The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

DVD - 1983
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Rejects the common film portrayal of Tarzan as a simpleton that was established by Johnny Weissmuller's 1930s renditions, reasserting Burroughs' characterisation of an articulate and intelligent human being -- Wikipedia.
This is the classic tale of the boy baby who is raised by apes in the African jungle after his parents are shipwrecked and then tragically die while he is still a baby. Rediscovered by adventurers when he has grown to manhood, he is returned to the strange and unfamiliar world of the British aristocracy and discovers that, despite a doting grandfather and a female admirer, civilization can be a cruel place.
Publisher: Warner Home Video, 1983.
ISBN: 9780790740751
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION GRE
Characteristics: 1 DVD (137 min.)


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Christopher Lambert

Half of him is Earl of Greystoke and the other half is completely wild. Can such a divided being find a place with his human family?

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Mar 26, 2015

First half of the movie somewhat follows the original novel. The second half goes off in a completely different direction from the books. More accurate than all of the film and TV adaptations, but still not great. Read the book. The Disney animated version was more enjoyable.

aaa5756 Dec 04, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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