Having owned the DVD since its release, and anxiously awaiting the Blu-ray with a street date of April 26, 2013, this is still the best Tarzan movie up to today!. The majestic cinematography and musical score are a magnificent backdrop to a very emotional retelling of the story. The cast is terrific, and very believable in their roles. If you care a little bit about our relationships as humans to the other animal species, and if you have ever loved a pet, you will have at least one tear in your eyes before the end credits begin to roll. I love this movie, and I recommend it highly.
Well, the Blu-ray release is a limited release by the Warner Brothers Archive collection, and apparently, there are not many copies around!. So if you love this movie like I do, hurry, before it becomes a collector's item selling for over $100 on e-bay! So I finally received my copy directly from Warners (3 months later than anticipated), and another from a third party with Amazon, because apparently it is temporarily out of stock in the Amazon warehouses. The film is indeed the extended version (137 minutes) with an Overture, and a prologue, before the main titles. The transfer from film to Blu-ray in PANAVISION is breathtaking, and the 5.1 DTS soundtrack is sensational. Not many special features: just the commentary by the director and the standard definition trailer. What happened there Warners?, the previous Blu-ray Archive releases like GYPSY, DEATHTRAP, etc had the trailers remastered in HD. I figured, a relativily newer film, would be easier to have the trailer in good shape to master in 1080p. In any case THANK YOU Warner Archives, for making this jewel of a movie available to us. It is hard to believe it did not warrant a general commercial release for it's 30th anniversary. It is still great to watch after 3 decades. I strongly recommend this film, especially in HD!