No Man Is an Island

No Man Is an Island

Director: Richard Goldstone, John Monks Jr.

Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, Marshall Thompson

     
 

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The war drama No Man Is an Island arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but the strong picture quality of this transfer and the reasonable list price makes this discSee more details below

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The war drama No Man Is an Island arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but the strong picture quality of this transfer and the reasonable list price makes this disc worthwhile or genre enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A decent but unexceptional war film, No Man Is an Island is based upon a true story but feels entirely fantasized -- indicating that either truth is stranger than fiction or that, as is so often the case, the movie makers decided to "improve" upon the truth. The result is a story that is only occasionally the gripping adventure and character exploration that was intended. That said, those moments when Island does click are powerful and engaging, making one wish that Island had been a more consistent film. Perhaps much of the fault lies with John Monks Jr.'s direction. His work is not bad, but it's fairly routine. There's too little spark, too much willingness to settle for "good enough." Island also falls a bit short due to its leading man. Jeffrey Hunter is not a bad actor, but he's a little too "Hollywood" for this part. He knows what his big scenes are, and he plays them big -- rather than playing them real. This approach works in part by giving the scenes impact -- but it creates a lack of genuine reality.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
UPC:
0025192501524
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
25,759

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[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Hunter George R. Tweed
Marshall Thompson Jonn Sonnenberg
Barbara Perez 'Joe' Cruz
Ronald Remy Chico Torres
Rolf Bayer Chief Schultz
Vincente Liwanag Vincente
Fred Harris Roy Lund
Bert Avellana [Lamberto V.] Mr. Shimoda
Vic Silayan Maj. Hondo
Bert La Forteza Comdr. Oto Harada
Eddie Infante Sus Quintagua
Nardo Ramos Tumon
Miguel Anzures Santos
Joseph de Cordova Father Pangolin
Mario Barri Limtiago
Chicay Mrs. Nakamura
Paul Edwards Al Turney
Antonio dela Mogueis Florecito
Amparo Chichay
Bruno Punzalan Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Goldstone Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Monks Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Rolf Bayer Co-producer
Robert R. Joseph Special Effects
Carl Kayser Cinematographer
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Robert E. Lewis Associate Producer
Ben Resella Art Director
Restie Umali Score Composer,Songwriter
Ron Whelan Production Manager
Basil Wrangell Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. An Island Paradise (Main Titles) [6:35]
2. December 7, 1941 [4:02]
3. Head for the Hills [7:51]
4. Enemy on Patrol [11:13]
5. Fateful Check Point [8:31]
6. Back in Business [7:23]
7. Never Give Up [4:47]
8. The Guam Eagle [6:27]
9. Pillage and Plunder [7:42]
10. First Class Man [4:17]
11. Dangerous Company [5:14]
12. Taking Precaution [5:41]
13. Wanted: Dead or Alive [5:51]
14. Merry Christmas [4:49]
15. Japanese Fortifications [4:37]
16. Signaling the Allies [6:57]
17. Daring Rescue [7:42]
18. Liberation at Last [4:05]

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