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True Caribbean Pirates
True Caribbean Pirates
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Action & Adventure
NR     2009

A 94 minute documentary from the History Channel about the caribbean pirates.


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Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Pirates of the Caribbean
Studio: A & E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/19/2009
Release Year: 2009
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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Movie Reviews

Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 10/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is lots more pirate and seafaring action than lecture in this excellent documentary from The History Channel called "TRUE CARIBBEAN PIRATES." Yes, the deadly pirates were for real, not Disney and Hollywood fiction. Much of what other fictional stories are made from is the realities shown in this DVD of treasure seeking, cut-throat sailors, afraid of no one, and brutal savage fighters. This documentary uses dramatization, as good as many Caribbean Pirates contemporary films, to document the activity, the leading pirates (including women), and the locations where piracy flourished.

You would have to be a pirate expert to watch this DVD and not gain new information about the life on the seas during the decades when piracy was at its peak. Some scenes may cause you to flinch, you may turn away, some you will be exhilarated at the action coverage, which makes it feel much like a news story rather than a documentary of centuries earlier. Hanging, pillaging, beheading, torture, and other dastardly and debauchery deeds of the pirates are shown, so it's perhaps not for the squeamish, or the younger children.

Pirates like Morgan, Ann Bonny, Calico Jack, Blackbeard, Mary Read, and Black Bart are among the individuals who had turned their life to a pirate's criminal style, some quite successfully while other died violently. If you like pirate stories, and pirate film in the theater, then you will enjoy this TRUE CARIBBEAN PIRATES DVD that was considered for an Outstanding Nonfiction Special Emmy.

Buy this one fast, while it is yet available. Place it on the shelf beside your "Pirates of the Caribbean" set. This DVD is entertaining and educational, and realistic, not the glamorized Hollywood version."
The real carribean pirates
E. Pfeifer | 06/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The product was exactly as described. I was excited to show it to my class. It seemed very historically correct."