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CONTEST: Take Home 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl' and 'Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' on Blu-ray Disc!

You read that right... we're giving away both seafaring epics on the next generation format.
Movie PictureAhoy Mateys! With Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest now available on beautiful, Blu-ray disc, we are marking this ocassion not with a black spot, but by giving some copies of both Blu-ray discs away to our users!

Winners Receive:
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Blu-ray Disc Set
- Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Blu-ray Disc Set

Click Here! to enter our contest!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black PearlSynopsis:
For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), the crystalline waters of the Caribbean present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's idyllic 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 (Jonathan Pryce) beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet, the HMS Interceptor, in a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl. The duo and their crew are pursued by Elizabeth's betrothed, the debonair, ambitious Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport, "The Talented Mr. Ripley") aboard the HMS Dauntless.

Unbeknownst to Will, there is a curse that has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead - when exposed to moonlight, they are transformed into living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken only if a once-plundered treasure is restored. Stunning visual effects bring these formidable foes to life as our valiant heroes clash mightily with Barbossa and his invincible pirates of the Caribbean.

Screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert. Screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

From Walt Disney Home Entertainment and producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes the thrilling action-adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl available for the first time in high-definition on 75GB Blu-rayTM 2-disc set on May 22. Pioneering and inventive high-definition bonus features include the innovative build-your-own documentary experience "Scoundrels of the Sea: Piecing Together the Treasured Past of Pirates," plus a playfully mischievous animated Jolly Roger host, who will navigate you through the rough seas and exciting features of this rousing Blu-ray experience. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Blu-ray 2-disc set will be available for the SRP of $34.99.

The Blu-ray Disc high definition feature film presentation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl was created from the original digital source files, a breakthrough that will deliver a truly unique viewing experience in crystal-clear 1080p (the number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution, while the letter "p" stands for progressive scan). Thrill to the crashing oceans and be astounded with the 5.1 channel surround, 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio as swords clash and the pursuit of Captain Jack reaches a fever-pitch. You'll feel like you're really there, thanks to Blu-ray High Definition.

For the first time ever on Blu-ray Disc, a computer animated host has been created to guide you through your Blu-ray experience. Your pirate adventure begins with the devilish Jolly Roger host, a "living" talking skull and crossbones so realistic you just might want to jump ship. While staring you down with cold, empty eye sockets, the Jolly Roger steers you through your Blu-ray Disc experience and into the world of the Pirates of the Caribbean as you have never seen before. Should you be the slightest bit hesitant with your decisions on where to set sail first, the Jolly Roger senses your fear, and is quick to respond with wise-cracks on whether or not you are truly brave enough to continue your journey.

Scoundrels of the Sea: Piecing Together the Treasured Past of Pirates
As you chart your own course through these high-definition waters, you will come upon the exclusive Blu-ray feature Scoundrels of the Sea: Piecing Together the Treasured Past of Pirates, an adventure so in-depth it would never be possible on DVD. You are in the director's chair guiding this interactive in-movie feature, which allows you to build your own custom documentary feature about the lore and legends of real life pirates from pop-up factoids that you "bank" until ready for viewing. Is it folklore and myth you seek, or perhaps walking the plank? It's all here in thirty-three different informative bankable nuggets featuring everything from corsets to pistols to pirate code and parlay.

At the end of the movie, or anytime during, you can watch your customized feature that incorporates all of your 'banked' selections, which have been automatically edited into a true one-of-a-kind experience. Created with the assistance of the actual pirate historians who consulted the film, 'Scoundrels of the Sea' is your own personal special on the golden age of piracy, complete with colorful visuals, upbeat music and voice-over narration.

Scoundrels of the Sea: Piecing Together the Treasured Past of Pirates is a BD-Java interactive feature that was developed and produced by Disney and programmed by Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory. Panasonic is a key technology provider for BD-Java, or Blu-ray Disc Java, which is the interactive platform supporting advanced content for Blu-ray Disc. BD-Java allows bonus content on Blu-ray Disc titles to be far more sophisticated then bonus content provided by standard DVD. Panasonic also handled the film's AVC video compression (Advanced Video Coding; a digital video codec standard that is noted for achieving very high data compression) direct from digital intermediates as well as menu authoring for Disc 1 of the Blu-ray 2-disc set.

Additional Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Blu-ray Disc features include a treasure chest full of exciting original DVD bonus features including deleted scenes, gag reel, audio commentary with Johnny Depp, a "making-of" featurette, additional filmmaker actor commentary and more.

Blu-ray Disc is the next-generation optical disc format for high-definition video and high-capacity software applications. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 25GB of data, and a double-layer Bluray Disc will hold up to 50GB of data. Blu-ray Disc is supported by the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and gaming companies, and, with seven of eight Hollywood studios releasing their high-definition content on Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray will deliver the widest variety of high-definition, home entertainment content.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black PearlBlu-ray Disc Bonus Materials - Disc 1 (50GB):
- Feature Film Presentation
- Feature Audio Commentary with Johnny Depp and Director Gore Verbinski
- Feature Audio Commentary with Producer Jerry Bruckhemier and Actors Keira Knightley and Jack Davenport
- Feature Audio Commentary with Screenwriters Stuart Beattie, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio and Jay Wolpert
- Scoundrels of the Sea: Piecing Together the Treasured Past of Pirates
- Hosted Guide by Jolly Roger character (Disc 1 only)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black PearlDisc 2 (25GB):
An Epic at Sea: The Making of Pirates:
- The Actors, Locations, Production Design, Ships of the Caribbean
- Make-up & Wardrobe
- The Art of Sword Fighting
- Special Effects
- The Premiere
- Diary of a Ship
- Diary of a Pirate
- Jerry Bruckhemier: A Producer's Diary
Fly on the Set Feature:
- Town Attack
- Tortuga
- Blacksmith Shop
- The Cave
- Jack's Hanging
- Blooper Reel
- Below Deck: An Interactive History of Pirates
- Moonlight Serenade: Scene Progression
- Deleted and Alternate Scenes
- Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
- Image Gallery
Easter Eggs:
- Ship-to-Ship Animatic
- Japanese Television Commercial
- Keith Richards' comments on Johnny Depp and Pirates
- Pirates Cave Construction Timelapse
Lost Disc Features:
- Becoming Captain Jack
- Becoming Barbossa
- Thar She Blows!
- The Monkey's Name Is Jack
- Pirates Around The World
- Spirit Of The Ride
- Dead Men Tell No Tales
- The History Of The Attraction
- Sneak Attack Animatic

Technical Specs:
- Run Time: 143 minutes
- Rating: PG-13
- Rating Reason: Action/Adventure and Violence
- Languages: English, Spanish, French
- Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
- Audio: 5.1 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed sound (English) / 5.1 Dolby Digital (English, French, Spanish)
- Encoding: AVC
- Resolution: 1080p

Movie PicturePirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestSynopsis:
Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is the epic sequel to the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Johnny Depp earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as the rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Best Actor Nominee, 2005), and he's back for more incredible adventure. Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a grand, swashbuckling, high-octane joy ride filled with rousing action, devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures and more. In the first Pirates film Captain Jack saves the day, but now he finds he has a debt to pay: he made a bargain for his soul with Davy Jones himself, the ghostly, fearsome ruler of the ocean depths. It looks like a one-way trip to Davy Jones's locker, but the crafty Captain Jack won't go down without a fight. Dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) once again get caught up in Jack's adventures across the Seven Seas. Escaping hostile natives on an exotic island and fighting the mighty Kraken are just some of the thrilling escapades Jack faces, because nothing will stop him from finding the fabled Dead Man's Chest and winning his freedom.

Written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Characters created by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor). Directed by Gore Verbinski.

Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest available for the first time in high-definition on 75GB Blu-rayTM 2-disc set on May 22. Pioneering and inventive high-definition bonus features include the ground-breaking live-action pirate's game that utilizes artificial intelligence, Liar's Dice, plus a playfully mischievous animated Jolly Roger host, who will navigate you through the rough seas and exciting features of this rousing Blu-ray experience. Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Blu-ray 2-Disc set will be available for the SRP of $34.99.

The Blu-ray Disc high definition feature film presentation of Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was created from the original digital source files, a breakthrough that will deliver a truly unique viewing experience in crystal-clear 1080p (the number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution, while the letter "p" stands for progressive scan). Oceans crash while swords clash, with the astounding 5.1 channel surround, 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio - you'll feel like you're really there, thanks to Blu-ray High Definition.

For the first time ever on Blu-ray Disc, a computer animated host has been created to guide you through your Blu-ray experience. Your pirate adventure begins with the devilish Jolly Roger host, a "living" talking skull and crossbones so realistic you just might want to jump ship. While staring you down with cold, empty eye sockets, the Jolly Roger steers you through your Blu-ray Disc experience and into the world of the Pirates of the Caribbean as you have never seen before. Should you be the slightest bit hesitant with your decisions on where to set sail first, the Jolly Roger senses your fear, and is quick to respond with wise-cracks on whether or not you are truly brave enough to continue your journey. Much like the characters in this highly-anticipated sequel, a creepy voodoo doll hangs from his headscarf, while two torches burn brightly behind his hollow skull.

Liar's Dice Game
This first-of-its-kind, highly-advanced and unpredictable game takes you face-to-face with a group of menacing pirates. Through the use of BD-Java technology, Liar's Dice has been built with randomization utilizing artificial intelligence, something never possible on DVD, allowing a countless multitude of game play results that are intelligent reactions to how the game is being played.

Inspired by the famous scene between Will Turner, Bootstrap Bill and Davy Jones, it's your turn to challenge the pirates in a dice game and try to save your soul. Shot with original characters from the film, you the viewer get to face your adversary! Put on your best poker face, roll the dice, place your bid and challenge pirates Pintel (Lee Arenberg) and Marty (Martin Klebba) to see who will be freed, and who will remain forever in servitude to Davy Jones. Pintel sputters through rotting, black teeth, "You calling me a liar?!" his dirty grin as dark as his soul. Beside him Marty heckles, as he starts an intimidating approach towards the screen. The first player to run out of dice is the loser. Argh! Are you safe at home or perhaps a stowaway on the Kraken? The pirates pace as the pressure escalades, do you bluff? Play it safe? It's all up to you in this completely unpredictable dice game.

Liar's Dice is a BD-Java interactive feature that was developed and produced by Disney and programmed by Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory. Panasonic is a key technology provider for BD-Java, or Blu-ray Disc Java, which is the interactive platform supporting advanced content for Blu-ray Disc. BD-Java allows bonus content on Blu-ray Disc titles to be far more sophisticated then bonus content provided by standard definition DVD. Panasonic also handled the film's AVC video compression (Advanced Video Coding; a digital video codec standard that is noted for achieving very high data compression) direct from digital intermediates as well as menu authoring for Disc 1 of the Blu-ray 2-disc set.

Additional Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Blu-ray Disc features include an amazing treasure trove of original DVD bonus features including screenwriter audio commentary; a behind-the-scenes documentary; a Captain Jack featurette; a sword fighting featurette; "Creating The Kraken" on the film's stunning sea beast; "Fly On The Set" - an on-location view of filming; a featurette on the legend of Davy Jones; bonus program on the newly "re-Imagineered" Pirates of the Caribbean resort attraction; star-studded, red-carpet Hollywood premiere footage; producer Jerry Bruckheimer's personal on-set photo diary, and much more.

Blu-ray Disc is the next-generation optical disc format for high-definition video and highcapacity software applications. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 25GB of data, and a double-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 50GB of data. Blu-ray Disc is supported by the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and gaming companies, and, with seven of eight Hollywood studios releasing their high-definition content on Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray will deliver the widest variety of high-definition, home entertainment content.

Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestDisc 1 (50GB):
- Feature Film Presentation
- Feature Audio Commentary with Screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio
- Liar's Dice Game
- Hosted Guide by Jolly Roger character (Disc 1 only)

Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestDisc 2 (25GB):
- Charting the Return (Pre-production documentary)
- According To Plan: The Harrowing and True Story of Dead Man's Chest
- Captain Jack: From Head to Toe
- Mastering the Blade: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Jack Davenport
- Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy of a Legend
- Creating the Kraken
- Dead Men Tell No Tales: Re-Imagineering the Attraction
- Fly on the Set: The Bone Cage
- Jerry Bruckheimer: A Producer's Photo Diary
- Pirates on Main Street: The Dead Man's Chest Premiere
- Easter Eggs
- Pirates on Location
- Inside Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates From Around the World (Theatrical Trailers)
- Stills from the Set

Technical Specs:
- Run Time: 150 minutes
- Rating: PG-13
- Rating Reason: Intense Sequences of Adventure Violence, Including Frightening Images
- Languages: English, Spanish, French
- Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
- Audio: 5.1 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed sound (English) / 5.1 Dolby Digital (English, French, Spanish)
- Encoding: AVC
- Resolution: 1080p

Dont't forget to also check out: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl was released July 9th, 2003 and stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was released July 7th, 2006 and stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.



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