The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964) Don Sharp

The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Country: UK | Director: Don Sharp
Language: English or French (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English & French (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 86mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 1024x440 - 23.976fps - 1.76gb

Audio 2: Commentary with Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, 
Script Writer Jimmy Sangster and Art Director Don Mingaye

A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs. The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters. This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt.

The Devil-Ship Pirates is an entertaining pirate romp from Hammer that's a part of studio legend. Hammer built a Spanish pirate ship for the film planning to reuse it on other pictures. Unfortunately, it was a death trap - the woodwork was so bad the decks would give way under people's feet and it was so unseaworthy that even in calm landlocked waters the thing would capsize, nearly drowning cast and crew. Things got so bad that even the parsimonious Hammer burnt it for real in the final scenes! The film itself isn't as good as the story behind it, but it's a neat premise - the crew of Christopher Lee's Spanish privateer convince a small village that the Spanish Armada defeated the British to give them time to make repairs - well executed and an entertaining enough way to fill an hour-and-a-half on a Sunday afternoon.
 The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)

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2 Response to "The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964) Don Sharp"

  1. Dygenguar says:

    Thanks !

    Thank you very much!

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