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Pirate Movies

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I be havin a Pirate Party soon and I be lookin fer some films to get me and me mates in the Pirate mood. Any suggestions fer classic pirate films? (cheezy/funny is alright)

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Without a doubt:

Muppets Treasure Island

Tim Curry is great. The vicious Captain Smollet (Kermit) is a classic terror to behold.

One of the most fun movies ever!

:rolleyes:

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I'm going to go with the obvious here, "Pirates of the Caribbean".

You could always do a google search on titles.

And may I add that I agree with Nigel. Muppet Treasure Island is one of the best movies that I've seen.

Swiss Family Robinson, the classic Disney version comes to mind...

Hmm...and there's another one, who's name is escaping me at the moment...Ahh...bahh..I'll likely be thinking of it later.

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go to the Errol Flynn catalog. against all flags, the seahawks is a great one .

another favorite of mine is the black swan.

there is one that came out in the early ninty's that is escapen' me right now but in the move they end up high and dry on the chain that's strung across the entrance to a harbor.................

dang that's going to drive me nuts until I kin think o the movie.

twas a bit cheesey and so so acting but had some great parts to it. :rolleyes:

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I believe I be agree'n with ye Privateer, Errol Flynn be in some of the best, my favorite of his being the Black Swan.

Ye might want to consider Cutthroat Island also. Some of the lines be a bit corny but hey... it still be a good movie.

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Arr, one might be "Swashbuckler" -- with Genevieve Bujold, James Earl Jones, Robert Shaw. Not much o' a movie, but a real purty ship, it be. Made in ought-76, when I was a yonker.

But ye canna go wrong with Erol Flynn, or Tyrone Power, neither. I believe Burt Lancaster did one, a singin' pyrate or sompin', that I would give a miss, but then, whatever weights your anchor.

POTC, o'course, Cutthroat Island has that bonny big lass getting punched in the face repeatedly, and fer toons, try Titan AE (a thinly disguised pirate tale). And, sigh, the muppet thing, too.

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Cutthroat Island. It's cheesy... and critics hated it! But I love it.

I would say... no PotC though.

Expand your horizons people! PotC is a great movie that did revitalize the pirate genre... but give it a rest.

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The Black Pirate - produced by and starring Doug Fairbanks, Jr. It's a silent-era film, but is the first major film shot in Technicolor, and the result is quite beautiful.

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The Crimson Pirate with Burt Lancaster. A shirtless Burt Lancaster swinging threw the rigging! Does it for me! Also for the guys Against All Flags, The Spanish Main, Sinbad, & The Black Swan, all with Muareen O'Hara herself.

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The Crimson Pirate with Burt Lancaster. A shirtless Burt Lancaster swinging threw the rigging! Does it for me! Also for the guys Against All Flags, The Spanish Main, Sinbad, & The Black Swan, all with Muareen O'Hara herself.

I got that fer me 18th birthday. The same night I spilled my rum... I think it was an omen

That said, it be a good film... I just wish he had his top on more and quit smiling :ph34r:

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The Crimson Pirate with Burt Lancaster.  A shirtless Burt Lancaster swinging threw the rigging! Does it for me! Also for the guys Against All Flags, The Spanish Main, Sinbad, & The Black Swan, all with Muareen O'Hara herself.

I got that fer me 18th birthday. The same night I spilled my rum... I think it was an omen

That said, it be a good film... I just wish he had his top on more and quit smiling :ph34r:

To each her own! I like Burt's smile (among othe things). That and the things POTC lifted from Crimson Pirate. :)

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There's an older thread around here that has a very comprehensive list of pirate movies.

Don't forget: International Talk Like A Pirate Day is Saturday, September 19th! Time fer a party, mates! :ph34r:

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Some pyrates might want to keelhaul me for saying this, but Cutthroat Island was ranker than decades-old salt pork. Vast quantities of rum is required for viewing just to make it through. Good for a groaner.

Iron Faith

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arrrrrrrrr... Tyrone Power was in the Black Swan.... duh.... some nights it just doesn't pay to get up. :lol:

no that wasn't a mistake.

I'm the resident vampire at work... hmmm... strange picture... a pirate vampire. sounds like a halloween costume in the works to me.

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I'm the resident vampire at work... hmmm... strange picture... a pirate vampire. sounds like a halloween costume in the works to me.

Sounds like a winner ... I'm thinkin' Elvira with a cutlass?

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Cutthroat Island. It's cheesy... and critics hated it! But I love it.

I would say... no PotC though.

Expand your horizons people! PotC is a great movie that did revitalize the pirate genre... but give it a rest.

Our horizons ARE expanded, mate! It's just that PotC came along and expanded them even more, adding itself into our pirate movie gallery! There's nothing wrong wif a bit of re-viewing of it... 1000 times... :)

Plus, quality-wise, it's probably the best out of all these pirate movies... except maybe Muppet Treasure Island. Writing-wise, budget-wise, acting-wise.

Captain Wolfy Wench

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NEW movie... "Pirate of the Caribbean in Scurvy Dog's Pieces of Eight" comedy/adventure. Not to be confused w/ pirateS of the caribbean curse of the black pearl.

An aging Pirate, who be the proprietor of the Caribbean Pub, entertain's his patrons with tales of his Privateerin' adventures. Captain Scurvy Dog sails through 8 Voyages encountering a SeaWitch, Mermaid, King Neptune & a Witchdoctor to name a few... With dangerous, sexy & often hilarious results! cast of hundreds. rated rrr for alcohol & tobacco abuse, a sailor swear or 2, not nary enough nakedness... & cannibalism!

Pirate-of-the-Caribbean-SDP.jpg

Available as an autographed pre-release director's cut version on dvd w/ added features... soon to be distributed through blockbuster & netflicks. view movie trailer @ http://www.PirateScurvyDog.com & email from site or contact: POTC@MovieSchool.org for more info.

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Arr! Sure'n that be a "must sea" on me list. Tha post-produck shun work alone, why, that be worth the price o' admitting.

:D:D

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Thank you everyone for the good ideas! I will be aye to rent a few o' them. Of course I already own PoTC, but I be lookin fore t' viewin some classic Pirate movies with me mates. Thanks again.

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there is one that came out in the early ninty's that is escapen' me right now but in the move they end up high and dry on the chain that's strung across the entrance to a harbor.................

dang that's going to drive me nuts until I kin think o the movie.

twas a bit cheesey and so so acting but had some great parts to it. ;)

I believe that would be Roman Polanski's Pirates--great movie--Walter Matthau as Captain Red, and his cabin boy, Frog!

And, let's not forget The Crimson Permenant Assurance--the short that opens Monty Python's Meaning of Life ;)

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thank ye kindly . that was drive'n me nuts

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thank ye kindly . that was drive'n me nuts

aye, that be what i had said, when a mermaid helped me remove a ship's wheel that be wedged down the front of me pantaloons...

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Arr, one might be "Swashbuckler" -- with Genevieve Bujold, James Earl Jones, Robert Shaw. Not much o' a movie, but a real purty ship, it be. Made in ought-76, when I was a yonker.

Hey!!

That's m'family yer talking about!! B)

I've seen plenty worse pirate movies then Swashbuckler... and the ship, the Golden Hinde, (Originaly the Blarny Cock) is often on display throughout CA harbors.

She was up in Frisco for a Looooooong time.

:D

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