Tales of the Gold Monkey: Complete Series

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 8th, 2010

(out of 5)

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.

1 Comment

  1. Bonnie Linnel
    06/09/2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Just a quick comment. I found the transfer just fine, and actually beautiful. I had remembered this show as being one of the best shot shows ever, and the DVD shows this to be true. I also wanted to throw in a word about the commentaries. There are some of the best I’ve ever heard on any TV or movie. Tom Greene who produced the series, and wrote some of the shows does a great job. It’s what these things are supposed to be. He talkes about scenes you are looking at, his details are interesting, emotional, hysterically funny, or just eye-opening, and he’s a delight to listen to. I wanted more. He’s on the Making Of bonus as well, but I can understand why they used mostly Steve Collins in that bonus film, so he and other members of the cast and crew got less time. But that’s okay. Collins is a dreamboat, and he is just wonderful in this bonus film. But you do have Greene for something like five hours of commentaries, and that’s wonderful. I just wish there was more, or he’d have his own show or something. I’m sure this guy can talk for many more hours about TV and movies!

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