Treasure Island details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Elijah Wood, Shaun Parks, Rupert Penry-Jones, Sean Gilder, Eddie Izzard, Nina Sosanya, David Harewood, Daniel Mays, Shirley Henderson, Donald Sutherland, Geoff Bell, Keith Allen, Clinton Blake, Philip Glenister, Toby Regbo|
|Genre:||Action/Adventure - General|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 58 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Sep 2012|
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A Butchered ClassicBy a customer , 20 Mar 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Robert Louis Stevenson's original story is hard to find here. The script writer's handwork is obvious, clumsy and unimaginative throughout. Only astonishing arrogance could have given them the authority to improve this classic work in such a dismissive manner. Such as: recasting RLS' likeable Squire Trelawney as a clichéd villainous lord of the manor, and RLS' brave Dr. Livesey as a snivelling coward. And they felt it necessary to beef-up RLS' plot with the pretty crass addition of a keel-hauling. Where RLS had Jim Hawking climbing into the apple-barrel for the last of the apples, they thought it would be better to have him inexplicably decided that an apple-barrel would be a comfortable place to curl-up for a nice nap. I won't spoil the ending for you, other than to say it is the complete opposite of how RLS wrote it. I have to wonder, if they felt that the Treasure Island novel needed so much work to bring it to the small screen, why they didn't simply write their own pirate story? I gave this 2-stars for the productions values, which were the only impressive feature of an otherwise pretty naff version.
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A very, very long voyage...By a customer , 28 Apr 2013A young lad, Jin Hawkins, gets taken on a sea-faring adventure in search of treasure on a remote island. Long John Silver (Izzard) and his crew want to get their hands on the treasure map which is in the hands of Squire Trelawny who is finding the venture. Jim spends most of his time swapping sides between Silver's mutineering fellow crewmen and the Trelawny side. I remember reading the book many years ago and the film felt as long as the book did way back then! Of course there were 2 discs to watch back to back but somehow the story still seems protracted.
I suppose it's Treasure Island!By Bilboe (2 reviews) , 18 Apr 2013Treasure Island? Although quite well made it should have had a different title. It resembled RLS's story, but not quite as I remebered it. It had the caractures, but it didn't put you in the time period. The book and original film did. I did enjoy it, but it is far too long. 2 hours would have done it, for the way it was portrayed. It's not one I will watch again.
Better than some have saidBy Redscorpian (4 reviews) , 03 Apr 2013A decent adaptation of a children's classic and it needs to be long to do it justice. It's worth watching and ignore the negative comments left by some - I think they expect it to be a blockbuster - it's just a good yarn.
Mixed reviews in this house!By AJN (11 reviews) , 03 Apr 2013He liked it - I didn't. I think Eddie Izzard is great as a comedian, but did not like him in this. I was gutted to be honest as I was looking forward to it. The film was generally good and full of swashbuckling action. Ended quite suddenly, a bit like the book really! Ok if there is nothing else to watch!
Treasure it for 3 hoursBy MelissaMarabamma (218 reviews) from South Coast UK , 15 Mar 2013I love Eddie Izzard so I watched it. You do need to know that it is 3 hours long. It has a lot of humour in it and it's worth an experiment.