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Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

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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)
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Ridley (voice)
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Sea Captain's Daughter (voice)
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Sea Captain's Wife (voice)
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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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24 March 2009 (USA)  »

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

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The first R-rated animated comic book film ever made. See more »

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The Sea Captain: My raft had grown increasingly grotesque, reflecting my own transformation. Adrift, my darkest imaginings welled up unchecked, spilling from brain to heart like ink. Impossible to remove.
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Edited into Watchmen (2009) See more »

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Pirate Jenny
Written by Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht (as 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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