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Disney brings another catalog favorite to UHD, 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, featuring a nice upgraded transfer and Atmos mix. (Available January 2, 2022)



Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)



Released: 09 Jul 2003
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 143 min




Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy



Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
Writer(s): Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie



Plot: Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.



IMDB rating: 8.0
MetaScore: 63





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Studio: Disney
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Carlo Medina

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Disney is really trying to have its cake and eat it. Want Dolby Vision version? Disney+ version has it. Want Atmos? It’s this disc.

Same with many (most?) MCU titles. Dolby Vision on streaming only (though Atmos tends to be available on both formats for MCU). And the maddening IMAX version only on streaming trend for 13 of the MCU movies.

I do have a soft spot in my heart for this movie…guess they’ll get my money. Again.
 

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The complete 4K boxset is available from Australia- JBHifi

Didn't see the box set on there site.

But I plan on buying the entire set of Pirates movies on 4K blu-ray once they are available.
 

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Thank you David for the link. Did you purchase this set and if so how does it look?

Funny how it says region code b and hopefully that is for the standard blu-ray discs as I am sure 4K blu-ray doesn't have region codes.

Merry Christmas
 
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Thank you David for the link. Did you purchase this set and if so how does it look?

Funny how it says region code b and hopefully that is for the standard blu-ray discs as I am sure 4K blu-ray doesn't have region codes.

Merry Christmas

I have not bought this, just know it was the first worldwide release of Pirates 4K and esp in the 5 movie Collection (JP has announced the collection, but $200USD+)

Note I think this is a 5 UHD only set and doesn't have Blu-rays. I don't think the any of the sets announced so far have updated BD though and the US set drops the Bonus disc so it may not matter that much unless the advance info on the BD is incorrect OR folks wan the 4K Digital from the US items (if/when the others are released)

JB Hifi was having severe shipping issues most of 2021 and many people who order items Nov 2020 to spring 2021 had extreme delays in delivery. From reading this seems to have been remedied though std shipping (only choice) has usually been been 2-3 weeks

Also the $60AUD price on site included 10% AUD GST which isn't deducted at checkout, but has always been refunded if you contact JB after shipment and the CC charges post and JB is one of the few remaining major importers who don't add US sales tax now. $64.50AUD shipped -- which I think translates to $43USD after exchange and GST refund
 
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Removed from cart could not advance to payment as the crazy site kept telling my my cell number is not valid. :eek:

Will try again later.
 

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Removed from cart could not advance to payment as the crazy site kept telling my my cell number is not valid. :eek:

Will try again later.

This has been a aggravating weird glitch with the JB site on/off for a couple years.
In the past, JB suggested using a generic Phone number since it's really not needed for anything important --
Leave it at the AUS code +61 412 345 678 or +61 0412 345 678
I used to do +61 04 then the 1st 8 digits on my actual phone -- never seemed to matter to my CC though I guess that's a bit
YMMV depending on your bank.

As always with imports it's helpful (3% savings) to have a CC with zero FOREX fee like a Cap One card thouhg quite a few others now have this perk. I finally figured out how to do this via Paypal though it always requires making sure my correct card is used and that I'm paying in the correct Country Currency instead of USD,.
 

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I'm very surprised at the positive review from Todd on this site, considering how everyone on Blu-Ray.com HATES this transfer.


 
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I'm very surprised at the positive review from Todd on this site, considering how everyone on Blu-Ray.com HATES this transfer.


It's as bad as the complaints state on Blu-ray.com. They're correct here.
 

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Everyone else is saying that this has DNR on the level of Terminator 2 and is the worst Disney release since the first Gangs Of New York blu ray.
 

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Everyone else is saying that this has DNR on the level of Terminator 2 and is the worst Disney release since the first Gangs Of New York blu ray.
Interesting, I haven't purchased this 4K disc, but I do have it digitally in 4K so I might take a look see in the near future.
 

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I'm very surprised at the positive review from Todd on this site, considering how everyone on Blu-Ray.com HATES this transfer.


@Robert Harris gave it a rather poor review too.
 

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