|Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back to wreak hilarious havoc on the high seas on Blu-ray Disc! Also starring Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly, this swashbuckling joyride will amaze you as never before in this spectacular, "see-worthy" format!|
Jack's got a blood debt to pay: he owes his soul to Davy Jones, ghostly Ruler of the Deep. Get caught up in the whirlpool of Jack's misadventures as he schemes to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man's Chest. Thrill to the nonstop action, devilish humor, monstrous sea creatures and breathtaking black magic presented in astonishing 1080p and thunderous 5.1 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio. Experience oceans of fun with Blu-ray High Definition!
"A collection of swashbuckling set pieces with the hustle of a vaudeville show. David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"...the purest popcorn entertainment of the summer. Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Depp is the comic gel that holds the whole enterprise together. The performance is a total delight... Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
"Lively...hotter action...wilder thrills...loopier laughs... Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteThe second part of a trilogy, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST is a fantastic tale of pirates, love, and the supernatural. Blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and his upper-class love Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) are preparing to wed when they are confronted with a warrant for their arrests because they helped the notorious pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) escape the authorities. Their only choice for a pardon is to find Jack and return to Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) with the flamboyant captain's compass. Will's attempt to track Jack down, however, becomes an adventure unto itself: Jack is being held captive on an island where the natives think he is a god. To make matters worse, the infamous Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and his Flying Dutchman crew are after Jack, seeking his soul to repay a debt. With his beard of tentacles and a lobster claw for a hand, heartless Jones is no mere mortal. He and his men are slowly evolving, taking on the attributes of various sea creatures, and with the help of a giant sea monster, the Kraken, they rule the waters.Seeking respite from his fate with Davy Jones, Jack enlists the aid of Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), a practitioner of the supernatural, in an effort to locate the Dead Man's Chest that supposedly contains Jones's still-beating heart. Whoever possesses the heart controls Jones, and thereby controls the seas. And so the adventure continues as Jack, Will, and the Black Pearl crew track down the Flying Dutchman in search of redemption. This rollicking summer adventure, directed by Gore Verbinski (THE WEATHER MAN, THE RING), features multiple intersecting storylines, unique stunts, and a pithy script that lets each main character shine, while the costumes and makeup for Jones and his sea creature crew are nothing short of spectacular.
|Bruce Hendricks - Executive Producer|
|Craig Wood - Editor|
|Dariusz Wolski - Cinematographer|
|Gore Verbinski - Director|
|Hans Zimmer - Original Music By|
|Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer|
|Stephen E. Rivkin - Editor|
|Ted Elliott - Writer|
|Terry Rossio - Writer|
|Golden Globe, Johnny Depp, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy|
|Oscar, Rick Heinrichs, Cheryl Carasik, Best Achievement in Art Direction|
|Oscar, Christopher Boyes, George Watters, II, Best Achievement in Sound Editing|
|Oscar, Paul Massey, et. al., Best Achievement in Sound Mixing|
|Oscar, John Knoll, et. al., Best Achievement in Visual Effects|
|Oscar, John Knoll, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects|
|People's Choice, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Favorite Movie|
|People's Choice, Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp, Favorite On-Screen Match-Up|
Decent sequel but enhanced by Blu-Ray1/8/2008
The movie is a good romp but an even sillier story than the original. Dark scenes are well rendered in Blu-Ray with little noise. Skin tones and texture in close up shots are amazing compared to regular DVD. Only on the CGI did I find that Blu-Ray added little over DVD. Blu-Ray definitely added to the enjoyment of the movie.
High Def is AWESOME11/28/2007
Cheesy movie, but the effects are fantastic in HD, and the kids love it.