did the same for Don Juan. The films of Robin Hood and Don Juan are in technicolor, while Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk are in black and white. But every film was well done, and was fun to watch.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TCM's great Classics Errol Flynn, January 26, 2013
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This review is from: TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood / Captain Blood / The Sea Hawk / Adventures of Don Juan) (DVD)
The Adventures of Robin Hood, runs for 102 min. beautiful colour, Lang. English, French, Spanish, extras

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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swashbuckling Flynn, August 29, 2011
This review is from: TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood / Captain Blood / The Sea Hawk / Adventures of Don Juan) (DVD)
Four classic Errol Flynn swashbucklers grace this affordable two-DVD set. Excellent print quality and loads of special features make for a glorious collection from the Golden Age of Warner Brothers. Unlike some reviewers, I have no complaints about the double-sided discs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends = Errol Flynn, February 12, 2014
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Captain Blood, The Seahawk, Robin Hood and Don Juan. Four disks together showing how Swashbuckling is properly done. No computer special effects. Sword fights meant blade on blade action. Villains always knew how to laugh at the hero. Olivia DeHavilland, gorgeous. Actual ships built for these movies. Director Michael Curtiz. Music from Eric Wolfgang Korngold. These were the movies about those times when Men were made of Iron and ships were made of wood. Okay. Fiction. However, very much the day of the Heroes, especially Errol Flynn.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Robin Hood I've ever Seen, February 21, 2014
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Robin Hood is worth the whole purchase! its the best Robin Hood out there! A must see. so highly highly entertaining.
The other three are okay, okay, and a not vey good for Don Juan. I think Captain Blood comed in for a pretty good Second though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Four of Errol Flynn's Best, May 24, 2014
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Four of Errol Flynn's best movies in one affordable package. Each movie is on a separate disk with its own label.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome foursome!!, January 10, 2013
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Our children love Don Juan and Robin Hood they are not use to B&W , they are great copies though, when passion and horseplay were part of being a great actor.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The action and adventure never stops with this pack, September 26, 2011
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Four great movies to keep you watching. Can't go wrong with Errol Flynn on the giving end of a sword. He will steal you loot and steal your girl, and you'll enjoy every minute of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 12, 2014
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