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The Maltese Falcon (Special Edition) (3-DVD)

The Maltese Falcon (Special Edition) (3-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 4 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1941
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • 3-Disc Set
  • Digipak
  • Special Edition

Disc 1: THE MALTESE FALCON

  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Eric Lax - Bogart Biographer
    • Shorts:
      1. Oscar Nominated Technicolor Music Short - The Gay Parisian
      2. Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt
      3. Meet John Doughboy
    • Trailers:
      1. The Maltese Falcon
      2. Seargent York (1941)

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it!"
  - Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) to Cairo (Peter Lorre)
"Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be."
  - Spade to Brigid O'Shaugnessy (Mary Astor)
"The stuff that dreams are made of."

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh100%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 55

Upright91%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 57,738
Frighteningly good evidence that the British (Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, et al.) have no monopoly on the technique of making mystery films. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Apr 23, 2009
This is one of the best examples of actionful and suspenseful melodramatic story telling in cinematic form. Full Review
Variety
Apr 8, 2008
4 stars out of 5 -- [The film] remains enjoyable for its razor-sharp dialogue....A great example of vintage studio alchemy.
Uncut
Mar 1, 2007
...FALCON is the archetypal American detective yarn...
Premiere
Dec 1, 2003
The Maltese Falcon is the first crime melodrama with finish, speed and bang to come along in what seems ages. Full Review
The New Republic
Aug 30, 2012
On a number of accounts it is distinguished celluloid entertainment, but it is of great interest to the trade because it reveals, in startling terms, the unheralded talent of topflight scenarist, John Huston. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Oct 3, 2018
There is a spareness of style here that puts many of today's bloated thrillers to shame.
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2007

Product Description:

Hard-drinking private eye Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) sleuths the backyard of San Francisco in search of an elusive black bird statuette while evading the setups of three disparate miscreants: the duplicitous Brigid, the perfumed Mr. Cairo, and the scheming Fat Man. John Huston's brilliant directorial debut is aided by first-rate performances, excellent camera work, as well as the director's acute attention to detail while shooting the film. Based on the crime novel by Dashiell Hammett. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Sydney Greenstreet), and Best Screenplay. Previous versions of the story were filmed in 1931 (a.k.a. DANGEROUS FEMALE) and in 1936 (as SATAN MET A LADY, starring Bette Davis), and poorly redone in 1975 (THE BLACK BIRD).

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Production Notes:

  • THE MALTESE FALCON was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
  • Dashiell Hammett's novel was first adapted for the screen in 1931. Known alternately as "The Maltese Falcon" and "Dangerous Female," this version was directed by Roy del Ruth and starred Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Robert Elliott, Thelma Todd, Una Merkel, and Dwight Frye.
    In 1936, a second adaptation appeared. The William Dieterle film, "Satan Met a Lady," featured Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, and Arthur Treacher.

    After years of screenwriting, John Huston made his directorial debut with "Falcon." His father, actor Walter Huston, has a cameo in the film.
  • Sydney Greenstreet made his sound-film debut with "Falcon." He was previously a member of the Lunt-Fontaine theater troupe.
  • Mary Astor and Humphrey Bogart were cited by the National Board of Review for their acting achievement in "The Maltese Falcon."
  • A colorized version of the film is also available.

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  • UPC: 012569676015
  • Shipping Weight: 0.46/lbs (approx)
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