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PR Robin of Sherwood, Set 2 on Blu-ray Feb 14

Acorn Media



Connoisseurs of the Robin Hood legend call this action-packed mid-1980's British television series the standard by which all other adaptations are measured. Rich with authentic historical detail and cunning plot twists, Robin of Sherwood adds a bit of sorcery and mysticism to the swordplay and social justice that have made the heroic outlaw so endearing and enduring.

On February 14th, British TV specialist Acorn Media has the DVD debuts of "a quirky romantic comedy of life after death" and a documentary investigating the secret history of several historic battles, as well as the Blu-ray debut of the definitive Robin Hood retelling with nine hours of bonus features. Acorn has Shades, a poignant British drama about life after death, and Robin of Sherwood, Set 2, the critically acclaimed classic starring Jason Connery (Sean's son) and Ray Winstone (Indiana Jones 4, The Departed, Sexy Beast), and co-written by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle's War). Seen on The History Channel, Battlefield Detectives features new scientific insight into 9 historic battles.

Conclusion to the Acclaimed, Definitive Retelling of the Robin Hood Legend
Now in Stunning High-Definition

Robin of Sherwood, Set 2
Arrives to Blu-ray on February 14, 2012

Breakthrough roles for Jason Connery and Ray Winstone
and writer Anthony Horowitz (Foyle's War)
Includes more than nine hours of special features

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Silver Spring, MD -- The conclusion to the definitive retelling of the Robin Hood legend with breakthrough roles for Jason Connery and Ray Winstone (Indiana Jones 4, The Departed, Sexy Beast), Robin of Sherwood, Set 2, debuts on Blu-ray on February 14, 2012. Presented in stunning high-definition, the Blu-ray 3-disc/DVD bonus disc set includes 13 episodes and more than nine hours of special features, including nine episode commentaries, 76 minute making of documentary, outtakes, and much more. Robin of Sherwood also launched the TV writing career of Anthony Horowitz (Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, and the newest Sherlock Holmes novel), who wrote five of the episodes and participates in one of the commentaries. The series was created and co-written by Richard Carpenter. The Blu-ray is being sold for the same price as the Set 2 DVD released in October 2007 ($59.99, www.AcornOnline.com).

Connoisseurs of the Robin Hood legend call this action-packed mid-1980's British television series the standard by which all other adaptations are measured. Rich with authentic historical detail and cunning plot twists, Robin of Sherwood adds a bit of sorcery and mysticism to the swordplay and social justice that have made the heroic outlaw so endearing and enduring.

In these concluding tales, the young nobleman Robert of Huntingdon (Jason Connery, Shanghai Noon, son of Sean Connery) assumes the mantle of the fallen Robin of Loxley. Guided by the forest spirit Herne, he reassembles Robin's band, including Will Scarlet (Winstone), and resumes the campaign against the greedy Sheriff of Nottingham (Nickolas Grace, Brideshead Revisited). Mark Ryan (Transformers) co-stars. Traditional Irish band Clannad provides an award-winning score of ethereal Gaelic music that perfectly underscores the production's tone. The series has aired on PBS and Showtime as Robin Hood.

OVER NINE HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES: Nine commentary tracks (participants include: Jason Connery, Mark Ryan, Nicholas Grace, and writer Anthony Horowitz); Nothing's Forgotten: The Making of "Robin of Sherwood" documentary (76 min.); outtakes (13 min.); Clannad: Scoring Robin of Sherwood interview (12 min.); Robin Hood 1-2-3 Screen Swordplay (8 min.); and It's Showtime promotional short (5 min.)

NEW FOR BLU-RAY: Photo gallery with over 400 images; Producer Esta Charkham's Photographic Retrospective (4 min.); three "music-only" episode audio tracks; promotional stills gallery (2 min.); and PDFs material (scripts).

Street: February 14, 2012 SRP: $59.99
Blu-ray 3-Disc/DVD Bonus Disc Set: 13 episodes on 3 discs, plus DVD bonus disc; approx 681 min., plus bonus; 1080p/4:3 full screen (some bonus materials 480p/16:9 widescreen); Dolby Digital surround and original mono (main program); SDH subtitles (main program)
*This Blu-ray was created from a high-definition transfer and restoration of the original program elements.

Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British TV. 2011 releases included Upstairs, Downstairs: 40th Anniversary, Brideshead Revisited: 30th Anniversary, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Early 2012 releases include a bonus packed collector's edition of I, Claudius; the first Blu-ray of Acorn's top-selling series with Midsomer Murders, Set 19; the U.S. debut of Lynda La Plante's Above Suspicion; complete collections of Poldark, The Brief, Northern Lights, and French Fields; and more episodes from Single-Handed, New Tricks, and Murder Investigation Team. Athena releases provide an authoritative and entertaining learning experience through high quality, informative, non-fiction programming. 2011 Athena releases included: The Making of the President: The 1960s, Discovering Hamlet, The Battle for Marjah, Joseph Campbell: Mythos III, and Art of the Western World. Early 2012 releases include Bill Moyers: Capital Crimes, Battlefield Detectives, and In Their Own Words. Clips are available at www.athenalearning.com.




Acorn Media

February 9, 2012, 7:10 pm - PR
Keywords: adventure





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