Treasure Island (1977) DVD

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Treasure Island is a 1977 television adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous 1883 novel. It was filmed in 1977 on location in Plymouth and Dartford, and in Corsica, and also at BBC Television Centre at Wood Lane, London.Jim Hawkins (Ashley Knight) discovers a treasure map and embarks on a journey to find the treasure, but pirates led by Long John Silver (Alfred Burke) have plans to take the treasure for themselves by way of mutiny. This four-episode adaptation by John Lucarotti, while particularly faithful to the original, adds an expanded narrative concerning... the declining Daniel Hawkins, as well as clarifying Squire Trelawney's naiveté in trusting Blandly and Silver. [show more]

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Released
21 November 2016
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Spirit Entertainment Limited 
Classification
Runtime
200 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5060352303360 
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BBC adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel. When Captain Billy Bones (Jack Watson) arrives at Daniel Hawkins (Terry Scully)'s inn, the ailing Hawkins is glad to receive some money from the old sailor. It transpires that Bones has in his possession the map to some hidden treasure in the Bahamas, which he entrusts to Daniel's young son, Jim (Ashley Knight). When Bones' former shipmates, led by Long John Silver (Alfred Burke), arrive to claim the map, Jim escapes. With the help of a local doctor and magistrate, he sets sail for the tropics to discover Treasure Island.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. The BBC s 1978 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson s classic. Jim Hawkins (Ashley Knight) discovers a treasure map and embarks on a journey to find the treasure, but pirates led by Long John Silver (Alfred Burke) have plans to take the treasure for themselves by way of mutiny. This four-episode adaptation by John Lucarotti, while particularly faithful to the original, adds an expanded narrative concerning the declining Daniel Hawkins, as well as clarifying Squire Trelawney's naiveté in trusting Blandly and Silver.