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Robin of Sherwood, Set 2 arrives on Blu-ray

By Patrick Luce Feb 3, 2012, 21:15 GMT

The definitive retelling of the Robin Hood legend concludes in stunning high definition with the February 14th release of Robin of Sherwood, Set 2 on Blu-ray from Acorn Media.

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 featuring 13 episodes and more than nine hours of special features - including nine episode commentaries, 76 minute making of documentary, outtakes, and 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.

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.

Bonus material includes:

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.)
It's Showtime promotional short (5 min.)
NEW FOR BLU-RAY material includes:
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.)
PDFs material (scripts)



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