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Title:
The bounty
Author:
Donaldson, Roger.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[New York?] : Orion Home Video ; Santa Monica, CA : distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny against the tyrannical disciplinarian Lt. William Bligh.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Based on the book Captian Bligh and Mr. Christian by Richard Hough.

Videodisc release of the 1984 Orion Pictures motion picture.

Rated PG.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780792847632
UPC:
027616854742
Format :
DVD

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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