WHV Press Release: Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962)

    DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 8 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO


    Breathtaking Film Earned Seven Academy Award® Nominations

    Including Best Picture


    Starring Two-time Oscar® Winner Marlon Brando


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    Burbank, Calif., July 11, 2011 – Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), heralded as one of the greatest cinematic achievements of its time, makes its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray Disc™ November 8 from Warner Home Video. Honoring the original splendor of the film, the Blu-ray release boasts the finest and most vivid home entertainment presentation to date. Cinematographer Robert Surtees (Ben-Hur, The Last Picture Show, The Sting, The Graduate) filmed Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) in stunning 65mm Panavision, the first motion picture so credited, yielding an ultra-wide projected aspect ratio. The result earned Surtees a Best Cinematography Oscar® nomination for his work (1963). The Blu-ray version of the film boasts restored elements from the original 65mm negative, bringing the majestic scope, breathtaking cinematography and epic score to home audiences as it was meant to be seen and heard.


    Nominated for seven Academy Awards® in 1963 (Best Picture, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography-Color, Best Effects-Special Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Music-Score, Best Music-Song) and starring two-time Oscar® winner Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) arrives on Blu-ray Disc with hours of bonus content including five featurettes and alternate scenes not seen in theaters. Orders are due October 4 (SRP $19.98).Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) is also available for digital download and rental through iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.


    About the Film

    1787. HMS Bounty sets out on a journey through perilous seas to a tropical paradise…and into history as the one of the most ill-fated vessels in naval lore. Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) directs this color-drenched spectacular nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. Filmed before in 1935 and again in 1984’s The Bounty, the gripping story centers on first officer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando), a dandy transformed into a man of action, and Capt. William Bligh (Trevor Howard), uncompromising in his command or his cruelty. “Fear is [my] best weapon,” Bligh proclaims. But it’s also the most costly, driving men to desperation and mutiny. Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith and Richard Haydn also star in this epic adventure. Special Features:
    • Alternate Prologue and Epilogue Sequences Not Seen Theatrically
    • 2006 Featurette After the Cameras Stopped Rolling: The Journey of the Bounty
    • Four Vintage Featurettes:
      • 1964 New York World’s Fair Promo
      • Story of the HMS Bounty
      • Tour of the Bounty
      • Voyage of the Bounty to St. Petersburg
    • Theatrical Trailer

    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962)

    BLU-RAY DISC™

    Street Date: November 8, 2011

    Order Due Date: October 4, 2011

    Catalog # / UPC: 1000202876 / 883929189724

    Rating: NR

    Run Time: 178 minutes

    Language: English

    SRP: $19.98

    Cat / UPC: 1000202876 / 883929189724


    Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film.


    For more information visit: http://warnerblu.warnerbros.com/.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Many HTF members have been waiting on this BR release.








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    Thank you! This news just made my day.
     
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    Let me guess. 50th Anniversary edition will be confirmed/announced few weeks after this is released.
     
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    Why the negativity? I group this title as in the same boat with Gran Prix, a film released on HD DVD that is finally getting its Blu-ray release.








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    It is odd, that WB ( who is crazy about anniversary dates) would release this film in November when in January 2012 it celebrates it's 50th anniversary (50th ...one of the biggest) meanwhile there are other films are sitting on the shelf waiting for their anniversary dates....who runs these things over there?


    wouldn't be surprised if next Novemeber there is a 50th edition with a ship in a bottle
     
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    Excellent news. My favourite Bounty film arriving on Blu-ray this year..
     
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    I never got the HD DVD (I had it on DVD that looked very good) in a Brando box set. But I'll be upgrading, especially at that very nice price which should get some discount.
     
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    It would be nice if the alternate prologue and epilogue are incorporated in to the film instead of having to view them as deleted scenes. Make it a menu choice.
     
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    And I'm one of them!
     
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    Robert, thanks for the news, I like this one very much. Are there any infos available about how this was prepared for Blu-Ray? This would have to be redone to be up to current standards - a lot has happened in the last 5 years since it was released on HD-DVD. Or to put it another way: There is no reason why this could not look at least as good as the upcoming release of Ben Hur so I hope that Warner has also worked with an 8k scan in this case. Maybe you can get a bit more information from Warner than what we get with the cookie-cutter press release ;)
     
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    I don't think I'm being negative. I'd just recommend waiting to see if the evitable anniversary edition is just a repackage or something worthwhile.
     
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    While it might about 50 some days early for the 50th anniversary, I think it's safe to assume that it's close enough. Not to mention that this movie doesn't seem to even come close to enough popularity that it would need to have a re-release in under a year.
     
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    uh..wasn't "Willy Wonka" just re-released last year as a WB non-digibook...yet this fall a new special edition is coming
     
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    This is great news. Naturally, I only just a few months ago bought the DVD box set with the 2-disc edition of Mutiny, plus those other films. Ah well...
     
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    Not mentioned but I hope and suspect that the audio will be upgraded from the HD-DVD to lossless. It's a great score that deserves nothing less. Roll on November!
     
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    It's already on my "buy" list. The movie itself ain't so great, but the cinematography and music are stupendous!
     
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    I'm waiting for the Deluxe Set with the exclusive Hugh Griffith action figure.
     
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