Rent The Pirates of Penzance (1980)

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2h 3min
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Gilbert and Sullivan's raucous and comedic operatic tale of Frederic, a 'slave to duty' pirate, and the lowly band of 'orphaned' is captured in all its fun and glory in this never before release production of Pirates of Penzance. Recorded live at the Delacorte Theatre, in Central Park, which was produced by Joseph Papp for the Public Theatre/ New York Shakespeare Festival. Kevin Kline sparkles as the swashbuckling, campy and libidinous Pirate King.
Linda Ronstadt, making her theatrical debut, sings her way as the lovely and virginal Mabel; and Rex Smith is Federic, the young pirate who is bound to serve the Pirate King until his 21st birthday, which is days away, but being born on February 29th, Federic is a long way off from being released. Complications arise when Federic falls in love with Mabel and the high-spirited antics ensue. George Rose, playing Mabel's father, is hilariously pompous as 'the very model of a modern Major-General.' The original cast offers the best in this Gilbert and Sullivan romp.
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William S. Gilbert
Alpha Centauri Entertainment
Music & Musicals, Performing Arts
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123 minutes
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Region 0 (All)

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Unwatchable - The Pirates of Penzance review by Pete W

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The picture and sound quality on this DVD were so poor that I didn't watch more than 10 minutes. Impossible to either see or hear what was going on.

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not the film - The Pirates of Penzance review by PBG

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This is not the film version but an on stage play recorded with a VHS camcorder and then copied to DVD, the picture is poor and the sound is poor

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