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Pirate Radio (R1/US BD) in April

Universal Studios Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Pirate Radio on 13th April 2010. Known as The Boat That Rocked in the UK, Richard Curtis directs this British comedy about a bunch of ramshackle DJs who play rock & pop 24hrs a day, broadcasting from Radio Rock, an infamous pirate radio ship in the North Sea. On board arrives 18 year old Carl, who is instantly plunged into a series of hilarious life-changing adventures and misadventures.

The US version of the film has a running time of 1hr 57mins which is considerably shorter than the UK release which clocked in at 2hrs 15mins.

DVD

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary with Director Richard Curtis, Producer Hilary Bevan Jones, and Actors Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd
  • Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Disc
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • French and Spanish 5.1 DTS Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary with Director Richard Curtis, Producer Hilary Bevan Jones, and Actors Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd
  • Deleted Scenes
  • BD Exclusive: Featurettes
    • TUNING IN: Richard Curtis and cast members including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy discuss the enormous influence pirate radio had in the UK in the 1960s.
    • 7” OF HEAVEN: Richard Curtis, Bill Nighy, Chris O’Dowd and Philip Seymour Hoffman discuss the life-changingeffects of the music of the 1960s.
    • ALL AT SEA: Richard Curtis, Chris O’Dowd, Rhys Darby and Rhys Ifans discuss the fun and perils of filming at sea.
    • GETTING SHIP SHAPE: Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd discuss re-creating the Radio Rock boat as a set on dry and and Rhys Darby brings us on a tour of the set.
    • HITTING THE DECKS: Tom Wisdom, who plays Mark ‘The sexiest man in the world’, shows us around Mark’s cabin, a true ‘love den,’ on the day 35 semi-clothed women come to pay him a visit!
    • MARK’S LOVE DEN: Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans and Chris O’Dowd discuss the fun of learning to be a 1960s DJ for the film.
  • BD-Live – My Scenes & pocketBLU app

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