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Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Action  -  24 March 2009 (USA)
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A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

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The Sea Captain (voice)
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Money Lender (voice)
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Sea Captain's Daughter (voice) (as Siobhan Flynn)
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A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

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Rated R for violent and grisly images | See all certifications »

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood  »

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Gerard Butler got his role in this after Zack Snyder couldn't find him a role in Watchmen (2009). See more »

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The Sea Captain: Know this my friends: Hades is wet. Hades is lonely. And in that instant, we knew each other.
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Edited into Watchmen (2009) See more »

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Pirate Jenny
Written by Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht, and Kurt Weill
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An emotional masterpiece
22 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I regard this more as something stand alone than something that accompanies The Watchmen. It is the perfect example of an animated short. The entire plot is chilling from start to end especially with Butlers sterling performance as the Sea Captain. The animation i was quite surprised how much i actually liked it as i did not expect a great deal of detail- but it looks extremely effective. I can only hope in the directors cut of Watchmen that it makes an appearance between the film as it did in the graphic novel. Though it is unfair to constantly relate this back to the film as it is its own work and has its own merits.

For me it is exactly what i wanted it to be, a haunting exploration of the inner mind.


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