The Legend of Tarzan [DVD] [2016]

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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2923 out of 3075)

Special Features


  • Battles And Bare-Knuckle Brawls: ride shotgun with the visual effects and stunt teams as they create the exciting Wildebeest rampage, Tarzan vs. Akut fight and more!
  • Creating The Virtual Jungle: watch how a soundstage in London is trasformed into the wilds of Africa, filled with amazing CGI Gorillas, Elephants and Lions.
  • Tarzan Reborn: discover how Tarzan has been reenvisioned for a new generation

Synopsis


The Legend of Tarzan
Years after leaving the jungle and settling down with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in London, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) is forced to return to the Congo in order to act as a trade representative for England. However, he soon clashes with a greedy Belgian captain (Christoph Waltz) who has sinister plans for his old home. David Yates directed this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tales. Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent co-star. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Alexander Skarsgård
    Alexander Skarsgård - John Clayton/Tarzan
  • Margot Robbie
    Margot Robbie - Jane Clayton
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - George Washington Williams
  • Christoph Waltz
    Christoph Waltz - Leon Rom
  • Djimon Hounsou
    Djimon Hounsou - Chief Mbonga



Customer rating

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96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tarzan Re-Envisioned

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    guyandjamie1ynntay10r
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    We were at Best Buy looking for films that we had not seen, and lucked into "The Legend of Tarzan" on sale! Missing this film at our local theatre had been frustrating -- Alexander Skarsgård has been a favorite actor ever since he played Eric Northman on "True Blood", and we are fans of Tarzan films. What is more, the film previews made this version look particularly interesting. Interesting is an understatement! The film has all the romance typical to Tarzan stories with the added reality of Congolese colonial history. For some, learning about some of the European policies in the Congo of the 1800s may not enhance the story, but we are both students of history. Finding out about the real world into which a fictional character would have been born made this a much more amazing film! We both grew up with the more naive Johnny Weissmuller and Gordon Scott films. While we loved those stories, and they ignited our interest in the stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs, this film made the character much more believable! Added to a great film is a collection of wonderful Special Features. They are so amazing that we watched them all, and would watch them again! The Blu-Ray, DVD, UltraViolet Digital HD package gives us the option to watch the film anywhere and everywhere. This film is worth owning!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ERB's Tarzan of the Apes

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    moviereviewer1949
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    The picture and sound quality of the Blu-ray was excellent. The movie is very fast paced and entertaining. Tarzan is John Clayton, an English nobleman who has learned to speak English fluently and is civilized. His wife is Jane who is an American. They are living at their estate in England when Tarzan is invited to visit the Congo by the King of Belgium. The invitation is a trap set by Leon Rom to get Tarzan to Africa so Rom can capture him and turn him over to a tribal Chief whose only son had been killed by Tarzan. In return for his capture Rom will be given the Jewels of Opar which will allow the King of Belgium to pay off the debts he owes for trying to colonialize the Congo. Tarzan and Jane are accompanied to Africa by an American Agent played by Samuel L. Jackson. The special effects are fantastic as Tarzan and his friends fight for their freedom from Rom and Belgium.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tarzan For A New Generation

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    BigRonDawg
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    With a combination of historical fact and the Greystoke legend combined into an exciting and entertaining movie these film makers have created a Tarzan for a new generation. he backstory is told through a series of memories and flashbacks. Tarzan and Jane are a captivating couple with great chemistry. The villains are vile the heroes are capable and conflicted and like any good morality play good triumphs over evil in the end. Well cast, produced and beautifully brought to life this is a Tarzan for the fans of Elmo Lincoln, Johnny Weissmuller, Gordon Scott, Mike Henry, and Ron Ely just to name a few. Do we not remember, Bruce Bennett, Buster Crabbe, Lex Barker, Jock Mahoney and Christopher Lambert. I think the franchise if it becomes one is in good hands and fans old and young can find much to enjoy in this heart of Africa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Setting the story straight

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    RenaissanceMan
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    Unfortunately, most of us have grown up with the Tarzan movies based on the 30's and 40's Johnny Weissmuller versions of the stories. Unfortunately, if you've read the books, the Tarzan movies from the 30s and 40s in no way presents the character as portrayed in the books, that is, the un-educated but jungle-wise, caring, sensitive brute versus the well-educated and well-spoken British man-of-the-world. While this version of Tarzan was well-done and photographed, well-played and enjoyable (and a great cast), considering the maturity of the character, it seemed that the characters lacked some depth as well as not providing enough to back-up the committed relationship of John Clayon, Viscount Graystoke and Jane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Went bananas watching this.....

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    VladPitt
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    I have seen countless of Tarzan movies in my lifetime, from Weissmuller, Scott, Ely etc... and as a kid I was always entertained because I never question the impossible or the laws of physics, you are just entertained...so I watched this newest and latest version through a kids eyes...and again I was entertained...so that will be my suggestion... watch it and enjoy....although I think Samuel Jackson is the most ubiquitous actor right now, commercials movies after movies, too much...but I like Alexander and Robbie very fitting. Storyline verges in playing a little bit historical, not a lot just enough to change the usual poachers motivation, which was always present in all Tarzan's movies....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    See The Chris Lambert LEGEND OF GREYSTOKE Instead

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    MovieObsessed
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    The movie wasn't very good. I put off paying a high price for it (Blu) and finally Best Buy had it cheap enough to pick up. I can't really pinpoint where the film goes bad but it wasn't entertaining. Alexander Skarsgård was good enough in the role but there was nothing that kept me interested. Even for a summer pop corn movie it was lacking. I like Sam Jackson (I just watched KONG SKULL ISLAND) but between the two of them they could not save the movie. Christoph Waltz's bad guy shtick was exactly the same as other bad guy roles he's famous for. See him in BIG EYES if you want to see him be a bad guy with a whole different style.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not quite there. . .

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    oldman928
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    Being a fan of Tarzan (have seen all iterations), I was really waiting for this one. Indeed, the character is closer to the books than what those films of Johnny Weissmuller were but something does not work (in my opinion). I was hoping for a movie more along the lines of Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, which I considered the best so far (my opinion again) except that I wished for the film to have had more action. Well, the current film took care of that, lots of action. Problem is that it gets carried away with now available CG to the point that it becomes frantic and unbelievable. I guess I got my wish; still, it was entertaining and at the price I paid, well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Epic Story in Every Respect!

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    CWLW
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    A thoroughly modern retelling of Tarzan, a comic character of the 1940’s and 50’s, that is also a celebration of south Africa which is brilliantly acted, accompanied by a high energy sound-track that enhances the story-telling and cinematography that provides a stunning visual experience along with exceptionally realistic sound-effects. The story is tied together by interesting flash-backs of Tarzan’s youth which enhances and adds depth to this stirring saga. The best of Tarzan’s character comes-out on the screen in a wonderful way. You are entertained by stimulating action characters, a proper and good old fashioned romance and lots of movement. Superb-View!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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