Sails: The Complete First Season
(2014/Starz/Anchor Bay Blu-ray Set)
B+ Sound: A Extras: B Episodes: C+
Maytees! Get ready to walk the plank with Starz's exceptional
release of Black
on Blu-ray disc! Presented in very cool 3D packaging with
collectible sleeve layout and artwork, this show is not to be missed
for older fans of Pirate fair or fans of other shows such as
Executive Produced by Michael Bay, the show packs impressive
production value and special effects but is surprisingly quite low on
celebrity cameos... couldn't they have paid for Shane.
roughly two decades before the events of Treasure Island and during
the Golden Age of Piracy, the feared Captain Flint brings on a
younger crew member as they fight for the survival of New Providence
to the first episode, In
1715, West Indies, the pirates of New Providence Island threaten
maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation
declare them hostis humani generis or... enemies of all mankind.
In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own which
unsurprisingly is WAR against the world! The eight episode first
season focuses on the hunt for the Spanish treasure galleon Urca
life pirates that are fictionalized in the show include Anne Bonny,
Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, and Charles Vane. Black Sails stars
Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and
Tom Hopper as William (Bones) Manderly.
and Picture on the disc are exceptional with a crisp 1080p high
definition transfer and a widescreen presentation of 1.78:1. Sound
on the disc is mind blowing in a crisp, lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix
that will amaze. There are also additional Spanish and French tracks
in Dolby Surround 2.0.
Sails: An Inside Look
Place In History
you are looking for something a little darker than Pirates
of the Caribbean
then this may be worth picking up.
James Harland Lockhart V