THE PIRATE MOVIE - Director Ken Annakin Wants Another Shot If It Ever Comes Out

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  1. James David Walley

    James David Walley Stunt Coordinator

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    In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day:

    A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants.

    "Mr. Pirate," the bartender asks, "do you know you've got a steering wheel in your pants?"

    "Arrr!," replies the pirate, "and it's drivin' me nuts!"

    Possible on-topic connection: I first heard that joke a year ago, delivered by an actress on the set of my first feature film...soon to be released!
     
  2. Peter McM

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    I wonder if Annikin wants his new edit to be "Arrr"-rated.

    (Well--somebody had to say it...) [​IMG]
     
  3. Bob Graham

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    ANd I wonder if they'll be doin' a promotional tie-in with the Pirate's favorite fast food restaurant- Arrr-by's[​IMG]
     
  4. Peter McM

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    Or Long John Silver's, perhaps?
     
  5. Dave Poehlman

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    I think this movie single handedly ruined the pirate genre and is the reason it took 20 years before someone thought to make Pirates of the Caribbean.

    I remember it on 80's cable a lot also.
     
  6. Ernest Rister

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    Roman Polanski's Pirates did the genre no favors. However, I thought Nate and Hayes with Tommy Lee Jones was a great "pirate" movie of a sort. To each their own.

    I just have a hard time believing the same man responsible for the exceptional Third Man on the Mountain had anything to do with this early 80's crapfest. Ken -- what were you thinking...or drinking?
     
  7. Jesse Skeen

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    The tie-in when this came out was with Baskin-Robbins ice cream- their flavor of the month was Pirate's Gold, and you can see a product placement in the movie with a guy selling ice cream from a cart.
    This was after a previous tie-in with Baskin-Robbins for the Village People epic Can't Stop The Music, the flavor of that month was Can't Stop The Nuts.
     
  8. Greg_S_H

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    I didn't know that was a tie-in, but I loved that flavor.
     
  9. Philip Verdieck

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    Not so. There was also Cutthroat Island with Mathew Modine and Geena Davis
     
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  11. Tory

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    I recently imported the UK fullscreen version. I guess I need to make comparisons for editing.
     
  12. Chuck Mayer

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    I just watched the end of this on some satellite channel this afternoon. How ironic [​IMG]

    And promptly told my wife I would purchase any DVD, sight unseen. It's terrible, but in a cheesy way.

    Bought [​IMG]
    Chuck
     
  13. Keith Paynter

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    Nate And Hayes!!?? Holy crap, I forgot about that one! Give us Yellowbeard, too! (Hey MGM - or Sony, or whoever...)
     
  14. Scott Weinberg

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    Hey cool! I remember seeing this theatrically. My sister and I were laughing AT it...and we were clueless little kids!

    And yes, I'll be buying this DVD. Absolutely.
     
  15. BrianS

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    Cool, I was just about to copy my full-frame vhs tape to dvd b/c I had given up hope on this one being released. I am also a fan of this film from HBO's numerous showings of this as a kid in the early 80's. (Count Robin Williams' Popeye in there as well.)

    Beleive it or not...I even have the 2 LP soundtrack to this flick. Yes, you heard right....they did a 2 record set for this stinker. But I love every minute of it. [​IMG]
     
  16. Peter McM

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    2 LP? Doesn't surprise me. The chorus of "Happy Ending" seems to go on forever.

    Caught this on FMC this week; by the time the credits were only half rolled, my wife says, "Just give me an ending, already!"
     
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    Oh yeah, I've got the dual LP at home, too. Now if I only had a turntable...
     
  18. Dave Poehlman

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    [​IMG] Touche'!
     
  19. Peter McM

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    Update: The Digital Bits reports The Pirate Movie on the way "in mid-2005".[​IMG]
     
  20. Haden

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    Yeah, Anchor Bay has it listed for Summer 2005 on their site.
     

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