DVD Review: Humphrey Bogart-The Essential Collection

A must-own for any film buff, Warner Brother has released a box set containing 24 of Humphrey Bogart’s most beloved films.  In going through this collection, it becomes apparent just how significant he was to the cinematic landscape.  He was one of the first true “movie stars,” and while not every film he made is perfect, his contributions to the industry are undeniable. 

What’s great about this set is that it contains not only the classics such as Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, etc., but also those a little less familiar.  Somehow, films like The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse and Virginia City have been under my radar, and I relished the opportunity to familiarize myself with them.  This set is as much an homage to Bogart as it is to classic film in general. 

Each disc of this seven disc set contains four Bogart films, and as a bonus, the last disc features the 2008 documentary, “The Brothers Warner.  Id haeard

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