Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest

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Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley


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Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit, which re-teams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and …  See more details below


Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit, which re-teams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. As Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) prepare to exchange vows at the altar, their wedding plans hit rough waters with the arrival of sea-bound scallywag Jack Sparrow. It seems that Sparrow owes a substantial blood debt to half-octopus sea captain Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and that the only way for the flamboyant sea rover to elude the wrath of his otherworldly pursuer is to seek the aid of mysterious and powerful voodoo priestess Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), whose ability to resurrect the dead and gaze into the future may provide just the advantage needed to avoid a waterlogged fate in the locker of his legendary nemesis.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
Everybody's favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, is back for another rip-roaring adventure that is bigger, wilder, and louder than the original. Trying to describe the insanely dense plot of Dead Man's Chest would take nearly as long as watching the film, but it involves a long-standing debt Sparrow (Johnny Depp, still deliciously over-the-top) owes to the legendary Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), one that must be paid in eternal servitude aboard his ghost ship. Meanwhile, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is charged with treason before he can marry Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightly), and his only way to escape the noose is to find Sparrow and bring back his compass -- a device that can point to more than true north. There's also a voodoo queen who can resurrect the dead; Turner's father, Bootstrap Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), who is imprisoned aboard Davy Jones's ship; a giant, very scary sea monster; and that little matter of a certain dead man's chest. Nearly every minor character who remained alive after the first film is back for Chest, figuring into convolutions that may have some scrambling to revisit the original just to remember who these people are. Even if you're scratching your head trying to figure it all out, nothing should stop you from enjoying the film's many action set-pieces -- the most spectacular of which involves cannibals, improvised pole-vaulting, and a swordfight atop a giant water wheel set free from its moorings. The film's most impressive special effect, however, is Davy Jones, whose squidlike head is entirely computer-generated -- yet Nighy's personality and sad eyes shine through. Filmed simultaneously with the next sequel, Dead Man's Chest at times conveys the feeling that it's merely the setup to the upcoming At World's End, but the charms of the original -- playfully morbid humor, swashbuckling action, and Depp's giddy performance -- still enthrall.
All Movie Guide
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest delivers everything you'd want from it and more -- more than you'd want from any movie. It's a funny, sexy, epic, and exciting sequel; the only problem is that it doesn't really need to be two and a half hours long. You'll only notice this occasionally, however, as most of the film will have you wide-eyed and entertained, happily taking in rollicking pirate mythos, truly believable special effects, and thoroughly fleshed-out characters. Female lead Keira Knghtley is given the much-needed chance to express real sexual chemistry in this film, both with Orlando Bloom and the unspeakably hot Johnny Depp. This second installment isn't quite as child-friendly and silly as the original, but the sheer number of stories, characters, locations, and implications presented is the only thing that might leave you scratching your head and saying, "I thought this movie was based on a theme park ride...." A fantastic subplot with returning character Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport) is a cool idea and a well-played twist; with simple changes, this character could have been employed as the root of the film's entire overarching plot. Instead, a somewhat contrived powdered-wig corporate villain is thrown in to do the job. This bad guy is not to be confused with the other bad guy, fish-man Davy Jones (the delightful Bill Nighy), who sends a monster bad guy (a mythological beast called the Kraken, which is the oceanic equivalent of the Star Wars Sarlaac) after the Black Pearl. If you think all these bad guys sound like a bad idea, you might find yourself occasionally losing patience with the movie. If you're a die-hard lover of the adventure genre and relish all the twists, turns, witty quips, and grandiose action sequences (such as a three-man sword fight on, within, and around a giant water-wheel sent rolling uncontrollably through a jungle), you won't even notice.

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Walt Disney Video
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[Wide Screen, Color]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Special Features

Captain Jack: From Head to Toe - secrets and legends revealed by Johnny Depp and others; Meet Davy Jones: discover the creation, mystery and mythology of the sea's ghostly ruler; Bloopers of the Caribbean; Mastering the Blade - sword fighting with the film's stars; Audio commentary: screenwriters Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio; "Charting the Return" - a preproduction diary; "According to Plan" - journal of filming the movie; "Fly on the Set" featurette - The Bone Cage; Creating the Kraken; Dead Men Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering the Attraction; Pirates on Main Street: The World Premiere; A producer's photo diary with Jerry Bruckheimer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom Will Turner
Keira Knightley Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport Norrington
Bill Nighy Davy Jones
Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa
Jonathan Pryce Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg Pintel
Mackenzie Crook Ragetti
Kevin McNally Gibbs
David Bailie Cotton
Stellan Skarsgård Bootstrap Bill
Tom Hollander Cutler Beckett
Naomie Harris Tia Dalma
Martin Klebba Marty
David Schofield Mercer
Alex Norton Captain Bellamy
Lauren Maher Scarlett
Nej Adamson Short Sailor
Jimmy Roussounis Large Sailor
Moray Treadwell Sunburned Sailor
San Shella Leech
Jim Cody Williams Fisherman (Montage)
Michael Miranda Cannibal Warrior
Luke de Woolfson Frightened Sailor
Derrick O'Connor Very Old Man
Georges Trillat Skinny Man
Israel Adurama Crippled Man
Gerry O'Brien Irish Man
Dermot Keaney Maccus/Dutchman
Clive Ashborn Koleniko/Dutchman
Robbie Gee Shrimper (Montage)
Neil Panlasigui Cannibal Boy
Matthew Bowyer Sailor/Edinburgh
Max Baker Burser/Edinburgh
Steven Speirs Quartermaster/Edinburgh
John Boswall Wyven
Winston Ellis Palafico/Dutchman
Christopher Adamson Jimmy Legs/Dutchman
Andy Beckwith Clacker/Dutchman
Jonathan Linsley Ogilvey/Dutchman
Brett Sylver Shrimper's Brother
Simon Meacock Chaplain
Natsuko Ohama Cannibal Woman
Josie Dapar Cannibal Woman
Vanessa Branch Giselle
David Sterne Edinburgh Cole,Edinburgh Cook
David Keyes Scuttled Ship Helmsman
Anthony Patricio Cannibal
Barry McEvoy Carruthers Guard
Michael Enright Deckhand/Edinburgh
Hernando "Sweepy" Molina Sweepy
John Mackey Turkish Prisoner
Spider Madison Turkish Prison
Bud Mathis Turkis Prisoner
Marco Kahn Turkish Guard
David Zahedian Turkish Guard
Faouzi Brahimi Turkish Guard
Jonathan Limbo Torch Native
Alex Cong Native Bridge Guard
Ho-Kwan Nse Ho-Kwan
Reggie Lee Headless
Lejon O. Stewart Lejon
Christopher S. Capp Parrot Voice
Felix Castro Moises
Mike Haberecht Kursar
Rudolph McCollum Matelot
Gerardo Reyes Tearlach
M. Scott Shields Duncan
Chris Sullivan Ladbroc
Craig Thomson Crimp
Fred Toft Quartetto

Technical Credits
Gore Verbinski Director
Ismail Acar Animator
George Aleco-Sima Animator
Charles Alleneck Animator
Robert Alonzo Stunts
Joey Anaya Stunts
Tony Angelotti Stunts
Noby Arden Stunts
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Sala Baker Stunts
Robin Beauchesne Makeup
Brian Bennett Stunts
Scott Benza Animator
Michael Berenstein Animator
Richard L. Blackwell Stunts
John Blake Makeup
Josh Bleibtreu Camera Operator
Samati Boonchitsitsak Animator
Christopher Boyes Sound Mixer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Martha Callender Makeup
Keith Campbell Stunts
Jay Caputo Stunts
Derrick Carlin Animator
Denise Chamian Casting
Alex Chansky Stunts
Mickael Coedel Animator
Creative Makeup Concepts Makeup Special Effects
Brycen Counts Stunts
Craig Wood Editor
Bruce Crone Art Director
Phil Culotta Stunts
Sean Curran Animator
Peter Daulton Animator
Augie Davis Stunts
Mark de Alessandro Stunts
Leslie Devlin Makeup
J. Mark Donaldson Stunts
John Donohue Stunts
Brian Duffy Stunts
Jayson Dumenigo Stunts
Andy Dylan Stunts
Michael Easton Animator
Greg W. Elam Stunts
Kofi W. Elam Stunts
Kiante Elam Stunts
Paul Eliopolus Stunts
Ted Elliott Screenwriter
Jenn Emberly Animator
Roel Failma Stunts
Dane Farwell Stunts
Robert Fechtman Set Decoration/Design
Cameron David Folds Animator
Clay Donahue Fontenot Stunts
Kelcey Fry Makeup
Jeremy Fry Stunts
Leslie Fulton Animator
Jane Galli Makeup
Julia Gaudette Production Manager
Mickey Giacomazzi Stunts
Dean Grimes Stunts
Sam Hargrave Stunts
Gene Hartline Stunts
William Hawkins Art Director
Timothy Heath Animator
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Geoff Hemphill Animator
Bruce Hendricks Executive Producer
Mark Hitchler Set Decoration/Design
Elizabeth Hoel Makeup
A. Todd Holland Set Decoration/Design
Stacy Howell Stunts
Lisa Hoyle Stunts
Lois G. Hoyos Set Decoration/Design
Zach Hudson Stunts
Ann-Marie Hurley Makeup
Yoshio Iizuka Stunts
Garrett Immel Makeup
Industrial Light & Magic Animator,Special Effects
Priscilla John Casting
Keith Johnson Animator
Dean Jones Makeup
Paul Kavanagh Animator
Maia Kayser Animator
Peter Kelly Animator
Ronnie Kim Animator
Henry Kingi Stunts
Peter Kohn Asst. Director
Heather Koontz Makeup
Makota Koyama Animator
Anthony Kramme Stunts
Patricia Krause Animator
Scott Kravitz Animator
Theo Kypri Stunts
Nadine Lavoie Animator
Donald Lee Stunts
Christopher Leps Stunts
Corinna Liebel Makeup
Kurt Lott Stunts
David Luckenbach Camera Operator
Jonathan Lyons Animator
Rob Mars Stunts
Kevin Martel Animator
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Robert D. Maverick Makeup
Sonia Izzolena McDancer Stunts
Eric McLeod Executive Producer
Derek Mears Stunts
Alan Meyerson Sound Mixer
Tom Morga Stunts
Marilyn Morgan Set Decoration/Design
Caryn Mower Stunts
Rob Murray Stunts
Carol Ann Napier Set Decoration/Design
Ve Neill Makeup Special Effects
Lesa Neilson Makeup
Thai Nguyen Animator
Steve Nichols Animator
Ken Niederbaumer Makeup
Mark Norby Stunts
Hugh A. O'Brien Stunts
Rick O'Connor Animator
Casey O'Neill Stunts
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Lee Orloff Sound Mixer
Jim Palmer Stunts
Missy Papageorge Producer
Brian Penikas Makeup
Norbert Phillips Stunts
Denney Pierce Stunts
Jakub Pistecky Animator
Heather Plott Makeup
Lauren Polizzi Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Pope Stunts
Mark Powers Animator
Alex Proctor Makeup
Steve Prouty Makeup
Victor Quintero Stunts
Richard Reynolds Set Decoration/Design
Stephen E. Rivkin Editor
Elliot Roberts Animator
John Robotham Stunts
Jim Rohland Makeup
J.P. Romano Stunts
Thomas Rosales Stunts
Penny Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Rossio Screenwriter
Tom Roth Animator
Kirstin Ryals Makeup
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Martin Schaer Camera Operator
Andrew Schneider Animator
Marc Shaffer Stunts
Maya Shimoguchi Set Decoration/Design
David Shirk Animator
Dave Sidley Animator
Craig Silva Stunts
Lincoln Simonds Stunts
Nikoletta Skarlatos Makeup
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
John David Snyder Makeup
Stefan Sonnenfeld Executive Producer
Joseph Sosthand Stunts
Gray Stearns Stunts
Andrew Stehlin Stunts
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Jim Stephan Stunts
Bill Taliaferro Set Decoration/Design
Philip Tan Stunts
Trampas Thompson Stunts
Aaron Toney Stunts
Russell Towery Stunts
Greg Towner Animator
Delio Tramontozzi Animator
Chi Chung Tse Animator
Xuyen T. Valdivia Stunts
Jonathan Valera Stunts
David H. Venghaus Asst. Director
Tim Waddy Animator
David Wald Stunts
Clint Wallace Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Walsh Animator
Andrew Weder Set Decoration/Design
Jay Wejebe Makeup
Jack West Stunts
Jack Wheless Animator
Webster Whinery Stunts
Brian J. Williams Stunts
Huck Wirtz Screenwriter
Jeff Wolfe Stunts
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer
Andy Wong Animator
Sylvia Wong Animator
Stephen Wong Animator
Roland Yepez Animator
Kofi Yiadom Stunts
John Zdankiewicz Animator
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
1. Introduction [4:18]
2. "And a Bottle of Rum" [5:33]
3. "Left Our Marks" [2:20]
4. "Time Is Running Out" [6:55]
5. "I Have Faith in You" [4:44]
6. "Save Me" [6:21]
7. Salvaging the Ship [5:13]
8. "About Six Will Do" [5:03]
9. "This Way, Lads" [5:54]
10. The Ship Is Haunted [3:57]
11. Touch of Destiny [5:52]
12. The Flying Dutchman [3:33]
13. Davy Jones [5:52]
14. Tortuga [6:10]
15. Mr. Turner [5:08]
16. "Hide the Rum" [5:04]
17. Game of Deception [8:25]
18. Persuade Me [4:01]
19. The Kraken [4:43]
20. "Very Much Alike" [5:30]
21. "Can't Let You Do That" [4:22]
22. Fight for the Key [5:40]
23. Beating Heart [4:39]
24. "I Got a Jar of Dirt" [5:23]
25. Load the Rum [5:26]
26. Abandon Ship [5:53]
27. "Something to Trade" [4:43]
28. Credits [9:34]

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Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 160 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I have seen all three movies and I still like this one the best. If you ask me Bill Nighy stole the show with his impressive adaption of Davy Jones. I personally thought they did such a great job with the effects of him and his crew that you could just dive into the story. If you want to see what I mean and appreciate the work that Bill Nighy did playing the Davy Jones character you should take the time to watch the special features on this disc on the making of the character and it has a great look at how the design team did and how challenging it would be for him. Great movie
bookhag More than 1 year ago
Jack Sparrow is hilarious; watch how he runs. In the first movie he say "I am an honest man you can always trust to be dishonest" i think that was what he said and it's so perfect.
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Pirates of the Caribbean was somewhat boring at the beginning, but once it started into the story, it was pretty good. Throughout the movie, it was kind of confusing. you would have to really pay attention in order to understand it. Some parts of the movie were unnecessary, we could have done without it. I did not like the choice of the actress Keiera Knightly, there could have been better actresses right for the part. It was a little too long, if they cut out more scenes, it could've been better. The music was really good, and Johnny Depp played really well. The scenery was astounding. The graphics were amazing throughout the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, this is the best movie ever. It lived up to its reputation for CGI. I went to go see it at midnight when it came out, and when the ending came I sat for, like, five minutes with my mouth hanging open. In definate need of Pirates 3. I cannot wait! This is one of the best movies ever. I would HIGHLY reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, overall I thought the movie was great. Dont let your children (under 13 DUH!) see it. Well they can see it if they can handle mature stuff and the computerization *cough* *cough*. Depp was an amazing actor! Bloom... well he was there but Depp was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better. What surprised me was Elizabeth and Jack kissing. ew.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Pirates Of The Caribbean - The Curse Of The Black Pearl' is an outstanding movie, hilarious, unique, original and well made, and the sequel is just as great if not better. 'Pirates Of The Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest' is (like the original) hilarious, unique and well made plus it takes a different tone in some places of the film, with a lot more character development. The three cliffhangers at the end of the movie are just surprising and great. The DVD is well worth getting, very good quality and sound and the extra's especially the cast interviews and the maker's interviews are great and the making of Davy Jones. I am looking forward to the third movie 'Pirates Of The Caribbean - At Worlds End'
Guest More than 1 year ago
PC2 is a great movie. It keeps you quessing throughout the movie. I do like who comes back at the end. You will too. The third one is problay going to be the best one out all of them, though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting three years for this movie! it was great. A smart script , a great cast, and top notch special effects from ILM. And once again Johnny Depp has surprised us with his performance. It's been a couple of years since we last saw Jack Sparrow and his crew. It seems that Jack owes an old debt to Davy Jones, legendary captain of the Flying Dutchman. How can Jack possibly talk his way out of it? With an island of cannibals, a "beastie" and not to mention Davy Jones and his crew, theres no telling what will happen. But of coarse I already do. This movie will leave you speechless with questions until AT WORLD'S END on May 25th. I sure know what I want for Christmas this year Santa. Buy it savvy?
Guest More than 1 year ago
My trilogy theory is this. The first is very good with lots of action, and character deveopment, but it lacks any major ties to the trilogy's main story. The second is still good but not as good with a treasure trove of story development, but not as much action, or character development. The third tops them both with climactic battles, amazing quality, and plot and character twists. Even though this is a perfect world scenario, I beleive it is exactly where the Pirates of the Carribean series is headed. The story is a little rough around the edges but still good, the special effects are ILM's trademark best, Hans Zimmer's score is good but I miss Klaus Bedalt's more swashbuckling aproach, the acting didn't stray to far from that of the first one, and the addition of Davy Jones and his rather "fishy" crew are a good substitution for Barbossa and his spectral crew. My only complaints are this: Length, the film is to long for my liking because the whole canibal scequence (though good) would not have hindered the story had it been left on the cutting room floor. Loose ends, this movie presents many concepts that it talks about then forgets entirely. Example: Davy Jones can only step on land once every 10 years. Why? Because Terry Rossio, and Ted Elliot want it that way, and without them you have no story so what they say goes. God, why should they have to explain anything?! Jokes, Jack Sparrow par-takes in alittle to much slapstick for my liking, which bogs down the story a bit. Other then those meager comments, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a good movie worth owning. But, it will take alot of changes for At World's End to be the "Pirates" series' Return of the King.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know what you are thinking. All of the action scenes and battle scenes were amazing, but the movie was too long and there was just too much dialogue. I also did not like the fact that Disney decided to make it "TO BE CONTINUED" type movie or I would have chosen to see it on DVD
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was very frightening for my young son. Jimmy would run into my room for weeks screaming. And I quote "The Kraken is coming! The Kraken is coming!" I do not know why they had to make the second movie so frightning. I myself enjoyed it, but I think it is too frightening to be considered good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I keep hearing a lot of people whining about it "To Be Continued"....well, of course it's going to be continued. They told us that BEFORE it came out. Everyone knew that it was going to be just the 2nd in the 3-part series. I thought that this one was much better than Black Pearl because 1) better music, 2) better characters, 3) better battle scenes, and 4) funnier lines. How much better could it get? And now there's a small love-triangle thing going on between Jack, Will, and Elizabeth. It's everyone's dream pirate movie. Definitely the best yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the action packed sequel to the Curse of the Black Pearl where its the return of the characters from the first who now instead of dead pirates deal with dead pirates of the sea than of the after life. New charaters are introduced with an excellent cliffhanger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, the second movie always has the hardest position among a trilogy of movies. The first movie is usually set as the benchmark by which future movies will be judged. The third movie, rounds out the story, fixes mistakes made and ties up loose ends. The 2nd movie has to excel and exceed in everything the first movie was able to deliver and more. It is also tasked with making people want to go back and watch the last movie. (spoiler warning do not read if you haven't seen it yet). Dead Man's Chest is one of the best, most exciting, shocking part 2's ever! Granted, the Kraken swallowing Jack Sparrow is not as awe inspiring or memorable as the Star Wars cliffhanger, but as # 2s go, it is as good as it gets. All the action leading up to it is just as awesome, some really good action/comedy scenes in the old Bruckheimer vein, cool characters, great scenes that stand on their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie got panned by critics for what? 1 is that they say jack sparrow is too mencing and gay in this one, well i disagree. The only scene where he's being that way is when he's running away from the cannibals with his arms flailing in the air, well thats too be expected as jack sparrow has never been that good of a fighter he's always tried to talk his way out of situations but sense there cannibals and wont listen to reason they cant be bargained with so of course he's going to run away. Some said it was also too long, i disagree I think that if a movie can entertain you all the way through i dont care if its 10 hours long (Lord of the Rings for example) its completely entertaing all the way through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored the first "Pirates" film and saw it in theatres more times than I care to say... However, I walked out of this new film with a look of shock on my face, not from any particular plot point or development, but from my astonishment that anybody could take "Pirates" and make it into something so dreadful. It had a few redeeming scenes, but mostly, it was like seeing a badly-written fan fiction on screen. This was also the second film in a trilogy, which meant plot point after plot point, a lot of vague foreshadowing, but absolutely no explanation for anything.