Some of the movies in the boxed set contain fewer special features than the three main films, but despite that, all the films and extras present not only an interesting look at moments in Humphrey Bogart’s career, but also in the history of Hollywood itself. There are discussions of the studio system, the star system, censorship, and Hollywood's response to World War II. Particular favorite extras of mine were the various classic animated shorts included in the second volume.
The transfers for all the movies are absolutely beautiful, and the audio sounds wonderful as well. There are, of course, films of Bogie’s that one would like to see included in the sets but are not here. That may result from their not being owned by Warners or, hopefully, a Volume 3 that will arrive one day in the future.
If you’re a fan of Humphrey Bogart, or old-time Hollywood movies, I highly recommend these sets. Even if some of the movies are little hokey (oftentimes, Action in the North Atlantic comes across as little more than an advertisement for the Merchant Marines and a little too rah-rah for this viewer), Humphrey Bogart proves time and again why he is a legend.