Pirate Radio [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9774648
  • Release Date: 04/13/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Outrageous Deleted Scenes

Synopsis


Pirate Radio
In mid- to late-'60s Britain, an unusual yet colorful subculture sprang up and thrived as a product of the upswing in British pop music, only to meet its doom within a few short years. Though the BBC functioned as the country's main source of news and music, its programmers offered very little airtime to rock & roll -- which left an overwhelming need unfulfilled. In response, small bands of "pirate" radio enthusiasts set up broadcasting towers on boats just outside of English boundary waters, and transmitted signals to an estimated 25 million listeners, 24 hours a day and seven days per week. Unsurprisingly, the DJs who took charge of these broadcasts could rival just about anyone in terms of flamboyance and outsized personalities. With Pirate Radio (released as The Boat That Rocked in the U.K.), writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) travels back to the Swinging Sixties and takes a headfirst plunge into this colorful realm. The story opens in 1966, aboard a rusty fishing trawler christened Radio Rock and equipped with pirate broadcasting equipment. Here, the slightly daft elitist Quentin (Bill Nighy) presides over a motley crew of joint-toking, sex-hungry disc jockeys including Dave (Nick Frost), a heavyset boob who nevertheless considers himself a hot property with women and loves to chase skirts; "The Count" (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an American DJ who aspires to be the first person to drop an F-bomb over the British airwaves; the gloom-laden Irishman Simon (Chris O'Dowd); bonked-out hipster Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke); womanizer Mark (Tom Wisdom); Angus (Rhys Darby), a New Zealander whom nobody likes; and the only female member of the group, lesbian cook Felicity (Katherine Parkinson). These misfits pull off quite a show -- enough of one that they attain the status of national idols for the youth culture -- but the super-conservative government minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) detests the whole business and will do almost anything in his power to shut them down. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Count
  • Bill Nighy
    Bill Nighy - Quentin
  • Rhys Ifans
    Rhys Ifans - Gavin
  • Nick Frost
    Nick Frost - Dave
  • Kenneth Branagh
    Kenneth Branagh - Minister Dormandy



Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best Rock n Roll movies!

    Posted
    ALB123

    If you love 60's rock n roll and you love British comedy then you'll love this movie. Pirate radio is about a group of guys, and one girl, who loved Rock n Roll so much that they lived on a ship to broadcast the music, even though in the 60's rock music was band in Brittan. As you go through the movie you learn a little bit more about each character and what there story is and how they got to be on the boat. Staring Phillip Seymour, Doubt, Nick Forst, Shaun of the dead, and Bill Nighy, Hot fuzz.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Movie ROCKS!

    Posted
    Joyse

    This movie was outstanding and anyone who loves to buck the system and loves rock n roll will love this movie. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryhs Ifans, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thomsan are all awsome in this movie. The whole cast was awsome. =) You have to see it if you truly love rock n roll!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a quirky british version of almost famous... kinda

    Posted
    TheDorkKnight815
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    this is just a great funny movie about some people who love music and want to share that love. the cast is wonderul, so many familiar faces and the characters they play are great. not only is the movie excellent, but this also has the best soundtrack to ever exist int he history of film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    joechimo
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    Loved the 60's music and cast of characters in this f

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One to enjoy

    Posted
    BurntPopcorn
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    Love "true story" movies and this one is at the top of the list.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good plot and music

    Posted
    jvilleman7
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    Great story line about true events. The soundtrack is awesome

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great comedy

    Posted
    cookie007

    This is another example of Great British comedy at its best.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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