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Island in the Sun (2006)

James Mason , Joan Fontaine , Robert Rossen  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie
  • Directors: Robert Rossen
  • Writers: Alec Waugh, Alfred Hayes
  • Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BOH91S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,846 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Island in the Sun" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Widescreen Feature
  • Audio Commentary
  • Dorthy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Fox Flix: South Pacific & Carmen Jones

Editorial Reviews

Four different love affairs simultaneously wreak havoc in the lives of the inhabitants of a tropical paradise. A wealthy plantation owner plots murder when he suspects his wife of having an adulterous relationship. At the same time, his sister-in-law is drawn to his enemy, a dedicated black labor leader, and a governor's aide is torn over his scandalous affair with a native woman. Darling and exquisitely filmed on location, this rich romantic story with it's focus on race, passion and politics, was one of the most talked about films of its day.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Favourite movie ever filmed in the Caribbean!
Published 12 days ago by Bridgette von Gerhardt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie.
Published 16 days ago by Benita N.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great scenery with a calypso beat and other things too
Let's keep in mind this was made in 1957...very different time, or was it? Scandal, politics and romances and even interracial romances. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Russell S
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Great Movie
I have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Gorgeous settings, great acting, an interesting story line. Makes me want to visit Barbados
Published 24 days ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Great Movie to have in any Collection
Published 25 days ago by R.A.Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A Golden Age Movie Soap Opera!
Island in the Sun was released on June 12, 1957 to mixed critical reviews and entered the midst of strong controversy, particularly surrounding its interracial love stories. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TheClassicsNut65
3.0 out of 5 stars Book to Film
Having read the book recently, I wanted to see the film also. The book was reworked by the film screenwriters and the changed scenes in the movie are more realistic and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by ComRat
5.0 out of 5 stars Evaluation of Island in the Sun
It was a pretty good story and it was obvious the director went out of his way to include a lot of gorgeous tropical scenery in the movie. Not a great movie, but enjoyable.
Published 4 months ago by charles w. parker
1.0 out of 5 stars HELP!! I MADE A MISTAKE!
I MEANT TO PURCHASE THIS FILM IN DVD FORMAT! I CAN'T USE IT LIKE THIS! I HAVE NO COMPUTER AT HOME, ONLY AT THE LIBRARY! HOW DO I CORRECT THIS PURCHASE AND BUY THE DVD? HELP!!
Published 5 months ago by carole york
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Can't They Make Movies Like This Anymore?
Besides a star studded cast and great setting, this story also offers an interesting take on the rise of grassroot political consciousness by native populations against the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Chris Lo Pinto
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