Sayonara 03/30/24

Viavision [Imprint]

This import shows what’s uniquely terrific about a Home Video disc done well — the combined audio commentaries tell us much we didn’t know about a movie we thought we knew well. It’s one of Marlon Brando’s best and most committed performances … sidestepping some of the conventions of its time, what it does right far outweighs some outdated issues. James Garner, Patricia Owens and even Red Buttons are excellent — and Ricardo Montalban minimizes the damage of some genuine ‘what were they thinking?’ casting. On Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].