Includes a ten-minute featurette, "The Making Of Hawaii" and the theatrical trailer. You are also given the option of watching the film with the overture and exit music on or off. An upfront piracy ad is also shown.
After five years of preparation and two years of production, James A. Michener's novel "Hawaii" was finally brought to the big screen. For over 30 generations the people of Hawaii were away from the rest of the world and had the island all to themselves. But once the white man arrived everything changed, and although Reverend Abner Hale (Von Sydow) and wife Jerusha (Andrews) came with good intentions, there were those who did not welcome the changes they brought with them. (Tricia Littrell)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits an obviously dated picture, as colors offer variably rich saturation with flickering hues. Fleshtones can appear a bit brownish, and blacks are deep, and often undefined. The picture is adequately detailed in some scenes, while seriously smeared or blurry in others. Edge enhancement is rarely noticed, and there is no distracting pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)
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