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
This movie came out when I was 5 years old and it was my favorite! So happy I found it! Now my 7 year old son loves to watch it!Published 15 hours ago by Tamara E. Steele
I bought this movie first as a VHS tape and then as a DVD. Pirate Movie is a great comedy that uses exceptionally beautiful locations. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Arthur Daigle
I was so happy to find this on DVD. It was always one of my favorite "I need a laugh" movies. And some of the songs can get stuck in your head for days. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Tracie V
I have ALWAYS loved this movie! It is funny and the soundtrack is great. I know every word by heart and sing with every song!Published 2 months ago by Crystal
I grew up watching this movie (btw not a kids movie), but it is hilariously cheesy.Published 2 months ago by WebNLove
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