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The Pirate Movie [DVD]

Kristy McNichol , Christopher Atkins , Ken Annakin    DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr, Maggie Kirkpatrick
  • Directors: Ken Annakin
  • Writers: Trevor Farrant, William S. Gilbert
  • Producers: Ted Hamilton, David Anderson, David Joseph
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JLJ8

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Random......... but oddly brilliant! 6 Oct 2009
Where do I start with this film?!?!?! Probably by saying that it requires a certain sense of humour(!), I found it really funny, but I can see that others REALLY wouldn't! A Princess Bride reference might help (but PLEASE don't get offended if you don't agree- I'm just trying to find ANYTHING to compare this movie to!!!), as the parodies and tongue in cheek comedy are there, but if you can imagine this, but CHEESEY, in a piratical setting and with a few songs (often based on those from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance)then you may have JUST started to get an idea of what this film's like!.

The story follows an unpopular high school girl, who is tricked by her 'friends' and ends up going out to sea by herself in a small boat. Not the best idea, as she gets washed up unconscious, when her dreams take her straight to a swashbuckling adventure. The storyline is based on the one in Gilbert and Sullivan's the Pirates of Penzance- if you're familiar with it you'll spot the parody!

I can't really say who will find this film as funny as I did, although if you're fond of parodies, are familiar with the Pirates of Penzance, don't take yourself too seriously and don't mind a good old fashioned bit of cheese and a few bad jokes then why not give it a try?
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Pirate Movie - blast from the past 23 Feb 2003
By A Customer
When I first saw this film in 1982 I had to watch it over and over again. It is like pantomime, jokes on many different levels and good fun for the whole family.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Pirate Movie 6 Oct 2005
When I first saw this Movie I just rolled about laughing. The police were brilliant. If there was just one movie this year then this has to be the one, Outrageously funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 15 July 2011
By Kim
I've always loved this film as I grew up watching it! The dvd is good quality - doesn't crackle like my video recording from the tv! A MUST BUY!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First than all, sorry for my bad English.
I really enjoy this film every time I wath it, it's very funny and the actors were great, you can imagine watching throu the screen (Like reading between lines), how the actors enjoyed theme selves getting ready each scen.
For me a very good musical film for free people only.
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By Anja P.
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I Will recommend this movie if you like musicals and a crazy twist in the movie. It makes fun with several things and gives a god laugh..White you get some happy Music
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Pirate Movie "Dvd" "Region.1 Import" 22 Aug 2013
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kristy,"Mcnichol" Made This After "White Dog" "Wich Was Unfairly Shelved By After Completion" and Had
High Hopes,Praising The Film as,"One Of The Most Exciting Ive Ever Done" However,"Again" The Critics
Only Had,"Negative" Reactions,"Most Movie Guides are Even Unforgiving",However If You Want To See
Kristy At Her Most Attractive Then I Would Advise You Give This Overlooked Gem Another Look.

Kristy Simply Looks Stunning,"Believe Me Under The Tomboy Exterior Kristy Was All-Woman" and Looks All The
Better For It..Yes The Film Is A Bit Silly,"But Then Its Supposed To Be" Totally Undeserving Of The
Critical Roasting It Received,"By People Who Dont Even Pay To See Movies In The First Place","Ironically
It Was One Of The Highest Grossing Australian Productions Released In The U.S"

The Transfer Is In a Decent Widescreen Ratio,"Way Above Average" as Is The Soundtrack,"Sadly The Critical
Backlashing The Film Received Led To Kristy,S Tragic Breakdown During The Shooting Of Just The Way You
Are,The Following Year".

This Is Probabaly The Best Version Of This Film Available,"Though Still a Serious Lack Of Extras" Considering That This Film Received More Publicity,"REVIEW WISE"
Than Any Of Her Previous Films."No Promotional MateriaL/Photo Galery..and Released
IN her 5OTH Birthday Year as Well","Very Dissapointiong"..Still If you
Still If You Want To See Kristy "HAPPY" "Naturally" attractive And Obviously
Enjoying Herself.Then Give This Film Another Look.

Barry.J "UK"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories 14 July 2013
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Love this film, pure magic. A tongue in cheek take on the pirates of penzance. I couldnt believe when i found it after all these years. A great addition to the collection .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I saw this when I was a teenager and loved it. I could quote it word for word. It didn't disappoint when I re watched it. So much fun and silliness!
Published 11 months ago by Indie, London, England
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job for kids and adults
A parody of a couple of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, very musical, Australian-style, panned by the critics, and a flop at the cinema - but we loved it! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lewcee42
4.0 out of 5 stars good fun
This is a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously and is full of innuendo and double meanings. With some of the songs from the Pirates of Penzance, and some 80's music it is... Read more
Published 15 months ago by maggiemuis
5.0 out of 5 stars memory lane
I was a child when i first saw this and fell in love with it.
It was great to see it again after so many years. Read more
Published 16 months ago by anna m
1.0 out of 5 stars The Pirate Movie
This movie is absolutely awful, it really deserves to be in the bin not for sale, and hey ho have received the same movie again this morning.
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by Tipper
Published on 29 Aug 2009 by D. barnett
3.0 out of 5 stars Jaw dropping stuff, and usually not in a good way
I was reminded of this by a friend, and as the title says, it's jaw dropping stuff.

What the makers have done is take much of the plot and songs of Pirates of Penzance... Read more
Published on 1 July 2009 by lovingboth
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