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 (4×3)
  • 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!