Friday, 31 August 2012

So You Want To Be A Pirate! DVD review


On 22nd July this year, my home town of Hastings proudly reclaimed their Guinness World Record for the "Largest Gathering of Pirates" with 14,231 loonies people dressing up as pirates for the day. We weren't there sadly but did have a good giggle at the photos of my family - and even their pets ! - getting involved. 


This made it all the more exciting for the Madhouse Mini-testers when we received a So You Want To Be A Pirate! DVD to review.  



So You Want To Be A Pirate! is a short animation DVD from Aardman, the makers of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, and you can tell this from the outset because it has their unmistakable print all over it. It only lasts 17 minutes which is ideal for younger viewers and is a preview to Aardman's full length feature The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, released on 3D Blu-ray and DVD on September 10th.

The animated film brings together some great actors for the voices. The blurb says : "Let the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh Grant (About A Boy), and his band of misfits (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen) guide you with hilarious, fun-loving tips and advice to becoming a seaworthy addition to the crew and help them in their madcap adventure to win the coveted annual “Pirate of the Year” award. SO YOU WANT TO BE A PIRATE! also includes appearances from Charles Darwin (David Tennant) and The Pirate King (Brian Blessed)."


DVD Bonus Features Include:

14 comments:

  1. The pirate thing sounds fun. I like that the dvd has all the extras on there

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  2. Looks like a wallace and gromit type film. My little brother wants to watch it, I'm not so sure! lol.

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  3. We went to Hasting's for our holiday this year, well not so much hasting's, Combe Haven was where we stayed. We see all the posters and advertisements for that Pirate Day, gutted we wasn't there for longer to experience it!

    Took Spud to see the Pirate film at Vue Cinemas for £1.50 a ticket, its a good film x

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    1. Thank you hun, we are looking to go back next year :) x

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  5. My little girl loves pirates might have to get this for her birthday!!

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  6. Funny picture of the dog!

    @anthony_g6000

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  7. Looks like a nice present for some budding pirate.

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  8. I bought this in Tesco thinking it was the full Pirates film. When I realised I'd spent £5 on what was effectively a trailer, I took it straight back for a refund.

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    1. I'm sure you won't be the only one to buy the short thinking it's the full film. The full film is out next week.

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  9. Anne-Marie Smith8 September 2012 19:53

    I think if it is similar to wallace and gromitt is will be a very watchable film, my son would love it.

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  10. David Tennant and Brian Blessed? Sounds like a fabulous combination. I'll definitely look for this nearer xmas.

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