The Bounty 07/15/23

Viavision [Imprint]

Roger Donaldson’s smartly scripted and produced 1984 remake of history’s most famous high-seas mutiny gets a lavish treatment on this two-disc Blu-ray set, with hours of extras about its filming and the shifting historical consensus about what took place down Tahiti-way in 1789. You just can’t keep the swabbies below decks eating hardtack, when they’re seen a Polynesian island paradise stocked with willing, nubile . . . you get the idea. Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson acquit themselves well, plus we’ve got Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson just starting out. Fun fact — this is the first time the HMS Bounty was portrayed by a ship the right size — just 90 feet in length. On Region Free Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].