The Bounty [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 4106951
  • Release Date: 11/21/2000
  • Rating: PG
  • 3.3 (3)
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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Overall Customer Rating:
3.3
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

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

3.3 out of 53.3
3 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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