The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

DVD - 2010
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Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2010
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD Musicals PIRATES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Yaaaarrrrrr, matey! It's the musical pirate's life for me. Singing! Swashbuckling! Modern Major Generals! Bonus: One song in here is called "With CAT-like Tread" and Kevin Kline is married to Phoebe CATes. It's like it was meant to be.


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jlpmcphail
May 18, 2017

Thomas, I believe that you inadvertently placed your review with the later version the CPL possesses.

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roystreet
May 15, 2017

This is the film based on the New York stage production; so, while it surpasses its predecessor in production values, it lacks the fizz of a truly live performance with audience. Great fun, nevertheless.

P.S. If you ever experienced a secret desire to have Frederic and the Pirate King run away together, this will certainly feed that fantasy.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jul 01, 2015

Recorded live at New York's Shakespeare in the Park festival, 1980. Some film aspects are a little shaky, but overall production is excellent, a raucous bumptious romp!

I particularly enjoyed the Modern Major General song - what fun!

Somehow I had never seen any production of Pirates of Penzance. Now I have - thanks KCLS!

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