Tag: Anthony Hopkins

Retelling the saga of The Bounty (1984) + Take Me to Pitcairn (2013)

Retelling the saga of The Bounty (1984) + Take Me to Pitcairn (2013)

July 9, 2015 | By

Reviews of the ever-enigmatic saga of The Bounty (1984), new on Blu from Twilight Time + Julian McDonnell’s witty documentary Take Me To Pitcairn (2013).

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BR: Bounty, The (1984)

BR: Bounty, The (1984)

July 9, 2015 | By

Originally drafted as a two-part film project by director David Lean and screenwriter Robert Bolt in 1977, the lavish adaptation of Richard Hough’s book Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian went as far as building a full-scale replica of the HMS. Bounty ship for Dino De Laurentiis’ production, but things went sour…

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BR: Audrey Rose (1977)

BR: Audrey Rose (1977)

February 23, 2015 | By

Robert Wise had already proven his flair for slow-burning horror in The Haunting (1963) and procedural sci-fi with The Andromeda Strain (1971), and his background as an editor ensures the strategic shocks really pack an emotional wallop, but he’s essentially building on an already solid core of adult characters forced to watch a child they love be afflicted by awfully traumatic nightmares…

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