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Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

R  |  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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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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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: 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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Pirate Jenny
Written by Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht, and Kurt Weill
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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6 June 2011 | by (Lapjat) – See all my reviews

In Hindu mythology, Ramayan is the most popular story ever told. And when it comes to Ramayan, then its not just Ram, Laxman, Sita and Ravan. There is also one more important character in the story - WATCHMAN.

Watchman - who leaped for the sun thinking it to be a was a sweet fruit Watchman - who was blessed by the GODS with supernatural strength Watchman - who flew across mountains and leaps across the oceans Watchman - who is the mighty warrior, the destroyer of the wicked Since the silent movies era, there have been number of flicks made on the Ramayan and its characters but never before has there been a full fledged animation movie around the story.

The highlight of the movie is that it is India's first ever animated movie based on Watchman's life and takes the viewer through Watchman's birth till the great victory over the Black Freighter. The movie talks about number of extraordinary feats that he displayed since his childhood through 100 minutes of world class animation. The movie boasts of 40 characters and 200,000 individual images that resulted in the movie Tales of the Black Freighter, which is directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and has Gerard Butler providing the voice-over for The Sea Captain.


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