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The pirate ship has made port!

Simply click the picture below to get to Amazon and place your order for the DVD of “The Boat That Rocked”.

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That’s not good.
It’s not great, either.
It’s actually more like friggin’ fantastic!

The London Paper is running a promotion on Monday to win tickets to the world premiere of the Boat That Rocked that night (Monday 23rd March)!

The first 150 people to turn up at the foyer of the Empire cinema Leicester Square at 4pm on Monday 23 March with their copy of THE LONDON PAPER  will receive a ticket to the premiere!!

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Wait, wait – there’s a catch (there always¬† is – competitions are like marriages):

YOU HAVE TO TURN UP IN 1960’s FANCY DRESS!

Now that’s typical – if there’s one thing I have plenty of, then it’s 1960’s style dresses. Alas, I’m not in London, so you’ve got one person less standing in your way. Or take pictures of you while you’re not looking and then posting them on the internet.

Just in case you’re in doubt what 1960’s clothes looked like:

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Talulah Riley as Marianne

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Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Count

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Rhys Ifans as Gavin

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Tom Sturridge as Carl

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Kenneth Branagh as Minister Dormandy

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Bill Nighy as Quentin

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Nick Frost as Dave

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Is that you, Gemma Atterton? If yes, you're playing Desiree.

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Rhys Darby as Angus

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Chris O'Dowd as Simon

If you want to go for “cool” rather than “colourful to the point of ouch”, I’d suggest the following look, though:

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Damian O'Hare - not in the movie, but looking mighty fine in 1960's garb.

There’s also an official MySpace page for “The Boat That Rocked” – quizzes, trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, playlist, news, competitions and lots of other things.

TAKE ME TO THE SOFT, WHITE UNDERBELLY OF THE INTERNET MYSPACE!

Have a lot of fun, lucky winners of premiere tickets! And everybody else watching the movie as well!

Been to the premiere? Or seen the movie some other day? Let us know what you thought of it – no matter if you loved “The Boat That Rocked” or hated it. Leave a message, send a mail, release a pigeon. Messages in a bottle are also welcome.

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If a trailer is considered too rude to be up on a decent site, you can bet your arse backside it will be up on mine.

Nick Frost, I herewith forgive you the sock-incident.
We’re on the same sheet here.
Or boat.
Whatever.

And just to get into the mood for “The Boat That Rocked”:

Pirate BBC Essex 729, 765 & 1530MW – the ship is coming in!

“Back by popular demand, the award-winning Pirate BBC Essex returns to the airwaves this Easter (10-13 April) for a four-day broadcast.”

“The vessel’s bridge will be converted into a radio studio from where Pirate BBC Essex will broadcast on 729, 765 and 1530 MW and on bbc.co.uk/essex from 7am on Good Friday (10 April).”

“Thousands of sixties pirate radio fans will be able to get within a few feet of the fun and action.”

“The vessel that hosts the four-day broadcast is a star in its own right as it is featured in the new film The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis and starring Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans and Kenneth Branagh.”

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Just when I was about to get suspicious that they might have cut him out of the movie… a new trailer comes along, which doesn’t only bring us the gorgeous Talulah Riley and Nick Frost (there’s not enough bleach in the world to make me unsee those socks. I love you Nick, really, but those socks are the type of stuff inspiring Stephen King…),

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but also

finally some scenes with Jack Davenport. About friggin’ time!

He looks like Agent Smith in “The Matrix”, which is A Very Good Thing. Hugo Weaving was the only reason why I suffered through “Matrix 2: The Fail” and “Matrix 3: The Failship”.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
(Introduction by Nick Frost)

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Kenneth Branagh and Jack Davenport in “The Boat That Rocks”.

Then there’s Rhys Ifans, of course. Yesss…

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What can I say? “CHEERS!”

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Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye on the official “The Boat That Rocks” website:

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I’m having way too much fun with this. Unfortunately, there’s still neither news nor information regarding Jack Davenport’s character in “The Boat That Rocked”, but considering that said character is called “Twatt”, it’s very likely he’s working for the government… 60ies Norrington, hunting down radio pirates – one of them being Davy Jones…

Anyway, the posters – neat stuff! Ian Macmillan had ten minutes to take the legendary picture of The Beatles gracing the cover of “Abbey Road”; I suppose Rankin was allowed a little more time for this great hommage to the Fab Four. Rankin the photographer – not the cricket player. (Now there’s a fun idea…)

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There are also some fantastic individual shots (see below). My favourite is the one of Rhys Ifans – FTW, mate!

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Pictures used with permission.

In 1966, arguably British pop music’s finest era, the BBC played only two hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio blasted rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people, more than half the population of Britain, listened to these pirates every single day.

The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the ’60s and pop music. It’s about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz.

Richard Curtis directs and all star cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Kenneth Branagh and Nick Frost. The film also stars Tom Sturridge, Jack Davenport, Ralph Brown, Chris O’Dowd and January Jones.

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