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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Special Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 115 (Dec 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsg

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include info for an interactive Web site, a four-minute blooper reel, commentary with Writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and sneak peeks. Also, be sure and catch the extra scene at the end of the credits. Disc Two includes a 26-minute pre-production documentary Charting The Return, the following featurettes: According To Plan (63 minutes); the 28-minute Captain Jack: From Head To Toe, which is a look at the pirate and can be watched in its entirety or as an interactive feature where you are able to choose certain parts of Johnny Depp and look at them piece by piece (and who wouldn

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 53114
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 151
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/05/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gore Verbinski
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The lovable pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) is back for more fun in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits well-resolved details and vibrant, well-balanced hues. Some of the night scenes on the water can appear slightly hazy, although the blacks can be downright inky in other situations, which seems to have been a stylistic choice of the filmmakers. Pixelization is not much of a problem, edge enhancement is very minor, and source element artifacts are virtually non-existent. (Danny Richelieu)

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