Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

(2011)

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kevin McNally Talks ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Blu-ray

Actor Kevin McNally discusses returning as Gibbs in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, a fifth Pirates movie, The Raven, and much more.

Actor Kevin McNally may not be as recognizable as Johnny Depp, but he plays an integral part as Johnny Depp's right-hand man in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which arrives on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD October 18. Kevin McNally appeared in the first three Jack Sparrow adventures (Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), and now he returns once again as Joshamee Gibbs in this latest high seas adventure, where Captain Jack sets out in search of the Fountain of Youth.

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CLICK HERE to read my full interview with Kevin McNally about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD October 18.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Blu-ray ILM Tour

Last month, I was lucky enough to go back to Industrial Light and Magic once again, my fifth trip to this wonderful San Francisco facility. This time I made the journey to explore the scurvy pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which arrives on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD October 18.

Our day started out in the ILM Theater, where we watched one of the special features on the five-disc 3D Blu-ray, entitled Under the Scene: Bringing the Mermaids to Life. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides brought several franchise stars back for this fourth movie, such as Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush's Barbosa, and Kevin McNally's Joshamee Gibbs. While much is the same in this pirates tale, there are many new faces aboard the high seas, including newcomer Astrid Berges-Frisbey, who plays the mermaid Syrena. This special feature delved into the mermaids in the movie, and we hear from director Rob Marshall, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally who discussed teh addition of these sea beauties to the adventure.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Blu-ray SFX Interviews

Visual effects specialists Aaron McBride and Ben Snow discuss Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Last month, I was invited up to Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco to speak with some of the visual artists behind Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which arrives on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD October 18. I'll have a full report on the event in the very near future, where we got an early glimpse at one of the special features, a demonstration of Disney's Second Screen feature, and got to speak with visual effects supervisor Ben Snow and visual effects art director Aaron McBride. Aside from the roundtable interviews, I was given some time to speak exclusively with both Ben Snow and Aaron McBride.

Their primary responsibility on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides were shots involving the mermaid Syrena, portrayed by Astrid Berges-Frisbey and other effects-heavy moments of this Jack Sparrow adventure. Here's what they both had to say below.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Blu-ray Special Feature Clip

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a special feature clip from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which will be released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD on October 18, along with a Four-Pack Collection. Click on the video player below for a special feature excerpt about how they made the mermaids for this high seas adventure. You can also read the official press release with all of the special features details for these titles below the video.

The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films are proud to present the #1 worldwide box office success of 2011 - making over $1 billion globally - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in stunning high definition Blu-ray, eye popping Blu-ray 3D (a first for the legendary franchise) and Movie Download on October 18, 2011.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Blu-ray and DVD Artwork

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