The Tarzan Collection (R2) in October
Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Tarzan Collection, exclusive to HMV priced at £34.99 RRP from 31st October 2005. Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan star as Edgar Rice Burroughs' seminal jungle hero and heroine combination in the six original classic feature films. First glimpsed in October 1912 on the cover of All-Story - a classic "pulp fiction" magazine - Tarzan went on to inspire a further twenty-four novels, more than forty films, hundreds of comic books plus countless radio and TV shows.
Now the best of these silver-screen classics are available to buy on DVD for the first time in the UK. Presented across three discs, the six films in The Tarzan Collection are a must-have for fans of classic cinema.
Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
In Weissmuller and O'Sullivan's first screen performance as Tarzan and Jane the pair meet after Jane joins her father's ivory hunting expedition in Africa. A smitten Tarzan kidnaps Jane but after her escape she needs him to come to her rescue when the hunting party is attacked by a tribe of pygmies. Will the intervention of Tarzan and his elephants be enough to win Jane's heart?
Tarzan And His Mate (1934)
Considered to be one of the select few Hollywood sequels that outshine the original, this jungle adventure sees Jane's father seeking the legendary elephant burial grounds. Tarzan refuses to help with his quest and the members of the expedition soon find themselves in grave peril - will Tarzan come to their rescue? Tarzan And His Mate includes the famous crocodile battle sequence.
Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Tarzan is confronted by the evils of mankind's greed as Jane's cousins try to convince her to claim a fortune bequeathed to her back in England. The action accelerates when an unscrupulous jungle guide attempts to capture Tarzan and turn him into a lucrative circus sideshow.
Tarzan Finds A Son! (1939)
After a deadly plane crash Cheetah finds an abandoned infant in the jungle who is taken in and raised as a son by Tarzan and Jane. Five years later a search party come to return Boy - heir to a multi million dollar family fortune - to his family but they need Jane's help to find a path out of the jungle. Tarzan and his elephants come to the rescue when hostile natives capture the group.
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
Jane and Boy are kidnapped by an evil gang intent upon using their prisoners to force Tarzan to lead them to a hidden treasure of gold. Their plan goes awry when they themselves are captured by natives - now their only hope of rescue is Tarzan himself!
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
A circus owner smuggles Boy out of the jungle and all the way to New York to perform in a show, forcing Tarzan out of his natural habitat and into the urban jungle to rescue him. After being jailed for becoming violent during a court hearing, Tarzan escapes but still has to find his son and take him home - and to do so he must enlist the help of some other unusual residents of New York. This film features Maureen O'Sullivan's last performance as Jane.