- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 16, 2005
Pirates! They sail outlaw ships filled with despicable men. They dress in outlandish costumes and speak with flourished words. They carry parrots on their shoulders and send their enemies down wooden planks. But these are the pirates of fiction that have been romanticized in countless books and films. But how much do we really know about actual pirates and how accurate are our impressions?
There may not have been ghost ships laden with cursed sailors, but the Caribbean was indeed once full of Pirates. In this exciting hour we bring you four stories of real pirates that once wreaked havoc on the Caribbean and beyond. We'll introduce Captain Kidd who plundered his way to the end of a noose and Black Beard, quite possibly the most famous pirate of all time. We'll look at Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two female pirates who became friends and shipmates, and we'll also highlight Sir Henry Morgan, one of the few pirates actually to have been knighted. Go go underwater to discover the remains of Black Beard's ship and see how pirates have been depicted in TV and film, including Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. We'll meet modern-day treasure hunters and maybe even someone who has had a run in with pirates today.