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Old 09-08-09, 03:07 AM
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
which is?
Pirate Radio.

Honestly don't care for the title myself, but I will still see the film on November 13th.

BTW, for those who have seen the trailer, how different is it from the one that has been around since spring?

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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

FWIW this just came out yesterday in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

wasn't this supposed to have a summer release - it's now denoted on IMDB as having a November release here in the states.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by Giles
wasn't this supposed to have a summer release - it's now denoted on IMDB as having a November release here in the states.
The entire history of the US version is in this thread. It's also been edited down and re-titled.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

wait they've edited it....

fuck it, I'll just buy the region 2 dvd or bluray (if it isn't region locked)
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

I'm alright with the re-cutting, the title change is lame though. Done right, especially with the vignette setup, trimming a bit off the runtime could make it a tighter, more entertaining flick.

But this is oddly Weinstein-esque.

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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by RichC2
I'm alright with the re-cutting, the title change is lame though. Done right, especially with the vignette setup, trimming a bit off the runtime could make it a tighter, more entertaining flick.

But this is oddly Weinstein-esque.
finally saw this, and I have to agree. If they are just cutting to tighten the film, then it could actually help it.

I really liked it and agree on all points that the soundtrack is wonderful.
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I found this trailer on the Focus Features website. All I can say is that the last trailer was way better than this. It's like a recut trailer. If the powers at be at Universal/Focus are trying to sink this picture into the abyss, they are sure doing a great job at it. See what I mean by watching it:

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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Well, I just ordered the Blu Ray off of amazon.co.uk I heard it was region free and it was only about $32 with shipping (only a few more than the American Blu-Ray will cost when it is released in March or April).

I loved the first trailer for the movie...definitely agree that latest trailer was not nearly as good. Plus, the title change is pretty stupid.

I should hopefully be getting the movie next week and will be watching it right away...I'll let you know what I think.
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Every UK review I encountered said the movie needed to be trimmed. It sounds like the studio did the right thing.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by Gerry P.
Every UK review I encountered said the movie needed to be trimmed. It sounds like the studio did the right thing.
Did the director have any say in the cutting of the film?
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by Jaymole
Did the director have any say in the cutting of the film?
According to the press release, he was. However, knowing Hollywood, who knows how much of that is actually true?
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

It came out here months ago; I rather enjoyed it myself, I can see that it was a bit long but I didn't mind -- Hoffman, Nighy and Ifans were great in it. Dont' go in expecting anything deep, but it's fun.
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I saw the film and I don't think the length is the main problem. The problem is it tries to achieve too many things and ultimately ends up leaving you feeling underwhelmed. It tries to be a movie with heart, a movie with the soundtrack as a main character, an ensemble comedy, and surprisingly an action movie. It's too much. Almost Famous already did the genre music film with heart and did it well because it had single focus. This movie ultimately fails because it tries to do too many things. By the end of its already substantial running time, you're left with too many questions. The villians in the film also almost feel thrown in Branagh overplays it. While I'm a huge fan of Curtis in general, this movie was a disappointment. The ingredients are there though, I almost see what he wanted to achieve.

That said, just because the US version is getting the heavy edit, I'm ordering the UK BD. The hour of deleted scenes in HD should be worth it.

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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

I too just saw the british version and thought it was just okay. Most of the cuts I would make would involve...
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the kid trying to lose his virginity, the scenes just went on and on. I would also shorten the sinking ship sequence at the end, there is no reason for that scene to be 20 minutes long.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by sauce07
I too just saw the british version and thought it was just okay. Most of the cuts I would make would involve...
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the kid trying to lose his virginity, the scenes just went on and on. I would also shorten the sinking ship sequence at the end, there is no reason for that scene to be 20 minutes long.
I agree with everything you said. Although I don't think the boy scene lasted that long. But I definitely liked this film more than you. I had a blast watching it. I thought it was really fun and I smiled the whole time.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

I saw the trailer before... 'Zombieland' I think.

Looked cool I'll see it eventually.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I saw the trailer before... 'Zombieland' I think.

Looked cool I'll see it eventually.
Yup, saw it before Zombieland last night.

Looks great. I might have to import that UK Blu-Ray though if it's Region-Free.
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Originally Posted by asianxcore
Yup, saw it before Zombieland last night.

Looks great. I might have to import that UK Blu-Ray though if it's Region-Free.
It is, region free. I bought it from amazon.co.uk. Great picture and sound. Well worth the purchase. I'm very happy.
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I thought this movie looked awesome. Now that I know it's been edited and re-titled, I may just go for the import. How sad...
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Here's a poster for American release:

a href='http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/14208421/pirate-radio/images/pirate-radio-20091009113922211.html'>Pirate Radio Box ArtSee More Pirate Radio Box Art at IGN.com
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Well, here's an update:

Pirate Radio might not have been recut at all. We won't know though until release day what's really going on (Everywhere I've been to says that the runtime is either 129 minutes or 135 minutes, which is the current length(s). The 129-minute length is for PAL versions, while the 135 minute length is for NTSC/Blu-Ray versions).

Also, even though the soundtrack album will still be the 2 CD affair, it will be Universal Republic Records releasing it instead of Mercury Records (who did the release overseas) and it looks like we're getting less tracks (If the listings are to be believed, there are 32 tracks instead of 36, and they nixed "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James & The Shondells, "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys, "The Letter" by The Box Tops, and "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis off). I don't know much about Universal Republic's track record with soundtracks, but let's hope it still sells well. They kicked off some terrific stuff.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by Nicholas Vargo
Well, here's an update:

Pirate Radio might not have been recut at all. We won't know though until release day what's really going on (Everywhere I've been to says that the runtime is either 129 minutes or 135 minutes, which is the current length(s). The 129-minute length is for PAL versions, while the 135 minute length is for NTSC/Blu-Ray versions).

Also, even though the soundtrack album will still be the 2 CD affair, it will be Universal Republic Records releasing it instead of Mercury Records (who did the release overseas) and it looks like we're getting less tracks (If the listings are to be believed, there are 32 tracks instead of 36, and they nixed "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James & The Shondells, "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys, "The Letter" by The Box Tops, and "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis off). I don't know much about Universal Republic's track record with soundtracks, but let's hope it still sells well. They kicked off some terrific stuff.
Are you sure the soundtrack supposed to be a 2 CD affair here in North America? The Amazon listing only shows a 16 tracks 1 CD set.
http://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Radio-O...7352298&sr=8-2

I would love to have the 2 CD set.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

I've got the UK Blu on the way.
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Re: The Boat That Rocked (Curtis, 2009): 60's pirate radio comedy w/ P.S. Hoffman

Originally Posted by LorenzoL
Are you sure the soundtrack supposed to be a 2 CD affair here in North America? The Amazon listing only shows a 16 tracks 1 CD set.
http://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Radio-O...7352298&sr=8-2

I would love to have the 2 CD set.
I've been to other sites other than Amazon that either show no tracklisting or (like at Barnes & Noble.com) show a 2 CD set that's missing a few tracks. Like the runtime issue, this is something that is still up in the air, as I have not seen a press release anywhere for this release. However, there are contest pages up right now for the movie that are giving away the soundtrack, and they all report that it is a double disc set. The only one that has shown a track listing has shown it as a 32 track affair. Overseas, it was 36. The track listing for overseas is exactly as follows:

Disc 1:
"Stay with Me Baby" - Duffy - 3:52
"All Day and All of the Night" - The Kinks - 2:23
"Elenore" - The Turtles - 2:30
"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" - John Fred and His Playboy Band - 2:52
"Dancing in the Street" - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - 2:36
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys - 2:23
"Ooo Baby Baby" - Smokey Robinson - 2:45
"This Guy's in Love with You" - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - 4:01
"Crimson and Clover" - Tommy James & The Shondells - 5:24
"Hi Ho Silver Lining" - Jeff Beck - 2:53
"I Can See for Miles" - The Who - 4:07
"With a Girl Like You" - The Troggs - 2:07
"The Letter" - The Box Tops - 1:54
"I'm Alive" - The Hollies - 2:25
"Yesterday Man" - Chris Andrews - 2:32
"I've Been a Bad Bad Boy" - Paul Jones - 2:20
"Silence Is Golden" - The Tremeloes - 3:09
"The End of the World" - Skeeter Davis - 2:39

Disc 2:
"Friday on My Mind" - The Easybeats - 2:53
"My Generation" - The Who - 3:19
"I Feel Free" - Cream - 2:54
"The Wind Cries Mary" - Jimi Hendrix - 3:21
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum - 4:00
"These Arms of Mine" - Otis Redding - 2:33
"Cleo's Mood" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars - 2:42
"The Happening" - The Supremes - 2:50
"She'd Rather Be with Me" - The Turtles - 2:21
"98.6" - The Bystanders - 3:19
"Sunny Afternoon" - The Kinks - 3:34
"Father and Son" - Cat Stevens - 3:42
"Nights in White Satin" - The Moody Blues - 4:26
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" - Dusty Springfield - 2:49
"Stay with Me, Baby" - Lorraine Ellison - 3:33
"Hang On Sloopy" - The McCoys - 3:52
"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" - The Isley Brothers - 2:51
"Let's Dance" - David Bowie - 4:06

In my opinion, it's the best soundtrack album of the year, however, since there are 60 tracks throughout the entire film, this is merely a taste of about half of it.

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