Sad that some companies will just drop the DVD on to BRD without doing anything ot the film of audio elements!! That's why I'm always causuos before buying a new BDrelease, thanks for the heads up!!It's came out in April but people are saying it isn't much of an improvement over the DVD.
Criterion has the regular DVD available.
Too much "swash" not enough "buckler" But one heck of a lot of fun and oh I would have loved to hold that Mayo!
Isn't this the remake (with stock footage) of Universal's AGAINST ALL FLAGS (1950) that originally starred Errol Flynn & Maureen O'Hara?:Just saw this, a bit late to the party!!! Code Red has revealed that it is preparing a Blu-ray release of Don Weis' film The King's Pirate (1967), starring Doug McClure, Jill St. John, Guy Stockwell, Mary Ann Mobley, and Kurt Kasznar. The release, which will be distributed by Kino Lorber, is expected to arrive on the market early next year. (2022)
Agreed, nice cast and a fun romp!! I have the Greman BRD...the ones I'm amazed that are still MIA are the Burt Lancaster movies The Crimson Pirate and The Flame and the Arrow!!I'd love to have someone release a decent Blu-ray of SWASHBUCKLER, with director or (surviving) cast commentary. I think it has always been severely denegrated and hugely underrated. A helluva lot of fun!
And let me put in a plug for Bob Hope's CASANOVA'S BIG NIGHT as a Blu-ray release. The standard DVD looks gorgeous and a Blu-ray would look spectacular. CASANOVA fits into the "swashbuckler" spoof category with a killer cast including Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone, Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney, John Carradine and an unbilled Vincent Price as the real Casanova.I had to really look The Princess and Pirate up because I could have sworn Kino put it out a couple years ago. But nope. This was produced by Sam Goldwyn and released by MGM, so I guess it belongs to Warners now? I checked it on Amazon Prime--they have an acceptable copy but it's not up to Warner Archives standards. Needs a little work. This movie was a favorite of my parents who would put it on every time it aired. And off-topic for this thread but while we're talking about Bob Hope films, I hope Paramount notices that Fancy Pants hasn't been put on blu yet either.
Yeah, it's a diffent take and Jill St John is amazing in this!!Isn't this the remake (with stock footage) of Universal's AGAINST ALL FLAGS (1950) that originally starred Errol Flynn & Maureen O'Hara?:
Clicked on the press release and I answered my own question. YES, it is !
Yeah, it's a diffent take and Jill St John is amazing in this!!
I can enjoy both versions, I'm glad that it was the Errol Flynn Maureen O'Hara version that got the BRD edition...it would make a great 2 pack release, to see the strengths and weaknesses of these fun little romps...I think Anthony Quinn was great ans Flynns antaginist!! And of course the Firey Maureen stole the scenes as well!!I have never care much for the The King's Pirate. It's one of those 1960's Universal programmers that looks like a TV movie (Guy Stockwell seems to always turn up in them as well). However, as you say, Jill St. John is extremely easy on the eyes in this movie and she would look great in HD.