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Xintao20 Aug 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

What do you think is the best version of Robin Hood, Series or Movie.


Dynaman878920 Aug 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Robin Hood men in Tights version – after all, unlike some other Robin Hoods he had an English accent.

If looking for serious then Errol Flynn, though dated the movies from that period probably best reflect the myth while other shows since then took it way too seriously.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Ta dat dat data da dat da da!
Dadda da da!
Fwat ta ta ta, boom ding!
Robin Hood Robin Hood
Riding through the glen!
Robin Hood Robin Hood
With his band of men.
Feared by the Bad, loved by the Good!

joeltks Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

'91 version with Patrick Bergen and Uma Thurman.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

Errol Flynn version is the best, Men in Tights works it's way in there AND…coming from a completelu different angle Tangent…Disney's Tangled!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

Errol Flynn version for me.

attilathepun47 Inactive Member20 Aug 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

The classic British TV series starring Richard Greene, followed by movies "Robin and Marian" and the 1991 version mentioned above.

foxweasel20 Aug 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Mid 80s British series Robin of Sherwood, Michael Praed (excellent) then Jason Connery (not so good)

Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

The Disney version with the indelible Sir Hiss.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

…the version that hasn't been made yet!

However, a memorable version was in Star Trek TNG where Captain Picard was given the role by Q…

tigrifsgt20 Aug 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

No doubt, Errol Flynn.

Personal logo The Badger Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn

haywire20 Aug 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

However, a memorable version was in Star Trek TNG where Captain Picard was given the role by Q…

Worf: "Sir. I protest! I am NOT a MERRY Man!"

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paul liddle20 Aug 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

I like the Men In Tights version, the rest take it far too seriously.

legatushedlius20 Aug 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn of course, with Korngold's Oscar winning music.

dwight shrute20 Aug 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Robin of Sherwood : Michael Praed as Robin with Ray Winstone as Will scarlet … went all wrong with Jason Connery .

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Aug 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone!

John Leahy20 Aug 2017 4:43 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn. Great movie!

hurrahbro20 Aug 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

I like how "Robin of Sherwood" played with the mythos.
I also like the "feel" of Robin and Marian.

Parzival20 Aug 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn, Richard Greene, Sean Connery, Disney.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn

Cyrus the Great20 Aug 2017 8:29 p.m. PST


The Beast Rampant20 Aug 2017 10:40 p.m. PST

What, no love for the one with Kevin Costner, or whateverthehell that thing Ridley Scott made? grin

Disney's funny animal version!

mollinary21 Aug 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

Robin and Marian was my faviourite version on film. The mid seventies was a good time for Connery, with this film and The Man Who Would be King being among his very best works imho.


Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

joeltks has it right. The others are basically cartoons with live actors.

Bob Runnicles21 Aug 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

Errol Flynn, Richard Greene and Michael Praed versions for me.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Michael Praed,Errol Flynn,Men in Tights-never saw the Richard Green one.

And Daffy Duck! (Gotta talk to Errol.)

Toaster21 Aug 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

Robin of Sherwood and for a funny take try "When things were Rotten" a 70's British spoof TV series.


Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

1939's with Errol Flynn

rmaker22 Aug 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Errol Flynn. Though the Douglas Fairbanks (Sr.) silent has its charms as well, as does The Story of Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1952) with Richard Todd.

mandt222 Aug 2017 8:45 p.m. PST

Errol Flynn
Patrick Bergen

Phrodon23 Aug 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Robin of Sherwood. Very gritty and dark. I also enjoyed The Adventures of Robin Hood (Richard Greene) when I was young.

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