Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

Director: Gore Verbinski Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
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Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

Following his surprise-hit American remake of The Ring in 2002, director Gore Verbinski took on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the second of recent films to be based upon Disney theme-park rides (the first being The Country Bears). When Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the daughter of Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce) is kidnapped by a group of pirates led by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and taken aboard their ship, The Black Pearl, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), the young man who loves Elizabeth despite the fact that she is promised to another, sets out to rescue her. But he can't do it alone, so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Together the two chase after The Black Pearl, but they soon discover that the captain and crew aren't your average pirates. Cursed to remain between the living and the dead, Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight. When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeth's blood, Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governor's daughter.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2003
UPC: 0786936224467
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom Will Turner
Keira Knightley Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport Norrington
Kevin McNally Joshamee Gibbs
Jonathan Pryce Governor Swann
Zoe Saldana Anamaria
Treva Etienne Koehler
David Bailie Cotton
Lee Arenberg Pintel
Mackenzie Crook Ragetti
Trevor Goddard Grapple
Isaac C. Singleton Bosun
Brye Cooper Mallot
Greg Ellis Officer Groves
Martin Klebba Marty
Lauren Maher Scarlett
Paula Jane Newman Esterlla
Dylan Smith Young Will Turner

Technical Credits
Gore Verbinski Director
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
Stuart Beattie Original Story
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Craig Wood Editor
Paul Deason Executive Producer
Larry Dias Set Decoration/Design
Kate Dowd Casting
Ted Elliott Original Story,Screenwriter
Bruce Hendricks Executive Producer
William Hiney Set Decoration/Design
Mark Hitchler Set Decoration/Design
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Gregory Scott Hooper Set Decoration/Design
Peter Kohn Asst. Director
Ronna Kress Casting
Brian Morris Production Designer
Ve Neill Makeup
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Lee Orloff Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen E. Rivkin Editor
Keith Rogers Sound Mixer
Penny Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Rossio Original Story,Screenwriter
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Domenic Silvestri Set Decoration/Design
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
James Tocci Art Director
Keith Vanderlaan Makeup Special Effects
Darrell L. Wight Set Decoration/Design
Jay Wolpert Original Story
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer
Don Woodruff Art Director

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Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 313 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie sooooooooo much! I saw it in the theater twice and even though it's coming out before Christmas, I'm not even waiting that long to get it! Johnny Depp was so funny in it and the story line was great! Why else has this movie been in the top five in theaters for 3 months? Because it's the best!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With it's combination of beautiful secenery, exquiste detail, swashbuckling adventure, and great acting Pirates is without a doubt the year's best film so far, and one of Disney's all time greats. Thankfully, Pirates returns to it's roots by appealing to a wide audience, not just the under 10 or tween crowds. This film reminded of something that I'd forgotten: how much fun going to the movies can be. A must for anyone's Christmas list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie the same day Dead Man's Chest came out in theaters, and watched DMC the next day. And wow-- it was amazing! Since then, I've watched it at least seven times. Every time my sister says: "I want to watch a movie-- which one do you want?", I'd instantly pipe up with "Pirates of the Caribbean!" And note: I have over 20 DVDs on my shelf. GREAT movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just watched " The Curse of the Black Pearl" in anticipation of the 3rd movie opening on Friday... Or tomorrow night for those of you lucky ones! This is probably about my 7th or 8th time watching the movie, and with all great movies, there are always new things that you pick up in the movie. There were a couple of references to Will (Orlando) Turner's father I picked up, and I finally noticed that Cpt. Barbosa did not die at the end of the movie.. Hence, his reappearance in the 2nd movie.. How the heck did I miss that before? And it is always cool to watch the transformations of the pirates to skeletons and back again. The scenes in reference to the ride at Disneyland are always enjoyed, as that is in my top 2 rides at Disneyland. Some of the extras on the 2-disc DVD are pretty cool. I liked the Bloopers reel, and some of the deleted/extended scenes were interesting. The "Making Of" was also interesting too. One of these days i will listen to Bruckheimer's take on the movie. "Dead Man's Chest" is tomorrow night, and then I will be in line for the 3rd Friday !
o-bloomfan More than 1 year ago
I Love this movie! Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl is awesome! It is scary and funny at the same time. I love all the sword fights. I have watched it twenty times. I will never get tired of it. The special effects are great. All the actors did a great job. Jack Sparrow is very, very funny. Be sure yo watch "Dead Man's Chest" and "At Worlds End" after you watch this. They are all great movies. I cannot pick a favorite out of the three. I can't wait untill prat 4 (On Stranger Tides) comes out! I will definately go see it the day it comes to theaters. I LOVE Pirates of the Caribbean!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
From a park ride but with a story all its own, the title tells it all. Basically about a pirate who tries to get back the now accursed black pearl with help from a blacksmith who tries to rescue a girl from pirates who took the ship from the pirate in the first place seeking vengence. You can watch this again and again no matter how old you are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that Pirates was one of the best movies i have seen all summer. i have seen it three times so far and have pre-ordered it. i have told all my friends about it and they loved it as well. take your kids and go see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This DVD was sitting in my house for 3 years! This summer, I finally had enough common sense to watch this movie. Pirates is one of the greatest movies made, and it is led by a spectacular cast consisting of Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightly. No matter what your preferred movie genre is, this movie has got to be on your list!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was done perfectly, from the scripts to the sets & costumes and especially the acting. Johnny Depp shines as Captain Jack Sparrow the drunken pirate/ladies man. Even shots of the actual ride at Disney Land. I can't remember the last time I liked a movie this much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!! NOT ONLY THAT JOHNNY DEPP WAS LIKE THE HOTTEST THING EVER BUT IT WAS STILL A FANTASTIC MOVIE!!!