Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pirate Code Real Pirates |
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
With little direction aside from a survivors testimony and a cryptic clue, salvage expert Barry Clifford embarks on the search of a lifetime to uncover the near 300 year old wreck site of the Whydah Galley and its four and... more »
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Mad L | Pasadena, CA USA | 04/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very nice film although rather short, as most National Geographic films are. They did a fairly nice and through job telling the story of the Whydah and Captain Bellamy (Black Sam) however the 'extras' is not very 'extra' at all. They had such a chance (and so many relics now) that they Could Have made an entire 'Behind the Scenes' preview to compliment the current artifact show they now have circulating the museums, why they chose to cut all that out and only show a few pans of the camera of the actual artifacts they have recovered I have no idea...but then again it is 'National Geo' and not a true "Pirate Film" by a masterful story teller.
But for the wonderful reenactment scenes they did put into it and for the wonderful accurate information offered (however IMO they rather skimped on) I still give it 5 stars and worth adding to any pirate enthusiast's collection. Like most National Geographic DVDs it is nothing more then a "short" flick, something to watch after dinner and before 'The Big Show'. Hopefully once they get to the lower deck a real film maker will join with salvage expert Barry Clifford and bring us a through look into this magnificent ship and the secrets she has relieved of the men who sailed her; and tell what has been found of the crew that we also now have information on - after all, Black Sam did not sail her alone!