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May any scallywag out there know of a good pirate movie? (other then pirates of the carribean: curse of the black peral)

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And Does any soul Know if "The Princess Bride" has a decent amount of Piraty stuff in it? or if it be worth the time to watch it yarrr.

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You might try The Sea Hawks, Captain Blood, Treasure Island, Under the Black Flap, The Pirate Movie to be naming a few.

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Treasure Island. the early 90's Turner version with Charlton Heston as Long John and Julian Glover as Dr. Livesy

Damn fine movie, great casting and a sound track by the Chieftains. It's only available on VHS, unfortunately. This is one I'd love to get on DVD.

Hawkyns

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Me maties and me be screenin' a few pirate movies to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day. Here be the list we chose from (provided by the mates here on this board):

The Pirate Movie (1982)

Ice Pirates

Captain Blood (Errol Flynn 1952)

Princess Bride

The Sea Hawk (Errol Flynn)

The Crimson Pirate

Hook

Swashbuckler (with James Earl Jones)

Aboott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Blackbeard the Pirate

Blackbeard's Ghost (Disney)

Cutthroat Island

Goonies

Shipwrecked (1990)

Treasure Island

Treasure Planet

YellowBeard (AKA Monty Python goes to Sea) (1983)

Muppet Treasure Island

Buccanear

The Black Swan

Against All Flags

The Black Pirate

Pirates (Roman Polanski)

The King's Pirate

The Pirate (Gene Kelley, Judy Garland)

The Princess and the Pirate (Bob Hope)

We be choosin' a movie from each era: black and white, 60's-80's, and children's. The votin' ain't done yet but it be a goodly list.

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Words to warm me heart!

I'm going with the Crimson Pirate!!!

Burt did his own stunts along with his movie partner Oh ho... I think that was the mutes name? Anyone ???? :huh:

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I'd put forth another movie for ye all to consider. The Count of Monte Cristo (Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris) was a great movie with fine swordsmanship and bits of smuggling. One of the best scene's is a knife fight on the beach, though the opening fight scene is one of the best cutlass fight scenes I've ever seen. Besides, there's hidden treasure, betrayal, and revenge...

Definitely a fun one to watch.

Coastie04 :huh:

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Aye, not exactly a pirate movie, but is the Princess Bride really a pirate movie? It was given a lot of mention here. Though not technically a pirate movie, I believe that it is a movie that pirate fans would like.

B)

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I think the list above hit all the ones I could think of..

Plus, there be Peter Pan coming for Christmas.

Jason Isaacs as Hook...

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Sorry, Mates, I was distracted. Ever since that blighter was Lucius Malfoy I sort of have a habit of starin' at his eyes....

Bad Lucky! *swats forehead*

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I can't believe that not one, but two people here mentioned the lame Kristy McNichol vehicle The Pirate Movie... I had been trying desperately to erase it from memory, but alas...

I'm going to go put alcohol on some old wounds here...

"Red Rum"

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Saber:

Burt's voiceless buddy was Nick Cravat, his partner from their circus acrobat days. Nick was also in The Flame and the Arrow with Burt, and a few others. He could speak, but wasn't comfortable with speaking roles. To compensate, he had the best body language since Lon Chaney.

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I can't believe that not one, but two people here mentioned the lame Kristy McNichol vehicle The Pirate Movie... I had been trying desperately to erase it from memory, but alas...

I'm going to go put alcohol on some old wounds here...

"Red Rum"

The request was for "pirate movies", not necessarily good pirate movies... ;)

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For a fairly complete list (as far as I can tell), go to http://noquartergiven.net/movies.htm

Not only all the pirate movies I've seen are listed there, but there's even skulls to mark the good ones!

Coastie04 :ph34r:

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Arg, most of those movies are over 50 years old.. After POTC I hope more Pirate Movies will follow. :ph34r:

An' let's hope that they're GOOD ones..

It would not 'elp to 'ave a bunch o' rotten pirate movies come out all the sudden. :ph34r:

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Yeah, I would at least hope any new pirate Movie that comes out after POTC would be original or unique. But thats pretty hard to do with a pirate movie. :ph34r:

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A bit of "Crimson Pirate" trivia: its original title was "The Red Pirate," but this was the height of the McCarthy era, and Burt was called to Washington to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee about supposed Communist infiltration of the film business. The studio decided that, with this sort of publicity, they'd better not have "red" in the title. It was ironic on several levels: no real pirate would have caved so cravenly (far as I know, Burt had no say in the matter, it was the studio chiefs who caved.) Second, what sort of loon would think that linking "red" with "pirate" was somehow pro-Marxist? And we think we live in weird times. It's hard to beat the early 50's.

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Okay...we've been mentionin' good pirate movies...

...the all time worst in my book be Roman Polanski's PIRATES!

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