The Pirate Movie
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Thank goodness this movie was released by Anchor Bay and not some cheap fly-by-night company. The film is transfered in it's original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (enhanced for widescreen TV). I must admit that my heart sank when the opening credits rolled and the picture came out extremely dark, grainy and grimy. But that was apparently deliberate and the picture becomes immaculately clean as the camera draws away from the TV screen showing the stock footage of the opening pirate attack. I doubt if anyone has seen this movie in this pristine a condition since it was first released. The colors are rich, lush and brilliant with well rendered blacks and pure whites. In some scenes the brilliant reds and greens are so vibrant they look like they originated from old 3-strip technicolor reels. Picture detail is well nigh perfect, so much so that the tackiness of the cheap primitive matte shots stand out all the more.
The original dual channel stereo has also been remastered to 5.1 surround but I personally prefer the old stereo image. The new 5.1 sounds slightly artificial.
Kristy McNichol is adorable.Read more ›
I really hope FOX gets their whits together and put this movie onto DVD. It may not have been a box office smash when it was in theatres decades ago, but it has earned cult status and is a favorite for many movie lovers. They should just check out how much the movie goes for here on Amazon and on Ebay and get the hint that there is some money to be made on this movie. A CD soundtrack would be wonderful too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super fun, dorky movie from the 80's. My childhood movies were always fun.
DVD was in good condition.
Totally cheesy movie, I love it! I cant help myself, I am a product of the 80's and this movie just throws me back into my childhood. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
The video was region coded 2 and The US is region coded 1. So I couldn't watch it without buying a new Dvd player with a 0 region code, which plays everything from everywhere. Read morePublished 17 days ago by cindy burch
This is one of the lamest movies ever made and I just love it. Its so silly and so goofy. I loved it as a kid and cant help but think its still funny now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kasey kruft
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