The man of the jungle swings back into action on October 31 when Warner Home Video releases The Tarzan Collection Volume 2.
Johnny Weissmuller swings back into action with Warner Home Video's The Tarzan Collection Volume 2 debuting on October 31. Following the huge success of WHV's first Weissmuller Tarzan set in 2004, this new DVD collection includes the home video debut of Weissmuller's last six Tarzan films, presented on three double-feature discs.
Originally made at RKO, these films feature actress Brenda Joyce, assuming the role of Tarzan's beloved Jane. Although other actors would later play the role, these films exemplify why Weissmuller, the five-time Olympic champion, was the definitive Tarzan. Weissmuller starred in 12 Tarzan features for both MGM and RKO. This collection features Tarzan Triumphs/Tarzan's Desert Mystery, Tarzan and the Amazons/Tarzan and the Leopard Woman and Tarzan and the Huntress/Tarzan and the Mermaids.
These six films, which were never available on videocassette, are all new to DVD, and will sell as a collection only, for $39.92 SRP.
Tarzan Triumphs (1943)/Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
Tarzan Triumphs: World War II? That's the way of civilized people, not Tarzan. He refuses to be involved until the Nazis make the mistake of striking at the Ape-Man's family.
Tarzan's help with the war effort continues in Tarzan's Desert Mystery, as Tarzan crosses the Sahara to find medicinal plants needed by the Allies.
Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)/Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
When the jungle lord refuses to lead anthropologists to a mysterious female tribe, Boy does, setting in motion the plot twists and turns of Tarzan and the Amazons.
Are brutal maulings the results of leopard attacks? The Ape-Man doesn't think so, and his instincts prove right as he faces murderous leopard men and their exotic priestess in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman.
Tarzan and the Huntress(1947)/Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)
Tarzan and the Huntress: Expeditioners aim to harvest animals for profit, capturing them for zoos without regard for the balance of jungle life.
In Tarzan and the Mermaids, Weissmuller bids his final farewell to the role of the Ape-Man, but not before rescuing a lovely maiden from a forced marriage, tangling with a giant octopus and restoring harmony to a community of pure-hearted pearl divers.
- All Films are B&W and Not Rated
- Tarzan Triumphs - Run Time: 76 minutes
- Tarzan's Desert Mystery - Run Time: 70 minutes
- Tarzan and the Amazons - Run Time: 76 minutes
- Tarzan and the Leopard Woman - Run Time: 72 minutes
- Tarzan and the Huntress - Run Time: 72 minutes
- Tarzan and the Mermaids - Run Time: 68 minutes