Based on the book Captain Blight And Mr. Christian by Richard Hough, The Bounty uses an all-star cast to tell the tale of honor and betrayl on the high seas. While returning from a 27,000-mile voyage to procure fruit trees from Tahiti in 1787, the crew of The Bounty mutinies against its captain after he risked their lives due to his determination to steer the ship on a perilous course around Cape Horn, instead of the original path around South Africa.
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that looks a bit dated, but exhibits generally good quality. Compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 11, the DVD exhibits improvements in contrast and color balance. Images are generally sharp, but the picture sometimes has a smeared, hazy appearance. Hues are a bit drab at times, a likely stylization for the 18th century setting. Pixelization and shimmering details occasionally create distraction, but otherwise the picture is solid. Film grain and source element artifacts are apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #48 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
In addition to Widescreen Review, I subscribe to several audio/video publications, such as Sound And Vision, Stereophile, Stereophile Guide To Home Theater, Audio Video Interiors, and peruse through the myriad of British audio video publications when I go to Borders, Barnes & Nobles, or Tower Records. I must acknowledge that Widescreen Review is one of the better ones because it is more like a trade publication than a magazine full of advertisements. Moreover, Widescreen Review was one of the first publications to delve into DVI and more importantly, HMDI, which I deem important because it can make a lot of the current products out there obsolete. Put simply, Widescreen Review is The New York Times of audio/video publication. In other words, if you want real news, you read The New York Times. To stay on top of what’s happening in the audio/video industry, you read Widescreen Review. Enough said.