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Original Errol Flynn costume Jacket for sale on E- Bay !!!

20 Jul

Hi Folks
         Here is something that really should be in the Museum in Tasmania, or perhaps in your possession ?
Anyway it looks genuine, here's the link….if i had the money I'd bid for it myself.…


— InlikeFlynn


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03 Feb

Hi Folks

You may remember some time ago before Christmas, Crossed Swords was released on Dvd Officially in a brand new remastered print.

There has since been some confusion due to other lesser quality versions previously available, as to whether the new release is as good as reported by some fans on here and other sites, including myself. Well if in doubt, please check out my review on…, which i believe i had previously posted on here as well.

As the price had also been a bit off putting for many fans ( Originally $49.95 ) , however i contacted the Customer Services Director and told her that the heavy price was putting people off from buying the Dvd, despite the rarity and Excitement it's release generated.

I am pleased to tell you, that they have agreed to lower the price for web based Flynn fansites only, and only with the link i am providing for you now….this is great news, it is now a more reasonable $29.95, which is more like it…..not many of us are rich these days.


The link has a special code on the product ( Crossed Swords Pris GD ZZ) to
identify it is the Special Offer



— InlikeFlynn


Crossed Swords Dvd Review

14 Dec

For many fans of Errol Flynn, this movie has been a Holy Grail quest, to find a decent print and own it on Dvd.
I for one have been one of those fans who has seen a few varying quality versions over the years, none of which have been easy to enjoy, due to washed out colour,poor definition and generally bad picture quality.
But recently some Italian language prints in Brilliant condition surfaced, and it was only a matter of time and determination from a hard working Dvd company,and a persistant fan who will remain nameless, which resulted in the Dvd i see before me now.
A Good Job has been done in restoring this movie to the quality one could only dream of previously. The Picture is Sharp,the colours vibrant and Jack Cardiff's superb Technicolour Photography simply looks lush, at times the outdoor scenes remind me of the Rich Colours seen in Flynn's classic Masterpiece,The Adventures Of Robin Hood.
As for the film itself, well it isn't without it's flaws, the supporting cast crys out for the quality of Flynns classic supporting stars like Alan Hale and Olivia De Havilland or Basil Rathbone, and most of the Italian cast are dubbed into English. However the dubbing isn't bad and is not distracting or indeed always obvious, in fact the voice actors match the characters well, and do not sound as if they've been recorded seperately in an Aircraft Hangar, which is often the case in dubbed movies.
The plus points of the movie outweigh any minus you may find, for a start Flynn looks great, he obviously got himself fit for the role and lost weight,in fact he looks leaner than he had for a few years and looks a lot healthier than he did in Against All Flags, which was made three years earlier.
Flynn bounces around like an Alley Cat and all done with that famous Twinkle in the eye,he looks happy and energetic and seems to be having a ball making the film.
There are several humorous balcony scenes reminiscent of Don Juan, Screaming ladies, angry pursuing lovers and husbands, and of course a few light hearted Sword duels.
Action highlights are a Tavern Duel which is well staged and culminates with Flynn Duelling on top of some beer barrels, taking a few swigs on the way in a tongue and cheek manner.
As for the love interest,Gina Lollobrigida looks Magnificent,perhaps this helped nurture Flynns enthusiasm for the movie,and what red blooded male could blame him for that ?
The Final climatic Duel is probably Flynn's best from his 1950's run of Swashbuckling roles, it is fast paced,aggressive and Flynn's ability to look totally convincing in a duel, not just in his moves but in facial expression, are example again of what makes this legendary actor stand out from the rest. He had no peers in this type of role, others may have tried and come close, but Flynn excelled and never recieved enough credit for the skill required to be not only a convincing action hero, but a sympathetic one.
This is all helped here by some interesting fast paced mobile camerawork from Jack Cardiff, a style Flynn later used in his Errol Flynn Theatre TV Shows in England in 1956.
If you're a Flynn fan who has always wanted a decent copy of this movie, buy it and put yourself out of years of misery….for any other fans curious enough, you should buy it too and revel in seeing Flynn temporarily, looking back to his best.

— InlikeFlynn


Hello and Crossed Swords

01 Nov

Hello Everyone, i recently tried to post an article but unfortunately my PC crashed and i was too disheartened to re-attempt… i will do so again at a later date………….in the meantime i have exciting news concerning a soon to be officially released remastered Dvd of Crossed Swords.

My contact in the company releasing it informs me that it…..IS A PRISTINE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
For my part in helping this get off the ground, i have been offered a free copy of the Dvd and they have created a web page for me to forward recieve orders exclusively from my friends direct. This way you guys and gals will be ahead of anyone else outside of Flynn fansites in getting a chance to ordering copies of this movie.
They have also offered me a small sum to help towards my intended Flynn book,but to be honest…to finally see this movie in a Pristine English language version, is reward enough !!
In the next few days i should recieve the link to ordering this long sought
after DVD release, i will then post it on here.
If they don't do this before November the 9th, it will be after December the 2nd
Before i can post it, unless i get regular access to another PC Whilst on holiday in
So I hope that my joining this group has proved to be an eventful
one which benefits so many of you



— InlikeFlynn


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