The Boat That Rocked [Blu-ray]
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Australia released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player. You need Blu-Ray DVD player to view this Blu-Ray DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), German ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: They Rocked. They Rolled. Then They Sank. In 1966 - pop music's finest era, a bunch of ramshackle DJs play rock and pop 24 hours a day, broadcasting from Radio Rock, a pirate radio station in the North Sea. On board arrives 18 year old Carl, who is instantly plunged into a series of hilarious and life changing adventures and misadventures. His mother thought the boat would straighten him out, a spectacular mistake! From Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) THE BOAT THAT ROCKED is a brilliant comedy featuring the best pop music ever made and an all star cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans & Kenneth Branagh, and is "an energetic comedy romp..blessed with a soundtrack of period hits" - The Age Fabulous Feature ...The Boat That Rocked (2009) ( Good Morning England ) ( Pirate Radio )
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What a way to butcher a movie that was so great!!!! Someone seriously needs smacked for this one!
Unfortunately, I myself, was born in 1979, so wasn't around in that decade. However I took my mum to see this film as she was 21yrs old in 1966. She remembers listening to the pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea, and remembers all the political controversy surrounding it. She thought it was a great film too.
If you appreciate the best music of all time, proper rock n roll from the 60's/70's, then you will love this film. It's a real feel good movie that you will appreciate if you ever wished you had lived through that era, or you were lucky enough to experience it first hand.
Original review: This is the full uncut version of the movie that was released as "Pirate Radio" in the United States. The U.S. version was horrid, had most of the good scenes cut out (for length, I guess) and was an inferior film. This blu ray film, in its full length state, is wonderful. The movie tells the very real story (in fictionalized form, of course) of how off-shore radio stations in the U.K. in the early 1960s introduced Europe to rock 'n roll. It's amazing, but much of the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and other groups of the early rock days (in terms of the Brit Invasion, at least) were not given much airplay on the BBC because the stations (and advertisers) didn't feel it was appropriate. Most music fans got their first dose of great R&R from the off-shore pirate stations.
This is a great movie, very fun, with a brilliant soundtrack. The film is a bit too long in some ways, but better than the U.S. version by far. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (RIP) has a great role.
Don't like giving plots away unlike others who want to analyze the color of the titles to make sure they reflect the emotional impact of the Moo-Vey.
It's great and spirited fun. The cast is superb. Bill Nighy And P.S. Hoffman have more playfull moments with their roles than should be legal. The young couple are just right. This Tom Sturridge apparently cribs over at his bud's house [Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)]in real life and reads his rejected scripts and takes roles Bobby doesn't want. I predict he'll be a big star since he's picking roles that showcase his range and he has the kind of stunning looks that make teen girls go ga-ga...heck he'd make Lady GaGa go Ga-Ga...! It's all hilarity with a twist of drama set in the sixties when these pirate ships beamed their music revolution straight to British youth. You learn a bit of history. You hear some great songs. You just have a foot tapping good time. The British do this sort of thing so very well! I highly recommend it.