I first saw this many years ago...a truly excellent and thought-provoking film.
When Billy Budd accidentally kills a sadistic officer on-board ship, the captain is forced to lay charges under wartime Naval law. In the process he unleashes larger issues about good and evil, and condemning a good man using "just the facts". If you liked the courtroom scene in The Caine Mutiny, you will find this fascinating.
March 9, 2007: Wouldn't you know it! I had this DVD pre-ordered and tracked its progress hourly by the USPS website to my front door. But when I arrived home it was nowhere to be found...someone made off with it(!) I have never had any mail stolen before...luckily a replacement is on the way (perhaps the thief will watch it, see themselves in Claggart and amend their ways....)
- Format: NTSC
- Language: French, Italian, Spanish, German, English, Japanese, Korean
- Subtitles: Spanish, English, French, German
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs-GmbH / Poing
- DVD Release Date: 14 Sep 2018
- Run Time: 173 minutes
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- ASIN: B07FST3KZ4