The Bounty [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 4106951
  • Release Date: 11/21/2000
  • Rating: PG
Roger Donaldson's The Bounty comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from MGM/UA that should satisfy fans of this oft-told tale.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Original Theatrical Trailer


The Bounty
This fourth film dramatization of the 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty is based not on the familiar Nordhoff and Hall book, but on Richard Hough's novel Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian. This time, the infamous Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) is as strict a disciplinarian as ever. He is, however, no monster; faced with his crew's increasing laxity after an idyllic visit to Tahiti (the search for breadfruit takes second place to limitless sex with the island girls), Bligh is forced to resort to flogging and other such means to keep his men in line. Mr. Christian (Mel Gibson), formerly Bligh's friend, is of little use to the captain, having fallen in love with a native girl himself. Christian becomes the leader of the mutiny virtually in spite of himself; and when the mutineers try to seek refuge on Tahiti, they find that the local chief wants no part of them, which is why they settle for the nearly uninhabitable Pitcairn. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson - Fletcher Christian
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - Lt. William Bligh
  • Laurence Olivier
    Laurence Olivier - Admiral Hood
  • Edward Fox
    Edward Fox - Capt. Greetham
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    Daniel Day-Lewis - Fryer

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie with lots of well-known actors

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    This movie has always been one of my favorites as it was shot beautifully and has many poignant scenes that are only enhanced by the great "atmospheric" soundtrack. I only wish it were available in a blu-ray version, however, the soundtrack part of the movie is in 5.1 surround so it's half-way there. If you can get this movie at less than $10, it is well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Acceptable Remake


    Another remake of the 'Mutiny On the Bounty' tale starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. While not at all a bad movie, it's definitely one you'll probably only want to watch once. So, I would only recommend purchase of this one to die-hard fans, of which I can't imagine there are many. Widescreen.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



    Pretty good movie. Mel Gibson does a good job in this role.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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