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

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Randy A Salas, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Well-Known Member

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    Every once in a while, one of my readers or someone on an Internet forum has asked when The Pirate Movie will come out on DVD. Notoriously reviled by critics, it nonetheless (apparently) has a cultish following.

    So I asked director Ken Annakin about it during an interview about one of his other DVDs. He said he hadn't heard of any effort to release an R1 DVD, but he added:

    "If they did anything with it [on DVD], I would love to make a few cuts in that. You know, that [movie] is complete proof that a director shouldn't also be completely in charge of a picture. I look at it now, and I think I did some marvelous things in that picture, but some of those scenes just go on too long. I'd love to do a little bit of editing in that picture. I hope if they put it out [on DVD], they will allow me to do that."



    (Please credit the Star Tribune if reposting.)
     
  2. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Well-Known Member

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    Funny, but I liked it when it first came out. I saw it again a few years ago and I realised it was plain awful.

    Editing might help it a bit, since I agree with him that some scenes just go on too long, but nothing will really make this turd shine.

    Jason
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on now! This guy's been hanging around George Lucas!
     
  4. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Well-Known Member

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    How about at least giving us The Pirates of Penzance? That's one DVD I want now.
     
  5. Ernest Rister

    Ernest Rister Well-Known Member

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    The Pirate Movie used to play constantly on HBO when I was in Middle School in the early 80's. That, and Grease 2. I think I'm still suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome from the one-two punch.
     
  6. JohnS

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    Come on Peter...give us a happy ending![​IMG]

    I would LOVE this on DVD, but I'm not to fond of a dir cut.

    maybe a reunion commentary tho.

    Does anybody know if Kristy McNichol is still in hidding.
    I would love to hear her and Christopher Atkins, especially since its been so long since the movie first came out.

    Mabel: You'll be hung!
    The Pirate King: Oh I am, I am, and very well thank you.
     
  7. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Well-Known Member

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    I remember that those two movies were always on The Movie Channel, because my family had that channel and not HBO. Did they play constantly on HBO too?
     
  8. Matthew_Millheiser

    Matthew_Millheiser Well-Known Member

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    Is this the musical with that song "Pumpin' and Blowin'"?

    Good God!!
     
  9. James David Walley

    James David Walley Well-Known Member

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    I want another shot at it, too...preferably with a shoulder-fired nuke!
     
  10. JohnS

    JohnS Well-Known Member

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    YEP!
    With Christopher Atkins underwater with cartoon fish and Kristy McNichol pumpin the air to Chris
     
  11. Russell G

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    I used to love this movie when it played on superchanel, of course, I was maybe 10 years old.

    I'd be curious to check this out again[​IMG]
     
  12. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
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    Sure, give Annakin another shot, but seamlessly branch it so the original cut is still intact. This is cheesy, but still a lot of fun.
     
  13. Doug Bull

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    It was released on DVD here in OZ a few months back on PAL Region 4
    Specs regrettably are 4:3 Pan and Scan with 2 channel Dolby Digital sound.
     
  14. Ernest Rister

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    "We are the Pirates! Yo ho ho!
    We can be irate! Yo ho ho!"

    (puts gun in mouth, pulls trigger)
     
  15. Jeff Newcomb

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    Looks like Annakin may get his wish...

    From Davis DVD:



    Keep on pumpin' (blowin')!
     
  16. Nick Senger

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    Annakin will bring balance to the source. :b
     
  17. Peter McM

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    "Why do you think this country has a Navy? Screw 'em if they can't take a joke!"

    "The fugitive?...F-U..."
    "Up yours, too!"

    [​IMG]

    I'll gladly take this sorry excuse for a flick. The state of music today makes me wax nostalgic for the sort of throw-away pop numbers of the 80's such as this movie had to offer.
     
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    I second the 1983 release of PIRATES OF PENZANCE!!!!! C'mon, Universal!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. David Lambert

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    THE PIRATE MOVIE (1982)

    Ken Annakin's robust musical/adventure comes to DVD in summer 2005 with a brand-new 16x9 Widescreen Transfer and new special features to be announced shortly. Ride the seas of high adventure with this exciting swashbuckling tale starring Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, and Ted Hamilton as The Pirate King!

    Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins - Director: Ken Annakin
     
  20. Wayne Bundrick

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    How appropriate to see this news on September 19, which is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
     

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