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Tarzan [DVD]

  • SKU: 13726257
  • Release Date: 02/24/2004
  • Rating: NR
Two classic Tarzan films come together on one disc with this release from Platinum Disc Corporation. In Tarzan the Fearless, the Lord of the Apes is played by Buster Crabbe, and our hero is trying to elude a bounty hunter. Meanwhile, 1938's Tarzan's Revenge stars Glenn Morris as the vine-swinger as he attempts to rescue a young woman in peril. Both films have been digitally mastered and are presented in black-and-white with 5.1 sound.
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    Special Features


    • Digitally mastered
    • Enhanced audio 5.1

    Synopsis


    Tarzan the Fearless [Serial]
    If MGM could cast an Olympic champion it its Tarzan series, so could Sol Lesser's Principal Pictures. Thus it was that Larry "Buster" Crabbe, gold-medal winner for the 400 meter free-style swimming event in the 1932 L.A. Olympics, played the title role in Principal's 15-chapter serial Tarzan the Fearless. One of the few Tarzan epics actually based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this one finds the Lord of the Jungle protecting pulchritudinous heroine Mary Brooks (Jacqueline Wells) from the villainous machinations of the High Priest (Mischa Auer) of Zar, God of the Jeweled Fingers. Tarzan must also avoid Jeff (Philo McCullough), a bounty hunter who has been offered a huge reward to bring the ape man to Civilization -- dead or alive! This 60-minute feature-length version of Tarzan the Fearless is mostly comprised of the first four chapters, with a rather abrupt wrap-up of several plotlines in the final two reels; another feature version, running 86 minutes, was prepared for television in 1960. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Tarzan's Revenge
    While the "Tarzan" series was going full blast at MGM, several independent producers managed to secure the screen rights to Edgar Rice Burrough's Lord of the Jungle for their own low-budget adventure films. Taking into consideration the fact that MGM's Tarzan was Olympic swimming star Johnny Weissmuller, Sol Lesser managed to cast two Olympic athletes in 1938's Tarzan's Revenge: 1936 decathlon champion Glenn Morris as Tarzan and aquatic medal-winner Eleanor Holm as "Eleanor". The audience doesn't see much of old Tarz' during the first few reels, as Eleanor, her uncle (George Barbier), her sweetheart (George Meeker) and her aunt (Hedda Hopper) safari through the jungle in search of big game. But when Eleanor is kidnapped by lascivious jungle sultan Ben Alieu Bey (C. Henry Gordon), Tarzan comes swinging to the rescue. Though an irredeemably awful actor (his "jungle yell" is so ludicrous as to be laughable), Glenn Morris cuts quite a figure in his Tarzan loincloth, while the curvaceous Eleanor Holm demonstrates just what it was that attracted so many celebrity suitors on both sides of the Atlantic. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Larry "Buster" Crabbe
      Larry "Buster" Crabbe - Tarzan
    • E. Alyn Warren
      E. Alyn Warren - Dr. Brooks
    • Edward Woods
      Edward Woods - Bob Hall
    • Philo McCullough
      Philo McCullough - Jeff, villainous safari guide
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      Matthew Betz - Nick, villainous safari guide



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      TARZAN,TARZAN,TARZAN!

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      Tarzan fights lions,crocodiles with a knife swings from tree to tree using the vines. Tarzan is a good guy and his movies are full of jungle excitement. Once again these Tarzan movies are great for the little ones besides great memories for us older ones who grew up watching them.

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