Doc Savage... the Man of Bronze

( 1 )

Overview

George Pal's final film is a kiddie action saga based on the popular comic strip and action book series by Kenneth Robeson. Ron Ely is all flash and charmless brawn as the blonde-haired superhero Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze. When his father is mysteriously murdered, Savage gathers together five of his cronies -- The Amazing Five -- to head off on an expedition to South America to find some answers. There he battles Captain Seas Paul Wexler and "the green death." Along the way, he charms native girl Mona Pamela ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$17.99
BN.com price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (10) from $11.53   
  • New (7) from $11.53   
  • Used (3) from $17.50   
Note: This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices including recorders and PC drives.

Overview

George Pal's final film is a kiddie action saga based on the popular comic strip and action book series by Kenneth Robeson. Ron Ely is all flash and charmless brawn as the blonde-haired superhero Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze. When his father is mysteriously murdered, Savage gathers together five of his cronies -- The Amazing Five -- to head off on an expedition to South America to find some answers. There he battles Captain Seas Paul Wexler and "the green death." Along the way, he charms native girl Mona Pamela Hensley, who immediately falls for the blonde chiselhead.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze is an unfortunate screen translation of the popular pulp adventure hero. Created while "camp" was still a trendy cultural buzzword, Savage misses the opportunity (that Raiders of the Lost Ark would realize a few years later) of finding the cinematic power in a straight pulp adventure. As a result, Savage is a mess of a movie, without either the conviction of its original source material or a compelling reason to be reinterpreted through the camp lens. It starts out as just plain silly, but ends up annoying; by the time the villains are reformed at the finale and join a Salvation Army band, most viewers will be irritated that the constant ridiculing of the character, situation and genre has been conducted with so little point -- and without sufficient wit. Ron Ely is physically right for Savage, and that fact alone gets him through a great deal of the film. Ultimately, though, he lacks the acting talent and (more importantly) the charisma that are necessary to make the character work, especially under these circumstances. Most of the cast is similarly weak and/or misdirected, although Paul Wexler is enjoyable. While fans of the original pulp series may not like the tone of the film, it does pay attention to some of the finer "trivia" points associated with the original.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2009
  • UPC: 883316126684
  • Original Release: 1975
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,530

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ron Ely Doc Savage
Paul Gleason Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts
Bill Lucking Colonel John "Renny" Renwick
Michael Miller "Monk," Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett
Eldon Quick William Harper "Johhny" Littlejohn
Darrell Zwerling Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks
Paul Wexler Capt. Seas
Victor Millan King Chaac
Robert Corso Don Rubio Gorro
Frederico Roberto El Presidente
Grace Stafford Little Lady
Robyn Hilton Karen
Janice Heiden Adrianna
Scott Walker Borden
Alberto Morin Jose
Robert Tessier Dutchman
Michael Berryman Coroner
Jorge Cervera Jr. Col. Ramirez
Chuy Franco Cheelok
Pamela Hensley Mona
Carlos Rivas Kulkan
Dar Robinson Native
Technical Credits
Michael Anderson Director
Howard A. Anderson Special Effects
Sass Bedig Special Effects
Don Black Score Composer, Songwriter
Patrick W. Cummings Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank De Vol Score Composer, Songwriter
Tony Epper Stunts
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Fred Harpman Art Director
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Robert MacDonald Special Effects
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Thomas J. McCarthy Editor
Joseph Morhaim Screenwriter
George Pal Producer, Screenwriter
Harlan Riggs Sound/Sound Designer
Monty Westmore Makeup
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2011

    Campy, but fun.

    It is very campy and hilarious, but fun to watch. Very 1920ish, even the slang of the time is used. Doc Savage is an early super hero. The Superman of his time.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews