Diamond Head 12/19/23
Take a full-blown soap opera and add scenery to die for . . . statehood brings changes to the islands, and a major problem for the hereditary Howland empire, all of which involve (gasp) multiracialism. Fear not, the conflicts find a traditional, Production Code- approved resolution. Charlton Heston strains to humanize a role that plays like Big Boss Bigot, and everybody else just tries to stay afloat: Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris, James Darren. The big thrill is finally being able to see the show in its full Panavision proportions. On Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].