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The Black Pirate Blu-ray

United States
Kino Video | 1926 | 94 min | Not rated | Dec 14, 2010

The Black Pirate (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
None

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 2.5 of 52.5
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The Black Pirate

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The Black Pirate Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Douglas Fairbanks is a simple shipwrecked man who vows revenge on the pirates who caused the death of his father. Through a bold attack he gains their ship and becomes their trusted captain. Adventure and intrigue abound in this early example of Technicolor.

For more about The Black Pirate and the The Black Pirate Blu-ray release, see the The Black Pirate Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Anders Randolf, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp, Charles Stevens
Director: Albert Parker

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The Black Pirate Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Silent film followers, you're in for a Technicolor treat. Kino's restorationŚand this Blu-ray's 1080p/AVC-encoded transferŚis a wonder to behold. There's something completely surreal about watching color footage from 1926. We're so used to imagining this time period in black and whiteŚas if people back then actually walked around in monochromeŚthat, for the first few minutes, seeing The Black Pirate's two-tone color palette is actually jarring. In a good way. I simply love the look of this film. The subtractive Process 2 Technicolor system provides, in my opinion, a much more pleasing aesthetic than hand-tinting. The process was most adept at reproducing red/orange and blue/green tones, so you'll notice that the image often has the look of a sepia print that's been imbued with muted color. Here, there are a few scenes when the tones fluctuates or even fade almost entirely to black and white, but most of the time the colors are pleasinglyŚthough not overlyŚdense. I can only speculate as to how much digital restoration was required on Kino's part, but they certainly stayed true to the "two-strip" look. The print itself is in fairly good condition. There are the expected flecks, some staining, and mild brightness flickering, but no major warping, tears, or other heavy damage. The degree of clarity in the image is often striking, especially in the velvety texture of the Princess' dress and the detail in rocks and sand on the beach. As hoped for, the grain structure is fully intact, and there's no evidence of edge enhancement or encode issues like banding, macroblocking, or compression noise. For some reasonŚand I'm sure Kino had their reasonsŚthe intertitles appear slightly windowboxed inside a deep maroon frame, but this is a non-issue. As the earliest color feature film to appear on Blu-ray, The Black Pirate looks fantastic.


The Black Pirate Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Kino has provided two audio options here. The default, a Linear PCM 2.0 mix, is an orchestral performance of the original 1926 Mortimer Wilson score, conducted by Robert Israel in 1996. The music sounds exactly as it ought toŚclear, dynamically solid, and unobtrusive. That is, it complements the onscreen action rather than overshadowing it. The second offering is a Dolby Digital 2.0 organ score by Lee Erwin, which is lossy, yes, but sounds perfectly acceptable. I prefer the default track, but both suit the film well. No problems here.



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Fairbanksĺ Black Pirate Blu-ray Coming Up - October 5, 2010

On December 14, Kino Video will release The Black Pirate. This 1926 swashbuckling adventure movie, starring Douglas Fairbanks, was shot on two-strip Technicolor (rather than the more advanced and lush three-strip process that came later). It will be presented with ...


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