The Pirates of Blood River 11/04/17

Twilight Time

Can a pirate be a substitute monster? Why not? Hammer Films gives yet another genre a spin with this box-office winner that launched a sideline in costume adventures. The Hammer crew makes it work: Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, Marie Devereaux, Michael Ripper, Oliver Reed and Andrew Keir, plus yank assistance from Kerwin Mathews and Glenn Corbett. It’s the famous pirate picture where the pirates have to do without a pirate ship — but we’ve got killer piranha to compensate. Kids loved this one in ’62. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.