June 10th, 2006

Shiver Me Timbers

Saturday Workout Report ("Flint's Dead, Goddamn Him!" Edition)

This workout was supposed to happen on Thursday, but I was so stressed out on Thursday that all I could do that night was sit around and recuperate. So I did it today instead.

The video choice was Charlton Heston's Treasure Island. This was made-for-TNT some years ago (1990-ish) and is very hard to find, but it is the BEST. PIRATE. MOVIE. EVER. Pirates of the Caribbean and The Sea Hawk are mighty good, but definitely second to this one.

Charlton Heston as Long John Silver.
Christopher Lee as Blind Pew.
Oliver Reed as Billy Bones.
Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins.
Julian Glover as Doctor Livesey.
Music by The Chieftains.

Oh yes, it is awesome. Why this didn't get a theatrical release, I'll never know -- but it is, as I say, the best pirate movie ever. We have a VHS copy, and are still seeking it on DVD.

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Now, it's off to get some dinner, then D&D tonight. Catcha later!

-The Gneech
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