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Treasure Island [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Wallace Beery , Jackie Cooper , Felix E. Feist , Hugh Harman    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone
  • Directors: Felix E. Feist, Hugh Harman, John Farrow, Victor Fleming
  • Writers: John Farrow, Frank Harris, John Howard Lawson, John Lee Mahin
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Oct 2006
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GRUQLA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,124 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic. 2 Jan 2008
By Johnnybluetime VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Okay,let's get this out of the way right from the start - Jackie Cooper,who plays young Jim Hawkins,is pretty irritating unless you're a JC fan and after watching this film I'm not.However,he is the only downside in a version of Stevenson's classic tale that far outstrips any of its many rivals.A lot of people are fans of Robert Newton's entertaining turn in the Disney version,perhaps for reasons of nostalgia,and I have fond memories of it myself,but it pales by comparison to this.

Perhaps because it's in b&w it almost feels as if it might have been made at the time the film is set in, and the actors playing the pirates have a scratchy authentic look and sound to them that's absolutely convincing.This is exemplified by Lionel Barrymore,who plays Billy Bones as a drunken frightened bully,and who seems to have stepped straight out of the 18th century.

And as for the star,Wallace Beery,he manages to convey charm,ruthlessness,cunning and a strange kind of honour,with every tuck of his head and "aw,Jim".He perfectly captures the essence of Silver and despite all his treachery and deceit it's him you find yourself rooting for.He's ably supported by just about everyone,however brief their appearance,Blind Pugh,Israel Hands and Squire Trelawney are all brought vividly to life.All that is except Jackie Cooper who,even by child actor standards, is mawkish and irritating.But don't let that put you off,because without doubt this is the best version from a pretty big and largely undistinguished bunch of adaptations and the only one that really does the story justice.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic. 11 April 2008
By Johnnybluetime VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Okay,let's get this out of the way right from the start - Jackie Cooper,who plays young Jim Hawkins,is pretty irritating unless you're a JC fan and after watching this film I'm not.However,he is the only downside in a version of Stevenson's classic tale that far outstrips any of its many rivals.A lot of people are fans of Robert Newton's entertaining turn in the Disney version,perhaps for reasons of nostalgia,and I have fond memories of it myself,but it pales by comparison to this.

Perhaps because it's in b&w it almost feels as if it might have been made at the time the film is set in, and the actors playing the pirates have a scratchy authentic look and sound to them that's absolutely convincing.This is exemplified by Lionel Barrymore,who plays Billy Bones as a drunken frightened bully,and who seems to have stepped straight out of the 18th century.

And as for the star,Wallace Beery,he manages to convey charm,ruthlessness,cunning and a strange kind of honour,with every tuck of his head and "aw,Jim".He perfectly captures the essence of Silver and despite all his treachery and deceit it's him you find yourself rooting for.He's ably supported by just about everyone,however brief their appearance,Blind Pugh,Israel Hands and Squire Trelawney are all brought vividly to life.All that is except Jackie Cooper who,even by child actor standards, is mawkish and irritating.But don't let that put you off,because without doubt this is the best version from a pretty big and largely undistinguished bunch of adaptations and the only one that really does the story justice.
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It was exactly as I remember it. Noah Beery's Long John Silver is as good as Robert Newton's and the image quality for this, quite old, film was very good.
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