BUENA VISTA has released both of the "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" films on blu-ray! While many critics panned the sequel, this reviewer found it much more entertaining than the first. Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack. In "DEAD MAN'S CHEST," his alliances from the first film, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, join him in his quest to find a treasure that will settle his debt to the evil captain of the Flying Dutchman, saving him from eternal damnation.
The plot has always been kind of superfluous in these films, and that's unfortunately, a concern when it can't be masked by special effects, a rousing score, and more. Unfortunately, these other things can only do so much, and while there are great moments in these films, the lack of a coherent narrative is really annoying after a while.
BUENA VISTA has provided a 50gb release for this blu-ray! "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST" should belong in every blu-ray owner's collection to demonstrate what the medium can offer, if nothing else! The 2.35:1 aspect ratio is intact, and colors have never looked more vibrant and life-like than they do on this blu-ray! The level of depth in eye-popping scene after scene, is amazing! The black levels are incredible, and,...well,...this whole blu-ray is incredible!!!!
BUENA VISTA has provided a PCM 5.1 mix that's also amongst, if not "the" best blu-ray mixes available! From beginning to end, surrounds kick in to high gear in scene after scene. In fact, some of the older viewers may grow wary after an hour or two of non-stop effects, but younger audiences that viewed this blu-ray alongside the reviewer, reveled in it! This one also offers some of the most active bass effects we've ever heard.
There are loads of supplements as well, including: a great documentary, numerous featurettes, trailers and more!