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The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938/Blu-ray/Warner Home Video)

 

Picture: B+     Sound: C+     Extras: B     Film: B

 

 

Though a few had some issues with the previous, now discontinued HD-DVD edition of the film, I though the HD-DVD of Michael Curtiz’s The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938) was one of the best back catalog releases in that dead format and it is great that it has finally arrived on Blu-ray from Warner Bros.  To read more about it, as the discs are virtually the same, try this link:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/4404/The+Adventures+Of+Robin+Hood

 

 

As the BBC issues their new Robin Hood TV show on Blu-ray, it is great Warner has finally issued their classic.  At the time, some titles Warner issued on HD-DVD were also issued on Blu-ray and others like this were not.  It is the first classic 1.33 X 1 film on Blu-ray in the U.S. and a three-strip Technicolor one at that, it is instantly one of the key back catalog titles.  It also holds up very well against the later incarnations on DVD and Blu-ray now, including the British series we have covered from 1955, 1983 and the active BBC show.  We guess a Blu-ray of the Kevin Costner version is not far behind, but we definitely recommend this one.

 

 

-   Nicholas Sheffo


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