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Swashbuckler [DVD] [1976]

A latter-day attempt to update the swordplay success of Errol Flynn movies, this film is part burlesque, part homage to old-fashioned pirate films. James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw play Nick Debrett and Ned Lynch, two pirates who save a noblewoman, Jane Barnet (Genevieve Bujold), and take her to Jamaica. They find that their friends have been taken captive by a ruthless dictator -- Peter Boyle plays the foppish villain Lord Durant with an over-the-top swagger. Debrett and Lynch set out to rescue their friends and overthrow the perverted tyrant. Beau Bridges plays Major Folly, a fancy-dressing Scarlet Pimpernel sort. A young Anjelica Huston has a minor part as a nameless woman. There is plenty of swordplay, blood, slapstick, and cleavage, all directed by James Goldstone in a frenzied fashion. This DVD release also contains a featurette, along with a trailer and some cast filmographies.
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    Overview

    Special Features


    • Production notes
    • Cast & filmmakers' bios
    • Featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Web links
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Swashbuckler
    A latter-day attempt to update the swordplay success of Errol Flynn movies, this film is part burlesque, part homage to old-fashioned pirate films. James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw play Nick Debrett and Ned Lynch, two pirates who save a noblewoman, Jane Barnet (Geneviève Bujold), and take her to Jamaica. They find that their friends have been taken captive by a ruthless dictator -- Peter Boyle plays the foppish villain Lord Durant with an over-the-top swagger. Debrett and Lynch set out to rescue their friends and overthrow the perverted tyrant. Beau Bridges plays Major Folly, a fancy-dressing Scarlet Pimpernel sort. A young Anjelica Huston has a minor part as a nameless woman. There is plenty of swordplay, blood, slapstick, and cleavage, all directed by James Goldstone in a frenzied fashion. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Shaw
      Robert Shaw - Ned Lynch
    • James Earl Jones
      James Earl Jones - Nick Debrett
    • Peter Boyle
      Peter Boyle - Lord Durant
    • Beau Bridges
      Beau Bridges - Maj. Folly
    • Anjelica Huston
      Anjelica Huston - Woman of Dark Visage



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