The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Blu-ray] [1948]

  • SKU: 3566793
  • Release Date: 10/05/2010
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Discovering Treasure: The Story Of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Documentary Profile John Huston
  • Warner Night At The Movies 1948 Short Subjects Gallery: Leonard Maltin Introduction, Newsreel, 2 Classic Cartoons, Comedy Short, Theatrical Trailers
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show with The Movie's Original Stars

Synopsis


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
John Huston's 1948 treasure-hunt classic begins as drifter Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), down and out in Tampico, Mexico, impulsively spends his last bit of dough on a lottery ticket. Later on, Dobbs and fellow indigent Curtin (Tim Holt) seek shelter in a cheap flophouse and meet Howard (Walter Huston), a toothless, garrulous old coot who regales them with stories about prospecting for gold. Forcibly collecting their pay from their shifty boss, Dobbs and Curtin combine this money with Dobbs's unexpected windfall from a lottery ticket and, together with Howard, buy the tools for a prospecting expedition. Dobbs has pledged that anything they dig up will be split three ways, but Howard, who's heard that song before, doesn't quite swallow this. As the gold is mined and measured, Dobbs grows increasingly paranoid and distrustful, and the men gradually turn against each other on the way toward a bitterly ironic conclusion. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a superior morality play and one of the best movie treatments of the corrosiveness of greed. Huston keeps a typically light and entertaining touch despite the strong theme, for which he won Oscars for both Director and Screenplay, as well as a supporting award for his father Walter, making Walter, John, and Anjelica Huston the only three generations of one family all to win Oscars. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart - Fred C. Dobbs
  • Walter Huston
    Walter Huston - Howard
  • Tim Holt
    Tim Holt - Curtin
  • Barton MacLane
    Barton MacLane - McCormick
  • Alfonso Bedoya
    Alfonso Bedoya - Gold Hat



Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A DVD Treasure

    Posted
    livekernel85

    I don't feel the need to go into detail as to why The Treasure of Sierra Madre is such a great movie because all you can do is google it and get a plethora of rave reviews. It's one of the all time great adventure movies that is lots of fun but also peers into the dark side of the human soul: John Huston was the master of exploring such dark areas but without being so gloomy. Speaking of Huston, there is a documentary about the man and his work on this DVD which is probably the best I've ever seen about him. There is also a very good and interesting documentary about the production and legacy of the movie itself. Last thing I'll mention are the Warner Brothers Night at the Movies feature which allows you to watch the short films that played before 'Treasure' back in 1948: I love how these WB DVD's recreate that experience for today and also 'Treasure' has the best collection of shorts of the bunch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A masterful film about gold and paranoia

    Posted
    RyanR
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    This film might be Bogie's (Humphrey Bogart) finest hour. It's excellent. Three men go searching for gold in the hills and paranoia eventually tears them apart. A must watch and must have for all film fans with some excellent extras including a 2 hour documentary on John Huston. Add this to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    transformation

    Posted
    Friday
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    examination of greed and how it affects people. A bold and stylish film. Great film and great performances. I wish movies today would be like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bogart’s best

    Posted
    KeithB
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    This is a fantastic upgrade of WBs great dvd release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Masterpiece

    Posted
    Jack1027
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    A true cinematic achievement. Classic! Perfection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have!

    Posted
    AriHz
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    On top of this being an excellent film, it comes at a great price and the quality is excellent. Buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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