I just watched this on Blu-Ray (got it at Wal*Mart for $10) and I just wanted to say how much I love this movie. The colors are beautiful (Technicolor RULES!), and the characters are cast so well. Errol Flynn is great as Robin Hood, Basil Rathbone & Claude Rains were great as Sir Guy of Gisbourne & Prince John, and Olivia de Havilland was beautiful as Maid Marian. And did you know Alan Hale Sr (father of Gilligan's Island's Skipper) played Little John in three separate productions of Robin Hood? (I watched the extras too.) I also found out that Trigger (Roy Rogers' world famous horse) was in this film before he (the horse) was famous.
Great actors, great sets, great costumes, great action, and great acting. Another plus was the fact that there was no CGI. I didn't see one thing that made me say, "That's CGI." No CGI people, no CGI backgrounds, no CGI arrows, no CGI battles. It was all tangible and real. Sure there were some matte paintings, but that's okay. I loved the shadow duel too.
Does anyone else love this movie?
Hollywood needs to remember where they came from. I want my Technicolor back for one thing.