Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pirates of the Great Salt Lake|
Actors: Michael Christian, Larry Bagby III, Steve Anderson, Joyce Cohen, Kirby Heyborne
Director: E.R. Nelson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Two strangers band together to become the greatest pirates The Great Salt Lake has ever known and embark on a journey that leads to a pirate battle with their biggest rival over buried treasure.
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Gary Dean Walker | Arizona | 11/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had the pleasure of seeing Pirates of the Great Salt Lake at a special screening in late 2007. It is such a shame this movie did not get widescale release in the theaters. It is offbeat, crazy, and funny. I would have thought that distributors would have learned something from the success of Napolean Dynamite. Although, obviously not a big budget production POTGSL has alot of talent and alot of heart. With all the pig fodder that comes out in the name of "entertainment" POTGSL is a breath of fresh air. It is very much worthy of a DVD collection. Don't miss!!!"
A must see!
Kaisha Medford | Provo, Utah | 08/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film was amazing! It was funny and sweet and just a little bit twisted. I saw it at a screening in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day 2007 and my sides hurt after it was over from laughing so much."
POTGSL is a Real Treasure!
Jeff Mackay | Hood River, OR | 10/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Film is a true Pirate's Treasure!, 13 February 2006
Author: (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Isle de Tortuga
*** This comment may contain spoilers ***
On Sunday Feb 5th I flew down to SanFrancisco to attend the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and the second showing of Pirates of The Great Salt Lake. I arrived at the theater an hour early in order to meet up with ER Nelson, the director of the film, Kirby Heybourne (who plays Kirk) the star of the film and several of the producers.
I was told by the SF Indie film fest organizers that the much awaited Friday night World Premiere of PotGSL received a standing ovation from a sold out crowd. I was getting so excited to see it, and hoping I wouldn't let down. I've been sitting and waiting since August, not an easy thing to do. Independent films are a tricky business, often it is the director's first film ( as in this case) , often the actors are less experienced "unknowns", and in almost all cases the production budget puts extreme limitations on everything. Despite these factors or because of them , Pirates of the Great Salt Lake is like finding that elusive buried treasure. This film is a real gem! It is original and refreshing, and dare I say.... OK, so I hate the comment "it's a Feel Good movie". just not the kind of comment Pirates should make. Well........This is a Very Very Feel Good Movie, and its a feel good Buddy Movie!! I smiled all the way through the screening Dammit! I hope I wasn't being watched or there goes my Pirate rep.. A very well thought out script ,co-written by Eric Nelson who also skillfully directs, and solid comedic performances by the principle actors had me laughing out loud within the first few seconds. It has everything that a good Pirate film should, Pirates (duh), ships (er, boats) , the plank, weapons, maps and cursed treasure, ghosts, skirmishes, thievery, back stabbing, murder, wenches ( and not all in that order) It's campy, it's tongue in cheek, it pokes fun at the current pirate culture, and stereotypes. It even pays backhanded homage to Johnny Depp. And I loved this film for it. The music perfectly underscores that our two heroes are living their Grand Pirate Dream. And while they may be two average young guys,... they are truly Pirates! There are also some unique cover versions of contemporary rock songs strategically placed that will have you chuckling. Like when Kirk and Flint meet for the first time
Spread the word and keep a weather eye open for this Treasure, and keep our cutlasses crossed that this film gets picked up and distributed. It deserves it and we all NEED it!
Synopsis: Kirk Redgrave and Flint Weaver are two young, 20- something loners in Utah who live near the Great Salt "Sea". Each with their own issues, they meet through chance and set out together to become the best Pirates the world has ever seen. As in real life, Piracy is a tough go for our heroes, filled with much failure and disappointment, it is a hard life ( well, three weeks anyway) and then they come across a long lost treasure map. They must battle a ruthless rival and contend a curse in order to collect the treasure and fulfill their dream. Will they or will they not...."
Lots of fun...
MovieTiger | 12/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We watched this on a recommendation from a friend and once finished my children immediately asked to watch it again. This is one of the most creative and smartly written movies I've seen in a while. It even has a good moral message which was delivered so subtly it was not overplayed. Refreshing really."