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Pirate Radio

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Pirate Radio
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A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures ; Focus Features presents in association with Studio Canal ; a Working Title production ; written and directed by Richard Curtis ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Hilary Bevan Jones ; executive producers, Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin ; director of photography, Danny Cohen ; Medienproduktion Prometheus Filmgesellschaft
Title: Pirate radio
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Special features: Deleted scenes; Feature commentary with director Richard Curtis, producer Hilary Bevan Jones, actors Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd
Boat that rocked originally released as a motion picture title
For private use only
Credits: Co-producer, Ronaldo Vasconcellos ; production designer, Mark Tildesley ; film editor, Emma E. Hickox ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Briscoe.
Performers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Ralph Brown, Jack Davenport, January Jones, Rhys Darby, Tom Brooke, Katherine Parkinson, Will Adamsdale, Tom Wisdom, Ike Hamilton, Talulah Riley, Gemma Arterton, Stephen Moore, Emma Thompson.
Summary: A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.
Audience: MPAA rating R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Pirate radio broadcasting Great Britain Drama Disc jockeys Great Britain Drama Rock music Great Britain Drama Great Britain Politics and government 1964-1979 Drama
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Musical films
Romance films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films-Great Britain
Feature films-Germany
Feature films-United States
Topical Term: Pirate radio broadcasting
Disc jockeys
Rock music
Publisher No: 61106155
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE P
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Jun 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.

Jun 17, 2014
  • badgirls rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Oh gawd-did they really think it was funny making rape jokes, unzipping their pants etc. live on radio back then?
"Pirate Radio" needs to walk the plank.

May 16, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fun, well meaning and thought out story of a group of DJs whose music tastes arent exactly suited to those of the stuffy British Government. One thing this movie has is a lot of heart and soul and is one of those stories you really get into as you watch. Enjoyable, especially for those who loved the 60's and oldies music. Another film of this nature is FM.

Apr 28, 2014
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Similar coming of age piece to "Almost Famous" which also featured a great soundtrack and PSH. I'd like to get a hold of the unreleased soundtrack, as there was way more music in the film than contained in the CD soundtrack.

Mar 19, 2014
  • chessiesmom rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Only 4 stars as the movie story line is more of a guy thing. However, the music is wonderful. Haven't heard many of the songs since the 60's, as Oldie stations do not play a lot of them. The story is mostly true. The main discrepancy is that there were MANY of these pirate radio stations. They made money as they sold commercial time. some were even run by Americans, for the money of course.

Mar 19, 2014
  • Popsicletoestoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this but if you watch it make sure you watch the bonus parts especially the dance scene. The music was wonderful! I don't know if the storyline has much truth to it but having lived in that era it was all pretty much believable to me and a great depiction of a special time in history.

Great movie, lots of fun. One of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's unheralded roles as "The Count". Be sure to check out the deleted scenes, especially "the meaning of life". A great scene that should have made the actual movie. Rock and roll!

Jan 31, 2013
  • Anondah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a fun movie! Absolutely, love it. If you like classic rock, particularly British rock, and have an infinite affection toward music, you'll love this movie.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Gary Geiserman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Pleasant, but sloppy fun project. Waiting for a real version, which could rock the whole place--smokin' weed in the record library, a la WZBC, kind of thing...all the stories of busting commercial radio in the '60's. Many great tales to be told...

Dec 17, 2012
  • maymers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie but could not watch the entire thing due to the damaged DVD.

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Jan 15, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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May 03, 2011
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Jun 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this Music on the DVD.

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Jun 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

Jun 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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