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Pirates Sequel Raids Retail

There’s sure to be plenty of piracy going on as the Disney blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest arrives on home video today. Having earned more than $1 billion worldwide, the action-adventure thrill ride is sure to be a popular gift this holiday season, providing the Mouse House with another windfall courtesy of Captain Jack Sparrow.

In the film, Sparrow (Johnny Depp) owes his soul to the legendary Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and must find a way to save himself from suffering for eternity as a member of the fiend’s army of sea phantoms. Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley return as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, Sparrow’s reluctant partners in swashbuckling, and visual effects are provided by Industrial Light & Magic, Asylum, The Orphanage, Method Studios, Tippett Studio, Caf’ FX and Proof Inc.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is available as both a single disc issue and a deluxe, two-disc special edition DVD set. Featuring limited availability holographic packaging, the special edition includes a behind-the-scenes documentary, a Captain Jack featurette, a blooper reel, a sword-fighting featurette, a look at the creation of film’s CG Kraken, an on-location view of filming, a featurette on the legend of Davy Jones, red-carpet premiere footage, producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s personal on-set photo diary and a bonus program on the newly ‘re-Imagineered’ Pirates of the Caribbean theme-park attraction.

Released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, the single-disc version carries a suggested retail price of $14.99, while the two-disc collector’s edition lists for $19.99. The DVD will have to keep fans satiated until the debut of the third installment in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, which is expected to debut on May 25, 2007.

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