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Humphrey Bogart US BD/DVD in October

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of two Humphrey Bogart films on 5th October 2010. Packed full of extras, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon have been newly restored and remastered for their Blu-ray debuts. SRP is just $24.98 each.

Also released on 5th October 2010 is Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection. This DVD collection features 24 Bogart films on 12 discs packed with extras such as commentaries with film historians, historical featurettes and short documentaries, studio blooper reels, vintage radio shows, classic cartoons and newsreels that were played in theatres prior to the features, and so much more.

The collection also contains a bonus 13th disc featuring The Brothers Warner, the acclaimed documentary chronicling the fabled family history of the studio that launched Bogart to stardom. Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection also features limited edition collectibles including an all new 48-page tribute book with an introduction by TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne. The book is full of striking photography including movie stills and behind-the-scenes photos from each film. Additional memorabilia features fifteen photo cards of classic one-sheets and rare archival studio correspondence, including a telegram from Humphrey Bogart to Hal Wallis requesting the lead in High Sierra. SRP on the set is $99.98.

Specs follow…

The Maltese Falcon (Blu-ray)

  • 1080P 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
  • Spanish DD1.0
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Featurette The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird
  • Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel
  • Makeup Tests
  • Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1941 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short The Gay Parisian
    • Two Classic Cartoons: Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt and Meet John Doughboy
    • Trailers for The Maltese Falcon, 1941’s Sergeant York and 1936’s Previous Falcon Movie Adaptation Satan Met a Lady
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Three Radio Show Adaptations – Two Featuring the Movie’s Original Stars, Plus Another Starring Edward G. Robinson

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Blu-ray)
  • 1080P 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
  • French and Spanish (Castilian and Latin) DD1.0
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Featurette Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Feature-Length Documentary Profile John Huston
  • Outtakes
  • Classic Cartoon: 8 Ball Bunny
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1948 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So You Want to Be a Detective
    • Classic Cartoon Hot Cross Bunny
    • Trailers for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and 1948’s Key Largo
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show Adaptation Featuring the Movie’s Original Stars

Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection (DVD)

Special Features (all previously released):

The Petrified Forest
  • Featurette The Petrified Forest: Menace in the Desert
  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1936:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short Rhythmitis
    • Classic Cartoon The Coo Coo Nut Grove
  • Trailers for The Petrified Forest and 1936’s Bullets or Ballots
  • Audio-Only Bonus – Radio Show Adaptation with Bogart

Black Legion
  • Commentary by Historians Patricia King Hanson and Anthony Slide
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1937 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short Hi De Ho
    • Historical Short Under Southern Stars
    • Classic Cartoon Porky and Gabby
  • Trailers for Black Legion and 1937’s The Perfect Specimen

Kid Galahad
  • Commentary by Historians Art Simon and Robert Sklar
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1937 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Comedy Short Postal Union
    • Your True Adventure Series Short Alibi Mark
    • Classic Cartoons Egghead Rides Again, I Wanna Be a Sailor and Porky’s Super Service
  • Trailers for Kid Galahad and 1937’s It’s Love I’m After

Marked Woman
  • Featurette Marked Woman: Ripped from the Headlines
  • Classic Cartoons Porky’s Hero Agency and She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter
  • Theatrical Trailer

San Quentin
  • Commentary by Patricia King Hanson
  • Warner Night at the Movies
  • Kid Galahad Theatrical Trailer
  • Newsreel
  • The Man Without a Country [1937 WB short]
  • Porky’s Double Trouble [1937 WB cartoon]
  • San Quentin
  • Welcome to the Big House
  • Breakdowns of 1937 [1937 WB short]
  • San Quentin Theatrical Trailer

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
  • Commentary by Historians Drew Casper and Richard Jewell
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1938 Short Subjects Gallery:
  • Newsreel
  • Your True Adventure Series Short Night Intruder
  • Musical Short Toyland Casino, Classic Cartoon Count Me Out
  • Trailers for The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse and 1938’s Racket Busters
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Edward G. Robinson in Two Radio Show Adaptations

Dark Victory
  • Commentary by Historian James Ursini and CNN Film Critic Paul Clinton
  • Featurette 1939: Tough Competition for Dark Victory
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Roaring Twenties
  • Featurette The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On
  • Commentary by Historian Lincoln Hurst
  • Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1939:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short All Girl Revue
    • Comedy Short The Great Library Misery
    • Classic Cartoon Thugs with Dirty Mugs
  • Trailers for The Roaring Twenties and 1939’s Each Dawn I Die

Invisible Stripes
  • Commentary by Historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1939 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Historical Short The Monroe Doctrine
    • Musical Shorts Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford at Home and the TechnicolorÒ Quiet, Please,
    • Classic Cartoons Bars and Stripes Forever and Hare-um Scare-um
  • Trailers for Invisible Stripes and 1939’s You Can’t Get Away with Murder

Brother Orchid
  • Commentary by Robinson Biographer Alan L. Gansberg and Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1940 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short Henry Busse and His Orchestra
    • Classic Cartoons Busy Bakers and Slap Happy Puppy
  • Trailers for Brother Orchid and 1940’s It All Came True

They Drive by Night
  • Featurette Divided Highway: The Story of They Drive by Night
  • Musical Short Swingtime in the Movies
  • Theatrical Trailer

Virginia City
  • Commentary by Historian Frank Thompson
  • Featurette The Light Brigade Rides Again
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1940 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Technicolor Shorts Cinderella’s Feller and The Flag of Humanity
    • Classic Cartoons Cross Country Detours and Confederate Honey
  • Trailers for Virginia City and 1940’s A Dispatch from Reuters

All Through the Night
  • Commentary by Director Vincent Sherman and Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Featurette: Call the Usual Suspects: The Craft of the Character Actor
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1942 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So You Want to Give Up Smoking
    • Classic Cartoon Lights Fantastic
  • Trailers for All Through the Night and 1942’s Gentleman Jim

High Sierra
  • Featurette Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of High Sierra
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Maltese Falcon
  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1941 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short The Gay Parisian
    • Classic Cartoons Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt and Meet John Doughboy
  • Trailers for The Maltese Falcon and 1941’s Sergeant York

Casablanca
  • Two Commentaries: Critic Roger Ebert and Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall
  • Theatrical Trailer

Across the Pacific
  • Featurette: Hollywood Helps the Cause
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1942 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Patriotic Short Men of the Sky
    • Classic Cartoon The Draft Horse
  • Trailers for Across the Pacific and 1942’s Captains of the Clouds
  • Breakdowns of 1942: Studio Blooper Reel

Action in the North Atlantic
  • Featurette Credit Where Credit Is Due
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Musical Short Cavalcade of Dance
    • Classic Cartoon Greetings Bait
  • Trailers for Across the Pacific and 1943’s Northern Pursuit
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show Adaptation with George Raft and Raymond Massey

Passage to Marseille
  • Featurette The Free French: Unsung Victors
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1944 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Patriotic Short I Won’t Play
    • Musical Short Jammin’ the Blues
    • Classic Cartoon The Weakly Reporter
  • Trailers for Passage to Marseille and 1944’s Uncertain Glory
  • Breakdowns of 1944: Studio Blooper Reel

To Have and Have Not
  • Featurette A Love Story: The Story of To Have and Have Not
  • Classic Cartoon: Bacall to Arms
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show Adaptation with the Two Stars

The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Featurette: The Big Sleep Comparisons 1945/1946
  • Theatrical Trailer

Dark Passage
  • Featurette: Hold Your Breath and Cross Your Fingers: The Story of Dark Passage
  • Classic Cartoon: Slick Hare
  • Theatrical Trailer

Key Largo
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1948 Short Subjects Gallery:
    • Newsreel
    • Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So You Want to Be a Detective
    • Classic Cartoon Hot Cross Bunny
  • Trailers for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and 1948’s Key Largo

The Brothers Warner (Bonus Disc) - No extras.

ASPECT RATIO: All movies in HUMPHREY BOGART: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (except The Brothers Warner) are presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original theatrical exhibition. The Brothers Warner is presented in a “matted” widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition.

AUDIO LANGUAGES: All titles except The Brothers Warner are English: Mono; The Brothers Warner is English: Dolby Surround Stereo; Also on Casablanca and Key Largo – Français.

SUBTITLE LANGUAGES: English and Français on all titles; Español on all titles except The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, The Big Sleep, Black Legion, Brother Orchid, Invisible Stripes, Key Largo, Kid Galahad and Virginia City.





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