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Old 09-30-2010, 03:40 PM   #26
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The last live action movie I can think of is TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY (1998) starring Casper Van Dien. I know that sometimes cheap knockoffs are made by some countries...but I can't remember hearing of any for a long time.

The Filmation Tarzan you ask about...was that the one made in the late 60's early 70's or the one where I think he was working with Flash Gordon and Mandrake in the 80's?
No, it's the one which Ajendo posted in that youtube link.

The Tarzan yell used Johnny Weismuller, but then so did the Ron Ely 70s TV series (anyone remember that?).

Anyone remember that Tarzan movie with Bo Derek as Jane (where she tended to get most of her kit off)? It was called "Tarzan the Ape Man."



The film was controversial because Bo Derek was topless for much of the movie and was sucked on her nipple by a chimpanzee. ERB's estate sued the film's producers because of this.


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No, it's the one which Ajendo posted in that youtube link.
Yeah, I had it mixed with another show.

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The Tarzan yell used Johnny Weismuller, but then so did the Ron Ely 70s TV series (anyone remember that?).
Hell, I watched the Ely show on first run. I'm trying to find decent copies of it on DVD for a price I can afford. It was one of shows that had Tarzan's intelligence level close to the original books.
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Anyone remember that Tarzan movie with Bo Derek as Jane (where she tended to get most of her kit off)? I think it was called "Tarzan the Ape Man."
Yeah.....worst Tarzan movie ever in my opinion. The Tarzan vs snake scene was so boring I started rooting for the snake.

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Miles O'Keefe from the Bo Derek movie had the look of Tarzan...but the Dereks ruined his chance at a decent career. They had a clause in his contract that he couldn't actually speak at any press conferences until like six months after the movie was released (it was all about Bo and nothing else got credit)...so since he didn't talk in the movie and wouldn't talk at press for the movie, they wrote him up as an idiot.

He's gone on to a B movie direct to video career...but he may have had a chance to do better if not for that contract.

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Old 09-30-2010, 04:17 PM   #29
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I grew up with Ron Ely's Tarzan and the great Filmmation cartoon. (Filmations's cartoons were great, they did an awesome job with Flash Gordon and Captain Marvel), so I always expected Tarzan to be well-spoken and impressive. No doubt it could work today if done right. A character like Tarzan can never go out of style.

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Old 09-30-2010, 04:26 PM   #30
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I grew up with the Disney film and the show. I absolutely loved it, one of my favourite Disney movies. I then watched the TV series set in the modern world and loved that too. So last year I finally decided to read the books so far I've read the first two and so far I have no complaints one of my favourite stories I have ever read and I two hope that we can get a film based entirely on the books. I think it would be amazing.

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Greystoke was great, so the Batman Begins type Tarzan movie has already been made, but if they did a Tarzan movie along the lines of 'Apocalypto' , that could be awesome. Just set it completely in the jungle, and move him into the city for a sequel.

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Around 12 years or so ago, AMC (back when the station was good for movie lovers) had a Tarzan weekend where they showed dozens of Tarzan films. I think I was able to record all that they showed at that time, and have since transferred them to DVD.

I figure I would list all the copies of Tarzan I have. These are both bought copies and copies I recorded.

Elmo Lincoln
TARZAN OF THE APES

Buster Crabbe
TARZAN THE FEARLESS

Glenn Morris
TARZAN'S REVENGE

Herman Brix
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN *this was 15 chapter serial shown at theaters - three years later it was re-released in a shortened version called TARZAN AND THE GREEN GODDESS, and Brix had then changed his name to Bruce Bennett and the movie used that name in the credits.

Johnny Weismuller
TARZAN THE APEMAN
TARZAN AND HIS MATE
TARZAN ESCAPES
TARZAN FINDS A SON
TARZAN'S SECRET ADVENTURE
TARZAN'S NEW YORK ADVENTURE
TARZAN TRIUMPHS
TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY
TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS
TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN
TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS
TARZAN AND THE MERMAIDS

Lex Barker
TARZAN'S MAGIC FOUNTAIN
TARZAN AND THE SLAVE GIRL
TARZAN'S PERIL
TARZAN'S SAVAGE FURY
TARZAN AND THE SHE-DEVIL

Gordon Scott
TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE
TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI
TARZAN AND THE TRAPPERS
TARZAN'S FIGHT FOR LIFE
TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE
TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT

Jock Mahoney
TARZAN GOES TO INDIA
TARZAN'S THREE CHALLENGES

Denny Miller
TARZAN THE APEMAN

Mike Henry
TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD
TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER
TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE BOY

Miles O'Keefe
TARZAN THE APEMAN

Christopher Lambert
GREYSTOKE - THE LEGEND OF TARZAN LORD OF THE APES

Casper Van Dien
TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY

Tony Goldwyn
TARZAN (Disney animated)

Joe Lara
TARZAN THE EPIC ADVENTURES*tv series

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As a kid i actually enjoyed the Johnny Weismuller Tarzans.

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Around 12 years or so ago, AMC (back when the station was good for movie lovers) had a Tarzan weekend where they showed dozens of Tarzan films. I think I was able to record all that they showed at that time, and have since transferred them to DVD.

I figure I would list all the copies of Tarzan I have. These are both bought copies and copies I recorded.

Elmo Lincoln
TARZAN OF THE APES

Buster Crabbe
TARZAN THE FEARLESS

Glenn Morris
TARZAN'S REVENGE

Herman Brix
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN *this was 15 chapter serial shown at theaters - three years later it was re-released in a shortened version called TARZAN AND THE GREEN GODDESS, and Brix had then changed his name to Bruce Bennett and the movie used that name in the credits.

Johnny Weismuller
TARZAN THE APEMAN
TARZAN AND HIS MATE
TARZAN ESCAPES
TARZAN FINDS A SON
TARZAN'S SECRET ADVENTURE
TARZAN'S NEW YORK ADVENTURE
TARZAN TRIUMPHS
TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY
TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS
TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN
TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS
TARZAN AND THE MERMAIDS

Lex Barker
TARZAN'S MAGIC FOUNTAIN
TARZAN AND THE SLAVE GIRL
TARZAN'S PERIL
TARZAN'S SAVAGE FURY
TARZAN AND THE SHE-DEVIL

Gordon Scott
TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE
TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI
TARZAN AND THE TRAPPERS
TARZAN'S FIGHT FOR LIFE
TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE
TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT

Jock Mahoney
TARZAN GOES TO INDIA
TARZAN'S THREE CHALLENGES

Denny Miller
TARZAN THE APEMAN

Mike Henry
TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD
TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER
TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE BOY

Miles O'Keefe
TARZAN THE APEMAN

Christopher Lambert
GREYSTOKE - THE LEGEND OF TARZAN LORD OF THE APES

Casper Van Dien
TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY

Tony Goldwyn
TARZAN (Disney animated)

Joe Lara
TARZAN THE EPIC ADVENTURES*tv series
Oh, damn. I remember this! I was in the third grade when this happened. This is what turned me onto Tarzan. There was also that documentary about Edgar Rice Burroughs that they showed numerous times. I remember reading Tarzan of The Apes when i had free time in school, and tried reading The Return of Tarzan but too many people were making a big deal about the cover. These were those dell paperbacks with the well-endowed and kinda revealing women on them. I never finished The Return of Tarzan. But i pretty much grew up with the Weismuller films. I never really took to the Lex Barker films or the ones that came after, but I haven't seen any of them in such a long time.

Greystoke is an underrated movie, though. I love that movie. I also remember bugging out about the Elmo Lincoln Tarzan of the Apes film when I first saw it. I thought it was so cool. I tried showing it to my friend Joe but he didn't like it at all.

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You think you "nose" your Tarzan lore....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K63pRxq0Go4

One thing for sure the MGM Tarzan yell is hands down the most recognizable and reproduced film sound effect of all time, however there have been other incarnations. Durante's being a spoof of the MGM yell.
Herman Brix also created a yell in which, I believe, he calls...."I am Mangani!"

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Wasn't Del Toro going to reboot this a while ago....but he was attached to a million projects for the last couple of years.

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Wasn't there a TV movie called "Tarzan in New York City" with Tony Curtis?
Curtis wasn't Tarzan.

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Wasn't there a TV movie called "Tarzan in New York City" with Tony Curtis?
Curtis wasn't Tarzan.
No, he played Jane's dad, who was a private investigator (RIP Tony Curtis). Jane was a cab driver in this version.

The movie was cheesy as hell, but I thought Joe Lara was good in it. His Tarzan was intelligent like in the novels. I liked how they established him at the beginning, where they first show him doing the jungle stuff, and then suddenly we see him reading a book.

I used to watch all the Tarzan movies on TV as a kid, and I have the first few Burroughs books as well. I'd love to see a new movie that was as exotic as the original novels or even the early films were.

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There have been a few versions that portrayed Tarzan as an articulate intelligent man.

The first was THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN starring Herman Brix (aka Bruce Bennett). Made in and set in 1935, it was co-produced by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself. Tarzan is alternately seen as fully dressed as a regular English gentleman and in his loincloth (or at times a pair of pants with the legs ripped off so he has self made shorts) and speaks good English. In this 15 part serial, he journeys to Guatemala in search of his friend D'Arnot (this is the character from the very first Tarzan novel that brings him out of the jungle and brings him to England) who is lost in the jungle there.

Another good group of films that portrayed him as more than just a jungle beast are the 3 Mike Henry films. In his first one TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD you first see him getting off of a helicopter in a suit and carrying a briefcase to start his adventure in Mexico. He plays an articulate intelligent Tarzan who is pulled into adventures around the world - VALLEY OF GOLD in Mexico, TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER in Brazil, and TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE BOY back in Africa.

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David Yates, Gary Ross and Susanna White Circling TARZAN at Warner Bros.

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I'd absolutely love to see a new Tarzan film made.

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Apparently Craig Brewer is making a Tarzan film too.Let the games begin.

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here's hoping for Ross or Yates...and NOT the Nanny mcphee chick.

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It's always nice to hear that some one is planning on making a Tarzan movie....I'm still waiting for something fairly close to the novels.

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Over the next few months, I am planning to re-watch all the Tarzan movies and TV series I own (and hopefully get hold of a few I don't have).

Last week I watched all of the Johnny Weismuller Tarzans. JW made 12 Tarzan movies between 1932 and 1948....six for the MGM studios and six for RKO studios.

When MGM hired Johnny, he wasn't an actor (he had appeared in bit parts in two productions of no importance) but he was very famous for his multiple gold medal wins at the last two Olympics. He was well known to the general public as the Michael Phelps of his day.

The MGM Movies -

TARZAN THE APEMAN ('32)
TARZAN AND HIS MATE ('34)
TARZAN ESCAPES ('36)
TARZAN FINDS A SON ('39)
TARZAN'S SECRET ADVENTURE ('41)
TARZAN'S NEW YORK ADVENTURE ('42)

Many consider these the best versions of the character produced so far. I personally love the Weismuller films (they were the first I saw) and like the MGM productions more than the RKO ones. But I am also a fan of the novels, and they don't follow the books other than being about a white man raised by apes in the jungle. If you want to see some of the most awesome non CGI/animated tree swinging in any Tarzan movie, you must watch the MGM films. Most of the tree stuff was shot from a little distance to hide things...but they had to have hired circus performers to do the stunt work. Tarzan swings through the treetops at breathtaking speed, flies through the open air grabbing vines, and does flips and dives off of the vines into the trees.

In the six MGM movies, Maureen O'Sullivan plays the British Jane Parker (in the novels, Jane PORTER is American) who falls in love with the ape man when he saves her and her father during a safari to his area of the jungle. In another change from the novels, Tarzan's area of the jungle exists at the top of the Mutia Escarpment....a sheer cliff mountain rising thousands of feet straight up out of the jungle. The base of the mountain is the territory of a tribe of natives that kill and torture anyone who wanders in.

The censorship board of the times (the Hays Commission) jumped all over the early movies for it's sex and violence (some family groups actively complained about Jane living with Tarzan without being properly married). The second in the series, TARZAN AND HIS MATE, was particularily hit by the Commission. There was a three minute segment of a totally nude Jane swimming with Tarzan that was shot....and the studio forced to remove from the picture. This footage was presumed lost forever until it was found in the late '90s and restored to prints. This was the one and only appearance of the skimpy Jane jungle outfit. It was considered too revealing, and a more modest suit was used in the later movies.

In the fourth movie, Johnny Sheffield came on as "Boy"....a child they find in a crashed airplane and then raised as their own. They had to "find" a son, because without Tarzan and Jane being married, they were allowed to have children of their own. Sheffield appeared in nine of the Weismuller Tarzan movies, and then went on to appear as "Bomba" the Jungle boy in another twelve movies.

The MGM movies were hits both critically and financially.....but after the sixth one in 1942....with WWII under way causing the loss of the overseas boxoffice and O'Sullivan wanting out of the role of Jane....the studio dropped the series.


The RKO studios then picked up Weismuller and Sheffield for another series of movies.

The RKO films -

TARZAN TRIUMPHS ('43)
TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY ('43)
TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS ('45)
TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN ('46)
TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS ('47)
TARZAN AND THE MERMAIDS ('48)

RKO was a smaller studio...so the budgets for the next six movies were reduced. They had lesser known guest stars, and many scenes and effects from the MGM movies were not allowed to be used. With the departure of O'Sullivan as Jane from the series...her character was written as being back in England helping her family during the war for the next two movies. Then actress Brenda Joyce was brought in to play Jane in the next four Weismuller films and in the first of the Lex Barker series Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949).

Some other major changes you will notice from the studio move is.....Tarzan seems to have moved to a different part of Africa. There is no more mention of the Mutia Escarpment, all black Africans disappear, and he is now surrounded by lost cities of white/lighter skinned people. The Burroughs novels had plenty of lost cities in them....but Tarzan had to pass through areas with black Africans to get there. In the RKO pics, they are not seen.

In the last six movies....Tarzan fights Nazis, Arabs, giant spiders, octopus, leopard men, and what looks like Polynisian natives. Boy, who started as a seven year old in Tarzan Finds a Son grows up to a strapping 15 year old in his last of the series Tarzan and the Huntress. He was written out of the last of the series as being away to school in England.

All in all.....the Weismuller films are fun to watch. They run from great to so-so. They don't really represent the novels, but they are some of the best known and loved filmed versions of the characters.

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David Yates (director of last four Harry Potter movies) commits to a new TARZAN movie http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/david....html?mid=imdb

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Anyone remember that Tarzan movie with Bo Derek as Jane (where she tended to get most of her kit off)? It was called "Tarzan the Ape Man."

The film was controversial because Bo Derek was topless for much of the movie and was sucked on her nipple by a chimpanzee. ERB's estate sued the film's producers because of this.
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Yeah.....worst Tarzan movie ever in my opinion. The Tarzan vs snake scene was so boring I started rooting for the snake.
No joke, I was 8 years old when I saw this movie in theatres. My first exposure to female nudity. My mom took me to see this because, hey, it's a Tarzan movie, and it should be wholesome family entertainment, right?

Gee, thank god it did not impact my attitude towards female sexuality in any way, whatsoever. Hehe, wait a minute ...

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