The Crimson Pirate
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James Hayter's absentminded Professor Prudence and Christopher Lee (an actual sword-fighter!! - watch Saruman in his younger days!!) you get all the perfect mix for slapstick humour at its best.
A long neglected classic and is fun for the whole family.
Warner Home Video has given us a nice looking DVD. Though age related artifacts are present throughout the transfer, colors are nevertheless rich, bold and well balanced. The film has a decidely "warm" look to it with flesh tones that are perhaps a bit too orangy. But oh, how the Technicolor photography will simply take your breath away. Edge enhancement, shimmering and minor pixelization are all present but at extremely low levels. The audio is mono but nicely cleaned up and well balanced.
EXTRAS: NOT A ONE. I have to say that I'm not really happy with Warner's classic DVD policy of late. While many of the Warner Titles from the library get extra features packed into them the MGM titles of late are generally getting shafted with substandard transfers and no extras (Father of the Bride and Broadway Melody of 1940 come immediately to mind). A classic is a classic, no matter the studio that originally made it. Do them all right or don't do them at all!
BOTTOM LINE: This is the swashbuckler to get. Aside from "Scaramouche", which is bar none, the best sword play movie in this latest crop of Warner DVD's, "The Crimson Pirate" will certainly not let you down and the transfer is pretty good besides!
The Crimson Pirate is Saturday Afternoon at the Movies at its best. With a bright clear picture and good sound coming from the DVD transfer, all you need is popcorn and a cold drink for an entertaining afternoon with the kids.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this movie because I saw it many times when I was a kid. And let me tell you something. It still a great movie.Published 3 months ago by Minghia
Lots of fun. Lancaster always looking for a different angle on familiar stories.Published 4 months ago by Soccer Dad
Great swashbuckling movie in Technicolor with great cast of actors. Must see!Published 4 months ago by DK
This was a wonderful movie. Although I bought this copy for a friend, I have seen this movie when I was a young girl, and every time it comes on TCM, I watch it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Waunice P. Betton
We like these old movies. Clean, fun, and good always prevails. Gotta love itPublished 7 months ago by anon
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