Robin Hood for the BBC was created by Dominic Minghella and Foz
Allan who have created the most interesting and unorthodox Robin
Hood that has ever graced the small screen. Filmed in Hungary
Europe, this 13-part BBC series tells the lives of Robin Hood and
his merry men that is oozing with action, drama, romance with a
touch of "soap" to really help draw the viewer into this series.
star of the series is Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood who returns to
England after five years fighting in the Third Crusade only to
discover that England has been thrown into turmoil during King
Richard's absence. Unlike previous Robin Hoods, this new incarnation
has a much darker side that is drawn out through the first season of
Add in the extremely talented Lucy Griffiths as Marian
and the dastardly Vayset, the Sheriff of Nottinghood (played by
Keith Allen) plus the classics such as Little John (Gordon Kennedy)
and Will Scarlet (Harry Lloyd), the entire cast of this mythos has
been professionally chosen to help portray the tales which have
never aged. A great series for young and old alike.
The video quality of Robin Hood is phenomenal and is filmed in pure
digital for that true movie experience (16:9) and match that with Dolby
Digital and you have one high quality series from start to finish.
There is a plethora of special features available such as audio
commentaries, character profiles and some short documentaries and
there is plenty of value for your hard earned dollar. The only
downside to the series is the occasional over the top acting but
hey... it's Robin Hood and there should definitely be a touch of
cliché and cheese!
* Foil-Enhanced Slipcase Packaging
* Audio Commentaries on Episodes 2, 4, 8 & 13
* Hood Academy
* Character Profiles
* Robin Hood: The Making of
* Dressing the Hood
* Designing the Hood