Posted Thu Nov 4, 2021 at 10:21 AM PDT by Matthew Hartman
At long last the first and best of the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is finally making landfall on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 2nd, 2022
Well - at least for now it's coming on January 2nd, 2022. If you look at your calendars that'd be a Sunday release day and I've never seen or heard of that ever happening. So expect that date to shift a couple of days to the 4th, or later into the month. However - the important thing to note is that Disney is still moving back catalog favorites that are already available in 4K on Disney+ and other streaming services to physical media. Could they be a little more aggressive and release the others not already on the format or do a big box set? Sure. That'd be pretty awesome. But for now, we're at least getting the first and best of the entire franchise and that's at least one small step in the right direction.
Note that at the moment we don't know if there will be any new bonus features or if Disney will break with their physical media tradition and offer Dolby Vision HDR in addition to HDR10. But, we do know this will come packed at the very least with Dolby Atmos audio. We also haven't had any word of any retailer exclusive packaging or Best Buy SteelBooks, but we'll stay on the lookout. As 2021 comes to a close, 2022 is already shaping up to be a solid year for new 4K releases.
As we learn more and when that release date eventually moves and when this is actually up for pre-order - we'll update our listings ASAP.
Here's the full press release:
EXPERIENCE A SWASHBUCKLING CLASSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K ULTRA HD™
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Sails to 4K Ultra HD January 2
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2021) – Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl arrives on 4K Ultra HD Disc for the first time on January 2, 2022 in spectacular HDR picture quality and Dolby Atmos audio.
The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor's beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Kiera Knightly). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead!
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Product Specifications
January 2, 2022
Feature Run Time
U.S. Rated PG-13
**for action/adventure violence**
4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
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