Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl (Blu-ray)

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by Netguy on 3/30/2012

This is an great movie. Johnny Depp is the perfect person for this movie. He makes captain jack sparrow, Captain Jack Sparrow. No other way to put it. If there were any other actor I fear it would have not been an good as it is now. Another must see movie for the family

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by Cezanne on 11/30/2012

Johnny Depp at his best.

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Set against the backdrop of boxing at the naval academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending annapolis becomes a reality.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 204106520
UPC 786936724790
UPC 14 00786936724790
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/29/2010
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
High Seas
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Loosely inspired by the time-honored Disney theme-park ride, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL is a swashbuckling high-seas tale directed by Gore Verbinski. When Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), an eccentric rogue, arrives at Port Royal, he barely avoids going down with his ship. Soon enough, he's in the market for a new one, but not before he saves the life of Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the beautiful daughter of the governor (Jonathan Pryce). This act of bravery sets into motion a sweeping adventure involving Elizabeth's childhood friend, blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom); a mysterious medallion; and a legendary pirate ship, the Black Pearl. The Pearl's mottled Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) wants Elizabeth's doubloon necklace, and when she's kidnapped by the ol' salty dog and his crew, Sparrow and young Will must rescue her and find out the truth behind the ship's curse.^Verbinski's PIRATES is a welcome throwback to Hollywood offerings of yesteryear, filled with rope-swinging heroes, crusty villains, treasure hoards, swift swordplay, and even wittier wordplay. Screenwriters Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott have crafted one of the most clever action-movie scripts in many moons, and this gives the filmmakers and cast (especially Depp) plenty of room to cut loose. Although the skeletal pirates may be a bit frightening for small children, there's lots of humor to temper the scary moments, making PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL a nearly flawless fun film.
Entertainment Weekly "...It's ornate and breathless..." 07/18/2003 p.53-4
New York Times "...An often frenetic, colorful and enchanting comic adventure....The dazzling, high-flying silliness is quite an achievement..." 07/09/2003 p.E5
USA Today "...A big-budget popcorn movie that delivers what moviegoers hunger for: humor, action, thrills and charismatic characters..." 07/09/2003 p.4D
Chicago Sun-Times "...[Depp's] performance is original in every atom..." 07/09/2003 p.55
Variety "...[With] disarming humor, engaging acting and colorful action bursts..." 07/14/2003 p.22-32
Rolling Stone "...Depp swans through this swashbuckler with a scene-stealing gusto unseen since Marlon Brando in MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY..." 08/07/2003 p.78
Box Office "...Depp casts a spell every bit as powerful as any demonic bullion..." 09/01/2003 p.124
Sight and Sound "..The most satisfying of this summer's blockbusters....Lively, humorous and well-cast..." 09/01/2003 p.59-60
Us Weekly "...The swashbuckling smash stars a hysterical Johnny Depp..." 12/15/2003 p.84
Total Film "[Depp's] dippy delivery gives Gore Verbinski's pirate swashbuckler its gleeful sense of salty swish." 07/01/2006 p.128
Gore Verbinski
Keira Knightley
Johnny Depp
Geoffrey Rush
Orlando Bloom
Cast & Crew
Craig Eastman - Original Music By
Dariusz Wolski - Cinematographer
Derek R. Hill, et. al. - Art Director
Geoffrey Rush - Actor
Gore Verbinski - Director
Jack Davenport - Actor
Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer
Johnny Depp - Actor
Jonathan Pryce - Actor
Keira Knightley - Actor
Klaus Badelt - Original Music By
Lee Arenberg - Actor
Orlando Bloom - Actor
Paul Deason - Executive Producer
Stephen E. Rivkin, et. al. - Editor
Ted Elliott - Screenplay
Ted Elliott, et. al. - Story By
Terry Rossio - Screenplay
Zoe Saldana - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 5345503
UPC 00786936724790
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 143 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Winner (2004) British Academy Awards, Ve Neill, Martin Samuel, Best Make Up/Hair,MTV Award, Johnny Depp, Best Male Performance,People's Choice, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl, Favorite Motion Picture,Screen Actors Guild, Johnny Depp, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominee (2004) Oscar, Johnny Depp, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Ve Neill, Martin Samuel, Best Makeup,Oscar, Christopher Boyes, George Watters, II, Best Sound Editing,Oscar, Christopher Boyes, et. al., Best Sound Mixing,Oscar, John Knoll, et. al., Best Visual Effects
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review For those taking a global view of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, it's very easy to be cynical. This is, after all, cross-promotion at its most blatant. What could be more marketable that one of Disney's most popular theme park attractions? The name recognition is already in place - all that's necessary to complete the puzzle is a story that will fit the ride. But there are two reasons why jaded ranting isn't the best way to proceed with this review. In the first place, no one really cares. And, more importantly, this is actually an entertaining experience...Pirates of the Caribbean is wall-to-wall battles, chases, and fights. The only pauses are those necessitated by the need to advance the plot through exposition. There's lots of swordplay, including a lengthy and memorable struggle between Sparrow and Will. It's probably the best example of cinematic swordfighting since The Mask of Zorro.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There's a nice little 90-minute B movie trapped inside the 143 minutes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," a movie that charms the audience and then outstays its welcome. Although the ending leaves open the possibility of a sequel, the movie feels like it already includes the sequel; maybe that explains the double-barreled title. It's a good thing that Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp are on hand to jack up the acting department. Their characters, two world-class goofballs, keep us interested even during entirely pointless swordfights...Capt. Sparrow's behavior is so rococo that other members of the cast actually comment on it. And yet because it is consistent and because you can never catch Depp making fun of the character, it rises to a kind of cockamamie sincerity.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD / Blu-Ray
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post ...moves easily from sunny 18th-century seafaring adventure to creepy zombie flick and back again.
Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun A first-rate sail into Adventureland.
Claudia Puig, USA Today ...delivers what moviegoers hunger for: humor, action, thrills and charismatic characters.
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer A film that dares to be smart, reasonably complicated and scary while swashing its buckles.
Mark Sells, Film Threat ...one of the most entertaining swashbucklers to hit the big screen.

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