“The film tells the sadly ironic story of the extinction of one culture upon invasion by another…we are dazzled by the exotic picture postcard scenery, including the spectacle of beautiful native maidens.” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times
“Superior production, acting, and direction give depth and credibility to a personal tragedy, set against the clash of two civilizations…von Sydow’s outstanding performance makes his character comprehensible, if never totally sympathetic...Andrews is excellent in a demanding dramatic role.” – Variety
Director George Roy Hill’s adaptation of James Michener’s best-selling novel focuses on a critical period in Hawaiian history, when missionaries (personified here by the great Max von Sydow and Julie Andrews), attempting to bring Christian values to the “pagan” islands, instead paved the way for corrupt and commercial Western ways. Richard Harris also stars, with several native Polynesians (including Oscar®-nominated Jocelyne LaGarde) providing touching supporting performances.
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Roadshow Version (189 Minutes) in Standard Definition / Original Theatrical Trailer