Maltese Falcon 3-Disc Special Edition DVD 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).
3-Disc Set Digipak Special Edition Disc 1: THE MALTESE FALCON 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)