Robin of Sherwood, Set 2 [Blu-ray]
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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.
Blu-ray (Discs 1-3)
- Nine episode commentaries
- Photo gallery containing over 400 images (23 min.)
- Music-only tracks for three episodes
- 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)
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Highly recommended set. Very well done for a TV show and only a bit dated looking at times.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw this series through Armed Forces TV while in Germany in the late 80's. I have been trying to find it for a while but I did not know the name. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr G
The new Robin is simply not credible. Just as the first season, has not aged well.Published 17 months ago by Pedro M. Morales Gomez
This is a great series. One of the best Robin Hood adaptions, highly recommended and I got it for a amazing price.Published 17 months ago by Michael pentland
Great old Showtime TV show. Not as good with Jason Connery kid as the earlier episodes with Michael Praed.Published 21 months ago by sbeer101