Aug 192017
 

Probably the only thing the Blackbeard mini-series is remembered for is being one of Jessica Chastain’s first major roles, otherwise most everything in this seemed cheap from including the production and at nearly three hours, a slog to sit through.

 

 

Blackbeard
(2006)

Genre(s): Adventure, Action, Drama
Mill Creek | NR – 151 min. – $14.98 | August 1, 2017

Date Published: 08/19/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Writer(s): Bryce Zabel (written by)
Cast: Angus MacFayden, Mark Umbers, Jessica Chastain, Rachel Ward, Stacy Keach, Richard Chamberlain
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard (ANGUS MACFADYNE) stood out amongst the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now comes the true story of pirate Edward Teach, the man who terrorized the seas.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 


VIDEO – 3.5/5


Blackbeard is shown with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as originally televised. The 1080p high-definition picture (MPEG-4 AVC codec) is by no means terrible as detail is relatively sharp and colors have a certain brightness. The only downside is dark levels are more gray than anything.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The movie includes a standard Dolby Digital 2.0 track. Even though it’s an older codec, and doubtful a DTS-HD MA or PCM uncompressed would’ve sounded a whole lot better, I actually found it to be somewhat effective. Along with the clean dialogue, there was a fair amount of ship to ship battles which helps give this track a modest amount of depth to say the least.

 


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OVERALL – 2.0/5


Overall, probably the only thing the Blackbeard mini-series is remembered for is being one of Jessica Chastain’s first major roles, otherwise most everything in this seemed cheap from including the production and at nearly three hours, a slog to sit through. This Blu-ray released from Mill Creek is basic with standard audio/video transfers and no bonus material.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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