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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray] (2003)

Johnny Depp , Geoffrey Rush , Gore Verbinski  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,282 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce
  • Directors: Gore Verbinski
  • Writers: Jay Wolpert, Stuart Beattie, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
  • Producers: Bruce Hendricks, Chad Oman, Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Run Time: 143 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,282 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000N6UERA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,589 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 3 hours of original standard def bonus material plus high def bonus
  • Scoundrels of the Sea:  Piecing Together the Treasure Past of Pirates – an interactive in-movie feature that presents facts on-screen about the legends and lore of pirates
  • Movie Showcase
  • All bonus content from previous DVD releases, including the Lost disc

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You won't need a bottle of rum to enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, especially if you've experienced the Disneyland theme-park ride that inspired it. There's a galleon's worth of fun in watching Johnny Depp's androgynous performance as Captain Jack Sparrow, a roguish pirate who could pass for the illegitimate spawn of rockers Keith Richards and Chrissie Hynde. Depp gets all the good lines and steals the show, recruiting Orlando Bloom (a blacksmith and expert swordsman) and Keira Knightley (a lovely governor's daughter) on an adventurous quest to recapture the notorious Black Pearl, a ghost ship commandeered by Jack's nemesis Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), a mutineer desperate to reverse the curse that left him and his (literally) skeleton crew in a state of eternal, undead damnation. Director Gore Verbinski (The Ring) repeats the redundant mayhem that marred his debut film Mouse Hunt, but with the writers of Shrek he's made Pirates into a special-effects thrill-ride that plays like a Halloween party on the open seas. Aye, matey, we've come a long way since Jason and the Argonauts! --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Set sail for adventure with Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl on Blu-ray’s high definition disc. This revolutionary new format brings the thrilling tale of the high seas to life like never before! Legendary pirate Captain Jack Sparrow and young sword-maker Will Turner join forces to rescue a governor’s daughter from a band of bloodthirsty fellow pirates. Only Jack knows the dark secret the crew of the Black Pearl harbors. See the glint of each sword in eye-popping 1080p, and experience every cannon blast with spectacular 5.1 48kHz, uncompressed audio. It’s entertainment quality so intense, you’ll almost feel the sea mist in the air with the magic of Blu-ray high definition.

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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new Blu-ray benchmark May 21, 2007
Format:Blu-ray
Whether you're new to Blu-ray DVDs or already have quite a collection, this one is a must-buy. Simply put, it has the best video and audio of any Blu-ray title released to date. With its mix of bright and dark scenes, its boatload of special effects and its rollicking layered soundtrack, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" is a perfect showcase for Blu-ray technology, and Disney has taken full advantage of it.

VIDEO

Though its contrast is sharp and bold, the near-perfect digital transfer reveals hitherto-unseen details and textures throughout its range. In nearly every scene there seems to be something new -- from the lace on young Elizabeth's dress, to the braids that hold the beads in the beard of Captain Jack, to the rotting, clinging skin on the pirates' moonlit skulls.

The colors, always good, are now simply great. Pure and vivid, they show off every brilliant yellow and orange in the film's Caribbean days; every spooky blue in its moonlight nights. Flesh tones couldn't be better.

The transfer has no grain, even in the darkest scenes, and there are no compression artifacts, so even the largest patch of color stays one solid hue. This, in turn, reveals even more minute detail. Have you ever noticed that the redhead's curls match the pattern on her dress? Or that the skeleton monkey has mangy fur? I hadn't, until now.

AUDIO

As you would guess, the uncompressed 5.1 soundtrack delivers amazing audio quality, with great imaging between its channels for a full 360-degree field of sound. But what's really cool is, again, all the detail. There's just so much sound here. You hear the wooden ships creak and moan as they sail. You hear individual instruments in the score.
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283 of 350 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No plane needed, enjoy the ride at home November 9, 2003
Format:DVD
I have never ridden the Disney ride and I don't think I need to. All I need is this DVD and someplace to watch it. I saw this in theaters 6 times because it was so good and I have been anxiously awaiting the DVD. People say women like this movie because of Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, and I say true, but I love their performance, not their looks (Although they are both attractive gentlemen). Johnny is at his comedic finest and you will not stop laughing and Orlando makes you root for the good guy even harder then normal and laugh at his comments that compliment Johnny's "uniqueness". Geoffery Rush is phenomenal and so is the actor (I am blanking on his name, sorry sir, you were still awesome) who plays Commodore Norrington (he needs way more publicity, he was phenomenal as well)...
This is by far the best movie of the year and without a doubt deserves awards for both content and actor performance. Knowing the Oscars, it will get overlooked, not enough "big names" in some over the top boring movie, so my vote goes to them by buying the DVD and encouraging others to buy it as well. Nothing says "In your face" to those who keep getting reconized for less then deserving work then getting surpassed in sales by "box office poison" Johnny Depp and his 'mates.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He probably could sail to Tortuga on his onesies... September 25, 2003
No matter what Captain Jack Sparrow says, he could sail to Tortuga on his onesies, because Johnny Depp makes the film. Heck, they should have just called it 'The Adventures Of Captain Jack Sparrow.' He really looked like a pirate to me, and his walk proved that he must have felt much more at ease on the water than on the land. He has many quotable lines which have had people talking since the movie came out (I cant sail this ship to Tortuga on me onesies, savvy...Yo ho yo ho and really bad eggs...human hair-from my back...welcome to the Caribbean love) and he still manages to look extremely gorgeous for a dirty pirate with dreadlocked hair. The years must have served him well, because his acting is just amazing. I saw the film and had to see it again. Its just one of those characters that everyone can find something to like about.
Orlando Bloom was equally as good looking, and his acting seems to have improved greatly since his days at Guilhall School of Music and Drama. My best friend's mum personally knew him. Not that that matters. He truly played the role of a love struck blacksmith to a tea, willing to die for his lady and go to any lengths to save her.
Geoffrey Rush plays his part spectacularly, with a great accent (have you heard his accent in Finding Nemo? Very different) and a great portrayal of a mutinous first mate. I wonder if it was a good part to play? Somehow, you can't really hate his character. He plays it so well that you can see his motives for doing what he does, and some of his lines are quite funny.
Keira Knightly, worth millions and she is only 18. What a wonderful actress she is already! Although occasionally her performance was a bit bland, most of the time she shone on screen, and i could really connect with her character.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Film Of The Summer September 3, 2003
"Pirates of The Caribbean" is quite simply Hollywood's best pirate film in ages; a funny, rollicking swashbuckler that pays homage to the great films of the 1930's and 1940's featuring the likes of Errol Flynn, Charles Laughton, among others. The script is witty and not nearly as cliched as I had dreaded originally, thinking that this would be a lame remake of a great Hollywood swashbuckler. Johnny Depp offers the performance of his career playing the over the top manic pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom takes on the Errol Flynn role as the blacksmith Will Turner, offering a less flamboyant, but equally impressive, performance next to Depp and leading lady Keira Knightly (Elizabeth), the daughter of the resident British governor (Jonathan Pryce in yet another memorable performance which will remind long-time admirers of his work in Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"). Geoffrey Rush is deliciously wicked as Sparrow's former first mate, Captain Barbossa, and Nick Davenport offers a restrained, dignified performance as Elizabeth's fiance, British Royal Navy Commodore Norrington.
Captain Jack Sparrow arrives in the British colony town of Port Royal (presumably Jamaica, though never specified), searching for a ship so he can recapture his pirate vessel The Black Pearl. Ten years before he was marooned on a desert island by after a mutiny led by Barbossa and the crew, soon after they found a mysterious treasure chest containing Aztec gold with a terrible curse instore for those who find it. One of the crewmates was Will's father, who sends his son a piece of gold, allowing the curse to endure. Now the Black Pearl sails the seas, a haunted ship, searching frantically for every bit of the Aztec gold. Soon Captain Sparrow will join forces with young Will Turner to find the ship, missing gold, and Elizabeth, a prisoner of Captain Barbossa and his crew.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (Three-Disc...
I love the pirates trilogy and this Blu-ray version met all my expectations and I enjoyed watching it and listening with surround sound.
Published 14 hours ago by Joshua Mowbray
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely the best of the franchise
I already owned this movie on DVD but when I saw it on Blu-Ray for a great deal (less than $5), I simply had to buy it. Read more
Published 1 day ago by BlueAggieFan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
It is a very good movie and we have enjoyed it very much. The service was great and we got it without any trouble
Published 6 days ago by Rufat
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Disney Movie
Johnny Depp really steals the show, if it wasn't for him I doubt they would make so many movies afterwards. The movie is funny and exciting. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Echelon29
3.0 out of 5 stars Never have so many worked so hard to make so mediocre a film..
Nobody loves a good 17th-century swashbuckler more than I do and Jonny Depp is SO worth watching here. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Beth Woehrle
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie!
I watched this for the first time on Netflix and within the week I bought the whole series...great movies, action, humor, everything. definitely worth the buy.
Published 8 days ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars great
is exactly what i ordered. worked perfectly as i hoped and was cheaper that chain or department stores here in town. thank you
Published 17 days ago by jmford
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I love everything that Johnny Depp is in, but this movie was really great. Love these Pirate movies. Hope he does more.
Published 1 month ago by E. Palacin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
I watched it with my 10 year old daughter, and she liked it, so that means its very good. It is the first in the series and is a family movie, I love it, Johnny Depp is awesome... Read more
Published 1 month ago by steven woodruff
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly fun!
I didn't have a lot of expectations for this movie when I went in, as the actors (except for Depp) were relatively unknown to me, and the movie was based on a ride that didn't seem... Read more
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