Posts Tagged 'Johnny Depp'

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Trilogy sets sail on Blu-ray

[tweetmeme source= “blurayreporter” only_single=false]

There’s more than a galleon’s worth of fun in Disney’s new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Blu-ray Disc collection, and US website Monsters and Critics agree having given the fantasy saga a big thumbs up in a recent review.

The swashbuckling adventure charts the heroics of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) an eccentric rogue of a pirate who dives head first into the lives of the Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and wannabe buccaneer Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). Overflowing with sword fighting, treasure hunting and mutinous pirates galore, the whirlwind tales are sure to satisfy the whole family from the haunting beginning to the rip roaring conclusion.

So what makes the experience even better on Blu-ray? Monsters and Critics praise the outstanding picture quality and stunning audio soundtrack on the seven BD set saying:

‘In the Blu-ray format, these beautiful films become even more stunning, and we are captured once again by the humour, the adventure, the fun and the fantasy of setting sail in the Caribbean.’

They also highlight the fantastic range of bonus features split across the pack and point out that a clip of the fourth installment, due in cinemas this summer, is a nice little extra seventh disc.

The ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’ includes features ‘An Epic At Sea’ and ‘Fly on the Set’ which uncover behind-the-scenes secrets and look at the technicalities of filming a blockbuster at sea. ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ offers a theatrical or interactive version of the film, features ‘Captain Jack from head to toe’ presented by Johnny Depp and ‘Mastering the Blade’ which examines the art of sword fighting. ‘At World’s End’ has a ‘Bloopers of the Caribbean’ reel, a special set tour called ‘Enter the Maelstrom’ and fantastic short ‘Keith and the Captain’ in which Johnny Depp and Keith Richards pair up to give viewers their insights on life as a pirate.

So if you’re looking for extravagant sets, impressive stunts and a date with some of film’s most fascinating characters, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ provides a rollicking journey to the ends of the Earth and back and could most definitely be a welcome addition to your Blu-ray collection.

Click here for the full review. In the mean time, we’ve included the new ‘Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ trailer below for you to feast your eyes on.

Alice in Wonderland arrives on Blu-ray 3D

[tweetmeme source= “blurayreporter” only_single=false]

Picture a boiling cauldron of magical, fantastic potion. Add a dash of Tim Burton’s vibrant imagination, a pinch of Johnny Depp’s charisma, throw in the best of Lewis Carroll’s classic storytelling and serve it with a state of the art Blu-ray 3D picture. What have you got? One of the most enchanting, witty and funny home entertainment adventures of the year.

Disney is proud to announce that Alice in Wonderland 3D will be released on Blu-ray Disc on 6th December, in a bundle that will also include a 2D Blu-ray in the pack.

With its whimsical characters and seamless CGI, this first rate fantasy lends itself perfectly to a Blu-ray 3D release. Rabbit holes, tea parties, Mad Hatters, Red Queens, talking caterpillars, Cheshire cats, dragons and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will be jumping into life and leaping off the screen in this treasure trove of fun for the entire family.

Pick up a copy of this sumptuous visual delight and it may just be you who will find yourself in Wonderland this Christmas.

For more information and to pre-order your copy, click here.

Alice in Wonderland Giveaway

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland[tweetmeme source= “blurayreporter” only_single=false]

Blu-ray Monday is doing very well and it’s all thanks to you.  I expect you’re getting the hang of this by now but if you haven’t it’s very simple; you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then once you’ve done that, for a second entry all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

Alice in Wonderland is a classic film that has been reinvigorated so that a new generation can enjoy it all over again, but, is there any other classic film that could benefit from a remake or a re-imagination?

Let me know your ideas, you can be as creative as you like and all comments are thoroughly enjoyed.

We have featured this competition at:

ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions
Loquax.co.uk

Release date confirmed for Alice In Wonderland

Alice in WonderlandDisney has announced that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, will be released on Blu-ray Disc at the start of June.

Extra content confirmed so far includes a featurette called Finding Alice, which delves into Tim Burton’s vision for the characters, differences from the book and Disney’s version of Alice and how she evolves as both a character and actor as she takes an adventure through Wonderland. Meanwhile The Mad Hatter gives audiences a closer look at Johnny Depp’s transformation into the famous character, and Effecting Wonderland shows off the technologies used to create some if the film’s other characters, including Stayne, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Bandersnatch and the Red Queen.

Alice in Wonderland was a huge success in theatres, when it became the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time and the biggest IMAX opening of all time. For more details on the Blu-ray Disc release, head over to HeyUGuys for the press release.


Blu-ray Disc Reporter


%d bloggers like this: