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An unbelievable acting job on account of Johnny Depp, as the furtile Captain Jack Sparrow. The overall plot is smart and to think that this was inspired by the ride you have to give Disney their props. The special effects are phenomonal and the stunts, and battle scences arrr spectacular. The over all rating for this movies gets *****. But if Mr. Depp was not in this movie let me tell you that it would not have been good. The ships are beautiful and scenery in the historic Caribbean. Johnny brings laughs charm and inspration to find that pirate inside yourself I highly reccomend, or command that you see this wonderful movie. P.S Johnny Depp oscar nomination for best actror for this movie.

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I absolutely love this movie! It has to be my all time favorite! I'm really excited, because I ordered it with regular shipping off this website, and I just got it in the mail today (12/1/03)! This movie isn't even supposed to be available until tomorrow! I would completely reccomend this website to anybody who isn't sure if they want to order offline.

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Pirate's Recieves The Booty!!!

by Kat Parry: yohopirate13@hotmail.com on 11/29/2003

An unbelievable acting job on account of Johnny Depp, as the furtile Captain Jack Sparrow. The overall plot is smart and to think that this was inspired by the ride you have to give Disney their props. The special effects are phenomonal and the stunts, and battle scences arrr spectacular. The over all rating for this movies gets *****. But if Mr. Depp was not in this movie let me tell you that it would not have been good. The ships are beautiful and scenery in the historic Caribbean. Johnny brings laughs charm and inspration to find that pirate inside yourself I highly reccomend, or command that you see this wonderful movie. P.S Johnny Depp oscar nomination for best actror for this movie. Read More

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Pirates Rock!

by Meg on 12/1/2003

I absolutely love this movie! It has to be my all time favorite! I'm really excited, because I ordered it with regular shipping off this website, and I just got it in the mail today (12/1/03)! This movie isn't even supposed to be available until tomorrow! I would completely reccomend this website to anybody who isn't sure if they want to order offline. Read More

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Product Overview

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the thrilling, high-seas adventure with a mysterious twist. The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor's beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead. Rich in suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery, humor, unforgettable characters, and never-before-seen special effects, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a must-have epic on the grandest scale ever.

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista (Disney)
SKU 40230162
UPC 786936224306
UPC 14 00786936224306
Format DVD
Release Date 8/29/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Essential Cinema
Ghosts
High Seas
Islands
Kidnapping
Love
Pirates
Swashbuckler
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.
Reviews
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
Directors
Gore Verbinski
Actors
Keira Knightley
Johnny Depp
Geoffrey Rush
Orlando Bloom
Cast & Crew
Geoffrey Rush - Actor
Jack Davenport - Actor
Johnny Depp - Actor
Keira Knightley - Actor
Orlando Bloom - Actor
Dariusz Wolski - Cinematographer
Gore Verbinski - Director
Paul Deason - Executive Producer
Klaus Badelt - Musical Score
Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer
Ted Elliott - Screenplay
Terry Rossio - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 3166303
UPC 00786936224306
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 143 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Oscar (2004) Johnny Depp, Nominee, Best Actor,Christopher Boyes, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound Mixing,Christopher Boyes, George Watters, II, Nominee, Best Sound Editing,John Knoll, et. al., Nominee, Best Visual Effects,Johnny Depp, Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Ve Neill, Martin Samuel, Nominee, Best Makeup
Golden Globe (2004) Johnny Depp, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical
MTV Award (2004) Johnny Depp, Winner, Best Male Performance
British Academy Awards (2004) Ve Neill, Martin Samuel, Winner, Best Make Up/Hair
Screen Actors Guild (2004) Johnny Depp, Winner, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
People's Choice (2004) Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl, Winner, Favorite Motion Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Pirates of the Caribbean is good, but not great. Swashbuckling adventures are few and far between these days, so it's a pleasant surprise to see one that is competently made. To add to the enjoyment, the movie never takes itself too seriously. If there wasn't so much action, it would be tempting to classify the production as a comedy. Alas, Pirates of the Caribbean runs for a good 30 minutes too long (the protracted battles with the undead, who cannot be killed, become repetitive), and the denouement is on the weak side. Taken as a whole, however, the movie represents solid fun.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
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.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Collector's Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Featurettes, Documentary, 2 Discs, THX Mastered
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Video Format DVD
Quotes
David Edelstein, Slate [Depp] is no mere actor. He is a role stylist.
Jeffrey Anderson, San Francisco Examiner ...stands tall as one of the very best summer movies of all time.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Depp swans through this swashbuckler with a scene-stealing gusto unseen since Marlon Brando in Mutiny on the Bounty.
David Sheehan, CBS-TV Adventure, rousing fun and excitement on a grand scale.
Ann Hornaday, The 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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