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    Added on: 6/6/2004 14:40
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (US)

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    Prepare to be blown out of the water
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 143 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is enlisted by Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) to rescue his beloved Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the clutches of the villainous Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and his crew of cursed shipmates. The Pirates of the Caribbean is a thrilling, old fashioned seafaring swashbuckler, based on the Disney theme park ride.

    Special Features:
    Commentary by director Gore Verbinski and star Johnny Depp, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Keira Knightly, Jack Davenport and screenwriters Stuart Beattie, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and Jay Wolbert. An Epic At Sea. Fly on the set. Diaries. Below Deck. Blooper reel. Deleted scenes. Moonlight Serenade scene progression. Image gallery. Pirates in the parks. Enhanced computer features.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Gore Verbinski

    Written By:

    Johnny Depp
    Geoffrey Rush
    Orlando Bloom
    Keira Knightley
    Jack Davenport

    Casting By:
    Ronna Kress

    Soundtrack By:
    Klaus Badelt
    Hans Zimmer

    Director of Photography:
    Dariusz Wolski

    Stephen E. Rivkin
    Arthur Schmidt
    Craig Wood

    Costume Designer:
    Penny Rose

    Production Designer:
    Brian Morris

    Jerry Bruckheimer
    Pat Sandston

    Executive Producer:
    Paul Deason
    Bruce Hendricks
    Chad Oman
    Mike Stenson

    Disney Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    I really had no idea as to what I should expect from this movie. I haven`t seen it in the theater and bought it after hearing the cast is great and the movie itself is fun.
    Well, these were all understatements!!!
    The movie turned out to be one of the most enjoyable movies of the year, with a great cast, witty lines, cool script and lots of visuals and sound effects to support all of the above.
    Depp steals each and every scene he appears in. Yeah!!!
    The video transfer is superb. There are no compression signs at all, the colors are beautifully saturated and the special effects are simply mind-blowing.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both explosive. The surrounds are heavily used and create an awesome sound envelope throughout the movie. The battle scenes sound simply amazing.
    The menus are all beautifully animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 full commentaries and 2 other partial commentaries, about an hour of a behind the scenes featurette, an extensive explanation about the special effects, a documentary about Disneyland, a picture gallery, 4 storyboards, 19 (!!!) deleted scenes, an interactive game, some bloopers and DVD-ROM content which includes a script, storyboards, a huge picture gallery, an interactive game and some special effects interaction. Rarely do extras reach that kind of depth and extensiveness.
    Bottom line - this is a truly great movie and with such an amazing 2 disc set, this is a must buy. Enjoy!!!
    posted by Zvi Josef on 15/6/2004 16:45