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Published:June 17th, 2007 11:28 EST
Robin Hood shoots his way onto DVD

Robin Hood shoots his way onto DVD

By Garrett Godwin

For the good of all and the love of a woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law.  He is Robin Hood, now available on DVD.

Now airing on "Adventure Sunday" on BBC America, watch the legend being brought life to the audience once again, but also watch the legend being born again in the first season.

Returning to Locksley after fighting in the holy wars known as the Crusades for five years, Robin (Jonas Armstrong) discovers that everything has changed.  Marion (Lucy Griffiths), the woman he loves but left behind, doesn't want anything to do with him.  There's a new Sheriff of Nottingham (Keith Allen) that is sadistic and evil to the core -- and loves every minute of it.  Rather than sit back and do nothing, Robin takes the matters into his own hands.  With the aid of Marion, his right-hand man Much (Sam Troughton), and other members of his gang, he takes on a corrupt system, fighting to make the wrong things right for the people of Notthingham.  No longer Robin of Locksley, he is now Robin Hood, champion of the innocent as he robs the rich and give to the poor.

Robin Hood: Season One features all 13 episodes with audio commentaries of pivotal episodes and much more extras. There are several elements that makes season one stand out:

The classic "will they/won't they" between Robin and Marion.  Though Robin tries to win back his true love, Marion tries to fight her reawakened feelings for him.  However, she also must deal another surprising romantic suitor: Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage), the Sheriff's enforcer.  Though one of the bad guys, his feelings for Marion are true and maybe lead him to possible redemption.

Throughout the season, Marion wasn't the classic "love interest" or "damsel in distress", but a heroine that was strong, stubborn, independent, resourceful, and yet feminine as she takes an active part in fighting the good fight.

Armstrong describes this Robin Hood as having "an undercurrent of darkness", and episodes such as "The Assassin" and the finale "A Clue: No" allows viewers to see that darkness.  They show that though Robin is heroic, he is also human, making him more layered, flawed, and complex.


So, take a stand and join the fight against the system with the Prince of Thieves in Robin Hood: Season One, now available on DVD.