Disney Plotting 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Box Set for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2007 at 08:00 AM PDT by
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

No date yet, but Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on Wednesday that the studio is indeed planning a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Blu-ray box set.

Ever since 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' hit Blu-ray this past May, rumors have persisted that Disney was planning to release a box set of the entire trilogy, timed to coincide with the upcoming home video debut of the third film in the series, 'Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.'

However, though Disney officially confirmed late last week that 'At World's End' would be htting Blu-ray and DVD on December 4, that announcement included no mention of any box set collection or deluxe package.

Now comes word directly from Disney CEO Bob Iger that the company does intend plan to release a three-disc 'Pirates' package. Iger's comments came in response to a direct question from an analyst during the company's third quarter earnings call. Although the CEO declined to provide a time table for such a release, he did offer that in addition to a three-disc DVD release, "you can expect to see it as a Blu-ray disc, as well."

As you might expect at this early date, there are no further details on which -- if any -- new supplements or other bonuses the release might contain, but we'll certainly keep you posted as soon as further word comes in.

In the meantime, added a new listing for this 'Pirates of the Caribbean' collection under the "Release Dates Pending" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule. Stay tuned, mateys!

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Blu-ray)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Blu-ray)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Blu-ray)
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