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


  • 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)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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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%

Total Count: 55


User Ratings: 57,738
...FALCON is the archetypal American detective yarn...
Dec 1, 2003
5 stars out of 5 -- This is pure essence of film noir -- essentially starting the genre...
Ultimate DVD
Mar 1, 2007
Rating: 9/10 -- It is a film that somehow started Film Noir and yet was also its peak. It is a film that should be beloved by all, not just Film Studies tutors. Full Review
Dec 14, 2017
...The real spark in this suavest of mysteries is provided by its eccentric collection of villains... -- 5 out of 5 stars
Total Film
Mar 1, 2000
...Huston's strategy is crafty....It's all style. It isn't violence or chases, but the way the actors look, move, speak and embody their characters...
Chicago Sun-Times
May 13, 2001
Rating: 10/10 -- Arguably the best detective movie ever made in Hollywood. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Dec 8, 2016
Rating: 5/5 -- The Maltese Falcon feels evergreen, not so much in style or attitude but in mood. Full Review
May 17, 2017

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).


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.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 47,857
  • UPC: 012569676015
  • Shipping Weight: 0.46/lbs (approx)
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