REVIEWSBlu-rayThe Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk is one of the greatest swashbuckling movies ever. It’s also a paper-thin allegory about how the West needed to defeat Hitler. Did you ever think you’d see King Philip of Spain turned into an Elizabethan Nazi? The older readers are already making sympathizer jokes, while everyone else looks confused. I’m not even going into Errol Flynn’s shenanigans with L. Ron Hubbard. We have a movie to discuss! Errol Flynn teams up with...
December 18, 201892/1003 min
In Theaters
July 1st, 1940
On Blu-ray
Dec 18th, 2018
Length
2 hrs and 7 mins
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
Studio
Warner Brothers
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Video
94%
Audio
93%
Special Features
91%
Content
93%
Rating Summary
Fans can purchase at www.wbshop.com/warnerarchive or any online retailers where DVDS and Blu-rays are sold.

The Sea Hawk is one of the greatest swashbuckling movies ever. It’s also a paper-thin allegory about how the West needed to defeat Hitler. Did you ever think you’d see King Philip of Spain turned into an Elizabethan Nazi? The older readers are already making sympathizer jokes, while everyone else looks confused. I’m not even going into Errol Flynn’s shenanigans with L. Ron Hubbard. We have a movie to discuss!

Errol Flynn teams up with Michael Curtiz for the 10th time to keep doing what they do best. Flynn slaps on a period costume and Curtiz points the camera at him. Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the Sea Hawk, a British sailor who intercepts a Spanish convoy heading to England. After learning of Spanish plans against Queen Elizabeth, Thorpe learns that there are traitors in the Royal Court. Keeping Queen Elizabeth informed of the plots against her, Thorpe has to convince her to build a fleet to destroy the Spanish armada.

Swordfights happen in and out of the bedroom, as Errol Flynn plays it smooth on all fronts. What I love about this disc is the inclusion of Warner Night at the Movies. It was a personal favorite from the DVD days and now you can recreate what it was like to watch the movie in 1940. Period showing correct newsreels, short films and cartoons will play before the film starts when selected. This is a truly stellar release in a year full of amazing releases from Warner Archive.

The Sea Hawk is available December 18th!

The Sea Hawk

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