Disney Sets 'Pirates,' 'Cars' Blu-ray Dates

Posted Wed Jan 24, 2007 at 01:16 PM PST by
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

In what are sure to be three of the biggest-selling next-gen titles yet, Disney has set Spring street dates for the Blu-ray releases of the blockbuster 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films, and Pixar's first high-def title, 'Cars.'

Just in time for the theatrical release of the third 'Pirates' epic, Disney has set a May 22 voyage for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.' These guaranteed huge sellers will be followed on June 5 by 'Cars,' the Pixar hit and current favorite for this year's Best Animated Film Oscar.

The dates recently began filtering to online retailer outlets earlier this week, and Disney has trumpeted the news in a full-page ad in the print version of this week's Video Business, the industry trade paper.

Though no official press release has been issued as of yet, word to High-Def Digest from the studio is that full details are on the way soon. So we'll certainly keep you posted on tech specs, bonus features and box art as soon as word arrives on these highly-anticipated releases.

In the meantime, we've updated the listings for all three titles to our complete Blu-ray Release Schedule.

We also set up dedicated threads for these latest Disney titles in our new Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' Blu-ray release, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Blu-ray release and the 'Cars' Blu-ray release.

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