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Postby ChowMein on Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:55 pm

Teripie,

An astute observation , I do believe you are 100% on the spot with Mr. Newton and Long John.
I've forgotten all about it,ths.
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Postby Al Dante on Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:08 pm

Don't forget the 1980 movie, Island. With Michael Caine, IIRC. Written by Peter Benchley of Jaws fame.

Absolutely the worst movie I ever paid to see in the cinema. But its strange premise (descendents of 18-th century pirates isolated on an island, with 18th-century pirate weapons, culture, etc., live in the present day, attacking drug boats and such) makes it unique. The pirates are too violent to be good Pasta-pirate role models, but still might be worth a look.

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Postby Swatopluk on Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:24 am

There is "The Devil Ship Pirates" with Christopher Lee as captain terrorizing an English village pretending the armada has landed successfully.
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Postby black bart on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:11 am

Oh yes, I've seen that and it has that bloke from 'Coronation Street' Mike Baldwin in it. British film making at it's best!
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:49 am

Couldn't lay my hands on a copy of "Pirates of Blood River" yet (also with Christopher Lee)
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Postby teripie on Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:21 pm

I thought of another pirate movie - Castle in The Sky, the Japanese anime by Miyazaki. It's packed with pirates.....and a darn good movie too! Remembered it yesterday while watching Howl's Moving Castle.
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:26 pm

Yeah, that's a superb one (the pirates in Porco Rosso are clearly relatives).
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Postby teripie on Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:35 pm

Hey Swato, can you recommend any other good anime movies for me? This old lady discovered their magic last year. I've seen and loved Millennium Actress and almost of Miyazaki's stuff. Don't care to much for the far out, shoot 'em up, sci-fi stuff though.
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:50 pm

I know some anime fans that would say: Are there any others :wink: ?
Even Miyazaki did one of those (Castle of Cagliostro).
Steamboy is interesting, but it turns quite violent in parts.
For starters I'd say: Dig deeper in the Ghibli/Miyazaki/Takahata(?) chest and look for some of their older work (e.g. Little Norse Prince).
Did you mean anime in the general sense or only Japanese in particular?
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Postby teripie on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:05 pm

"General" is good. Mainly looking for good plot and interesting art work. I'm just a kid at heart and love a good kid's movie that is also sophisticated. Making any sense here?
Oh, and I don't mind subtitles. In fact most are better with the subtitles I've found.
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:20 pm

Let's go far back in history...Ever heard of Lotte Reiniger and her silhouette films (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed [The Adventures of Prince Achmed] etc.)?

Kirikou et la Sorciere

Asterix et Cleopatre

Jin-Roh (fascinating but very dark and violent in parts)

Les Triplettes de Bellevile

Soul Music / Wyrd Sisters (Terry Pratchett)

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Postby black bart on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:31 am

teripie wrote:

Hey Swato, can you recommend any other good anime movies for me?


I recommend 'Spirited Away', Akira and Belle Ville Rendezvous.
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Postby Swatopluk on Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:49 am

Akira is probably too brutal for teripie (she said, that is not to her taste).
I'd have recommended Ghost in the Shell 1&2&Stand Alone Complex otherwise (not to forget Appleseed)
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Postby Swatopluk on Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:04 am

I think all Miyazaki&Co are already covered.
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Postby teripie on Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:09 pm

I've seen Spitirted Away several times. One of our cable channels had a Miyazaki festival all month in Feb. They showed a bunch of his movies every Thursday night, twice. First time in dubbed English, second time in Japanese. I was in hog heaven! Hubby thinks I was/am nuts.
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