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Pirates/Ed Wood DVD info

11.06.2003

Johnny Depp speaks! It's no secret around these parts that I've had a semi man-crush on the great actor best known as Johnny Depp for quite some time now. I was as happy as any little girl when his latest flick PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN hit the motherload, if only because he deserved the huge success, after all his years of consistently delivering brilliant and unique performances. It's also no secret that his portrayal of the lead pirate in the film had a LOT to do with its success in the first place.

That said, December 2nd is the launch date for the film's DVD release and what a number it is: over 40 minutes of unseen footage, a friggin' commentary track by Depp himself (as well as the lovely Keira Knightley), a blooper reel and so much more. Awesome. For big fans of Depp, note that Buena Vista also announced the double-disc for ED WOOD today, with a February 3rd release date, a commentary track by Tim Burton, deleted scenes and a whole bunch of other coolness (see all specs here). Scroll below to check out all of the massive details on the PIRATES' 2-disc special edition and enjoy it since there are already two sequels for this film in the making.


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DISC ONE:

  • FEATURE PRESENTATION

  • AUDIO COMMENTARIES

    • Director Gore Verbinski and Star Johnny Depp

    • Stars Keira Knightley And Jack Davenport; Producer Jerry Bruckheimer

    • Screenwriters Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert

DISC TWO:

  • AN EPIC AT SEA: THE MAKING OF "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL"

    • Ahoy matey! Go behind the scenes of this blockbuster epic and have an in-depth look at:

      • The Actors

      • Locations

      • Production Design

      • The Ships

      • Costumes and Make-Up

      • Stunts and Swords

      • Visual Effects

      • The Premiere

  • 19 DELETED SCENES

  • FLY ON THE SET

    • You are on the set with the filmmakers and actors as they shoot the scene. Watch the rehearsals, see how the action is staged, watch multiple takes through the viewfinder with the director. From the scenes:

      • Town Attack

      • Tortuga

      • Blacksmith Shop

      • The Cave

      • Jack's Hanging

  • DIARIES

    • Three different, personal diaries from behind-the-scenes of the film:

      • Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
        Jerry Bruckheimer shares his personal, on-the-set photos with you. Bruckheimer narrates and comments on the photos and the movie.

      • Diary of a Pirate Lee Arenberg (The pirate 'Pintel" in the movie) presents and narrates his own unique video journal of his experiences on the film. Go behind the scenes with Lee and meet his fellow actors as they mug for the camera and tour the island of St. Vincent. Watch as special make-up turns Lee into a pirate, and join in the fun as the 'parrot-cam' and the 'Johnny Depp-cam' captures the cast and crew at work and play.

      • Diary of a Ship: Come aboard the Lady Washington, the real-life ship that became the 'H.M.S. Interceptor' in the movie. Travel with the captain and crew as they bring the ship into the Caribbean and re-fit her for her role in 'Pirates.'

  • "MOONLIGHT SERENADE" SCENE PROGRESSION

    • See how a shot from the film goes from concept to completion. In the "Moonlight Serenade" scene, flesh-and-blood pirates turn into walking, talking skeletons - and you see how the amazing technical effects crew made it happen.

  • IMAGE GALLERY

    • Inspiration: Discover historical reference artwork for the film, including classic pirate-themed paintings by renowned artist N.C. Wyeth

    • Concept Art: Outstanding pre-production art, for reference, done before filming

    • Storyboards: From the scenes:

      • Blacksmith Shop

      • Black Pearl vs. Interceptor

      • Captain Jack Sparrow

    • Costumes: Sketches and photos of the film's fabulous period costumes

    • Production: Photo stills from the film

    • Publicity

  • BLOOPER REEL

    • Watch as the actors miss marks and flub lines in this funny featurette

  • BELOW DECK: AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY OF PIRATES

    • Find out about the real pirates of history; who they were and what their lives were really like.

  • PIRATES IN THE PARKS

    • Tune in to "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" TV show. Join Walt as he walks you through the original sketches and dioramas from the Disneyland attraction "Pirates of the Caribbean." This nostalgic footage is from the episode 'Disneyland From The Caribbean To The World of Tomorrow' originally aired January 21, 1968.

  • DVD ROM ENHANCED COMPUTER FEATURES:

    • The DVD-ROM features for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL add hours of additional viewing pleasure for the audience and are a breakthrough in the creative use of DVD-ROM capabilities. They include:

      • MOONLIGHT BECOMES YE: A breakthrough first! Import your photo, or a friend's photo, and apply the "Moonlight" special effects. Watch as the curse takes hold, and your photo image is transformed - you take on the features of Captain Barbossa's undying crew, aye!! Yer a grisly Pirate of the Caribbean!

      • DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES: A breakthrough first! This featurette shows the making of Disneyland's hugely popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction and puts the content from the Image Gallery and Virtual Reality Viewer in context with the movie.

      • PIRATES ATTRACTION IMAGE GALLERY: See the concept art from the actual Disneyland "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction, which was the creative impetus for the film.

      • DISNEYLAND PIRATES VIRTUAL REALITY VIEWER: A breakthrough first! Take the artwork another step into reality when you click on the virtual reality view. Use your mouse to navigate through the exquisite 360-degree panoramas.

      • STORYBOARD VIEWER: This amazing feature displays a side-by-side comparison of storyboard art timed to the finished film. Watch the entire film in sync with every one of the film's storyboards.

      • SCRIPT SCANNER: This outstanding feature contrasts the director's camera with the screenwriter's pen. The script scrolls side-by-side in real-time with the movie - see the written word and how it translates into film, on the same screen.

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