Pirate Radio

Hoffman, Philip Seymour

SKU: 025195052351

UPC 025195052351
Release Date 2010-04-13
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 117
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis British helmer Richard Curtis (LOVE ACTUALLY) directs a cast of his countrymen (plus lone American star Philip Seymour Hoffman) in this comedy set in Britain in 1966. While the BBC would allow only two hours of rock and roll to be played on its airwaves a week, pirate stations broadcast music to the pop-starved masses. THE BOAT THAT ROCKED also stars Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans, and Kenneth Branagh.[A] rip-roaring Richard Curtis comedy...wired to the spirit of rock defiance.[A] rock-saturated comedy that proves life really is better when it's set to a '60s soundtrack...3 stars out of 4 -- More retro than renegade, PIRATE RADIO is buoyed by spirited performances and infectious tunes.3 stars out of 5 -- This blast of Sixties nostalgia, derived from the days when pirate radio ships broadcast off the coast of Britain with a motley crew of dee-jays, should appeal to ageing music freaks and fans of Brit-pop.Richard Curtis is good at handling large casts, establishing all the characters and keeping them alive....The wall-to-wall '60s rock keeps things bright.Stuffed with playful character actors and carpeted with wall-to-wall tunes, the film makes for easy viewing and easier listening...PIRATE RADIO opens with a zippy title sequence backed by the Kinks's 'All Day and All of the Night.[R]aucous, raunchy and punch-drunk with love for the rebellious spirit of rawk...Some comic bits work beautifully....[With] marvelous music, terrific performances and vivid sense of place at a special time...[T]here's no denying the comic energy of the cast. Couple that with blasts of Brit rock from the Beatles and the Stones to Dusty Springfield and David Bowie, and the ship is unsinkable.[The film] floats on a great soundtrack and is buoyed by an inviting cast...
Cast Richard Curtis (Screenwriter)
Ralph Brown (Star)
Kenneth Branagh (Star)
Rhys Ifans (Star)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Star)
Chris O'Dowd (Star)
Tom Sturridge (Star)
Liza Chasin (Executive Producer)
Jack Davenport (Star)
Bill Nighy (Star)
Tim Bevan (Producer)
Hilary Bevan Jones (Producer)
Debra Hayward (Executive Producer)
Nick Frost (Star)
Eric Fellner (Producer)
Richard Curtis (Director)
Rhys Darby (Star)
Tom Brooke (Star)
Will Adamsdale (Star)
Tom Wisdom (Star)
Katherine Parkinson (Star)
Ike Hamilton (Star)
January Jones (Star)
Tallulah Riley (Star)
Danny Cohen (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Deleted scenes Featurettes Feature commentary with director Richard Curtis, producer Hilary Bevan Jones and actors Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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