Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is offering a real swashbuckling good time on DVD and Blu-ray this summer, with The Pirates! Band of Misfits set to hit shelves on August 28. The film will be available on DVD ($30.99), Blu-ray/DVD combo ($40.99) and 3D Blu-ray/DVD ($45.99) combo packs—all with UltraViolet.
Based on the popular books by Gideon Defoe, Aardman/Sony’s seafaring stop-motion adventure is directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, and stars Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain who with his band of misfits (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Al Roker, Anton Yelchin and Ashley Jensen) seeks to claim the coveted Pirate of the Year award—confronting a plotting queen (Imelda Staunton) and teaming up with a young scientist (David Tennant) along the way.
Standard DVD bonus features include filmmakers’ commentary, So You Want to Be a Pirate! mini-movie, Mr. Bobo’s Flash Card Challenge game (DVD exclusive) and a DVD-ROM with access to more film fun online. Exclusive Blu-ray features include a Pirate Disguise dress-up game, From Stop to Motion featurette, Creating the Bath Chase Sequence featurette and two shorts from director Peter Lord: Wats Pig and War Story, both with optional commentary intro.