Disney has finally detailed the various home video releases of their summer blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The film, which stars Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, will hit Blu-ray in a 5-disc Limited Edition Combo Pack that includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy versions, as well as an additional Blu-ray disc for special features. A standard Blu-ray and DVD set has also been announced, but will omit various bonus features included on the 5-disc set. As always, this will be available in either Blu-ray or DVD packaging. The Limited Edition 5-disc package will hit retailers with a SRP of $49.99 while the 2-disc set has been priced at $39.99.
Disney will also make the film available via High Definition Movie Download. This has been priced at
$39.99 and will include the Bloopers of the Caribbean, Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall and LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack's Brick Tales special features. The 3D download version has been priced at $49.99.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will also debut in the 15-disc, 4-movie Collection, which is detailed here.
The film will be presented in DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 with a 2:40:1 aspect ratio. Special features for the Blu-ray include:
Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall
All versions of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be available on October 18th. Pre-orders are now up on Amazon. Below is the theatrical trailer for the film and a preview clip for the special features.
I just noticed the 3D release is another "Limited Edition". That's the 2nd one announced in the last couple days after Thor. Are these studios really only offering the 3D versions for a limited time(or in limited supply)?
My biggest problem in buying this is the crap cover for the Double-Play. Why does the DVD packaging version get the four-cast cover. Instead I, because I don't care about 3D, will have to get a cover of just Depp trying to look hot on his own.
But, I want all of the extras, so if I really want them I'll have to get the 3D set.
This better not be the way that all future Disney releases are split. If I have to start buying the 3D sets to get all of the special features then I'm gonna be pissed.
@TheNakedGenius - I completely agree! It frightens me when the day comes and i'll have to shell out the big bucks in order to get stupid 3D copy, which i'm never gonna watch, just so i can have ALL special features! What the hell, Disney???
Excluding a Special Features Blu-ray disc on the lower version is ridiculous. Disney please exclude the DVD copy from the lesser version instead in the future. I do not need the main film on a second format and instead would greatly prefer the extras disc in it's place.
I'll certainly be buying the 5 Disc pack, so that in the future when a 2160P 3D hdtv and 2160P 3D blu ray player and 2160P 3D compatible hdmi are all released, i'll be able to play this 1080P 3D Pirates 4 blu ray in several ways, meaning in 2160P 2D, in 2160P 3D in 1080P 2D and in 1080 3D.
Too bad Disney is downgrading the regular BD combo to push 3D. I really wanted all the bonus features but I refuse to see or buy 3D movies. I'll be getting the regular combo but shame on Disney and this new policy.
Yes there is, Face it. Pirates 4 has made over $ 1 Billion dollars like Pirates 2 did back in 2006, and so there for there is a film after At World's End whether if anyone likes it or not. Sorry. Pirates 4 is way much more better then Pirates 3 anyways.