New Release: Humphrey Bogart movies DVD and Blu-ray

The Maltese Falcon movie scene with Humphrey BogartOn Oct. 5, 2010, Warner Home Video celebrated classic silver screen actor Humphrey Bogart with the Blu-ray debut of two of his movies — Academy Award-winning The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948) and Oscar-nominated The Maltese Falcon (1941) — as well as the 12-DVD Humphrey Bogart Essential Collection set.

The Treasure of Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon were restored and remastered for their Blu-ray bows. Each disc, priced at $24.98, are packed with bonus features.

On The Maltese Falcon:

  • 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 with:
    • 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
  • in audio-only, three radio show adaptations, two featuring the movie’s original stars, plus another starring Edward G. Robinson (The Stranger)

And on Sierra Madre:

  • 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 radio show adaptation featuring the movie’s original stars

In Maltese Falcon, Bogart plays Detective Sam Spade, who’s trying to discover why a group of high-living lowlifes are trying to get their hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon.

In Sierra Madre, Bogart plays one of two hard-luck drifters who discover gold, then greed and paranoia set in. It’s in the American Film Institute’s Top 100 American Films list, and Bogart was rated No. 1 on AFI’s list of Greatest Screen Actors.

Humphrey Bogart: Essential Collection DVD boxThe Humphrey Bogart: Essential Collection DVD, priced at $99.98, includes these 24 Bogart films plus special features:

The Petrified Forest (1936)

  • 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 radio show adaptation with Bogart
  • B&W; 82 Mins

Black Legion (1937)

  • 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
  • B&W; 80 Mins

Kid Galahad (1937)

  • 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
  • B&W; 101 Mins

Marked Woman (1937)

  • featurette “Marked Woman: Ripped From the Headlines”
  • classic cartoons Porky’s Hero Agency and She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 96 Mins

San Quentin (1937)

  • 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
  • B&W; 70 Mins

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

  • 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
    • B&W; 87 Mins

Dark Victory (1939)

  • commentary by historian James Ursini and CNN film critic Paul Clinton
  • featurette “1939: Tough Competition for Dark Victory”
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 104 Mins

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

  • 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
  • B&W; 106 Mins

Invisible Stripes (1939)

  • commentary by historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • “Warner Night at the Movies 1939” short subjects gallery:
    • newsreel
    • historical Ssort The Monroe Doctrine
    • musical shorts Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford at Home and the Technicolor 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
  • B&W; 82 Mins

Brother Orchid (1940)

  • 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
  • B&W; 87 Mins

They Drive by Night (1940)

  • featurette “Divided Highway: The Story of They Drive by Night
  • musical short Swingtime in the Movies
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 121 Mins

Virginia City (1940)

  • 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
  • B&W; 121 Mins

All Through the Night (1941)

  • 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
  • B&W; 107 Mins

High Sierra (1941)

  • featurette “Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of High Sierra
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 104 Mins

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

  • commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax
  • “Warner Night at the Movies 1941” short subjects gallery:
    • o newsreel
    • o musical short The Gay Parisian
    • o classic cartoons Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt and Meet John Doughboy
  • trailers for The Maltese Falcon and 1941’s Sergeant York
  • B&W; 100 Mins

Casablanca (1942)

  • two commentaries: critic Roger Ebert and historian Rudy Behlmer
  • introduction by actress Lauren Bacall
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 102 Mins

Across the Pacific (1942)

  • featurette “Hollywood Helps the Cause”
  • “Warner Night at the Movies 1942” short subjects gallery:
    • o newsreel
    • o patriotic short Men of the Sky
    • o classic cartoon The Draft Horse
  • trailers for Across the Pacific and 1942’s Captains of the Clouds
  • breakdowns of 1942: Studio Blooper Reel
  • B&W; 96 Mins

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

  • featurette “Credit Where Credit Is Due”
  • “Warner Night at the Movies 1943” short subjects gallery:
    • o newsreel
    • o musical short Cavalcade of Dance
    • o classic cartoon Greetings Bait
  • trailers for Across the Pacific and 1943’s Northern Pursuit
  • audio-only radio show adaptation with George Raft and Raymond Massey
  • B&W; 127 Mins

Passage to Marseille (1944)

  • featurette “The Free French: Unsung Victors”
  • “Warner Night at the Movies 1944” short subjects gallery:
    • o newsreel
    • o patriotic short I Won’t Play
    • o musical short Jammin’ the Blues
    • o classic cartoon The Weakly Reporter
  • trailers for Passage to Marseille and 1944’s Uncertain Glory
  • breakdowns of 1944: studio blooper reel
  • B&W; 109 Mins

To Have and Have Not (1944)

  • featurette “A Love Story: The Story of To Have and Have Not”
  • classic cartoon: Bacall to Arms
  • theatrical trailer
  • audio-only radio Show adaptation with the two stars
  • B&W; 100 Mins

The Big Sleep (1946)

  • featurette “The Big Sleep Comparisons 1945/1946”
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 114 Mins

Dark Passage (1947)

  • featurette “Hold Your Breath and Cross Your Fingers: The Story of Dark Passage
  • classic cartoon: Slick Hare
  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 106 Mins

Key Largo (1948)

  • theatrical trailer
  • B&W; 100 Mins

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

  • commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax
  • “Warner Night at the Movies 1948” short subjects gallery:
    • o newsreel
    • o Joe McDoakes comedy short So You Want to Be a Detective
    • o classic cartoon Hot Cross Bunny
  • trailers for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and 1948’s Key Largo
  • B&W; 126 Mins

The Essential Collection also includes a bonus 13th disc with the documentary The Brothers Warner, about the studio, and a 48-page tribute book with movie stills and behind-the-scene photography from each film.

Other collectibles in the set are 15 photo cards of classic one-sheets and rare archival studio correspondence, including a telegram from Bogart to Hal Willis, executive producer of High Sierra, requesting the lead role in that movie.

All the titles being released also were made available through On Demand on satellite, cable and Web services iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Zune Video Marketplace the same day.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.