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The Legend of Tarzan 4K Uhd, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

20 August 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner's The Legend of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou and Christoph Waltz quietly earned almost $350 million at the worldwide box office and next sets sight on a home video release starting next month.

The Legend of Tarzan will first be available to view at home on September 20th with the Digital HD version. On October 11th look for The Legend of Tarzan 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD physical disc options to arrive in stores.

The film is based on the works of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs and directed by David Yates. The estimated production costs were a steep $180 million.

All high definition versions of The Legend of Tarzan will include Dolby Atmos audio. Bonus features are as follows:

Tarzan Reborn

Battles and Bare Knuckled Brawls

Tarzan and Jane's Unfailing Love

Creating the Virtual Jungle

Gabon to the Big Screen

Stop Ivory PSA

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The King of the Jungle Comes Home With The Legend of Tarzan Blu-Ray in October

19 August 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

David Yates brought Tarzan to life on the big screen for a new generation with this Summer's, The Legend of Tarzan, and now Warner Bros. has announced the film's release on blu-ray.  Come inside for all the details for what's included on the upcoming disc.

If you missed The Legend of Tarzan when it hit theaters or simply want to watch it again, you'll get your chance on October 11, 2016 when it hits blu-ray.  If you simply can't wait that long, it'll land on digital platforms September 20th: 

The King of the Jungle returns when “The Legend of Tarzan” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Legend of Tarzan Swings for Home on October 11

18 August 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA, August 18, 2016 – The King of the Jungle returns when The Legend of Tarzan arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård (Diary of a Teenage Girl, HBO’s True Blood) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The ensemble cast also stars Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films), Margot Robbie (Suicide SquadThe Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).

David Yates (the final four Harry Potter films, upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) directed The Legend of Tarzan from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, which »

- ComicMix Staff

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The Legend of Tarzan and Free State of Jones movies review: enough with the white saviors

1 August 2016 8:53 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Filtering other people’s stories through the eyes of white men is tedious and offensive, and it feels like a desperate hedge against fresh perspectives. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s a problem lately with lots of Hollywood movies… and some not-Hollywood movies, too. The same sorts of stories — often literally the same stories, as with reboots and remakes — are getting told over and over again, and with little apparent notion that what is required is a good reason to tell those same stories again. And here we go again.

To say that tales of Tarzan have been told before is an almost absurd understatement: he has been a mainstay of cinema since the silent era. And while The Legend of Tarzan is only very loosely based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Legend of Tarzan’ Tops Foreign Box Office With $44.7 Million

24 July 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Legend of Tarzan” swung to the top of foreign box office charts over the weekend, propelled by a solid opening in China. The adventure epic led competitors with $44.7 million from 17,500 screens in 61 markets. The big contributor was the Middle Kingdom, where “The Legend of Tarzan” picked up $27.1 million in its first six days of release.

The attempt to relaunch Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp novels about a man raised by apes has floundered domestically, weighed down by its $185 million price tag. The film’s global total now stands at $260.5 million. That’s a respectable gross, but a film of this size needs to do upwards of $400 million to be considered a success, let alone trigger a sequel, which is basically the point of greenlighting a movie with that kind of budget. Warner Bros. is backing the film, which was directed by David Yates, the filmmaker behind most of the Harry Potter movies. »

- Brent Lang

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Can Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Succeed Where Recent Space Operas Have Failed?

22 July 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego — As director Luc Besson and his wife Virginie Besson-Silla laid out in meticulous detail a vision for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” — based on the French comic series “Valerian and Laureline” — their passion for the heavy genre material was certainly palpable. But it was difficult to ignore the specter of other attempted franchise launches from respected filmmakers that crashed on the rocks of “unproven intellectual property.”

Finding Dory” broke Andrew Stanton out of director jail after his 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation “John Carter” forced Disney to take a $200 million write-down. Warner Bros. took a hit on the titanically budgeted “Jupiter Ascending” last year from Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, after holding it over from 2014 to delay the pain. Unless it’s tied to successful preexisting brands (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), space opera just seems like a difficult sell these days. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Review: "The Legend Of Tarzan" (2016) Starring Alexander Skarsgard

12 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By John Lemay

For many years Tarzan was a staple of cinema—in fact from its very onset. The first Tarzan feature, Tarzan of the Apes, came out in 1918 and was followed by close to 50 other adaptations in the last century. His star started to fade in the late 1960s and there were no Tarzan features in the 1970s save for one. The 1980s somewhat provided his last gasp on the big screen with movies like the Bo Derek vehicle Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) and- more impressively- the well-received Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.  The 1990s saw only 1998’s Tarzan and the Lost City and the 1999 Disney animated version. In fact, for all many “youngsters” know Tarzan may as well have originated with the Disney cartoon. For the first time in many years, we finally have a new big-budget live-action iteration of one of the screen »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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How Tarzan evolved from oaf to toff and back again

9 July 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs has always been a hit with fans – so it’s a pity the movies don’t live up to the legend of their jungle hero

There’s a new Tarzan in town. Well, not only in town – clambering through the treetops as well, and swinging around on vines that seem to drop from the clouds. But who cares where he is when he is played in a new film, The Legend of Tarzan, by Alexander Skarsgård of the HBO vampire series True Blood?

Related: King of the bungle: why Tarzan will never be Ok

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- Ryan Gilbey

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Are Movie Discussions Being Sidetracked Too Often by PC Arguments?

8 July 2016 9:02 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Film and TV fans have always loved to discuss their favorite movies and shows. However, in recent times, it seems that discussions about the merits of popular media projects are being sidetracked by debates about political correctness. Why are these issues becoming more important than the movies themselves?

 

It seems like a long time ago now, but I can recall a time when discussions about a film or TV show dealt mostly with the on-screen events depicted in the film or TV show. That’s changed these days. If you go on any movie/TV website, you’ll find that half (or more) of the discussions are bitter arguments about some detail of the movie which is questioned regarding its political correctness.

 

The upcoming Star Trek Beyond is getting mired down in an argument about Sulu’s sexuality. In the new film, Sulu will be depicted as a gay man. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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The Legend of Tarzan review – noble intentions can't rescue ropey rehash

7 July 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tarzan goes on a diplomatic mission to his old swinging ground in this well-meaning but ultimately toothless update

Related: The Legend of Tarzan and The Neon Demon reviewed - the Dailies film podcast

Earlier this year, The Jungle Book was remade with most of the songs removed. Now it looks like it’s been remade again with all the songs removed and also the fun, excitement and charm. This is a ropey and dull rehashing of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s creation, with Alexander Skarsgård giving us his rock-hard abs and an equally immobile performance in the lead role. Things get off to an admittedly interesting start as Belgian troops move through the Congo, their colonial possession, in the late 19th century, with Christoph Waltz’s creepy functionary Léon Rom at their head (a version of the historical figure who was supposedly the model for Conrad’s Mr Kurtz). But then we are back in Eng-er-land, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Legend of Tarzan: 'It's an adventure movie, it's not there to educate' – video

7 July 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Legend of Tarzan is the latest reboot of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Greystoke yarn, with Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan, Margot Robbie as his wife Jane, Djimon Hounsou as a local tribal chief, and Christoph Waltz as a bloodthirsty Belgian soldier intent on recovering a hoard of valuable diamonds. It’s directed by Harry Potter’s David Yates, and is on release now in the UK, Us and Australia

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- Benjamin Lee and Jonross Swaby

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The Legend of Tarzan Premiere Interviews: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz & More

6 July 2016 1:07 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Below you’ll find our premiere interviews from the London debut of The Legend of Tarzan, the latest in the series of film adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ man of the jungle. Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie are our Tarzan and Jane this time around and they both attended the event in London’s Leicester Square this […]

The post The Legend of Tarzan Premiere Interviews: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz & More appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Legend of Tarzan Premiere: Tarzan is Lord of the Apes; Magic Johnson is King of This Animal

5 July 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

Magic Johnson stepped out at a Hollywood movie premiere with his lovely wife Cookie to support pal Samuel L. Jackson’s new film Legend Of Tarzan, a reboot of the Edgar Rice Burroughs story starring Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan. On the jungle-themed carpet, the legendary basketball player tells CineMovie he is the true king of the jungle and he would be lord over this animal. Johnson is also planning a family vacation with Samuel L. Jackson who jokes he’s taking a month long vacation because we tell him he's an overworked actor.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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The Legend of Tarzan Review

4 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The opening image we’ve come to expect when indulging, yet again, into the renowned tale of Tarzan, from the creative mind of wordsmith Edgar Rice Burroughs, is that of a feral child, abandoned in the jungle, set to be raised by a family of apes. But this David Yates endeavour rejects that notion, and is […]

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- Stefan Pape

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Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ and ‘The Bfg’ May Not Recoup

3 July 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With Independence Day falling on a Monday, the holiday weekend’s three-day totals so far took a sweet jump over 2015, when the 4th fell on Saturday. After a slow summer, the result is the best increase over the equivalent weekend in some time; three films topped $30 million for the three days, all better than any last year.

The top spot was nabbed both last weekend and in 2015 by a Pixar film in its third week. Incredibly though “Finding Dory” is now 50% ahead of “Inside Out” through the same period, with a clear path to the best total of the year, at least until December’s “Star Wars” entry takes its shot.

Read More: Why ‘Finding Dory’ Sequel Drowned ‘Independence Day: Resurgence

The Legend of Tarzan” exceeded predictions, but is far from home-free in recouping its $180-million cost (plus marketing). That’s no worry for the $10 million “The Purge: Election Year, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Review: This 'Tarzan' may not be the king of the jungle, but he still swings

3 July 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I’m planning to review a film, I try not to read any criticism of that film until after I’ve already organized my thoughts and written and published my own piece. I don’t like having anyone else’s take in my head as I’m writing, positive or negative. I don’t want to be put into a position where I’m either defending or attacking someone else’s opinion. I want my reviews to be my active thoughts, not a reactive response to something. In the case of The Legend Of Tarzan, though, they evidently gave the east coast a one-day head-start on the rest of us. Even though I was in the middle of my move into a new apartment on Wednesday, the day I was set to see the film, I saw enough headlines go by on social media to be able to tell »

- Drew McWeeny

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Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Dominates ‘Tarzan,’ Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’ Bombs

3 July 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Finding Dory” dominated the Independence Day box office, overcoming a trio of new releases to provide the weekend’s biggest fireworks.

The Pixar release swam to the top of the charts for the third consecutive weekend, picking up $41.9 million to bring its domestic total to $372.2 million. The follow-up to “Finding Nemo” should end the four-day holiday with another $50.5 million in receipts. It is on pace to surpass “Toy Story 3” and its $415 million haul as the highest grossing Pixar film in history on a domestic basis.

“It’s showing no signs of slowing down,” said Dave Hollis, distribution chief at Disney, Pixar’s parent company. “As people are weighing what to see, it stands out as the only option that’s going to entertain everyone.”

The July 4th weekend is traditionally one of the movie business’ biggest, but this national holiday suffered from a weak crop of new releases, as »

- Brent Lang

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Is Making a Tarzan Movie Only for Tarzan Fans a Bad idea?

2 July 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 David YatesThe Legend of Tarzan does an effective job bringing the iconic King of the Jungle back to the big screen in a way that stays true to the classic books. With beautiful cinematography and a surprisingly strong lead performance by Alexander Skarsgard, The Legend of Tarzan delivers an entertaining adaptation of literature’s first super hero. However, will this film resonate with modern audiences who are unfamiliar with the character?

 The character of Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs over 100 years ago (having debuted in All Stories Weekly magazine in 1912) and has been adapted over 100 times internationally, on film and TV. The majority of these projects have ranged from mediocre-to-poor, with only a few actual gems in the bunch.  Only a small handful of them touched upon the spirit of the Burroughs books. It’s been a long while since there has been a live-action version of »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Box Office: ‘The Purge 3’ Tops ‘Tarzan,’ Spielberg Bombs With ‘The Bfg’

2 July 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Independence Day weekend kicked off with a whimper, at least where the movies were concerned.

For the third consecutive weekend, Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is expected to swim to the top of the box office charts. It added $13.4 million to its $343.8 million haul on Friday, and is projected to  bring in $43 million over the three days and $52 million over the four day holiday.

Not that “Dory” had much in the way of competition. This July 4th was supposed to host a blockbuster battle between David Yates’ “The Legend of Tarzan” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Bfg,” but both films are shaping up to be pop culture pipsqueaks.

The Legend of Tarzan,” Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s costly update on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ moldy jungle yarns, is doing better than expected, pulling in $14 million on Friday. It is on pace to rack up more than $34 million over its »

- Brent Lang

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The Secrets Behind That Other Tarzan Movie — The One That Earned a Dog a Screenwriting Oscar Nomination

1 July 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the early 1980s, rumors began to spread about an unfinished screenplay that soon reached mythic proportions. Few people had seen it in the days before the internet made even the most inflammable material available for public consumption, but it was said to be 170 pages long and — astonishingly — had no ending.  The screenplay had a one-word title, Greystoke, but everyone knew that this was the story of Tarzan, lord of the apes, adapted from the 1914 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was the masterwork of Robert Towne, who had already created such classics as

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- Stephen Galloway

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