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Actors: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain, Stacy Keach
Director: Kevin Connor
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
UR     2006     2hr 49min

Broken into two parts, the epic Blackbeard tells the tale of this famed pirate's travails through the South Seas, beginning in 1717. Blackbeard begins with Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard (Mark Umbers) vowing to captu...  more »

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Actors: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain, Stacy Keach
Director: Kevin Connor
Creators: Chris Lowenstein, H. Daniel Gross, Larry Levinson, Michael Moran, Robert Halmi Jr., Russell D. Markowitz, Bryce Zabel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 07/11/2006
Original Release Date: 06/17/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 06/17/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 49min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 8
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Rares Petrescu | European Union | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Chamberlain is golden, mates... and Blackbeard is at his best, everything it's just wonderfully crafted..."
Finally--a pirate movie that bears some resemblance to histo
M. Okada | Pasadena, CA United States | 06/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a lower budget Hallmark movie, but once you have gotten used to that fact this is a fairly engaging movie that runs 3 hours. The actors are all good, and the battle scenes are okay. The ships are pretty cool and they are probably shinier and better looking that a real ship would have been in the 1800's. While the events in the plot are mostly fictional, the historical background is fairly close to the truth as described in recent books like "Empire of Blue Water", an account of Henry Morgan the pirate. In this movie a distinction is made between pirates and privateers, which usually never happens in pirate movies. (A privateer holds a letter of marque, which gives him permission to legally attack ships of an enemy nation. A pirate acts on his own, with or without permission) Some men became pirates or privateers simply because there was no other way they could make a living. They spent their ill-gotten gains at places like Port Royal in Jamaica. In this film there is no Port Royal but there is a New Providence. I enjoyed this film a lot more than the CGI mess that was Pirates of the Carribean III. Pirates and privateers are an important part of our history. For example, English privateers weakened the Spanish Main, setting the stage for Britain to eventually rule North America. Someday there may be a movie made about Sir Henry Morgan, who probably did more than Francis Drake to take North America from Spain. Until then, there is only this modest film to recreate what life may have been like for real pirates."
Blackbeard movie review
David Nyhuis | 05/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very entertaining look at a true historical story that the whole family(over 10) can watch. Though there's some realistic violence, it's not R-rated. The movie inspired me to look up the actual history. Aside from the location(Blackbeard spent most of his time off the Carolina coast, not the Caribbean) and a few historical embellishments it's pretty accurate."
Piracy with commitment
Cheryl K. Neal | 03/23/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a story of a mans journey for life's never ending choice of evil doing amongst his fellow man. With the unfortunate help of a townsman, he has become very RUTHLESS and undesirable among the weaker sex."