WHV is giving fans the opportunity to experience the man Entertainment Weekly named one of the “100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” in an adrenaline charged collection of films starring the unforgettable legend, Errol Flynn. Each film will make its restored and remastered debut on DVD for the first time on August 3, 2010 in Turner Classic Movies Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures. Presented by Warner Home Video (WHV), the 5-disc set will include an arsenal of powerful films that celebrate the charismatic and legendary hero who became known to many as “The Baron.” Each disc boasts an impressive array of bonus content and rare footage, some never before available on DVD. The collection includes: Desperate Journey, also starring Ronald Reagan, Northern Pursuit, Edge of Darkness, Uncertain Glory, and Objective, Burma!
I have been on a mad DVD watching kick lately. Most of that watching had been of B movies from the 1970s, but starting last week I decided to shake things up and go for some older classics. I am an Errol Flynn fan, I have been since I first caught a showing of Robin Hood on WPIX when I was growing up and my home movie collection has always included a copy of that movie and Captain Blood (one of the best films ever made). I had seen other Flynn films over the years, but had never owned them and never sat down and seriously watched them. So when TCM decided to releases a boxset of Errol Flynn Adventures I decided to pick it up.
The set has 5 Flynn classics on it, none of which you can find anywhere else. They are:
Desperate Journey (1942)
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom. Also stars Ronald Reagan as Flying Officer Johnny Hammond. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Icebound wilds and ice-blooded Nazis! Canadian officer Flynn infiltrates a cadre of Nazi saboteurs, pretending to guide them toward their destination while unraveling their scheme. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Edge of Darkness (1943)
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway. Directed by Lewis Milestone.
Uncertain Glory (1944)
A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Objective, Burma! (1945)
An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
All of these film are great on their own, but they packaged each of them with trailers, cartoons and newsreels, which makes for an interesting trip back through time. If you like Flynn and you like War films, this set is for you.
TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures [@] Amazon