Jun 25, 2006

October will see new Bogart box set full of goodies.

On October 3rd, Warner Home Video will be releasing Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection - Volume 2. This set will have a SRP of $59.99 and features a new 3 dvd set of The Maltese Falcon, as well as the dvd debut of Across The Pacific, Action in the North Atlantic, All Through the Night and Passage to Marseille.
Listed below are the details for each title:

The Maltese Falcon Three-Disc Special Edition (1941) This nominee for three Academy Awards Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Greenstreet) and Screenplay (Huston) solidified Bogarts stardom and launched John Hustons 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, based on the novel by Dashell Hammett, about hard-boiled detective Sam Spade (Bogart) and the gallery of lowlifes hes after to find his partners killer as well as the jewel-encrusted life size statue of a falcon. The Maltese Falcon was added to the National Film Registry in 1989 and is #23 on the American Film Institutes (AFI) List of 100 Greatest Movies.
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 Hiawathas Rabbit Hunt
Trailers of The Maltese Falcon and 1941s Sergeant York
Languages: English & French (1941 movie only)
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (1941 movie only)
Disc Two Special Features: 2 Previous movie versions of the classic Hammett caper: The Maltese Falcon (1931) with Bebe Daniels and Ricardo Cortez Satan Met a Lady (1936) with Bette Davis and Warren William
Theatrical trailers
Disc Three Special Features: New Documentary The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird Robert Osborne Hosts Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart
Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel
Audio-only bonus: 3 radio show adaptations featuring the movies original stars including a version starring Edward G. Robinson

Across the Pacific (1942) The winning team from The Maltese Falcon is reunited for Across the Pacific. This crisply written wartime thriller reunites three Falcon leads -- Bogart, Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet. The Maltese Falcon's John Huston directs this reunion, and once again, the combination of stars and director comes up a winner. Here Bogart plays counterspy Rick Leland who trades romantic barbs with Alberta (Mary Astor), matches wits with sly Lorenz (Sydney Greenstreet) and swaps bullets with saboteurs of the Panama Canal.
DVD Special Features: Warner Night at the Movies
1942 Short Subjects Gallery:
Vintage newsreel
Patriotic Technicolor short Men of the Sky
Classic cartoon The Draft Horse
Trailers of Across the Pacific and 1942s Captains of the Clouds
New featurette Hollywood Helps the Cause
Breakdowns of 1942: Studio Blooper Reel
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (feature film only)

Action in the North Atlantic (1943) This World War II salute to the Merchant Marines is an action-filled voyage of a besieged freighter and shows how the role of these men supplying the war effort was the lifeblood of democracys arsenal. Humphrey Bogart, a World War I seaman and an avid recreational sailor, stars as First Officer Joe Rossi who, along with his captain (Raymond Massey), matches tactics with U-boats and the Luftwaffe. The tactics were so on target that this became a Merchant Marine training film.
DVD Special Features: Warner Night at the Movies
1943 short subjects gallery:
Vintage newsreel
Musical short Cavalcade of Dance
Classic cartoon Greetings Bait
Trailers of Action in the North Atlantic and 1943s Northern Pursuit
New featurette Credit Where Credit Is Due
Audio-only bonus: radio show with George Raft and Raymond Massey
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (feature film only)

All Through the Night (1942) In this comedy thriller, Bogart had fun in the change-of-pace role of Gloves Donahue, a NY gambler and petty crook. Gloves is definitely more interested in his racing sheet and favourite cheesecake than he is in current events, until the baker gets bumped off, and that changes everything. The fun is winningly contagious in a spoof that pits him against Nazi spies.
DVD Special Features: Commentary by director Vincent Sherman and Bogart biographer Eric Lax
Warner Night at the Movies
1942 short subjects gallery:
Vintage newsreel
Joe Doakes comedy short So You Want to Give Up Smoking
C lassic cartoon Lights Fantastic
Trailers of All Through the Night and 1942s Gentleman Jim
New featurette Call the Usual Suspects: The Craft of the Character Actor
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (feature film only)

Passage to Marseille (1944) Humphrey Bogart reunites with director Michael Curtiz and other key Casablanca personnel (including co-stars Claude Raines, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet). Bogart plays Jean Matrac, a World War II French patriot who escapes Devils Island, survives a dangerous freighter voyage and becomes a gunner in the Free French Air Corps.
DVD Special Features: Warner Night at the Movies
1944 short subjects gallery
Vintage newsreel
Oscar®-winning patriotic short I Wont Play and Oscar® nominee Jammin the Blues
Classic cartoon The Weakly Reporter
Trailers of Passage to Marseille and 1944' Uncertain Glory
New featurette The Free French: Forgotten Unsung Victors
Breakdowns of 1944: Studio Blooper Reel
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (feature film only)

Jeremy Lynch


Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

own this...
Box set.....

Anonymous said...

Good lord, this is worth buying if only for The Maltese Falcon.