'Pirates' sails home to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 3

Posted Friday, July 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM Central
Last updated Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:47 AM Central

by John Couture

Remember when Disney wasn't in the 4K UHD business? Yeah, that was Monday. In case you were sleeping earlier this week, Disney announced on Tuesday that they were going to release their first ever film on the nascent 4K UHD Blu-ray format when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuts on home entertainment on August 22.

Well, Disney wasted no time to reaffirm its newfound commitment to the latest home entertainment format when it announced this morning that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales would also be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray when it debuts on home entertainment on October 3. Disney will also be bringing Pirates out on Blu-ray and DVD.

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales who finds that he has a band of ghost sailors hot on his tail with the desire to finally give Captain Jack that final plunge to Davy Jones' Locker. The bonus features are listed below.


  • Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”
    • A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.
    • Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.
    • The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.
    • First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.
    • Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.
    • Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock 'n' roll royalty.
    • An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” -- the movies, the ride and beyond.
  • Bloopers of the Caribbean
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Highwayman
    • Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack
    • A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb
    • Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”


  • First Mate Confidential


1 week ago
They are testing the water with these two and are probably waiting to see if this format takes off (unlike 3D which is a flop).
5 days ago
New information on 4K. Van Helsing and Bran Stockers Dracula are available for pre-order today and I pre-ordered mine from Best Buy for $19.99 each. Good deal for 4K.
5 days ago
New information on 4K. Van Helsing and Bran Stockers Dracula are available for pre-order today and I pre-ordered mine from Best Buy for $19.99 each. Good deal for 4K.
5 days ago
That is a good deal. So, you're saying that if we were to sell them for $20 each, we would be competitive?

That's good to know.
5 days ago
Also Dracula Untold 4K 19.99 as well.
4 days ago
taxman - Yet there are those of us who still have 3D televisions and Blu-Ray players who would love to purchase these in that format. I've had to buy European copies of "Frozen" and "Beauty And The Beast" because they released those movies (and "Maleficent" as well) in every country but the US.
3 days ago
I too was a fan of 3D when it first came out. I had to use the active 3D glasses because the passive glasses made me motion sick as it does for 20% of the population. They need to come up with a system of 3D without the glasses in order to get more fans of the system. I have to wear the glasses on top of the glasses I wear just to see and it is cumbersome. The option should stay available or take it one step further by coming out with 3D in a 4K format.

There are bugs to work out but who knows, maybe in 20 years we will all be watching everything in VR 8K 3D. We have come a very long way in 60 years going from B & W 3 channels with a coat hanger for an antenna on a 10 inch set with a fuzzy picture forced to watch Leave it to Beaver


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