‘Tales of the Gold Monkey’ Coming to DVD June 8

If you’re a fan of somewhat obscure cult classic TV series like we are around here, then this post is for you. From the producer of such series as Quantum Leap, Magnum, PI, Airwolf and NCIS came a show about an intrepid adventuring pilot who searches for lost and exotic treasures much like Indiana Jones. It starred Stephen Collins of Star Trek and 7th Heaven, Caitlin O’Heaney, Jeff MacKay and Roddy McDowall and ran for one season in the early 80’s.

And now, thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory and Fabulous Films, the entire action-packed 20 episodes are coming to DVD. Want to know more? Of course you do. Check out all the info from the official press release.

TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA JUNE 8, 2010 FROM FABULOUS FILMS

Distributed by Shout! Factory featuring 22 hours of adventures, extensive bonus content and a special booklet jam-packed in a 6-dvd collector’s box set

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