EAN-139781574925302   EAN-13 barcode 9781574925302
Product NameMoby Dick [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 157492530X
Price New3.50 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.74 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingPG - Parental Guidance Suggested
Run Time120 minutes
CastBruce Spence, Henry Thomas, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Patrick Stewart, Robin Cuming
Run Time120 minutes
BindingVHS Tape
Release Year1998
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Run Time120 minutes
Long DescriptionPatrick Stewart makes his entrance late into this telefilm, stringy hair hanging from under his three-cornered hat, his peg leg tapping out his arrival on deck. This Captain Ahab is a hard, driven man--you can see it in his burning eyes--and there's no question he has the resolve and the mad devotion to complete his quest at all costs: kill the white whale that took his leg. Franc Roddam's mini-series adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel (filmed previously by John Huston in 1956) manages its budget wisely: a judicious use of digital effects creates a terrifying vision of the great white whale, and Roddam's eye captures a near-epic quality. Henry Thomas's earnest performance as the young seaman Ishmael can't compete with Stewart's intensity, and Gregory Peck's cameo as Father Mapple is a hollow echo of his passionate Ahab from Huston's masterpiece . But the rest of the cast excels, and Roddam's haunting imagery and horrific climax make this a compelling dramatic adventure. --Sean Axmaker
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