16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A must -own-film!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Bounty [DVD]  (DVD)
This is by far the best version the story of the mutiny on the Bounty that I have seen. It tries to dispell the myth of Bligh and portrays him as a Royal Naval officer of the period (actually fairhanded compared to contemporaries). A great cast, full of British talent (Olivier, Edward Fox, Day-Lewis, Bernard Hill and more) and Gibson was great as the infatuated Fletcher Christian. For me, Anthony Hopkins steals the film and brings Bligh back to life on screen. I found the film thoroughly convincing.