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Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest

Johnny Depp swaggers back into the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate that owes his soul to Davy Jones (Bill Nighy). Now, the only way for the sailing scallywag to stay out of the sea demon's locker is to track down the mysterious Dead Man's Chest. To do so, he shanghais the help of his old friends, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 06 Jul 2006
Video Release: 04 Dec 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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This movie is the continuing saga of the characters introduced in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The saga continues in the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A spirit of insurrection leads to Mutiny on the Bounty in the 1935 film adaptation of a real life story about a group of seafaring men turned outlaws.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 5 December 2006

Sailing onto DVD in time for the Christmas gift-giving season, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is available in either a single or double disc version. Both offer the feature presentation, an audio commentary with writers Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, as well as the Bloopers Of The Caribbean.

But if you are hunting for the real bonus treasures, you’ll find those only in the 2-Disc Edition. If you chose this option, the gems you can look forward to are: Charting The Return (a pre-production documentary), According To Plan: The Harrowing and True Story of Dead Man’s Chest, Captain Jack: From Head To Toe, Mastering The Blade (for Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Jack Davenport), Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy Of A Legend, Creating The Kraken, Dead Men Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering The Attraction, Jerry Bruckheimer: A Producer’s Photo Diary, Fly On The Set: The Bone Cage, and Pirates on Main Street: The Dead Man’s Chest Premiere. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English, French and Spanish, with subtitles in Spanish and French. The movie is also close captioned for the hearing impaired.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is also part of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Four-Pack Collection, which releases to home video on October 18, 2011.

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