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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Blu-ray

Posted June 18, 2012 09:35 AM by Josh Katz

Sony PicturesIn August, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bring The Pirates! Band of Misfits to Blu-ray. Hugh Grant (About a Boy), Salma Hayek (Dogma), Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), David Tennant (Fright Night), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), and Jeremy Piven (Grosse Pointe Blank) headline this Aardman-produced animated adventure about a group of pirates' hilarious misadventures.

From Sony's official synopsis:

"When the infamous Pirate Captain (Grant) is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy (Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Hayek), he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award. With his trusted dodo, Polly, and [a] ragtag crew at his side, the Pirate Captain will need to battle a diabolical queen (Staunton), save a young scientist (Tennant), and never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure."

Sony is offering The Pirates! Band of Misfits in two HD editions - a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack and a Blu-ray/DVD/UltraVioley Digital Copy combo pack.

Both versions presents the picture in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks and the following supplements:
  • Commentary with director Peter Lord, co-director Jeff Newitt, and editor Justin Krish
  • So You Want To Be A Pirate? short film
  • Peter Lord short films
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • From Stop to Motion
    • Creating the Bath Chase Sequence
  • Interactive games:
    • Pirate Disguise Dress-Up
    • Mr. Bobo's Flash Card
  • Printable activity pages
The Pirates! Band of Misfits streets on August 28th.

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News comments (11 comments)

  Jun 18, 2012
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Yes!bmissed this one in theaters and will make the effort to catch it on bluray!

  Jun 18, 2012
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Pretty decent movie if underwhelming when you compare it to other Aardman productions. Will probably pick it up down the road during a sale.

  Jun 18, 2012
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I wish the films that Aardman made in association with DreamWorks would get released on Blu-ray, Chicken Run
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Flushed Away. I was hoping something would get released to coincide with the theatrical or home video release of this film, but it doesn't look like that is happening!

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  Jun 18, 2012
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I'll definitely buy it, but it's not a day 1 purchase unless there's some awesome exclusive.
  Jun 18, 2012
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Definite purchase since I missed it in the theatre and love Aardman stuff. I'm with MJW. Sure wish they'd release the Aardman Dreamworks films on Blu.

  Jun 18, 2012
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Forgot all about this movie. I'll give it a rent. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised like I was w/ How To Train Your Dragon.

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  Jun 18, 2012
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I will import the uncensored UK release.

  Jun 18, 2012
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What was left out of the US release?

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  Jun 18, 2012
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The wife loved this one. Definitely will pick it up. I too would like to know what is different in the UK one.
  Jun 19, 2012
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I like that fact that it was original called "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists", but was renamed in the US, as the film company thought it would confuse americans????

  Jun 19, 2012
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I saw this in theatres and it was good fun, but it's honestly only a one-time watch, not a movie to watch a few more times.

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