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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [DVD] [2003]

Johnny Depp , Orlando Bloom , Gore Verbinski    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
  • Directors: Gore Verbinski
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Dec 2003
  • Run Time: 143 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008KDHH
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,816 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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You won't need a bottle of rum to enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, even if you haven't 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). They set out on an adventurous quest to recapture the notorious Black Pearl, a ghost ship commandeered by Jack's nemesis Captain 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 of the Caribbean into a special-effects thrill-ride that plays like a Halloween party on the open seas. --Jeff Shannon

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (DVD)


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262 of 273 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick to the 2 disc version 5 July 2005
Format:DVD
I have based my star rating mainly upon the value for money aspect for this item compared to the 2 disc version. To get to the point, in my humble opinion it is not worth paying extra for this 3 disc version. The disc comprises several "extras" which on average last about 5 minutes each and in total amount to less than one hours worth of viewing. The "Dead men tell no Tails" extra can basically be watched online and even if you didnt have internet access you wouldnt be missing that much anyway. The longest extra lasts about 13 minutes and a good chunk of this (if not all of it) is actually included within one of the extras on disc 2 anyway. The "Fun look" at foreign dubbed versions of the film isnt fun but does show the skill of the dubbing. Granted, some of the third disc contents is new but bearing in mind that you are paying around 6 or 7 extra for the third disc unless you eat, breath and sleep this film, it is rather poor value for money and after watching the extras on disc 2, disc 3 really pales in comparison. I think that Disney realise this, which is why it has been produced in strictly limited numbers. I also have to wonder whether they could have squeezed some of the contents of the extra disc onto the first two discs if they wanted. The film is of course great and the two disc version is certainly worth paying for.
In conclusion, stick to the 2 disc version me hearties and save some of those hard earned pieces of eight, arrrrrr.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most features I have ever seen in DVD's! 25 Sep 2006
Format:DVD
Good, but there is really no need to spend extra for 3 discs.......
There are tonnes of extras (as you would expect from 3 discs) and they are all very good, my favourites being Deleted Scenes, Image Gallery and Moonlight Serenade Scene Progression. There are only about 10 extras that you would really be interested in or even watch, so there is no point in all of these extras; most of the these are as boring as hell to watch; such as Becoming Jack. The thick box that the three-edition box set comes in is very attractive and feels good.

The story (if you don't already know) *****: Set in the 1700's, Port Royals ships stumble upon a young boy named Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) lost at sea, they save him. Elizabeth (Keira Knightly), the daughter of the governor discovers a golden skull medallion around his neck, she fears he will be executed for piracy, so she takes it herself. The story continues 8 years later. This is a truly awesome film; the graphics, the plot, the acting and well, everything. Johnny Depp plays Jack Sparrow and he is a truly believable pirate. All of the acting is good.

The fighting scenes are awesome. Especially the one when all of the pirates sneak up on the Royal Port's ship. The graphics are excellent for when the Black Pearl's crew turn skeleton-like. The plot is original, and very good. Children under 9ish might not quite follow it. This film, as well as being adventure/action, is also a comedy. There are laugh out loud moments for both parents and children, this is a real family film. This film came 22nd in USA's history of best selling films, and it does live up to its standard.

As I said, you don't really need to buy this three-edition box set; two discs would do you fine. But if you are a real fan (like me) then you should buy this edition, even though you may not ever open the third disc. The film itself earns its 5 stars, and all of these extras are even for greater value,

10/10
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buried Treasure. 24 Nov 2006
Format:DVD
Some may see the Lost Disc edition as a way for Disney to get more money from devoted fans and customers but in essence they are giving us what we want. The film itself is brilliant; fun family entertainment. If you like your extras then this boxset has plenty beginning with a plethora of commentaries on the first disc featuring the cast, writers, producer and director. The second disc has features on everything from the gag reel and the deleted scenes to Jerry Bruckheimer's photo diary and the diary of the ship that 'played' the Interceptor. Look out for the Easter Eggs on the second disc too as there is a brief interview with Keith Richards, the inspiration for Captain Jack Sparrow. The Lost Disc includes more features on the cast and characters with some nice history about the Disney ride that the film was inspired by. In all if you like fun adventure stories then this is the film for you. If you like featurettes, interviews and other extra bits then this is definitely a boxset to invest in.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Jack rules! 16 July 2006
Format:DVD
Brilliant, just brilliant. Like other reviewers I had to wonder at the sense of creating a movie based on a Disneyland ride, but then I thought, what the heck, movies have been made of worse things!

I loved the movie. As I child I was given a copy of Treasure Island at my school's prize giving and enjoyed the whole pirate ethos. Ultimately though, the whole pirate thing fell flat until Johnny Depp turned up as Captain Jack Sparrow - finally a pirate that I could believe in! The movie romped from one scene to another barely pausing for breath and certainly leaving no slack in the tale. If I had a criticism, it would be that Orlando Bloom as Will Turner seemed a mite wooden, although he certainly looked the part. Keira Knightley was marvellous as was Mackenzie Crook. Look for a cameo by Guy Siner as the Harbourmaster - UK viewers will know him as "Allo Allo"s Lt Gruber with his little tank!
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5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
The product i have purchased is everything i expected it to be and compliant with the advertisement relating to the goods being sold.
Published 1 month ago by mr darren j spencer
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT the 3 disc gift set!
This is NOT a three disc gift set as the title suggests! It's one disc of extras from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie The curse of the black pearl. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mrdubyadee
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun
I love it. Fantastic film. It arrived on time and it is as good as expected. Get it and don't think more about it.
Published 1 month ago by maria j. martinez llanos
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny
I am 8 years old and I really love this film. I think Captain Jack is very funny. A very good film.
Published 2 months ago by joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This will be one of our classics in years to come i love all of the Pirates films they are entertaining, funny, a little bit scary and good fun for older kids to watch.
Published 3 months ago by D. English
5.0 out of 5 stars great order
what can i say, when you buy these things you have a good idea of what it is you are looking for and this order did not disappoint. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris2649
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set of films
Item was packaged well and received promptly. Great film, and on amazon for a great price, if you can wait a while (rather than getting that day as per supermarkets) then amazon is... Read more
Published 4 months ago by benji
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pirate movie!
Just sat down and watched this for the first time in probably a few years to be honest. I forgot what a truly entertaining movie it was and how fantastic Johnny Depp looked as... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tamara2000
4.0 out of 5 stars The 1st and best of the franchise.
When it was first announced that Disney Pictures were going to make a movie based on one of the rides from Disneyworld, I like many others expected a disaster similar to movies... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gatekeeper197
5.0 out of 5 stars POTCaribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (DVD)
As said before, if you enjoy this series of films, then go ahead and view this film also.
Recommended to be watched/viewed.
Published 7 months ago by giandougl
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