I've at last seen this 'disaster' of a film, and it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. I made it through the film quite easily, and I never found myself wanting to not watch the end of it. I actually watched it in 2 parts, and was quite anxious to watch the rest of the film. Among the things that could have been improved: the repetitiveness of the crashing tsunamis at the end was annoying, some of the film appeared to be edited rather poorly, and Nino Rota's music wasn't used enough in the second half of the film (the music sounds much better on CD). The cinematography for the film was superb, but the fact that this was a period film set on a small island, the colours weren't especially vibrant and were saturated, which took from it's beauty for me. The actual hurricane was incredible, and even surpasses todays special effects! Mia Farrow is a unique actress who I appreciate, but a lot of the rest of the characters apart from hers and Dayton Ka'ne's were weak. I suppose given the fact that the film had a good concept and good execution, the weakness of the script and extra characters can be quite easily overlooked. I enjoyed this film, and I think a widescreen DVD version will do the film justice. There are certainly worse films on DVD! I give it a 6 out of 10.
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