Pirates of the Caribbean: The Lost Disc (R2) in April
Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Lost Disc for 25th April 2005. The original two-disc DVD release is joined by a 'lost disc', available for a limited time only the press release claims it to be “crammed full of never-before-seen footage”...
Becoming Captain Jack
Johnny Depp reveals how he’s dreamt of playing a pirate since childhood and explains how he created Captain Jack Sparrow, taking inspiration from the 70’s icon, Keith Richards, from his attitude down to the beading in his hair.
A commentary with Geoffrey Rush explores how the actor got behind the character’s personality, his traits and personal history, which gives an insight into the scale of research and preparation that is required before filming.
Thar She Blows
Blowing the British Navy Ship, The Interceptor, clean in half made an impressive scene in the film. But just how did they do it? Join the dedicated team of Pirates craftsmen as they build an exact replica of the ship in miniature. Find out how the crew created a storm using a remarkable 750 gallons of water, wind, rain and wave makers. Then, after months of careful preparation, watch them blow the ship to smithereens! ‘Thar She Blows’ is a behind the scenes glimpse at the dedication and expertise required to create an incredible few moments of the film.
Sneak Attack Animatic
Before Pirates was completed, animators created this short film to help the filmakers plan the shooting of the moment when the cursed pirates walk underwater, in order to storm the British Navy ship, a key scene in the movie.
More Fly on the Set Features
A chance to be a “fly on the wall” at the filming of Pirates. Watch as they create key scenes from the movie. Find out the filmmakers’ tricks and see the stars of the film in action.
The Monkey’s Name is Jack
Meet the animal trainer and the monkeys, Levi and Tara, who played Captain Barbossa’s best friend.
Pirates Around the World
A fun look at the dubbed versions of the film around the world.
Spirit of the Ride
“The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” was inspired by one of Disney’s first theme park rides of the same name. Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and other crew and cast members reflect on their early memories and experiences of the ride. They explain how it inspired the film, sometimes down to the tiniest detail.
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Previously only available as a PC computer file, this documentary looks back at the creation of the Disneyland ride, featuring interviews with Walt Disney himself and the original creators of the ride. The ride was the first of its kind and one of its first to use audio animatronics and lifelike moving glass eyes in the models.