Captain Blood

(Video Cassette - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A young British surgeon (Errol Flynn), wrongly condemned by Judge Jeffreys for treating rebels, escapes from slavery and becomes a Caribbean pirate.
Title: Captain Blood
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001.
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (119 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in
Notes: Special feature before the movie: original theatrical trailer
Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini
Originally released as a motion picture in 1935
Summary: A young British surgeon (Errol Flynn), wrongly condemned by Judge Jeffreys for treating rebels, escapes from slavery and becomes a Caribbean pirate.
Audience: Not rated
ISBN: 079075939X
Branch Call Number: 7.914 C25
Statement of Responsibility: by Raphael Sabatini ; [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screenplay by Casey Robinson
Credits: Photography, Hal Mohr and Ernest Haller ; editor, George Amy ; music, Eric Wolfgang Korngold.
Performers: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwell, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat.
System Details: VHS format
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Action and adventure films
Publisher No: 65530 Warner Bros
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Oct 05, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Warner Brothers couldn't have picked a better actor to play "Captain Blood" in the 1935 swashbuckler. As Captain Peter Blood he takes over the movie as a daring pirate. It was his first big role and it led to all the other great Errol Flynn action movies. Olivia de Havilland plays Arabella Bishop who purchases Errol Flynn after he was captured. Basil Rathbone plays a ruthless pirate and has a great duel with Errol Flynn. Directed by Michael Curtiz he should get credit for the great cast he assembled. He also took a rookie actor in Errol Flynn and trained him to command the screen. This is a wonderful movie that they just don't make any more. High adventure on the high seas!

Jun 16, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Generally speaking, Errol Flynn is the sort of actor that game-changing performers Montgomery Clift, James Dean and the explosive Marlon Brando rendered obsolete-- next to the revolutionary likes of them his style of acting might seem mannered and old-fashioned.
But besides being one of the great male beauties of classic American cinema (and one of its rowdiest--his sexual carousing sometimes got him into trouble, inspiring the sardonic catchphrase "In Like Flynn"), Errol Flynn was also a fine actor who brought magnetic charm, a commanding presence, and masculine grace to the right role. "Captain Blood" is his first major film and it made him a star at age 26.
Flynn has been called the most poetic of the Golden Age male stars, and upon his death in 1959 was memorialized by studio mogul Jack Warner as "all the heroes in one sexy, animal package."
Watch this film (and then move on to "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "The Sea Hawk" and "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex") to see why.

Dec 18, 2011
  • Captain_America rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing movie! Captain Blood forever!!!


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Aug 17, 2012
  • vookad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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