- Format: NTSC, Import
- Region: Region A/1
- Studio: Shout Factory
- Release Date: June 19 2012
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B008737SRA
I thought this was a fascinating film in a lot of ways. A bit rough in the structure, at times, but overall a very good effort. Some wonderful performances, interesting plot, beautiful scenery.
Then there is the bizarre vivisection scene with the anesthetized cat, and the final one with the sailor himself. Since I've never read the book, I'm not sure how these play out in print, but I'm assuming the movie did not fail to capitalize on the more sensationalistic aspects of the book, so if you liked the book, you might also want to check out the movie.
Honestly, I wasn't aware that movies were sanitized for home-video release; I thought it was the other way around (i.e. really racy, scandalous stuff unsuitable for theatrical viewing was included on the video). So, what is the name of the genius who deleted this footage, and when will a *complete* version be available?