Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 6567119
  • Release Date: 06/08/2004
  • Rating: PG
One of the screen's most enduring and endearing characters returns in director Hugh Hudson's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan -- arriving on DVD courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles. In addition to offering an all new 20th anniversary transfer featuring scenes not included in the original theatrical version, this disc also offers commentary by director Hudson and associate producer Garth Thomas, as well as a theatrical trailer.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

Special Features


  • All-new 20th-anniversary digital transfer featuring material not seen in North American theaters
  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Commentary by director Hugh Hudson and associate producer Garth Thomas
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English, Français, & Español
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a reverent retelling of the Edgar Rice Burroughs original, with a 1980s-sensibilities slant. Shipwrecked on the coast of Africa, Lord Jack Clayton (Paul Geoffrey) and his pregnant wife Lady Alice (Cheryl Campbell) attempt to survive in the hostile environment, but both die shortly after the birth of their son John. Abandoned in the wilderness, the orphaned John is adopted by a family of rather highly evolved apes, and raised as one of their own. Years later, John-now known as Tarzan, and now played by Christopher Lambert-comes across a party of white hunters. Rescuing one of the intruders, Belgian Captain Phillipe D'Arnot (Ian Holm) from a horrible death , Tarzan is taught to speak English by the grateful D'Arnot. Coming across the remains and possessions of Tarzan's parents, D'Arnot discovers that the Lord of the Jungle is actually the Earl of Greystoke. Brought back to England, Tarzan is introduced to society, where his crude, apelike manners offend everyone--except the likeable (and painfully senile) 6th Lord of Greystoke (Ralph Richardson, in his final film role) and Greystoke's American ward, Jane Porter (Andie McDowell, whose Southern-fried voice is dubbed by Glenn Close). Disturbed at the notion of Tarzan's inheriting Greystoke manner, his more greedy relatives begin plotting against him. But it is Tarzan himself who decides that he cannot adapt himself to England-especially after a painful reunion with his ape foster father, imprisoned in a science-lab cage. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ralph Richardson
    Ralph Richardson - Sixth Earl of Greystoke
  • Ian Holm
    Ian Holm - Capt. Phillippe D'Arnot
  • James Fox
    James Fox - Lord Esker
  • Christopher Lambert
    Christopher Lambert - John Clayton/Tarzan
  • Andie MacDowell
    Andie MacDowell - Miss Jane Porter



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great on Blu Ray

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    Shutterbug1966
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    While "Greystoke" has aged moderately well since its release 32 years ago, the blu ray of this film looks pretty good. Rick Baker's fantastic ape makeup is the best part of this production, followed by the performances of a young Christopher Lambert and Ian Holm as his Belgian mentor. Director Hugh Hudson took Burroughs' pulp novel ideas of Tarzan and tried to craft something akin to Downton Abbey. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not so much. But I still love it for the grand experiment that it was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good big screen adaptation

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    gary
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    Great score ,great cast .more faithful to original book but I missed the famous Tarzan yell.The music made up for some of that .Lambert , Richardson McDowell and Fox all very good . Film develops tremendous compassion for the apes especially in the museum scenes.Along with Richardson and McDowell We grow to love the wise innocence of Tarzan ,although he is never called by name . A change of pace for Tarzan fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    loved it

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    Sking
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    I love the DVD of this film. It has a totally clear picture and a great sound. The special features are definitively worth watching. The commentary is very informative and interesting. It's definitively worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The most realistic Tarzan movie I have ever seen

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    MorelosMex
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    Excellent Tarzan movie... I loved every moment of it. This is the first movie for which the new Tarzan movie that came out this year (2016) which continued the plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    tarzan

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    lettuce9
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    another movie about Tarzan. action and drama that keeps your attention through out movie Plot is great and actors are at their best.must see!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sad but Good

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    CatL888
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    As a new Tarzan is getting ready to come out I wanted to show the kids some of the previous so they could make good review for themselves

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREYSTOKE THE LEGEND OF TARZAN LORD OF THE APES

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    PONYBOY52

    GREAT STORY GREAT FILM GREAT EVERYTHING ENJOYED THIS FILM IN THE MOVIES AND ENJOYED IT ON HOME THEATER I HOPE THEY'LL GET A BLU - DISC OUT SOON

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic film

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    BB322
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    A beautiful presentation of a wonderful film. Restored video looks great and the audio side leaves little to be desired.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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