We gave away six copies of the Pirates movie at our Pirate Pizza Party last night.


On October 18th Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Movie Download. This is the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow a wily and flamboyant pirate who manages to get himself into and out of tons of trouble. I’ve enjoyed the Pirates movies ever since the very first one came out. That one was by far the best in the series because it was visually stunning, had a great cast and a fun story. With the second movie things went downhill and the third was really hard to follow because of the plot holes. However, with the fourth movie I think that things have gotten back on track. The movie is loosely based on a novel called On Stranger Tides. Captain Jack Sparrow was written into the story and the usual mayhem ensues.

The movie revolves around finding the fountain of youth. We are also introduced to Blackbeard the pirate. Blackbeard has a ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge and on his ship he has a very special collection of ships in a bottle. One of those ships is Sparrow’s beloved Black Pearl. So Jack is back, so are many of the other pirates you will remember from the previous movies including Geoffrey Rush as Barbosa and new characters played by Penélope Cruz and Ian McShane (the aforementioned BlackBeard) . Along the way Jack encounters and eludes the Queen’s soldiers, Mermaids, that pesky monkey that has been in the other films and a case of mistaken identity.

I enjoyed watching this movie, it was a great escape and definitely a popcorn chomper. Don’t expect to much innovation in the series but expect to be entertained as it was certainly an entertaining romp. It was filled with action, humor and fun. And with a couple more Pirates movies to come sparked new life into the series.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Here are some video clips from the brand new bonus features! In addition, we’ve got activities, crafts, and recipes that make for sweet trade and can help you with a Pirate themed party of your own.

Pirate Compass Pirate Puzzles Pirate Oat Planks

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Bonus Clips

Piece of the Ride (Bonus)

Boy’s Dream Come True (Bonus)

Johnny’s Return to Pirates (Bonus)

In Search of the Fountain: Intro (Bonus)

From Black Pearl to Revenge (Bonus)

LEGO Featurette “Captain Jack’s Brick Tales – Escape by His Wits” (Bonus)

LEGO Featurette “Captain Jack’s Brick Tales – Jack Saves the Day” (Bonus)

Dive Deeper Into the Epic Quest to Find The Fountain of Youth
Johnny Depp is Back as Captain Jack Sparrow in
Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

Grossing Over $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office, One of the Biggest Films of All Time Sails Home on Disney Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Blu-ray 3DTM on October 18th

The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films are proud to present the #1 worldwide box office success of 2011 – making over $1 billion globally – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in stunning high definition Blu-rayTM, eye popping Blu-ray 3DTM (a first for the legendary franchise) and Movie Download on October 18, 2011.

Setting sail on an ocean full of hi-def adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will debut in a Limited Edition 5-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray 3D + 2-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD + 1- Disc Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD), and for the ultimate fan a 15- Disc Four Movie Collection. Additionally the movie will be available in 3D and High-Definition Movie Download.

The Limited Edition 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes hours of bonus materials offering fans a deeper dive inside Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides including immersive Disney Second Screen technology, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, Fountain of Youth mythology, an extensive look at mermaids, bloopers, deleted and extended scenes, and much more.

In addition, the Pirates of the Caribbean 15-Disc Four Movie Collection offers fans more adventures than ever before. The Collection is packaged in an authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, and includes a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case that holds the Blu-rayTM discs and digital copies of ALL four Pirates of the Caribbean movies, along with the Blu-ray 3DTM disc and DVD of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Rob Marshall (Nine, Chicago), and written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, National Treasure 2, Mask of Zorro), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the latest addition to the incredibly successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that has for years entertained audiences of all ages with its thrilling adventures, hi-tech special effects and unique storylines.

Back as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp (Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Alice in Wonderland) returns leading a sensational cast of talents that includes Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), Ian McShane (HBO’s “Deadwood”) and more.

The visually stunning film shot in high-definition 3D invites viewers to embark on an adventure-filled ride with Captain Jack Sparrow as he searches for the breathtaking Fountain of Youth. Along the turbulent trip, fans are forced to re-think their knowledge of fairytale creatures when they are introduced to a group of alluring yet precarious mermaids, traverse isolated islands and fight international enemies.

Details:

2-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-rayTM + 1-Disc DVD)
SRP = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 CanadaDisney Second Screen
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Audio Commentary by director Rob Marshall
LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales

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Limited Edition 5-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray 3DTM + 2-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD + 1-Disc Digital Copy)
SRP = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
All of the above features plus
Legends of On Stranger Tides
In Search of the Fountain
Last Sail/First Voyage
Under the Scene: Bringing Mermaids to Life
Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall

• • • •
Limited Edition 15-Disc Four Movie Collection
SRP = $169.99 U.S./$189.99 Canada
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy )
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy )
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1-Disc Blu-ray 3D +2-Disc Blu-ray+Digital Copy+1-Disc DVD)
1-Disc Blu-ray bonus disc that includes all-new never-before-seen short film “Wedlocked”
Authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case.
And much more.

• • •
High Definition Movie Download
SRP = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall
LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales

• • •
3D Movie Download
SRP = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada

Disc Specifications:

STREET DATE: October 18, 2011

Suggested Retail Prices: 2-Disc Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
5-Disc Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
15-Disc Four Movie Collection = $169.99 U.S./$189.99 Canada
High Definition Movie Download = $39.99 U.S./46.99 Canada
3D Movie Download = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
Feature Run Time: 136 minutes
Rating: U.S. = PG-13 (Not Recommended for Young Children & Frightening Scenes) Canada = PG (Not Recommended for Young Children & Frightening Scenes)
**Bonus Material Not Rated

Presentation: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition 2.40:1
DVD = Widescreen 2.40:1 – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions

Audio/Language: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HD MA (48kHz/24-bit), English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 DVS Dolby Digital, French, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital (3D Blu-ray), French, Spanish 7.1 DTS0HD HR (Blu-ray)
DVD = English, French, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English SDH, French, Spanish
DVD = English SDH, French Spanish **applies to film content only

Film Synopsis:
From Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise — and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love or if she’s a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn’t know who to fear more —Blackbeard (Ian McShane) or the woman from his past. Directed by Rob Marshall, it’s filled with eye-popping battle scenes, mystery and all-out wit.

Social Media:
For those who would like to stay connected with the world of Pirates are encouraged to:
“Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PiratesoftheCaribbean
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DisneyPirates
Visit the website and mobile site: www.disney.com/pirates

About Walt Disney Studios:
For more information, please visit www.disney.com.
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.

Disclosure: I was sent six copies of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides DVD/Blu-Ray to give to party guests, a box of pirate themed fun prizes and $25 to pay for party food. The opinions in the post are 100% mine.

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2 Responses to “Review: Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack”

  1. […] weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to try out some pirate costumes to celebrate the release of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Available on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack! I jokingly asked my contact if they had a […]

  2. Anna says:

    You are a really fan of the Pirates!! Me too and I am so much envy that here in Hungary we don;t have such a variety about costumes for Halloween…Because I really like it and I want my kids do spend a marvelous day!