Blackbeard's Ghost

Blackbeard's Ghost

4.7 4
Director: Robert Stevenson

Cast: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette

     
 

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Robert Stevenson directs Peter Ustinov in the comedy Blackbeard's Ghost, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making it difficult to recommend this Disney/BuenaSee more details below

Overview

Robert Stevenson directs Peter Ustinov in the comedy Blackbeard's Ghost, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making it difficult to recommend this Disney/Buena Vista release to anyone who is not already a fan of the film. There is little here to interest the average DVD consumer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
This early Disney feature is a delightful romp for kids of all ages, highlighted by a grandiose comedic performance by Peter Ustinov that will have any fan of his animated turn as King John in 1973's Robin Hood rolling in the isles. Filled with witty banter and gleefully over-the-top caricatures, Blackbeard's Ghost is exactly the kind of delirious entertainment that Disney used to churn out decades back. Whether it's Dean Jones and Blackbeard bickering at each other for long stretches in a pirate-themed hotel room or the finale where only the silliest blue-screen effects are used for high hilarity, the laughs are consistent and simply charming to watch. When it comes down to it, the whole thing is Ustinov's show and the revered thespian steps up time after time, all the while eliciting so many giggles and guffaws that it is downright amazing that he wasn't known more for his superior comedic talents. That said, both his performance and film are played to the back of the theater, so best go in expecting only the most boisterous comedy imaginable.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2002
UPC:
0786936178562
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
9,721

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Full-screen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Ustinov Capt. Blackbeard
Dean Jones Steve
Suzanne Pleshette Jo Anne
Elsa Lanchester Emily
Joby Baker Silky Seymour
Elliott Reid TV Announcer
Richard Deacon Dean Wheaton
Norman Grabowski Virgil
Kelly Thordsen Cop
Michael Conrad Pinetop Purvis
Charlie Brill Edward
Betty Bronson Actor
Alan Carney Bartender
Ted Markland Charles
Lou Nova Leon
George Murdock Official
Herbie Faye Croupier
Gil Lamb Waiter
Hank Jones Gudger Larkin
Ned Glass Teller

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
Robert F. Brunner Score Composer
Paul Cameron Asst. Director
Carroll Clark Art Director
Edward Colman Cinematographer
Robert O. Cook Sound/Sound Designer
Don DaGradi Screenwriter
Peter Ellenshaw Art Director
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Gordon Hubbard Makeup
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
John Mansbridge Art Director
Robert Mattey Special Effects
Robert Stafford Editor
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Dean Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Walsh Co-producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles / New Track Coach [8:47]
2. Auction at Blackbeard's Inn [9:34]
3. Bed Warmer [11:09]
4. Newfound Shipmate [6:50]
5. Coach Walker's Problem [11:23]
6. Silky's Place [10:31]
7. $900 on Godolphin [4:03]
8. A Time for Action [8:08]
9. Principles [6:38]
10. Collecting From Mr. Seymour [8:32]
11. A Game of Roulette [8:07]
12. Burning the Mortgage / End Credits [9:35]

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