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Blackbeard's Ghost
Blackbeard's Ghost
Actors: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester, Joby Baker
Director: Robert Stevenson
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family
G     2002     1hr 46min

Award-winning actor Peter Ustinov stars in this hilarious fantasy as the ghost of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. The once blackhearted scoundrel materializes in a small New England town, cursed to wander in limbo until h...  more »


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Actors: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester, Joby Baker
Director: Robert Stevenson
Creators: Edward Colman, Robert Stafford, Bill Walsh, Ben Stahl, Don DaGradi
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Classics, Classic Comedies, Comedy, Classics, Family Films
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/04/2002
Original Release Date: 02/08/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 02/08/1968
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Dawn C. from NEWLAND, NC
Reviewed on 10/21/2013...
Fun family movie!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Lori B. (angel13) from ALMA, MI
Reviewed on 11/7/2011...
Older movie but still a good one. Very clean for the whole family. It is a old movie so the special effects are not like today. The actors are great. Ghost helps his great great great neice out with a money problem to save his old house were all the old ladys live. The mobster does not know what hit him. It has alot of funny parts also.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Great movie, bad DVD.
Spoiledbrat | Southern California, United States | 09/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Much thanks to Disney for releasing this classic family favorite, but the DVD is so lacking. First, my biggest gripe is that the movie is in full screen. So much is cut off in some scenes that it cannot be missed. For example, in one scene, Dean Jones is sitting in a car talking with one of his co-stars sitting next to him. Only half or even as little as one third of the actors face is visible. Very annoying to watch. Another glitch is the audio. For some reason the audio is terribly low on this DVD. Usually DVD sound is crystal clear and sometimes in surround sound, however, while watching the movie I had to raise the audio on my television to a very high setting just to hear it.
I do appreciate the release of this movie on DVD, but this movie that was such an ejoyable part of many viewers childhoods really deserved much more respect and should have had more attention when being put onto DVD. Hopefully Disney will put forth more effort when releasing their classics in the future."
Blackbeard's Ghost Should Have Stayed Away
John W. Yocum | Lawrence, Kansas United States | 06/04/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"While not a great moment in movie history, Blackbeard's Ghost is a fun film for families and stars the always-great Peter Ustinov. I had been looking forward to it's release on DVD as the print I had on VHS was so terrible, I felt surely that the DVD would offer a better print (and based on the quality of the prints on the recently-released Vault Disney titles I had purchased, I felt even more assured that it would). I was sooooo disappointed today when I received my copy of Blackbeard's Ghost. Of all of the DVDs I have purchased from a name studio, this has to be the worst I have ever seen. The print used seems to be the same as the one used for the old VHS I have. The picture contrast is terrible. The print itself is full of scratches and blemishes and the picture is very grainy. Worst of all it is presented in full screen (I seem to remember reading it would be widescreen when it was first announced), which leaves parts of the picture lopped off. An example of this is when Dean Jones' character is talking to a student while driving and the right half of Jones' face is missing while the left half of the student's is gone. The biggest example of the low quality of the print used is the opening titles. Since the film was not presented in widescreen (although it wouldn't have been too wide, I'm sure), the opening credits are "squished" up, with the picture being presented slightly off-center, leaving about a 1 1/2 inch black space up the left side of my screen. I know this film is not considered a classic by most, but I was hoping Disney would have thought it was and done better than this. Maybe some day they will."
Video quality? Expected better...
Michael J. Johnson | Rocklin, CA USA | 09/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This of course is an excellent movie - Ustinov is excellent as well as Dean. However, I honestly expected better quality video from a re-released classic movie from Disney. The opening credits are truncated on the left side - it almost appeared that the opening credis were done with a hand-held video camera (someone with the wiggles of course). Tons of video artifacts exist throughout the movie (white dust, contrast problems, scratches, blooming, and washed out color etc.). It doesn't seem to have been given the "Snow White" treatment that other released products have gone through."