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Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series [6 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9903179
  • Release Date: 06/08/2010

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

    Special Features

    • Original double length Pilot episode
    • The complete 20 episode series
    • Brand new 36 minute 'Making of' documentary with Stephen Collins (Jake Cutter), Caitlin O'Heaney (Sarah Stickey White), Tom Green - writer/producer and Harvey Laidman - director
    • Audio commentaries on episodes
    • Cast biographies
    • Charactrer biographies
    • Fact file
    • Episode synopses
    • Series synopsis
    • Stills gallery
    • Caitlin's original costume gallery
    • Artifacts gallery
    • 24 page collectors booklet

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    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic pulp adventure series


      Often viewed as a RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK rip-off (tho it was initially pitched to the network a year or so before RAIDERS came out) TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY is an adventure series in the classic pulp tradition. Set on a remote Pacific island chain in 1936, it features a square-jawed hero, his loyal sidekick, a spunky female spy, a sexy Japanese princess, German soldiers, samurai, pirates, exotic locales, priceless treasures, bar fights, jungles, volcanoes....everything you need for a rousing adventure in the two-fisted, old school style. I loved this show when it was on originally and am happy to say I still love it. Maybe the period setting has allowed the series to age gracefully or maybe it's just that good. Either way, having a quality legal set is something I really hadn't figured would ever happen and I'm so glad it did. If I absolutely have to list any negatives about the set I'll bring up two things: One, it's a shame they didn't put this out just a few years earlier and at least have been able to include Jeff "Corky" Mackay, who passed away in 2008, in the 'making of' extras. (The series also co-starred the great and sorely missed Roddy Mcdowall who passed away in 1998.) And two, series is a direct port of the UK DVD set. This has resulted in a very slight speed-up in the episodes due to the PAL to NTSC conversion. Depending on how long it's been since you've watched the show, you might not even notice. Certainly in my case I got used to it after a few episodes and it didn't detract from my enjoyment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      80's TV's Best Adventure


      The Best Cast, Steven Collins, Jeff Mackay, Roddy McDowell, Caitlin O'Heaney, Les Jankey, John Calvin, Marta DuBois. Great Scripts, full of spies, Oriental Princess and Samuri, good guys and bad guys and pretty girls. Full of fun, adventure, mystery. Smart Dog, "two barks" (Jack). Super Grumman Goose, 1938 amphibious aircraft and occasional shots of the Pan Am China Clippers. Another Don Bellisario masterpiece, like Magnum PI, JAG, NCIS, Quantum Leap. At an exceptional price makes it well worth adding to your collection. I HIGHLY recommend this DVD collection which I have been waiting for since show ended in 1983.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Pulp series

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      If you love the Pulp genre, Tales of the Gold Monkey is a great show of high-flying, two-fisted action set in the South Pacific of 1938. While the couple of episodes that featured men in monkey suits were tough to watch in the days of CGI, there wasn't an episode of Tales of the Gold Monkey that I didn't enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Won't play

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      The DVD says it's for region 1, which is the USA, but it won't play on any of my DVD players. They all give me a message of unsupported format. Don't waste your money.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good scenery

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      excellent series to share with spouse who likes sci-fi type shows and WWII types series

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works as expected

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      Bought for an extra power supply. Like that it can be used on many other devices.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      best movie/ tv show every


      i was waiting for this show to cometo dvd, for the last 10 years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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