Black Sails - Pirate TV show, Available on Amazon UK

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PostBlack Sails - Pirate TV show, Available on Amazon UK
by Monkey Man » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:35 pm

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2nd Season started January 24th in the US, runs for 10 eps. Already been renewed for 3rd and 4th season. Amazon Prime Instant Video have the UK rights and will be releasing it on a weekly basis every Sunday i.e less than 24hrs after US showing. Final season starts 29th January.

1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence is a lawless island, controlled by history's most notorious pirate captains. The most feared - Captain Flint.

As the British Navy returns to redeem their land and exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. Captain Flint aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure their survival.

Many opponents stand in their way: rival captains, jealous of Flint's power; Eleanor's ambitious and intrusive father; and a young sailor recently recruited onto Flint's crew, John Silver, who constantly undermines his captain's agenda.

http://www.starz.com/originals/blacksails
https://www.facebook.com/blacksails.starz

Season 2 -

Season 2 trailer



‘Black Sails': 10 things to remember before season 2 - http://www.hypable.com/black-sails-season-1-overview/

Reviews

The real surprise is just how entertaining "Black Sails" is. This is often grand-scale entertainment, with pounding action sequences and sumptuous special effects -- a re-created London circa 1705, or the port of Nassau, where even the nonhuman rats can be seen scurrying through the streets. The stories are intricate enough to hold attention, but not too intricate. The action, which always supersedes the chatter, is the thing, and here it's something to see indeed.

BOTTOM LINE Starz has a bona fide hit -- averaging 5.3 million viewers per episode last season -- and it's easy to see why.

GRADE B+

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv ... -1.9826495

Starz, though, knows the formula for these costume-heavy action dramas from experience with shows like “Spartacus” and “Camelot.” And that formula is executed with particular skill in “Black Sails,” thanks to some strong performances and an exploration of the consequences of greed that could have come out of modern-day Wall Street.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/arts/ ... ision&_r=0

Cast

ImageToby Stephens as Captain FlintImageHannah New as Eleanor

ImageLuke Arnold as Long John SilverImageJessica Parker Kennedy as Max

Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Mark Ryan as Gates
Hakeem Kae Kazim as Mr. Scott
Dylan Skews as Logan
Tom Hopper as Billy Bones
Sean Michael as Richard Guthrie


Season 1 -
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Started January 25th in the US, runs for 8 eps. Already been renewed for 2nd and 3rd season. No news for the UK yet.

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The basically made an 8 hour movie and split it up into episodes and it makes Spartacus look like child's play.




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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Monkey Man » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:07 pm

Pretty good start, not as graphic as Spartacus in the sex and violence department but still plenty. Eager to see more.

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Zartan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:10 pm

Pretty decent, actually seems to have a solid budget, hope the rest of the season follows suit

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:59 pm

Why is there always a Long John Silver? :lol: Where's Short Rick Bronze, eh? And what about Average Jeremy Gold?

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Venom » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:53 am

I hadn't heard a thing about this - thanks Monkey Man!
I love the whole Pirates setting and it requires money to do it justice. My concern would be that this would be a low budget USTV series but the explanation that it was made as an 8 hour movie and Michael Bay behind it is reassuring. I will give this one a try.

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by rudderless » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:09 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Why is there always a Long John Silver?


Because he's one of the most famous and loved fictional antagonists ever written?

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:38 pm

rudderless wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Why is there always a Long John Silver?


Because he's one of the most famous and loved fictional antagonists ever written?


So it's lazy writing, then: Can't be bothered to create your own lovable rogue, so let's plunder someone else's works for one? Gotcha.

It's 1715. The Caribbean isn't wanting for colourful characters. It seems really sloppy to ignore them and bring in that guy.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by HM » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:16 pm

That twat from Die Another Day :dread: :dread: :dread:

Michael Bay involved :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread:

And yet I'm still gona give it a chance because Pirates and AC: IV Black Flag was awesome :lol:

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by KjGarly » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:04 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:
rudderless wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Why is there always a Long John Silver?


Because he's one of the most famous and loved fictional antagonists ever written?


So it's lazy writing, then: Can't be bothered to create your own lovable rogue, so let's plunder someone else's works for one? Gotcha.

It's 1715. The Caribbean isn't wanting for colourful characters. It seems really sloppy to ignore them and bring in that guy.


From Capt. Flints Wiki page..

In Stevenson's book, Flint, whose first name is not given, was the captain of a pirate ship, the Walrus, which accumulated an enormous amount of captured treasure, approximately £700,000. Flint and six members of his crew bury the plunder on an island located somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. Flint then murders his six assistants leaving the corpse of one, Allardyce, with its arms outstretched in the direction of the buried treasure.
The location of the treasure is marked by Flint on a map and entrusted to his first mate William "Billy" Bones. It later falls into the hands of the hero of the novel, Jim Hawkins.
The only person Flint was said to fear was his quartermaster John Silver, who later even called his parrot "Captain Flint" in mockery.
Flint is said to have died in Savannah, shouting "Darby M'Graw - fetch aft the rum...." His death was said in the book to have been caused by the effects of rum. The inscription on the map suggests that he died in 1754.


Anyway, watched it and really enjoyed it. Shame the webrip was really gooseberry fool quality but I suppose I'll watch the HD version for Ep1 again when it starts showing properly.

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Pedz » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:12 am

"Black Beard".

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:08 pm

So this is all just a remake of Treasure Island then?

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Monkey Man » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:15 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:So this is all just a remake of Treasure Island then?

No, it's a prequel set 20 years before Treasure Island.

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:52 pm

I keep reading this as Black Snails. :lol:

Anyway, Assassins Creed 4: The TV Show? Sounds interesting.

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:03 am

Monkey Man wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:So this is all just a remake of Treasure Island then?

No, it's a prequel set 20 years before Treasure Island.


So it's the story of how Treasure Island acquired its treasure.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Black Sails - Pirate TV show out now
by Yoshimi » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:06 am

Downloading the first episode now. I'm loving Assassin's Creed Black Flag, and was just reading about Anne Bonny and Mary Read last night. Black Sails and Black Flag share the characters Charles Vane, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, and Anne Bonny.

I was impressed by how much of the stories of those characters in Black Flag is true.

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PostRe: Black Sails - Pirate TV show out now
by 1cmanny1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:55 pm

Don't, it was terrible.

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PostRe: Black Sails - Pirate TV show out now
by Monkey Man » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:41 pm

Decent 2nd episode but it was a bit too low-key. Did enjoy the plot/pacing of the chase for the page though and pleased that's over with now.

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PostRe: Black Sails - pilot leaked, starts 25th Jan
by OLIN » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:14 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Why is there always a Long John Silver? :lol: Where's Short Rick Bronze, eh? And what about Average Jeremy Gold?


Surely that'd be 'Average Jeremy Tin'?

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:51 pm

OLIN wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Why is there always a Long John Silver? :lol: Where's Short Rick Bronze, eh? And what about Average Jeremy Gold?


Surely that'd be 'Average Jeremy Tin'?


Of course.

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PostRe: Black Sails - Pirate TV show out now
by Faust » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:33 pm

Enjoying it lots so far.

Surprised by just how unlikable they're making Long John Silver, always thought of him as the lovable rogue (at least on first appearances), yet having him listen through the wall whilst the prostitute was getting choked to death, makes him seem so cowardly as well as cold. They gotta long way to go to turn him into 'The only man Flint ever feared' kinda thing

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