Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

DVD - 2006
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In 1797 the crew of a British Naval mutinied and set their captain and 18 others adrift. The remaining crew settled on Pitcairn Island. Loosely based on a true story. Contains the original theatrical trailer.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006, c1962
Branch Call Number: DVD MUT
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (185 min.) :,sd., col.


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Jun 14, 2017

Brando is incredible as usual >> smoldering inside > The beautiful native girls are still a film delight. Watched it on cable as a kid and still love it. Trevor Howard is great as captain Bligh ~ scenery and music is 420

Nov 10, 2016

I liked this DVD. I recommend this movie to adults only. It has violence. It demonstrates how abusive humans can be to each other. It has a moral story to treat everyone with respect and compassion. I like the 1930 version with Clark Gable instead of the 1960 version with Marlon Brando. 1930 version explained better what abuse took place. It presents it better emotionally. CG was more emotional in his presentation. MB was distant and uncommunicative verbally and non-verbally. 1960 version speculated (guessed) before and after the event a little more thank the 1930 version. 1960 version was ore sexually explicit. But, I recommend both movies.

Sep 10, 2016

The “happy natives” angle was overused, Marlon Brando’s fake English accent fooled no one, and the editor should have been flogged for dereliction of duty. But this version of Charles Nordhoff’s novel about the despotic Captain Bligh whose reign of intimidation and abuse is brought to an end when first officer Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny still makes for a grand widescreen epic. Despite the overflow of beautiful sunsets and long-legged virgins this is essentially a moral conundrum asking us to consider whether or not one wrong corrects another. Furthermore, just to muddle things a bit more, Bligh’s cargo of breadfruit which he so zealously guarded was meant to be nothing more than a cheap food source for Jamaica’s population of plantation slaves. Gorgeous to watch despite its historical inaccuracies, and Trevor Howard steals the show as the unmovable Captain.

Jul 12, 2016

This reminded me of an Onion headline "President orders Brando to gain 250 pounds: Star's raw sexuality too dangerous at present weight, Ike says." This 1962 production of "Mutiny on the Bounty" is best remembered for Brando's notorious behavior on set, which damaged his reputation for years and it wouldn't be until the double comeback of "The Godfather" and "Last Tango in Paris" in the 70s that he'd be taken seriously again. Sure, he was the most influential American actor of the 20th century, but you do have to wonder how great was he when he so often clashed with directors and his co-stars in what is an intensely collaborative art (film). Anyway, this film is long, boring, and bloated (The other reviewer's 5-star rating is just wrong.), despite its desire to be epic, which means it includes a prelude, intermission, and entr'acte. I recently saw an actual epic, "Lawrence of Arabia," so this suffers in comparison. Shot in 70mm, it would probably look great on the big screen and the island settings are lovely. Based on the same novel as the earlier version, starring Clark Cable as Christian and Charles Laughton as Bligh, this "Mutiny" has a less heroic, more ambiguous Christian, but a reliably sadistic Bligh (played by Trevor Howard). It is interesting to contrast the very different acting styles of Howard and Brando, who just seems detached from the whole production and in a world of his own, which includes odd accents and the occasional funny hat (Hey, Johnny Depp's career started here!). The other major actor is Richard Harris, who is forgettable. Brando fell in love and married his Tahitian co-star. He also clashed with the first director, Carol Reed, who was fired from the production, and was apparently constantly trying to re-write the script, which had numerous screenwriters attached to it. So, I guess you have to see it because it's where Brando started to lose his way, but it's a tedious, self-important movie.

Aug 19, 2013

Among a lifetime of iconic performances, this may be Marlon Brando's most underrated. Yet it is Trevor Howard as Captain Bligh that delivers the performance that carries the film. A sweeping, panoramic, epic, classic sea tale that delivers on every level.

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