Disc News: Tales of the Gold Monkey Finally Uncovered

Be prepared for adventure this summer when the cult favorite Tales of the Gold Monkey finally comes to DVD. This single season action series aired on ABC in 1982. It brought the thrills and chills of Raiders of the Lost Ark to the small screen. After numerous petitions from fans, Shout! Factory will be releasing Tales of the Gold Monkey The Complete Series on June 8. Here’s the press release:

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 ’80s and became a popular hit following the success of the Indiana Jones films. Set in 1938, this adventure series captures the ambiance 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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