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Pirates of the High Seas
Pirates of the High Seas
Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
NR     2003     3hr 13min

For centuries they plundered merchant ships and pillaged coastal towns, and now the most famous pirates of all return to action in this high-seas docu-drama! Seeking to pierce the distorting veil of legend, this unique pro...  more »


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Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/19/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 13min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Linda H. (hopefaith) from COLUMBIA, MD
Reviewed on 2/24/2009...
Very nice DVD. We used this DVD to supplement classroom history course on the time period of pirateering. Includes many details not found in most history books. Nice way to learn some historical facts that are more meaningful when "they come to life."
Rita M. (ritarene) from SILER CITY, NC
Reviewed on 11/29/2007...
(The Editorial Review above is not from this DVD.) Description from box: Were they terrorists or just greedy plunderers? Rebels or just bloodthirsty rogues? You'll find out in this swashbuckling high seas docu-drama! Seeking to pierce this distorting veil created by legend, the unique program captures some of history's most famous pirates through simulated profiles of their darkly adventurous lives. Meet the scruffy Blackbeard, who wasn't satisfied with just raiding ships and robbing towns: his style was to frighten and intimidate as well. You'll also encounter the gentler Captain William Kidd, who became a pirate during a mid-life crisis; the fearsome "Black Bart" Roberts, who-in a pique-burned down a slave ship with 80 people aboard; and two hard-nosed women, Mary Reed and Anne Bonny, who out-plundered and outfought most men-and then used their gender to slip out of the hangman's noose. Honing its air of razor-sharp authenticity, this exciting program tells its stories in some of the same settings where these wolves of the sea lived, fought, and died. EXTRAS: Sir Francis Drake and the Privateers, Captain Morgan and the Buccaneers, and a Feature Film Bonus: Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Not as advertised.
James Slacum | MD United States | 03/04/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is not a serial, nor was it produced in 1950. The Editorial Review is an accurate description of the disc, but that is at odds with the title header. So, buyer beware."
Feel ripped off
Harry R. Keller | TUCKER, GA USA | 02/18/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Amazon advertised this as being a 'serial'. Unfortunately, this is NOT the same 'Pirates of the High Sea's' that starred Buster Crabbe. Probably will try to send this back."