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The Maltese Falcon SE (R2) in February

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Maltese Falcon (Two-Disc Special Edition) for 5th February 2007. Made in 1941 this nominee for three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Sydney Greenstreet) and Screenplay (John Huston) – solidified Bogart’s stardom and launched John Huston’s illustrious directorial career.

An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this classic film noir story about hard-boiled detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and the gallery of lowlifes who will lie, double cross and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as The Maltese Falcon. Filled with twists and turns, the crackling mystery masterwork was based on Dashiell Hammett’s novel.

Disc One Special Features:

  • New digital transfer of 1941 movie from restored elements
  • Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery:
    • Vintage Newsreel, Oscar®-Nominated Technicolor musical short The Gay Parisian
    • Classic Cartoon: Oscar® nominee Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt
    • Trailers of The Maltese Falcon and 1941’s Sergeant York

Disc Two Special Features:
  • New Documentary ‘The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird’
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel

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