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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May 18, 2017

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

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.

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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Jun 26, 2013

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