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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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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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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: 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
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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16 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A sea captain (Gerard Butler, 300 and RockNRolla) is the single person to survive a slaughter upon his ship by savage pirates aboard a black freighter, this 25 and a half minute animated adaptation of the secondary story in the Watchmen comic mini-series tells the macabre, heart-wrenching tail of his journey back to the Davidstown before the pirates can arrive there to pillage his homeland. While using a somewhat minimalistic animated stylization, the story as well as the visualizations work triumphantly and one can't help but be drawn into both. Not so much a companion piece to "Watchman" (although the case for that has been made ad nuaseum) as much as a brilliantly conceived piece that can indeed stand on it's own.

My Grade: A

DVD Extras:Under the Hood (a 37 and a half minute faux news interview with Hollis Mason about his book) a 225 minute featurette on the making-of; the first chapter of the Watchman motion comic, a first look at "Green Lantern: First Flight"; a prerequisite ad from Blu-Ray; and trailers for "Terminator: Salvation", "Watchmen" & the video game adaptations of Terminator & Watchmen


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