CELEBRATING ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 16 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Picture (1935)
The High Seas Adventure Starring Clark Gable Has Been Restored, Remastered and Presented in a Beautiful Blu-ray Book
“Just about the perfect adventure picture. Savagely exciting and rousingly dramatic.”
- Andre Sennwald, The New York Times
BURBANK, Calif., July 19, 2010 – Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Picture (1935), MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935), the mightiest adventure tale told on the high seas, sails across the screen for its Blu-ray debut in a beautiful Blu-ray Book on November 16. 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. Orders are due October 12 (SRP $34.99).
Directed by Frank Lloyd, winner of two Academy Awards® for Best Director for Cavalcade (1933) and The Divine Lady (1930), MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY stars the “King of Hollywood,” Clark Gable, ranked # 7 among the 50 Greatest American Screen Legends by The American Film Institute (1999). Adapted from the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, 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.
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) will also be available for permanent download and digital rental through iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, PlayStation Store and Xbox LIVE Zune Video Marketplace.
HMS Bounty sails for Tahiti by way of Cape Horn…and into movie lore. Grandly filmed, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY captured the 1935 Academy Award® for Best Picture and eight nominations total. Charles Laughton portrays Captain Bligh, a seafaring monster ruling with the law of fear. 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. That 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.
- Vintage Featurette Pitcairn Island Today
- Academy Awards® Newsreel
- Theatrical Trailers of the 1935 and 1962 versions
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
TRT: 128 minutes
B&W 4x3 Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.33
U.S. Street Date: November 16, 2010
Order Date: October 12, 2010
FERT # / UPC: 1000123515 / 883929116157
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
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