'The Pirates! Band of Misfits Announced for Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Posted Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The stop-motion family adventure will sail to Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony will be bringing 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' to high-definition in a Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Copy on August 28.

'The Pirates! Band of Misfits - 3D' will also be available on the same date.

When the infamous Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek), he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award. With his trusted dodo, Polly, and a ragtag crew at his side, the Pirate Captain will need to battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton), save a young scientist (David Tennant), and never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure.

The Blu-rays will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Commentary with director Peter Lord, co-director Jeff Newitt, and editor Justin Krish; So You Want To Be A Pirate? short film; Peter Lord short films; 2 behind-the-scenes featurettes; 2 interactive games; and printable activity pages.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $40.99 and $45.99 for the Blu-ray 3D.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits and 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits - 3D' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under August 28.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Blu-ray)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits - 3D (Blu-ray)
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