- Pirates (2005 film)
name = Pirates
caption = DVD cover
director = Joone
producer = Samantha Lewis
Jesse Jane Carmen Luvana
Jenaveve Jolie Evan Stone
released = 2005
cinematography = Joone
editing = Joey Pulgadas
runtime = 129 min
language = English
budget = $ 1,000,000
amg_id = 1:349593
imdb_id = 0477457
"Pirates" (also known as "Pirates XXX") is a
2005 pornographic filmproduced by Digital Playgroundand Adam & Eve. It stars Jesse Jane, Carmen Luvana, Janine Lindemulder, Devon, Jenaveve Jolie, and Evan Stone. The film was directed by Joone and features many references to the 2003film "".
The producer stated in an interview that "Pirates" was the most expensive pornographic film made to date, [cite web|url=http://www.newsweek.com/id/51263|title=Porn: XXX Blue, Spending Green|accessdate=2007-09-18|author=Daniel McGinn|date=2005-11-28|publisher=Newsweek] with a reported budget of over 1 million U.S. dollars [cite web|url=http://www.variety.com/vstory/VR1117929120.html?categoryID=38&cs=1|title='Pirates' pic unbuckled|accessdate=2007-09-19|coauthors=Talia Ron, Dana Harris|date=2005-09-14|publisher=Variety] and featuring unusually high production values for a pornographic film.
1763, Captain Edward Reynolds ( Evan Stone) is hunting pirates, or at least trying to do so. He does not consider himself a great commander, and neither do most of his crew. Only his first officer, Jules ( Jesse Jane), believes in him. When they save a young woman named Isabella ( Carmen Luvana) from drowning, she tells them that her husband's ship has been destroyed by the feared Captain Victor Stagnetti (Tommy Gunn) and his crew of cutthroat pirates.
Reynolds and his crew go hunting for Stagnetti, who tries to find a
mapthat leads to a powerful secret on an island somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. Stagnetti finds the secret "staff" unlocked by Isabella's husband Manuel ( Kris Slater).
After the crew escapes the spawn of darkness summoned by Stagnetti, their ship engages Stagnetti's in battle, ending Stagnetti's reign as a pirate.
Jesse Janeas Jules
Carmen Luvanaas Isabella
Janine Lindemulderas Serena
*Devon as Madelyn
Teagan Presleyas Christina
Evan Stoneas Captain Edward Reynolds
*Tommy Gunn as Captain Eric Victor Stagnetti
Kris Slateras Manuel Valenzuela
Austyn Mooreas Angelina
Jenaveve Jolieas the Pirate Dancer
Steven St. Croixas Marco
Nhanas Wu Chow
The production was shot using high definition digital video cameras and featured over 300 special effects shots. [cite web|url=http://xbiz.com/news/news_piece.php?id=17246&mi=all&q=pirates|title='PIRATES' Opens Pennsylvania Film Festival|accessdate=2007-08-02|author=Steve Javors|date=2006-09-21|publisher=XBiz.com] It also included an original music score, later released on a separate Soundtrack CD, and was mastered in
Dolby Digital5.1 surround sound. Some scenes were shot on a real life sailing ship, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based replica of the " HMS Bounty". [cite web|url=http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=9ae25acb-0c49-4c5b-849e-a0e0799902f6&k=93702|title =Scandal-ridden Tall Ships arrive in Halifax harbour|accessdate=2007-12-21|author=Charles Mandel|date=2007-07-13|publisher= National Post] The owners of the ship were not aware of the true nature of the film as they were advised that the film being made was a " Disney-type pirate film for families." [cite web|url=http://thechronicleherald.ca|title = Famed ship sails in skin flick|accessdate=2007-12-10|date=2007-05-14|publisher= Halifax Chronicle-Herald|archiveurl=http://www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=16467|archivedate=2007-05-14]
The film was initially released as a three-disc
DVDset (the movie on a standard video DVD, the movie again in a high definition Windows Mediaformat [cite web|url=http://www.hdtvtotal.com/module-pagesetter-viewpub-tid-1-pid-775.html|title=Pirates XXX WMV-HD-DVD|accessdate=2007-10-17|author=Michael Blacky Ritter|date=2006-02-05|publisher=HDTVTotal.com] , and a special features disc) priced as high as US$70. A cut, R-ratedversion of the film was released on DVD on July 11 2006. [cite web|url=http://dvd.ign.com/articles/709/709672p1.html|title=Adult Film Pirates Sails Home With R Rating|accessdate=2007-08-02|author=David McCutcheon|date=2006-05-23|publisher=IGN.com] Digital Playground also released an Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, a rarity among adult video releases.
Pirates is also being released on
Blu-ray Discand HD DVDas one of the first high-definition adult releases on an optical discformat.
Evan Stone reported on the extra DVD that there was going to be a
sequelin which he would become a pirate (which turned out not to be the case). In January 2007 it was reported that a sequel will be produced, directed by Joone and entitled " Pirates II". A first teaser trailer[ [http://www.digitalplayground.com/mov/pirates2teaser.php Digital Playground's Pirates 2 Teaser ] ] was presented during the 2007 AVN Adult Entertainment Expoin Las Vegas, Nevada. [cite web|url=http://xbiz.com/news/news_piece.php?id=19387&mi=all&q=pirates|title=Digital Playground Releases 'PIRATES II' Teaser|accessdate=2007-08-02|author=Bob Preston|date=2007-01-31|publisher=XBiz.com]
In March 2008, Digital Playground announced that the sequel would star Belladonna along with Jesse Jane, Evan Stone and many characters from the first movie, and that it would be released in September 2008. Riley Steele, Shay Jordan and Gabriella Fox will star in the film as well, and this is Fox's first major adult movie. [cite web|url=http://www.piratesxxx.com=|title=DIGITAL PLAYGROUND ANNOUNCES BELLADONNA TO STAR IN "PIRATES II: STAGNETTI'S REVENGE"|accessdate=2008-05-31|author=Digital Playground|date=2008-03-06]
The second movie was released on September 26th, 2008.
RogReviews called it "the most talked about adult movie of the year".cite web | url=http://www.rogreviews.com/reviews/read_review.asp?sku=3748 | title=DVD Review Pirates | accessdate=2007-08-02 | year=2005 | month=July | publisher=RogReviews.com | language=English]
AVN Awards: (record of 11 awards)
*Best Video Feature
*Best Director - Video (Joone)
*Best Actress - Video (Janine)
*Best High-Definition Production
*Best All-Girl Sex Scene - Video (Janine and
*Best Special Effects
*Best Actor - Video (
*Best Supporting Actor - Video (Tommy Gunn)
*Best On-Line Marketing Campaign
*Best Release (2005)
Adult DVD Empire Awards:
*2005 Editor's Choice
*2005 Best Overall DVD
*2005 Best DVD Menu Design
*2005 Best DVD Video Quality
*2005 Best DVD Audio Quality
*2005 Viewer's Choice
HBOtelevision series "Entourage" a poster for "Pirates" can be seen in an X-rated store visited by the boys during episode 6 of season 3, "Three's Company".
* [http://www.piratesxxx.com Official site]
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