“The Wild One” is one of the first juvenile delinquent movies. While the script isn’t hot, you’ve got young Brando and Lee Marvin owning the screen. For a Stanley Kramer production, it plays like a breathy take on Corman’s work. But, I appreciate getting a chance to see such a time capsule. Plus, you get to see where The Beatles got their name. Fun musical history tie-in!
Brando had done far better work by this time, but he was still a year away from his breakout role in “On the Waterfront”. I guess that you’ve got to play ball sometimes. What I found odd was rewatching this movie and being amazed by how thin Brando used to be. I never thought such a thing could stop me in my tracks.
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is crisp for such an older film. The 1080p transfer is flawless. However, the DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track sounds like it’s mixed odd. I can’t quite put my finger on what’s going on with it. Still, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 03/17/2015