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The Pirates

The Pirates
Starring: Son Ye-jin, Oh Dal-su, Choi Jin-ri

Directed: Lee Suk-Hoon

Release Date: January 20, 2015

Run Time: 130 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

Audio: Korean / Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA



Film Synopsis

On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, an unprecedented robbery shocks the nation-in-waiting: a whale has swallowed the Emperor’s Royal Seal, and a bounty placed on its retrieval. Now, every infamous gang of thieves, thugs, pirates, and government agents take to the seas, battling the elements, creatures of the deep, and each other to possess the mother of all rewards. – Well Go USA


Audio Language: Korean
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is good with clear sounds and dialogue, bass or Low end hits just right and the score sounds good as well.


4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is pretty good, Sharp with great detail, deep blacks and colors pop like candy. Close to a 5 out of 5

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4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: August 6, 2014 (South Korea)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: January 20, 2015 (USA)


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My Thoughts

The Pirates is an Action adventure film with a good dose of Comedy that I really liked and felt that all its comedic portions help make this movie even more enjoyable. Of course all the other elements like the action, explosions, and storyline helps play a role in how fun the film is too. The CGI used is probably the best I’ve seen in a South Koran film to this date but still portions of it could use some help, but most of it does look good. The story has some great moments Especially in the first 5 minutes where Something happens you went expecting. I also have to say The Blu-Ray Copy is just about spot on as in PQ as it looks pretty good as Noted in the PQ Rating, so as the movie was fun to watch it was also good to look at

The Good: Action: The Action Was fun with same had to hand combat but mostly swords and rope swinging. Story: The Story has fun and a refreshing look on Asian Cinema. Comedy: I Have to say the movie had me lol throughout the film, there was not 1 comedic hit in the story that I didn’t like.

The Bad: Not so bad but CGI needs a Little more work but overall looks pretty good at most times. The Story could use a some work in explaining more details about main Characters and how a certain character comes back to life after you think he has died. Could use More Action.

Overall the film was pretty fun with great comedy and action to rope swinging sword battles to whale hunting, boat crashing and some characters not know what a whale looks like to a Pirate that gets seasick. I feel the film should be added into your collection. I give The Pirates a 4 out of 5, Get Your Action Adventure on in Blu-Ray.

Rating – 5 Star System



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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below


Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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  Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.



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