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The Pirates! Band of Misfits [DVD] [Region 2] (English audio. English subtitles)

Hugh Grant , Brendan Gleeson , Peter Lord , Jeff Newitt    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven, Brian Blessed, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
  • Format: Import, PAL, DVD-Video
  • Subtitles: Polish, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Imperial
  • Run Time: 85.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00J8VLD08
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 476,638 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio and subtitles.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, great Blu 15 Sep 2012
By DanB
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Great film, as you would expect from Aardman. One thing I couldn't work out from other reviews or get anywhere on the net was if the 2D version of the film was on the disc. Well I ordered it anyway, and it does included 2D and 3D versions of the film. Also has an Ultraviolet copy, a code for movieextras, a code for LBP costumes which is something I think Sony should be doing more in their releases. PS3 and Vita extras included with films is a great idea.
Considering the price of these disc in supermarkets now 22 if it has 3D written anywhere near it! this is a good price too
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it (but too subtle for some) 29 April 2012
Format:DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and will get the DVD or Bluray as soon as it is available. I can understand that some did not like it, and apparently some found it "boring". I can only assume that the Aardman style humour went over their heads some of the time. There were a few places where everyone around me at the cinema was silent while I found myself laughing at one joke after another. Many are subtle, some just visual, and there are some musical. It's a very good movie in my opinion. One could watch it several times and not find everything that the creators have put in there to entertain us.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fun 7 July 2012
Format:DVD
My 4 year old son and I saw this film, and the both of us were completely entranced thoughout. The animation is fantastic, the story is brilliant, but not too complicated for children to enjoy. I was not a Hugh Grant fan, until now - his performance was glorious. As an adult you will spend 50% of your time working out who provided the voices and the other 50% trying to read the poster/graffiti on the walls of the background - its worth watching it twice just to do justice to both tasks.

An essential purchase for Shaun the Sheep fans wether they be adult or child!
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I have seen this film 4 times at the cinema now. As an Aardman fan I desperately wanted to like it and wasn't quite sure how good it was the first time I saw it, but it is so packed with detail, ideas and striking images that I believe it repays repeated viewing. Obviously there is a problematic aspect to this though, which is that most cinema-goers will only go and see it once.

Perhaps for some people the film is not what they were expecting from a pirate adventure - these pirates are not exactly the swashbuckling, ruthless outlaws of popular fiction, although anyone who has read Gideon Defoe's books on which the film is based will have more idea what to expect. Also, as with "Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit", the emotional core of the film is not so much in the plot, but rather in the relationships between the different characters.

Underlying the action of the film are moral messages, only subtly expressed - the middle of the film turns around "the danger of people only liking you because you're famous" (as Gideon Defoe puts it in his children's book version of the film). Ultimately, though, the mood of the film is more positive than this, the characters' actions and their consequences elevating romantic love above the love of money, and placing the value of true friendship above both of these. And I think that's beautiful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining 8 Sep 2012
By Kim
Format:DVD
Saw it at the cinema. Took the kids and we all enjoyed it. Children will enjoy it and there's subtle jokes in it for adults too.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing rather than hilarious 26 April 2012
By haunted
Format:DVD
There is a good idea at the heart of the plot of this movie. A not very successful pirate gets the chance to get one up on his more successful rivals by winning the annual scientific prize at the prestigious London Royal society as it turns out his companion parrot is actually a dodo, thought to have been extinct for years. However I thought there weren't enough laughs through the movie to make it really entertaining.

The appearance of historical characters such as Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin is interesting, especially since they are both central to the plot and given unexpectedly colourful personalities.

While the movie is presumably aimed at kids there are certainly some things put in the script that are aimed at amusing adults, such as the movie title and the names of the pirate crew, e.g. Pirate with Scarf and Pirate with Gout!

The animation is excellent and the voices enthusiastically supplied by the likes of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman and Brendan Gleeson adds greatly to the enjoyment of the viewer.

Kids will probably love it (especially pirate loving ones!) and there is enough in it for adults to put a smile on their faces.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! [2012] [3D Blu-ray + UV Copy] BURSTING WITH FUN AND PACKED BURSTING WITH GAGS!

Set sail for a fun-filled voyage and hilarious pirate antics with the biggest Band of Misfits on the seven seas! When the infamous Pirate Captain [Hugh Grant] is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz, he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award! With his trusted dodo, Polly and rag-tag crew at his side, the Pirate Captain will need to battle a diabolical queen, save a young scientist and never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: Adventure!

Voice Cast: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed, Russell Tovey, Anton Yelchin, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jensen, Ben Whitehead, Al Roker, Mike Cooper, David Schneider and Mitchell Mullen

Directors: Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt (co-director)

Producers: David Sproxton, Julie Lockhart and Peter Lord

Composer: Theodore Shapiro

Cinematography: Frank Passingham

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Audio Decription Service

Subtitles: English, English SDH and Hindi

Running Time: 88 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Aardman Animations

Andrew’s Blu-ray Review – The rowdy, boisterous buccaneers of ' The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!’ are the most civil and considerate bunch you'll ever meet.
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