It’s hard to believe that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise began 14 years ago with the release of The Curse of the Black Pearl. There are now five Pirates films that encompass that theme park derived franchise with the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales. Many of the films have a similar feel, but that familiarity is something that we actually like and look forward to.
We had the opportunity to review Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales a couple of weeks ago with the release of the Digital HD version, so we’re not going to take much time to review the film again. You can read that review here. Suffice it to say, we liked the film and thought that this got the franchise going back in the right direction. Dead Men Tell No Tales is a fun watch that you can enjoy with most any type of family or friends, and there were a couple of excellent new characters added to the movie along with some cameos by a few of the characters from the original Pirates of the Caribbean. We’re wondering with a little momentum that this film has, if we’ll see another Pirates film. Regardless, we think that the movie is a worthwhile purchase for fans of Pirates or Disney films in general.
There are a few Bonus Features on the Blu-ray and Digital HD that deserve some mention, but we really liked the Deleted Scenes and Bloopers. Get Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Blu-ray on October 3, 2017.
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL in HD:
- Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”A
- Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.
- Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.
- The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.
- First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.
- Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.
- Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock ‘n’ roll royalty.
- An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” — the movies, the ride and beyond.
- Bloopers of the Caribbean
- Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
- Deleted Scenes
- Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack
- A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb
- Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”
- First Mate Confidential: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, with the screenplay by Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) and story by Nathanson and Terry Rossio. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor.
- Product Offerings: Digital = 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
- Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD with HDR-10, Blu-ray, Digital in HD/SD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital in HD/SD), DVD
- On Demand – October 3rd – check with your local provider
- Feature Run Time: Approximately 129 minutes
- Rating: PG-13 in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF
- Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
- Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
- 4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0
- Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
- DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
- Subtitles: Physical = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
- Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English