- 6 Discs
- 1008 Minutes
- Region: 2
- Subtitles: No
- BBFC: PG
This series became a massive hit following the success of Indiana Jones’s ‘Raiders of The Lost Ark’. This 22-hour long series is set in a backwater corner of the South Pacific a young American adventurer and his ragtag group of friends become involved in death-defying hi-jinx, transporting people-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose seaplane. Set in 1938, this series captures the ambiance and character of a mysterious romantic era.
Stephen Collins heroically tries to keep up with the (Indiana) Joneses as rakishly charming soldier of misfortune Jake Cutter, who works as a pilot for hire on the South Pacific island of Boragora in 1938. The colorful characters include Corky (Jeff Mackay), Jake's trusty (when he's not drunk) mechanic and sidekick; Bon Chance Louie (the peerless Roddy McDowall), the ethically questionable French liaison and governor, and owner of the disreputable hangout the Monkey Bar; and Sarah Stickney White (Caitlin O'Hearney), chanteuse and spy. Stealing nearly every scene he's in is Jack, Jake's one-eyed dog, always good for a comical cutaway. You can't beat the Nazis for villainy (check out John Hillerman's outrageous accent in the feature-length pilot episode). In addition to the newly filmed interviews with cast and creators, the bonus features include five immersive audio commentaries, as well as detailed character bios and a series "fact file." Virtually unseen since its original broadcast, Tales of the Gold Monkey is of more than just nostalgic interest.
EXTRAS:All New Making Of Documentary with Stephen Collins, Caitlin O'Heaney, Producer Tom Greene and Director Harvey Laidman, Audio Commentary on 5 episodes from Tom Greene ,Cast and Character Biographies. Fact File, Episode Synopses, Series Synopsis, Stills Gallery, Caitlins Original Costume Gallery, Artefacts Gallery, 24 Page Collectors Booklet
Virgil W. Vogel,Harvey S. Laidman,James Frawley,Winrich Kolbe,Ray Austin, James Fargo
Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Leo the Dog, Caitlin O'Heaney, Roddy McDowall