Robin of Sherwood: Jason Connery [BLU-RAY]
This High Definition title is presented in 50i to preserve the pace and timing of the original UK broadcast.
These discs will work in all UK Blu-ray players, but anyone buying from overseas should check their A/V set-up is compatible before purchasing.
A benchmark of quality television drama in the 1980s and arguably the definitive interpretation of the Robin Hood legend, this BAFTA-winning series is presented here for the first time in High Definition.
Jason Connery stars as Robin Hood in Richard Carpenter's influential and highly acclaimed re-working of the classic myth. Combining equal parts high drama, historical accuracy and atmospheric mysticism, Carpenter's reboot pitched a band of not-so-Merry Men against a decidedly brutal and waspish Sheriff of Nottingham. With a haunting theme from Clannad, strong scripts and outstanding performances from Ray Winstone, Clive Mantle, Judi Trott and Nickolas Grace, to name a few, Robin of Sherwood was, and remains, a worldwide hit.
With new HD transfers taken from the original film elements, the third and final series is presented here at a quality level never previously seen.
• Stills gallery (disc one) – over 400 images presented in HD for the first time
• Dolby Surround track (mixed by the production's original sound engineers)
• Music-only tracks on selected episodes
• Commentaries featuring Jason Connery, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle, Nickolas Grace, Anthony Horowitz, Sid Roberson and Esta Charkham on Herne’s Son parts one and two, The Inheritance, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Cromm Cruac, Adam Bell and The Time of the Wolf parts one and two
• Nothing’s Forgotten: The Making of Robin of Sherwood (remastered) – a documentary covering the production of the Jason Connery years
• Robin Hood 1-2-3 Screen Swordplay Presentation
• It’s Showtime promotional short
• Series three outtakes
• US opening titles
• Esta Charkham’s Photographic Retrospective
• Promotional Stills Gallery
• The Hooded Man: Clannad and Robin of Sherwood
• TV-am location report
• PDF copies of six series three scripts