Smiles, everyone, smiles! Season Three delivers a treasure trove of phenomenal guest stars including Don Adams, Sonny Bono, David Cassidy, Bob Denver, Elinor Donahue, Annette Funicello, Robert Goulet, Peter Graves, Roddy McDowall, Leslie Nielsen, Doris Roberts, Dick Sargent, Abe Vigoda, among other notables.
Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season
Featuring All 23 Original Episodes in a Collectible 6-DVD Set
AVAILABLE IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 23, 2012
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Smiles, everyone, smiles! Fantasy Island, the long-running and wildly popular series, is back for another season on DVD!
Each week, two guests arrive by seaplane to the shores of Fantasy Island in hopes of having their wishes and fantasies fulfilled. Their mysterious host, the debonair and suave Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), along with his energetic sidekick Tattoo (Herve Villechaize), will conjure up the amazing - and sometimes even the impossible - to grant these wishes, but in the spirit of being careful what you wish for . . . sometimes a twist can lead the guest to some unexpected conclusions.
Season Three delivers a treasure trove of phenomenal guest stars including Don Adams, Sonny Bono, David Cassidy, Bob Denver, Elinor Donahue, Annette Funicello, Robert Goulet, Peter Graves, Roddy McDowall, Leslie Nielsen, Doris Roberts, Dick Sargent, Abe Vigoda, among other notables.
From legendary creative team of Aaron Spelling (Charlie's Angels, Beverly Hills 90210) and Leonard Goldberg (Hart to Hart, Starsky & Hutch), Fantasy Island premiered in January 1977, and became one of primetime TV's most popular series in TV history. Starring Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan) and Herve Villechaize (The Man with the Golden Gun) as the unique leading characters, the series entranced viewers with tropical settings, engaging storylines, and kept fans hooked with its weekly parade of recognizable name actors throughout its successful seven-season run. It is best remembered for Villechaize's performance as Tattoo, whose cry of "Da plane! Da plane!" made him a pop culture icon.
S3, Ep1 Sep. 7, 1979 * Hit Man/The Swimmer - A man whose underwear business is failing wants to be killed so that his family can collect on his life insurance; and a former swimmer who was paralyzed in a car wreck searches for a cure for her condition. Kaye Ballard, Peter Graves, Eve Plumb
S3, Ep2 Sep. 14, 1979 * Goose for the Gander/The Stuntman - A diner owner whose restaurant is to be razed for a new highway wants to win a cooking contest to raise the money to relocate her business; and a retired stuntman hopes to reconcile with his estranged son, also a stuntman, who is about to attempt a life-threatening stunt for a movie. Hans Conreid, Doris Roberts, Abe Vigoda
S3, Ep3 Sep. 21, 1979 * Tattoo: the Love God/Magnolia Blossoms - Tattoo asks Roarke to grant his fantasy of being a "love god", which Roarke takes literally; and two women want to experience the days of the Civil-War-era South. Christopher Connelly, Dack Rambo, Lisa Hartman, Pamela Franklin
S3, Ep4 Oct. 5, 1979 * Baby/Marathon: Battle of the Sexes - Tattoo decides to adopt the orphaned infant son of a native islander he knew well; and two women want to win the Fantasy Island Marathon so they can use the publicity and prize money to save the floundering barbell-manufacturing plant they work at. Barbi Benton, Dick Martin, Arlene Golonka
S3, Ep5 Oct. 19, 1979 * The Chain Gang/The Boss - A man joins a chain gang to get information that he hopes will clear his father's name; and a woman wants to be The Big Boss of a corporation. Dennis Cole, Donna Mills, Roddy McDowall, Cameron Mitchell, Stacy Keach, R.G. Armstrong
S3, Ep6 Oct. 27, 1979 * The Red Baron/Young at Heart - A Wisconsin locksmith wants to take part in World War I; and a 50-year-old librarian wants to be half her age for a weekend. Don Adams, Martine Beswick, Diana Canova, Ron Ely
S3, Ep7 Nov. 3, 1979 * The Wedding - Roarke is set to marry the love of his life, but Tattoo overhears a conversation that suggests the man who grants others' fantasies may not be able to realize his own. Samantha Eggar, Joseph Cotten, Laraine Day, Don Ho
S3, Ep8 Nov. 10, 1979 * Tattoo's Romance/Handy Man - A selfish and bitter woman takes advantage of Tattoo's attraction to her niece to try to make the girl a country-music star; and a witness to a gangland killing seeks refuge from his would-be killers in an orphanage. Sonny Bono, Shelley Fabares, Joey Forman, Carolyn Jones, Audrey Landers
S3, Ep9 Nov. 17, 1979 * Nobody's There/The Dancer - A klutzy private eye hopes for the opportunity to solve her very first case; and a wealthy Texan wants to meet the ballerina who inspired him to success. Stepfanie Kramer, Max Baer Jr., Dick Sargent, Carol Lynley, Ellen Geer
S3, Ep10 Nov. 24, 1979 * The Pug/Class of '69 - A boy wants to see his father win the heavyweight boxing championship; and a woman seeks revenge on a former classmate who humiliated her in front of the entire school. Adrienne Barbeau, Gary Collins, Fred Grandy, Sugar Ray Robinson, Tim Thomerson, Fred Williamson
S3, Ep11 Dec. 1, 1979 * The Victim/The Mermaid - A woman disregards Roarke's severe warnings and dates her dream man, only to wind up one of his stable of sex slaves; and a college professor, hoping to make a significant scientific discovery, saves the life of a mermaid who tries to tempt him away from his crumbling marriage. James Darren, Yvonne De Carlo, Mary Ann Mobley, Michelle Phillips, John Saxon
S3, Ep12 Dec. 8, 1979 * The Cheerleaders/Marooned - Two best friends want to be cheerleaders for a professional football team; and a truck driver wants to be shipwrecked on a deserted island with his favorite movie star. Norman Alden, Jayne Meadows, Georgia Engel, Dan Pastorini,Vic Tayback
S3, Ep13 Dec. 15, 1979 * The Inventor/On the Other Side - A professor hopes to unleash a revolutionary preservation formula and receive acclaim for it; and a widow hopes to finally contact her dead husband after twenty-five years of fruitless attempts. MacDonald Carey, Arte Johnson, Jeanette Nolan, Maria Wallace
S3, Ep14 Dec. 22, 1979 * The Look Alikes/Winemaker - A man finds himself in the dangerous world of gambling when he changes places with his double, and Tattoo promises a nun that she'll win the wine tasting content before he discovers her wine is undrinkable. Ken Berry, Ross Martin, Celeste Holm
S3, Ep15 Jan. 12, 1980 * Unholy Wedlock/Elizabeth - A young man gets into trouble in his quest to marry his fiancée; and a woman needs Roarke's help to defeat a dangerous ghost. David Cassidy, Tina Louise
S3, Ep16 Jan. 19, 1980 * Rogues to Riches/Stark Terror - A man is determined to lose himself in the eighteenth century, despite the entreaties of his lawyer partner who tries to entice him back with the promise of a lucrative business deal; and a young woman, rendered mute by her mother's death, wants to find out whether she was responsible. Michael Constantine, Elinor Donohue, Robert Goulet
S3, Ep17 Jan. 26, 1980 * PlayGirl/Smith's Valhalla - Sick of male chauvinism, a woman wants to turn the tables and treat men as the objects; and a man asks for a chance to perform a truly heroic rescue. Barbi Benton, Favian, Hugh O'Brian
S3, Ep18 Feb. 2, 1980 * Aphrodite/Dr. Jeckyll and Miss Hyde - A very picky man is looking for the perfect woman; and a stern psychologist asks Roarke's help in understanding what attracts women to bad men, in the hope of rescuing her younger sister from the clutches of a creep. Biitt Ekland, George Maharis, Maureen McCormick
S3, Ep19 Feb. 9, 1980 * The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind - A middle-aged divorced man wants to be the swinging single he didn't get to be in his younger days; and a young woman requests the power to see into her future. Frankie Avalon, Jack Carter, Anne Francis, Lisa Hartman
S3, Ep20 Mar. 1, 1980 * Nona/One Million B.C. - A blind detective wants his sight back so he can complete his search for a missing actress; and two women want to return to a time of old-fashioned chivalry in men and daintiness in women. Neville Brand, Phyllis Davis, Peter Lupus, Peter Graves
S3, Ep21 Mar. 8, 1980 * Jungle Man/Mary Ann and Miss Sophisticate - An unemployed actor wants a last chance to play the role that made him famous; and an acclaimed ventriloquist is afraid her marionette has been taking over some of her personality traits. Dick Butkus, Dennis Cole, Annette Funicello, Barbara Luna, France Nuyen
S3, Ep22 May 10, 1980 * My Fair Pharaoh/The Power - A woman yearns to immerse herself in the world of Egyptian queen Cleopatra; and a man asks Roarke for the power of telekinesis. Michael Ansara, Joan Collins, Ron Ely, Larry Linville, Julie Sommars
S3, Ep23 May 17, 1980 * Eagleman/Children Of Mentu - A widowed businessman wants to become his estranged son's favorite comic-book superhero to get the boy's attention; and a journalism student seeks out the story that will make her career. Jim Backus, Ralph Bellamy, Bob Denver, Larry Storch
Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season
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