I’ll say right off the bat I’ve never heard of ‘Tales of the Gold Monkey,’ but will check it out because the complete series is being released on DVD June 8, 2010 by Shout! Factory. The 6-DVD Collector’s Box Set will retail for $49.97.
Created by Donald Bellisario (he’s done a ton of TV, including ‘NCIS,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Magnum, P.I.’), ‘Tales of the Gold Monkey’ aired on ABC in the early 1980s and sort of riffed off the success of the ‘Indiana Jones’ movies. Set in 1938, the adventure series stars Stephen Collins as young American adventurer Jake Cutter, who along with his ragtag group of friends, transports people-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose seaplane.
Bonus features and a clip after the jump…
- Original Double Length Pilot Episode
- Brand New 36 Minute “Making of” Documentary featuring Stephen Collins (Jack Cutter), Caitlin O’Heaney (Sarah Stickney White), writer-producer Tom Greene and Harvey Laidman (one of the directors for the series).
- Audio commentaries
- Photo gallery
- Series synopsis and biographies
- Character Sarah Stickney White’s original costume gallery
- Artifacts gallery
- 24-page collector’s booklet
Here’s a little scene from the series to give you a feel for what it’s about.