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The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

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Jonathon Standing
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Henry
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Captain LaRoche
Peter Arne ...
Hench, a pirate
Marla Landi ...
Bess Standing
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Brocaire, a pirate
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Jason Standing
Michael Ripper ...
Mack, a pirate
David Lodge ...
Smith
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Timothy Blackthorne
Jack Stewart ...
Godfrey Mason
Lorraine Clewes ...
Martha Blackthorne
Jerold Wells ...
Penal Colony Master
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In a village of Huguenot refugees, Jonathon Standing is exiled by his father to a nearby penal colony for his improper relationship with a married woman. This penal colony is then invaded by pirates who force Jonathan to lead them back to his village, convinced that it contains a great treasure. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!


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August 1962 (USA)  »

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The film was originally given an 'X' certificate for its cinema release by UK censor John Trevelyan. Hammer then decided they wanted an 'A' certificate so the film was trimmed of violence with heavy cuts to the killing of Maggie by piranhas. After reconsidering again Hammer decided to settle for a 'U' certificate so further cuts were made which edited all the piranha scenes, the blindfolded sword-fight, the attack on the farm, a shot of a hanged man's legs, and the overdubbing of words such as 'harlot' and 'adulterer'. See more »

Goofs

When the pirates first arrive at the Huguenot fortified village they survey the area from the high hills surrounding the village(0:36:06). However, when two of the pirates and Jonathon Standing start walking down the path toward the village we notice the imposing hills surrounding the village have become mere cliffs just a few feet high from the ground (0:36:09). Also, the cliffs are located much closer to the fortified village than the imposing high hills from the previous shot. See more »

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Captain LaRoche: If I kill, it is to achieve a purpose, not for the sake of killing.
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24 April 2000 | by (Edinburgh, UK) – See all my reviews

Different to what you might expect from the Hammer studios. It's better than "The Devil Ship Pirates", anyway. Christopher Lee is, as usual, brilliant as Captain La Roche (yes, I think they made up that name, too), speaking in very convincing French accent. It's fun, good for the family and Hammer fans. Watch out for Kerwin Matthews as the hero (would you believe!)- he's convincing hero.


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