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A tale of adventure set during the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow, the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, like the high seas the world over, present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's idyllic life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the Governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner, joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet, the HMS Interceptor, in a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl. The duo and their crew are pursued by Elizabeth's betrothed, the debonair, ambitious Commodore Norrington, aboard the HMS dauntless. Unbeknownst to Will, there is a curse that has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead--when exposed to moonlight, they are exposed to living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken, only if a once-plundered treasure is restored.

Starring:
Geoffrey Rush, David Bailie
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Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 18 minutes
Starring Geoffrey Rush, David Bailie, Lee Arenberg, Jack Davenport, Mackenzie Crook, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Kevin McNally, Jonathan Pryce
Director Gore Verbinski
Genres Fantasy, Historical
Studio WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 18 minutes
Starring Geoffrey Rush, David Bailie, Lee Arenberg, Jack Davenport, Mackenzie Crook, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Kevin McNally, Jonathan Pryce
Director Gore Verbinski
Genres Fantasy, Historical
Studio WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO
Rental release 11 June 2007
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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263 of 274 people found the following review helpful By Grisly01 on 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "juneprice462" on 29 Nov. 2003
Format: DVD
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, based on the famous Disneyland ride, is an exciting, lighthearted epic of 18th Century pirates in the style of Errol Flynn's Captain Blood. It's a fast paced romp that mixes seafaring action, elements of the supernatural, slapstick comedy, and romance. It's not realistic, but thank goodness, it wasn't meant to be.
The plot of the movie centers on a gold medallion (here we see echoes of the Indiana Jones movies) that has supernatural powers. It's being sought by Captain Barbossa (Geoffery Rush) and his cursed crew of ghosts to lift the spell that has doomed them to sail the seas as undead. Chasing them to take back the ship Black Pearl is Captain Jack Sparrow ( Johnny Depp). He is eventually assisted in his quest by blacksmith and expert sword maker Will Turner (Orlando Bloom of Lord of the Rings fame) and governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).
Director Gore Verbinski (Mouse Hunt), working from a screen play by Shrek writers Stuart Beattie, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, and Jay Wolpert, gives audiences laughter, excitement, chills, thrills, and even antcipation of further Pirates of the Caribbean movies. For those moviegoers who've visited Disneyland or Disney World, there are several charming references to the ride; my favorite is when the pirates are chasing the women around the port. I broke out in laughter several times, and so did many in the audience. I also found the special effects by Industrial Light and Magic (the same people that do the special effects for Star Wars) are incredible, and the score by Klaus Badelt is lively and stirrring.
For a late summer moviegoing season, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is definitely worth going to see.
Betty June Moore
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Will Williams on 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Gardner VINE VOICE on 22 April 2004
Format: DVD
POTC is a wonderful film that manages to appeal to all ages: it's not violent enough to exclude the younger among us, is not vapid enough to make adults turn away, and is simply cool enough to ensure credibility boost when a teenager says they have seen it and liked it. The acting is brilliant. Johnny Depp steals every scene that he is in as Cap'n Jack Sparrow, famous only for being the worst pirate anyone's ever heard of. His blend of scally-wag demeanour, drunken swagger and subtle wit is wonderful and will keep you chuckling for days. Geoffrey Rush is most unscrupulous as Sparrow's nemesis, and he has the pirate accent done to a fine turn! Orlando Bloom is suitably dashing as a blacksmith turned pirate, and Keira Knightley is predictably stunning as the hostage love-interest. A wonderful turn from The Office's Mackenzie Crook as an optically impaired pirate is humourous. However, the real surprise came at seeing Coupling's Jack Davenport playing a more or less straight part and pulling it off!
In short, Pirates is a cracking film, full of humour, action and pirate satire and has a wide appeal. If you haven't seen it yet, which really is highly unlikely, then just buy it anyway because there is no chance that you'll want to send it back.
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