Blu-ray, DVD Release: Treasure Island (2012)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
Price: DVD $19.97, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Sonar Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment


Treasure IslandComedian Eddie Izzard (Every Day) takes on the role of the notorious Long John Silver in the British mini-series Treasure Island.

The latest in a long line of adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s classic novel, the television show aired on Syfy in May 2012.

In the adventure mini-series, young Jim Hawkins (Tony Rebo, One Day) finds a treasure map and commissions a ship and crew, including the mysterious Long John Silver, to follow it and find the buried riches. After they set sail, Jim learns that his friends Squire (Rupert Penry-Jones, Red Tails) and Dr. Livesey (Daniel Mays, Made in Dagenham) have their own secret intentions and the crew is planning to mutiny over the ship’s captain.

The mini-series also stars Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games) and Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings).

Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain these special features:

  • commentary with director Steve Barron
  • cast interviews
  • more.

 

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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.