Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Movie: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Director: Hugh Hudson
Produced by: Warner Brothers
Released By:
MPAA Rating: PG

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a reverent retelling of the Edgar Rice Burroughs original, with a 1980s-sensibilities slant. Shipwrecked on the coast of Africa, Lord Jack Clayton and his pregnant wife Lady Alice attempt to survive in the hostile environment, but both die shortly after the birth of their son John. Abandoned in the wilderness, the orphaned John is adopted by a family of rather highly evolved apes, and raised as one of their own. Years later, John-now known as Tarzan, and now played by Christopher Lambert-comes across a party of white hunters. Rescuing one of the intruders, Belgian Captain Phillipe D’Arnot from a horrible death , Tarzan is taught to speak English by the grateful D’Arnot. Coming across the remains and possessions of Tarzan’s parents, D’Arnot discovers that the Lord of the Jungle is actually the Earl of Greystoke. Brought back to England, Tarzan is introduced to society, where his crude, apelike manners offend everyone–except the likeable 6th Lord of Greystoke and Greystoke’s American ward, Jane Porter. Disturbed at the notion of Tarzan’s inheriting Greystoke manner, his more greedy relatives begin plotting against him. But it is Tarzan himself who decides that he cannot adapt himself to England-especially after a painful reunion with his ape foster father, imprisoned in a science-lab cage.

Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack
by David Burton Morris
Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies
by Harry Hook
My Wicked, Wicked Ways - The Legend of Errol Flynn My Wicked, Wicked Ways – The Legend of Errol Flynn
by Don Taylor
Lord Jim Lord Jim
by Richard Brooks
Little House on the Prairie: The Lord Is My Shepherd Little House on the Prairie: The Lord Is My Shepherd
by Michael Landon
My Father, My Lord My Father, My Lord
by David Volach
Little House on the Prairie: The Lord Is My Shepherd Little House on the Prairie: The Lord Is My Shepherd
by Michael Landon

Leave a Comment