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Treasure Island [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 19395922
  • Release Date: 09/27/2011
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Synopsis


    Treasure Island
    This full-blooded TV adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island was written, produced and directed by Frasier Heston. His father, Charlton Heston plays Long John Silver. Eschewing the cuteness of Wallace Beery and the unadulterated ham of Robert Newton, Heston plays the character as written: a cold, crafty, cunning rogue, by turns charming and deadly, but never to be underestimated. The plot adheres with utter fidelity to the Stevenson novel, beginning with innkeeper's son Jim Hawkins (Christian Bale) finding himself in possession of a treasure map from the doomed Captain Billy Bones (Oliver Reed). In the company of Dr. Livesey (Julian Glover) and Squire Trelawny (Richard Johnson), Jim ships out on the Hispaniola, in search of gold doubloons and pieces of eight. Hand-picking the crew for this mission is the ship's one-legged cook Long John Silver, who fully intends to mutiny, kill the treasure hunters, and claim the gold for himself. Featured in the cast are Clive Woods as Captain Smollett, Christopher Lee as Blind Pew, and Nicholas Amer as addled hermit Ben Gunn. Treasure Island premiered January 22, 1990, over the TNT cable network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Charlton Heston
      Charlton Heston - Long John Silver
    • Christian Bale
      Christian Bale - Jim Hawkins
    • Oliver Reed
      Oliver Reed - Billy Bones
    • Christopher Lee
      Christopher Lee - Blind Pew
    • Julian Glover
      Julian Glover - Dr. Livesey



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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

      Best movie adaption EVER!

      Posted
      MOJO316

      This is the best movie adaption for treasure island I have ever seen! the production vale is great and the acting superb! Billy Bones is played with all the crass that Oliver Reed can muster< and Heston does a fantastic job, showing a gritty side I have not seen in other adaptions of this book. one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good adaptation of a great book

      Posted
      MC118
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      First saw this movie as a kid, and liked it so much I wore out my VHS version rewatching it. Can't stand Charlton Heston in general, but the rest of the cast's acting and the faithfulness to the novel more than make up for this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic story

      Posted
      watcher44
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      The best film version of this timeless classic! Starring Charlton Heston as Long John Silver, Christian Bale in a very early role, and Oliver Reed bring this story it's best screen adaptation ever. DVD color and clarity is excellent.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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