In March, Vivendi and Sonar Home Entertainment will bring Treasure Island to Blu-ray. Directed by Steve Barron (Merlin), this miniseries - which recently aired on the SyFy Channel - reinvents Robert Lewis Stevenson's iconic adventure story.
From Vivendi's official synopsis:
"[The film] follows a young Jim Hawkins (Toby Regbo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1) as he becomes a part of an action-filled buccaneer adventure. After finding a cryptic drawing, Jim enlists the help of Dr. Livesey (Daniel Mays, The Adventures of Tintin) and Squire Trelawney (Rupert Penry-Jones, Match Point) who realize the artifact is actually a treasure map. Once they discover its hidden purpose, Squire commissions a ship and crew, including hiring the mysterious Long John Silver (Eddie Izzard, Ocean's Thirteen), to seek the buried riches. Jim sets sail with the crew, [but] he soon learns that things are not as they seem. Squire and Dr. Livesey may have other secret intentions, and meanwhile the crew is planning mutiny over the ship's Captain. Now Jim must find out what mystery lies on Treasure Island before it's too late."
Vivendi's Blu-ray presents the film in its broadcast aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Further technical details are unknown, though the disc will contain the following supplements:
Commentary with Steve Barron
Treasure Island is expected to street on July 24th.
@wvl - it aired on Syfy but Syfy had nothing to do with the production, it was the Sky miniseries in the UK.. so Syfy had about as much to do with it as they do with Merlin and Lost Girl, they just air it in the US.
honestly, it was like an hour and a half too long, it should've just been a tv movie instead. I'll pass unless it gets down to like $5