Warner Home Video has just announced a Blu-Ray Disc version of another wonderful classic, bringing the 1935 version of Mutiny On The Bounty to high definition in November to celebrate its 75th Anniversary.
HMS Bounty sails for Tahiti by way of Cape Horn… and into movie lore as an American Film Institute Top-100 American Films selection. Grandly filmed, Mutiny on the Bounty captured the 1935 Best Picture Academy Award and eight nominations total. Charles Laughton portrays Captain Bligh, a seafaring monster ruling with the law of fear.
Solidifying his status as Hollywood’s #1 male star, Clark Gable is first officer Fletcher Christian, whose will to obey erodes under Bligh’s tyranny. And Franchot Tone plays idealistic midshipman Byam, torn by his allegiance to both. T hat all three portrayals are vividly memorable is accented by the fact that for the only time in Oscar history, three stars from the same film were Best Actor nominees.
Arriving in a Blu-Ray Book Edition, “Mutiny On The Bounty” has been especially remastered in honor of its 75th anniversary, having undergone a full photochemical restoration sourced from the film long-thought-lost, and recently rediscovered original nitrate camera negative. The film’s audio track has also been restored for this presentation, resulting in a stellar opportunity to experience this classic as never before due to the unparalleled home-theater quality that only Blu-ray can deliver.
Celebrating the film’s 75th anniversary, the bonus Blu-ray Book boasts more than 30 pages filled with photos from the archives of FrankLloydFilms.com, which depict dramatic imagery from the film and rare insight into the production of the movie.
Among the disc’s bonus materials you will find the Vintage Featurette ”Pitcairn Island Today”, the original Academy Awards® Newsreel and Theatrical Trailers of the 1935 and 1962 versions of the movie.
“Mutiny On The Bounty” will set sail on the high definition seas on November 16 for $34.99.