Tarzan - 'The Complete 2nd Season' Brings Ron Ely's Final Episodes to DVD
Available this coming Tuesday from the Warner Archive
Posted by David Lambert
Ron Ely finishes his legendary run as Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal creation Tarzan in this action and star-packed second season. This 6-Disc, 26-Episode Collection finds Tarzan, Cheetah and Jai (Manuel Padilla) facing some fearsome foes while coming to the aid of some famous faces. First off, Tarzan takes on a tiger in one of the series' most acclaimed episodes, guest starring James Whitmore.
This is followed by a panoply of stars, including George Kennedy, Helen Hayes and James MacArthur (playing mother and son!), James Earl Jones, Woody Strode, Clarence Williams III, Robert Loggia, Geoffrey Holder, Fernando Lamas and Ted Cassidy. And that's not to mention the titanic two-parter "The Four O'Clock Army," which teams recurring guests Julie Harris and Maurice Evans in defense of a village under siege by slavers. Oh, and we should probably mention that Ethel Merman drops by the jungle, as do Diana Ross and The Supremes!
Following last year's release of the first season starring Ron Ely, the folks at the Warner Archive Collection have announced plans to finish the show's run with next Tuesday's release of Tarzan - The Complete 2nd Season. Becoming available on September 17th are the final 26 episode on DVD, a manufacture on demand (MOD) set which will cost $49.95 SRP. Package art is below, along with a button link to pre-order this item from the WBshop online studio store. They only ship MOD titles to U.S. customers, but fans outside the States should stay tuned because Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program will also be selling this as well. Our thanks to reader Edwin Carpenter for being the first to alert us about it!