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

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In an era when pirates roamed the Caribbean seas, Governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann (Knightly) is kidnapped by evil pirate Captain Barbossa aboard most feared of all pirate ships The Black Pearl. Elizabeth's childhood friend and admirer Will Turner (Bloom) is forced to team up with rogue pirate Jack Sparrow to save her.

Little do Turner and Sparrow know what they're up against as it is slowly revealed that Barbossa and his salty crew are cursed. Forced to exist between living and dead, and only revealing their skeleton forms in the moonlight, the pirates intend to use Elizabeth's blood to break the curse and return them to the world of the living. Determined to save the love of his life Turner is prepared to do anything to thwart the dastardly pirate's plans.

Product Details

Barcode
8717418124861
Department
Movies & TV
Released
11 Jun 2007
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Adventure
Franchise
Pirates of the Carribean
Region
Region B
Year
2003
Language
English
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Number of Discs
2
Runtime
143 min
Age Restriction
13 PGV
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Release Year
2003
Running Time
143 min
Language
English
Categories
Action/Adventure / Action / Essential Cinema / Ghosts / High Seas / Islands / Kidnapping / Love / Pirates / Swashbuckler / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$305.3 million
Official Website
http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/liveaction/pirates/main_site/main.html
Ratings
IMDb
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
79% 86%
Metacritic
63
Synopsis
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.
Notes
Theatrical Release: JULY 9, 2003
Poster
Poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Cast & Crew
Director
Gore Verbinski
Star
Orlando Bloom / Lee Arenberg / Mackenzie Crook / Jack Davenport / Johnny Depp / Keira Knightley / Jonathan Pryce / Geoffrey Rush / Zoe Saldana
Screenwriter
Ted Elliott / Terry Rossio
Composer
Klaus Badelt
Executive Producer
Chad Oman / Michael Stenson
Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Director of Photography
Dariusz Wolski
Editor
Stephen E. Rivkin / Arthur Schmidt / Craig Wood
Production Designer
Brian Morris
Costume Designer
Penny Rose
Movie Critics
Box Office
"...Depp casts a spell every bit as powerful as any demonic bullion..."
Chrissie James (1 Sep 2003, p.124)
Chicago Sun-Times
"...[Depp's] performance is original in every atom..."
Roger Ebert (9 Jul 2003, p.55)
Entertainment Weekly
"...It's ornate and breathless..."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (18 Jul 2003, p.53-4)
New York Times
"...An often frenetic, colorful and enchanting comic adventure....The dazzling, high-flying silliness is quite an achievement..."
Elvis Mitchell (9 Jul 2003, p.E5)
Rolling Stone
"...Depp swans through this swashbuckler with a scene-stealing gusto unseen since Marlon Brando in MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY..."
Peter Travers (7 Aug 2003, p.78)
Sight and Sound
"..The most satisfying of this summer's blockbusters....Lively, humorous and well-cast..."
Daniel Etherington (1 Sep 2003, p.59-60)
Total Film
"[Depp's] dippy delivery gives Gore Verbinski's pirate swashbuckler its gleeful sense of salty swish."
Total Film Staff (1 Jul 2006, p.128)
Us Weekly
"...The swashbuckling smash stars a hysterical Johnny Depp..."
Us Weekly Staff (15 Dec 2003, p.84)
USA Today
"...A big-budget popcorn movie that delivers what moviegoers hunger for: humor, action, thrills and charismatic characters..."
Claudia Puig (9 Jul 2003, p.4D)
Variety
"...[With] disarming humor, engaging acting and colorful action bursts..."
Todd McCarthy (14 Jul 2003, p.22-32)