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Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy (Disney Blu-ray)


Picture: A-     Sound: A-     Extras: B+     Films:


Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl: A-

Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest: B-

Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End: B-



Yeee Arrrgh!  Tis time to re-release The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy!  New to Disney Blu-ray is the Pirates of the Caribbean film series that captured the attention of audiences across the world…or at least the closest port.


The films have been reviewed multiple times on this site already and there is not much left to say, but one thought does come to mind when watching the 3 films all together.  There is such a thing as too much Captain Jack Sparrow.  There is no doubt that Johnny Depp’s Keith Richard inspired character was grounding breaking and insanely creative, but after three films of a ‘rock star’ pirate captain, the viewer has had enough.  The first Pirates film had several elements that made it an overall excellent picture, whereas the second two films were out to sea without any wind on their sails.


Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl for one has the ability to be a standalone film without any previous or future expectations.  The film was exciting, captivating, and brought pirate films back to mainstream cinema.  But the main feature that the first film had was a balanced use of its characters, especially Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow.  When watching the second and third films the viewer suddenly realizes that Jack is kind of annoying and whereas the audience was only given tastes of the scoundrel in the first film, the over inundation of the Jack Sparrow persona can make anyone sea sick.  This is not to say that the character wasn’t amazingly portrayed, it was just a bit much.


The compact new release of all three Pirates films is not an upgrade as far as picture, sound and extras; but exists more so for those who have yet to add these swashbuckling adventures to their collection or for those just looking to save a little space on their shelf.  The picture, sound and extras have been adequately analyzed in previous reviews on this site; please follow the links listed below to learn a little more about the films as well as their Blu-ray releases’ technical features.



Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl + Dead Man’s Chest (Blu-ray)



Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (DVD)



Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Blu-ray + DVD)




Why’s the rum always gone?



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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