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Long John Silver (1954)

Robert Newton , Connie Gilchrist , Byron Haskin  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell, Grant Taylor, Rod Taylor
  • Directors: Byron Haskin
  • Writers: Martin Rackin, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Producers: Joe Kaufmann, Mark Evans
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: VCI Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2006
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FOQ1KE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,628 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Long John Silver" on IMDb

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  • Actor and director bios
  • Trailer and TV  spot
  • Restoration comparison

Editorial Reviews

VCI is pleased to present this family/adventure classic, based on the characters created by Robert Lewis Stevenson, in a brand new DVD -- the likes of which have probably not been seen since its initial theatrical release! The film has been faithfully restored to its full widescreen CinemaScope glory with beautiful rich color and detail! The very entertaining soundtrack has likewise been restored from a rare original 4-track recording and remixed to Dolby Digital 5.1. Robert Newton repeats his Treasure Island role as Long John Silver. The ruthless pirate "El Toro" Mendoza has kidnapped the Governor's beautiful young daughter and captured Jim Hawkins along with her. Around Jim's neck hangs a medallion that will help Long John find more of legendary Captain Flint's buried gold, still waiting to be discovered on Treasure Island. Bonus Features: Original Trailer & TV Spot| Actors & Director Bios| Anamorphic Widescreen - Enhanced for 16x9 Monitors| Digitally Re-mastered with Before & After Restoration. Specs: DVD9; Dolby Digital 5.1; 106 minutes; Color; 2.55:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - NR; Year - 1954; SRP - $9.99.

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By DS1084
Format:DVD
I won't go into the merits of the movie, because that has been sufficiently covered by other reviewers...in short, good movie and this DVD is the best copy of it available. However, there is one thing that should be noted about the aspect ratio on this DVD. While the back of the package states that it is "Enhanced for 16x9 TVs" (or "Anamorphic") the DVD is indeed encoded in a 16x9 aspect ratio...but the source picture is actually a 4x3 image that's already letterboxed, so the picture you see on your TV is extremely vertically compressed (making everyone look short and fat). The remedy is: If you have a regular 4x3 TV, set the TV aspect ratio in your DVD player settings to 16x9 and the picture will look the way it's supposed to (just remember to change it back before you watch something else). If you have a 16x9 TV, just use the zoom feature on your TV that you usually use with 4x3 non-anamorphic videos. That's about the only real problem with the DVD, and I thought anyone considering purchasing it should be aware.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return of the great Adventurers! July 25, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
The incomparable Robert Newton reprises his role as the kindhearted pirate Captain Long John Silver! In this "sequel" to Treasure Island, apparently made by another studio for the purpose of cashing in on the success of the Disney original, we find Long John passing time in an old tavern/inn on a British controlled Caribbean island, where he awaits the start of his next adventure. We don't have to wait long, when an unfortunate pirate stumbles into the pub with news of Jim Hawkins and treasure on his dying tongue. The word is that the ruthless pirate "El Toro" Mendoza has kidnapped the local Governor's beautiful young daughter for ransom, and captured Jim Hawkins along with her for use as a cabin boy. Around Jim's neck hangs a medallion that will help Long John find more of legendary Captain Flint's buried gold, still waiting to be discovered on Treasure Island. Immediately, Long John concocts a plan to get the kids back, and earn a little booty at the same time. He quickly confronts the Governor with his idea to help rescue the kids and capture El Toro, and in desperation, the Governor agrees to give Long John a chance.
Putting his plan into action, Long John delivers the ransom money to El Toro in person, but he also attempts to strike a bargain with the cruel pirate. Long John tells El Toro that he'll send the Governor's warships in the wrong direction, so that he and El Toro would be free to sack the Governor's storehouse of valuables and rum. When the two pirates arrive at the storehouse, El Toro attempts to betray Long John, but Long John has his men hidden away within the stored goods, and a grand pirate battle immediately ensues.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return of the great Adventurers! July 25, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
The incomparable Robert Newton reprises his role as the kindhearted pirate Captain Long John Silver! In this "sequel" to Treasure Island, apparently made by another studio for the purpose of cashing in on the success of the Disney original, we find Long John passing time in an old tavern/inn on a British controlled Caribbean island, where he awaits the start of his next adventure. We don't have to wait long, when an unfortunate pirate stumbles into the pub with news of Jim Hawkins and treasure on his dying tongue. The word is that the ruthless pirate "El Toro" Mendoza has kidnapped the local Governor's beautiful young daughter for ransom, and captured Jim Hawkins along with her for use as a cabin boy. Around Jim's neck hangs a medallion that will help Long John find more of legendary Captain Flint's buried gold, still waiting to be discovered on Treasure Island. Immediately, Long John concocts a plan to get the kids back, and earn a little booty at the same time. He quickly confronts the Governor with his idea to help rescue the kids and capture El Toro, and in desperation, the Governor agrees to give Long John a chance.
Putting his plan into action, Long John delivers the ransom money to El Toro in person, but he also attempts to strike a bargain with the cruel pirate. Long John tells El Toro that he'll send the Governor's warships in the wrong direction, so that he and El Toro would be free to sack the Governor's storehouse of valuables and rum. When the two pirates arrive at the storehouse, El Toro attempts to betray Long John, but Long John has his men hidden away within the stored goods, and a grand pirate battle immediately ensues.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars adventures of long john silver April 13, 2005
Format:DVD
beware! this is not the tv series as described by the first reviewer (not the reviewer's fault). this is instead, the movie version of "return to treasure Island", and the tv version is by a different distributor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SEE MORE OF ROBERT NEWTON AS LONG JOHN SILVER October 8, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
The Australian TV series this three video set was from, was made in the mid 50's. The editing and colour is very ropey, but if you, like I, want to see more of British actor Robert Newton in his classic role as British pirate turned semi-respectable citizen Long John Silver - this set is for you. The TV series lasted one season (26 episodes). With this you get six episodes (two per video).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Old but good
This is an entertaining movie with lots of swashbuckling and humor. It is great for the youngster or the young at heart. Good for a night when you want to truly unwind.
Published 1 month ago by Dianna Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars a fitting finish to the original
A fitting companion to the original, and allows for a full experience for the viewer. I can't imagine not having ese available
Published 3 months ago by Lorraine Welsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Ai Matey
I just liked Robert Newton in Treasure Island so when I found Return to Treasure Island I wanted it for the Library. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Leo Younglowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Took nearly sixty years for this treasure to return!
If you have not read Tab Hunter's (Art Galein--birth name) autobiography, I suggest you get a copy here on Amazon; particularly if your an ardent fan of this man. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ron Texas
4.0 out of 5 stars insanely vapid except for Dawn Adams
I always liked Dawn Adams, and here she's definitely walking (flouncing?) around with obviously no bra, and with a very low-cut tied in front blouse. Read more
Published 9 months ago by scholarboy
5.0 out of 5 stars "RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND ONCE MORE!"
A Sequel to "Treasure Island" made in Australia (Not Disney produced) and a VERY GOOD SEQUEL at that! VERY recommended to complete your Pirate Collection! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Prince Everlove
2.0 out of 5 stars Enahnced? Really?
After seeing many "old" movies that have been enhanced. This, my friend, by any means of the imagination is not in any way enhanced.
Published 12 months ago by Tara L. Kiger
3.0 out of 5 stars Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island
Although a reasonably decent movie, it plods along with less story, acting, and fluidity than Treasure Island. The quality of my DVD copy was not as good either. Read more
Published 13 months ago by C. A. Luster
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
My kids watched this over and over. They love the treasure island stories and movies. Definitely recommend buying this movie
Published 14 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great old movie
Return to the Classics. You can never go wrong. Long John Silver was in his best in this movie. The end is a surprise. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Joseph J Bode Jr
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