Here’s some excit­ing news for fans of tele­vi­sion adven­ture shows: the cult favorite Tales Of The Gold Monkey is mak­ing its U.S. DVD debut cour­tesy of Shout! Factory.  ABC put this short-lived but much-loved show into pro­duc­tion to cap­i­tal­izev on the suc­cess of Raiders Of The Lost Ark but it was no mere cash-in.  Creator Donald Bellisario actu­al­ly dreamt the show up back in 1979 (2 years pri­or to Raiders), inspired by the clas­sic film Only Angels Have Wings, and each week the show brought old-fash­ioned adven­ture back to the air­waves.  Shout! Factory’s DVD set includes the pilot film, all the episodes and some nice new ret­ro­spec­tive extras.  Read on for more high-adven­ture info…

From award-win­ning cre­ator Don Bellisario

who brought us Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, NCIS comes 

TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY

THE COMPLETE SERIES

Starring Stephen Collins, Caitlin O’Heaney, Roddy McDowall, Jeff Mackay

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA

JUNE 8, 2010 FROM FABULOUS FILMS

Distributed by Shout! Factory

fea­tur­ing 22 hours of adven­tures, exten­sive bonus con­tent

and a spe­cial book­let jam-packed in a 6-dvd collector’s box set

Get ready to take on a thrill-ride to a back­wa­ter cor­ner of the South Pacific as Tales of the Gold Monkey The Complete Series comes to DVD for the first time in North America on June 8, 2010 from Fabulous Films, dis­trib­ut­ed by Shout! Factory. Fans can relive the adven­tures of this much loved tele­vi­sion show in a 6-DVD col­lectible box set fea­tur­ing all 20 action-packed episodes, orig­i­nal pilot episode, a trea­sure tro­ve of DVD bonus con­tent, a spe­cial collector’s book­let and more!  The col­lectible Tales of the Gold Monkey The Complete Series DVD box set is priced to own at $49.97.

Created by Don Bellisario and star­ring Stephen Collins (Private Practice, 7th Heaven), Caitlin O’Heaney (The Charmings), Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes), Jeff Mackay (JAG), Tales of the Gold Monkey aired on ABC in ear­ly 80’s and became a pop­u­lar hit fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the Indiana Jones films.  Set in 1938, this adven­ture series cap­tures the ambi­ence and char­ac­ter of a mys­te­ri­ous roman­tic era and chron­i­cles a young American adven­tur­er Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) and his rag­tag group of friends as they become involved involved in death-defy­ing hi-jinx, trans­port­ing peo­ple-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose sea­plane.

Extensive DVD Bonus Content:

  • Original Double Length Pilot Episode
  • Brand New 36 Minute “Making of” Documentary fea­tur­ing Stephen Collins (Jack Cutter), Caitlin O’Heaney (Sarah Stickney White), writer-pro­duc­er Tom Greene and Harvey Laidman (one of the direc­tors for the series).
  • Audio com­men­taries
  • Photo gallery
  • Series syn­op­sis and biogra­phies
  • Character Sarah Stickney White’s orig­i­nal cos­tume gallery
  • Artifacts gallery
  • 24-page collector’s book­let

Tales of the Gold Monkey The Complete Series

  • Running time: 1008 mins
  • Format: 1:33:1 (4x3)
  • Audio: Dolby 2.0
  • Rating: PG
  • 6-DVD Set
  • SRP: $49.97

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Tales Of The Gold Monkey: The Complete Series

Tales Of The Gold Monkey: The Complete Series

In a back­wa­ter cor­ner of the South Pacific a young American adven­tur­er and his rag­tag group of friends become involved in death defy­ing hi-jinx, trans­port­ing peo­ple-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose sea­plane. Set in 1938, this series cap­tures the ambiance and char­ac­ter of a mys­te­ri­ous roman­tic era. Broadcast by ABC in 1982, this series became a mas­sive hit fol­low­ing the suc­cess of Indiana Jones’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fabulous Films proud­ly present the com­plete series for your enter­tain­ment plea­sure, here final­ly on DVD!