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HTF REVIEW: Pirates of the Caribbean (Highly Recommended)



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#1 of 115 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted December 01 2003 - 10:52 AM


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#2 of 115 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:03 AM

Posted Image on the review. Can't wait to watch this again. I have heard good things about the Keira Knightley commentary, i'll be listening to that straight after the feature.
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#3 of 115 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:06 AM

Great review David. I can't wait for this one!!

#4 of 115 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:07 AM

I cannot wait to get this. I saw it out at a few stores over Thanksgiving weekend (shame, shame) (and for cheap!) but it's on my xmas list, so I had to restrain myself. Loved every second of this film, and the musical score is spot-on perfect. Best place! Ding!

#5 of 115 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for your great review David, i especially enjoyed your breakdown of the audio portion of the dvd.My favorite extra on the dvd will probably be the old pirates of the carribean from the disney show, cant wait till tomorrow !Posted Image
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#6 of 115 OFFLINE   James Sarno

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:28 AM

Great Review...Will Be Picking It Up Tomorrow Along With... "The Quad Box"...
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#7 of 115 OFFLINE   AnthonyR

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:33 AM

Nice review Dave! I'll pick it up on Tuesday for $15.99 at BB.

#8 of 115 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted December 01 2003 - 12:02 PM

Wow,

I'll tell you what, I've already read about 5 reviews on this movie (DVD-Basen), and yours by no suprise is the most informative of the bunch.

I'm glad you got to review this DVD, I'm looking forward to picking this one up tomorrow.

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#9 of 115 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted December 01 2003 - 02:11 PM

[quote] I'll tell you what, I've already read about 5 reviews on this movie (DVD-Basen), and yours by no suprise is the most informative of the bunch. [quote]

Agreed. David is quickly becoming one of the most thorough reviewers on the net. He needs to stop it though, he's already got me to buy two titles that I wasn't going to until I read his reviews Posted Image

#10 of 115 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted December 01 2003 - 04:24 PM

Oh MAN. I wasn't planning on picking this up. I thought that it was a pretty good movie, but not good enough to get on DVD. However, the inclusion of a commentary with the extraordinarily enchanting Keira Knightley and the superbly entertaining Jack Davenport just might sell it for me. DAMN.

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Posted December 01 2003 - 05:06 PM

Waited til midnight and ordered it at DDD for $14.31. Loved the movie, can't wait til it arrives. Unfortunately, I've "pledged" it as a stocking stuffer. Don't know if I can wait til the 25th, though...Posted Image
 

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Posted December 02 2003 - 02:44 AM

Nice review. This movie surprised me as I missed it theatrically. Loved the film, music, visuals, and acting. I would definitely recommend it.
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Posted December 02 2003 - 02:55 AM

David,

Best dvd review I've ever read! It's like you know what questions and things we dvd geeks want answered or covered.

Meticulous to detail without the fluff. When I read David's reviews it seems to cover everthing I want to know about a dvd.

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Posted December 02 2003 - 03:50 AM

Yep, good job on covering the A/V details. This is what I always want in a DVD review more than anything and rarely get it.

It convinced me to go pick it up today instead of waiting til christmas. This is a bad thing. I shouldn't be buying more DVDs right now. Posted Image

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#15 of 115 OFFLINE   Brajesh Upadhyay

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Posted December 02 2003 - 03:53 AM

Thanks for the review. This was a pretty good movie, just 20-30 mins longer than it needed to be IMHO.
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#16 of 115 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted December 02 2003 - 04:53 AM

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Posted December 02 2003 - 05:12 AM

thanks for the wonderful review, saw this movie two times in the movie theater, and loved everymoment of it..

I went to target as soon as it opened today, and bought my self a copy, can't wait to watch it Posted Image

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Posted December 02 2003 - 05:26 AM

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Thanks for the review. This was a pretty good movie, just 20-30 mins longer than it needed to be IMHO.

I agree and I found Johnny Depp's performance dissapointing given all the hype on it. Too much mumbling for me.

I'm still up in the air on purchasing this one.
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Posted December 02 2003 - 05:29 AM

Saw Pirates twice in the theater and loved it both times. IMHO Depp stole the flick. Gotta love his entrance in the harbor on the mast. Posted Image

Great review David! Picking it up after work today along with the Alien Quad.
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Posted December 02 2003 - 05:50 AM

Well blow me down and shiver me timbers that there's a nice review David me lad arggh!
Picked this up yesterday, a hugely enjoyable pirate yarn, but a tad overrated.
The best special effect in the film is Johnny Depp's hilarious turn as Captain Jack Sparrow, you can't keep your eyes off him, good stuff.Posted Image

Keira is a beautiful girl and only 17 when she made it, Geoffrey Rush tries unsuccessfully to steal the film from Depp with his eye rolling villainous Captain Barbossa.

I've heard that 2 followups are being prepared and will be filmed at the same time and released a year apart, to save money on costs.

It's the most successful live-action movie of the year in the USA so far, only Finding Nemo has made more money.

Worldwide grosses: The Matrix Reloaded is the number one film of the year, followed by Pirates at number 2, Nemo is no.3.

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