Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938): Special Edition of Errol Flynn Best Film

Warner releases on Blu-ray Hi-Def one of the most colorful, quintessentially romantic swashbuckling adventures in film history.

In 1938, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, ultimately winning three (for Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction and Best Music, Original Score).

In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry.

“The Adventures of Robin Hood,” restored with Warners patented Ultra-Resolution process, was one of the few major 1930s pictures filmed in Technicolor. This Blu-ray Hi-Def version will sell for $28.99 SRP.

“The Adventures of Robin Hood” is based on the classic English legend of Sherwood Forest. Errol Flynn, who performed many of the stunts himself, is at his athletic, romantic best in a role originally intended for James Cagney. Olivia de Havilland and consummate screen villains Basil Rathbone (Sir Guy of Gisbourne) and Claude Rains, round out the all-star cast.
In this rousing family adventure, nobleman Robin, the Earl of Locksley (Flynn), becomes an outlaw when he opposes Prince Johns (Claude Rains) attempt to capture the throne from brother Richard the Lionhearted (Ian Hunter), King of England. Robin escapes to Sherwood Forest where he recruits his band of Merrie Men to help with the resistance. Assuming the name of Robin Hood, he robs the rich to aid the poor, heavily taxed at the hands of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Melville Cooper). At the same time, he falls in love with Maid Marian (de Havilland). When Marian is captured, Robin and his men storm Nottingham Castle, rescue her and win back the crown.

DVD Special Features:

* Commentary by Rudy Behlmer
* Intro by Leonard Maltin
* Newsreel
* Freddie Rich and His Orchestra
* Katnip Kollege (Presented in full 1080p HiDef)
* The Adventures of Robin Hood (selection only)
* Welcome to Sherwood: Story of the Adventures of Robin Hood
* Glorious Technicolor [1998 TCM documentary]
* A Journey of Sherwood Forest
* Robin Hood Through the Ages
* Robin Hood Daffy (1958 WB Cartoon – presented in full 1080p HiDef))
* Rabbit Hood (1949 WB Cartoon – presented in full 1080p HiDef)
* Breakdowns of 1938 (1938 Short)
* Cavalcade of Archery (1945 WB Short)
* The Cruise of the Zaca (1952 WB Short)
* Splitting the Arrow Galleries
* Music Only Track
* Erich Wolfgang Korngold Piano Sessions (audio only)
* Radio Broadcast Robin Hood Radio Show (audio only)
* Outtakes
* 13 Trailers!