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Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy (7-Disc Blu-ray)

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
Movie Rating:
8 out of 10
Extras Rating:
8 out of 10
Movie Details:
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Rating: PG-13

Starring:
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom as Will Turner
Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann
Tom Hollander as Lord Cutler Beckett
Bill Nighy as Davy Jones
Chow Yun-Fat as Captain Sao Feng
Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma
Jack Davenport as Captain Norrington
Keith Richards as Captain Teague
Jonathan Pryce as Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg as Pintel
Mackenzie Crook as Ragetti
Kevin McNally as Gibbs
David Bailie as Cotton
Stellan Skarsgård as 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner
Martin Klebba as Marty

Directed by Gore Verbinski

Special Features:
Includes 2-Disc Blu-ray editions of each of the three Pirates of the Caribbean movies plus a seventh bonus disc
Sneak Peek of the upcoming theatrical release of the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Never-before-seen deleted scenes with introductions and commentary by Gore Verbinski

The Curse Of The Black Pearl
"An Epic At Sea": The Making of Pirates
"Fly On The Set" Featurettes
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Deleted and Alternate Scenes
"Below Deck": An Interactive History of Pirates
Plus Much, Much More

Dead Man's Chest
Liar's Dice: Interact with Real Pirates From the Movie in This High Definition Game
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Captain Jack: From Head to Toe: Secrets and Legends Revealed by Johnny Depp and Others
Meet Davy Jones: Discover the Creation, Mystery, and Mythology of the Sea's Ghostly Ruler
Mastering the Blade: Sword Fighting with the Film's Stars
And Much, Much More

At World's End
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Keith & The Captain: On Set with Johnny Depp and the Rock Legend
Anatomy of a Scene: The Maelstrom
The Tale of Many Jacks
Hoist the Colours
Masters of Design
Inside the Brethren Court
The World of Chow Yun-Fat
The Pirate Maestro: The Music of Hans Zimmer
Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Running Time: 462 Minutes

The Details:
The following is the official description of the film:

"Lose yourself in the magic of every moment of the swashbuckling phenomenon that took the world by storm with all three films of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' trilogy in one spectacular eye-popping, ear-stunning Blu-ray boxed set. Thrill to the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and the unforgettable cast of rogues and heroes that made each of these movies a smash hit from sea to sea."

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images.

Mini-Review:
We all know the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies are a lot of fun, so let's get down to the real question – what does this seven disc Blu-ray set have to offer? Well, if you already own the POTC movies on Blu-ray, then it's not a lot. This set is simply the previously released discs plus a new disc in a paper sleeve stuck to the box. It's kind of sad looking, actually. On that lonely little disc you'll find about an hour of deleted scenes from "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End." You get a bit more Jack Sparrow as you see him match wits with Lord Cutler Beckett, clown around with a severed toe, and other stuff. Another deleted scene shows Bill Nighy performing as Davy Jones without the CGI effects. You see him in the leotard with dots all over his face. It's an interesting look at the effects process. Also included on this extra disc is a two-minute preview of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." A measly two-minutes? You'd think they could put something a little more substantial on this considering the customer is buying all three films!

If you don't already own the POTC films on Blu-ray, then this is a good opportunity to pick them up. You get everything that came along before all in one nice set. But if you're only interested in the new bonus features, they alone don't justify the purchase of this whole new set. There will probably be another one coming along when "On Stranger Tides" is released on Blu-ray, so you may want to wait for that.

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