Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
the comedy, thrills and plenty of
spills of the first three Pirates Of The
Caribbean films combine in a new
adventure as the totally unique Captain
Jack Sparrow crosses swords with
the notorious Blackbeard, his daughter,
and some very determined Spaniards
all searching for the elusive Fountain
of Youth in Pirates Of The Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides...
PROVING THAT SOME SEQUELS CAN ONLY GET BETTER, Pirates Of The Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides hooks the viewer from the word Go and sucks you inextricably
into the hilariously funny yet thrilling high-seas action adventure that is
the fourth instalment of the phenomenal series.
Packed with excitement by the keg-load, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger
Tides has already taken over $1 billion worldwide at the box office and
stars the enigmatic Johnny Depp as the impossibly roguish, charming and iconic
Captain Jack Sparrow, hell-bent on being the first to find the fabled Fountain
In London, England, Captain Jack Sparrow's long-time comrade Joshamee Gibbs
(Kevin R MacNally) has been mistaken for the pirate captain himself, arrested
and put on trial for his life. Jack comes to the rescue but his plans go awry
and the pair end up at Hampton Court Palace in the presence of King George
who has heard that the Spanish know where to find the Fountain of Youth and
wants Jack's map that shows its location.
Jack's old adversary, the vengeful (and now peg-legged!) Captain Hector Barbossa
(Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush), is with the king; and he claims to have sunk Jack's
ship, The Black Pearl. Watch Jack extra-carefully at this point: he never does
anything without a reason. His escape from the Palace is spectacular, brilliantly
funny and superbly executed; especially his brief encounter with a Society Lady
(the magnificent Judi Dench) and his landing in the bosom of The Captain's Daughter.
Rescued by the one who loves him the most, Jack is warned that the Fountain
of Youth for which he needs two silver chalices and a mermaid's tear
will test him. While in the tavern, he discovers someone is impersonating
him and makes an astounding discovery as he fights the impostor. Cue a great
one-liner from the film: "You've stolen me and I'm here to take myself back,"
Press-ganged aboard Queen Anne's Revenge, Jack comes face to face with Blackbeard
(British acting legend Ian McShane), the most feared pirate of them all, and
the lovely Angelica (Hollywood beauty Penélope Cruz). Angry that he once loved
her and left her after seducing her, Angelica has her own agenda while Blackbeard
is intent on finding the Fountain of Youth no matter what.
Blackbeard and his zombie officers are utterly ruthless and have taken prisoner
a stalwart missionary, Philip (Sam Claflin), who manages to accidentally trap
a beautiful young mermaid, Syrena (prettily played by Astrid Bergès-Frisbey).
As she becomes an unwilling pawn for Blackbeard, Jack doesn't know who to fear
the most the deadly pirate or Angelica.
Will Jack (or anyone else, for that matter!) find the fabled Fountain of Youth
and take advantage of its powers? Is Angelica the love of Jack's life, or is
she just a clever and ruthless con artist who is using him to find the Fountain
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was filmed at Hampton Court
Palace and Pinewood Studios in England; Kauai, Hawaii and Oahu in Hawaii; and
Puerto Rico. Featuring a special appearance (and disappearance!) by Keith Richards
as Captain Teague, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the
fourth of what is already one of the most successful movie franchises in history
and all are produced by the legendary Jerry Bruckheimer.
The film was shot entirely in Disney digital 3D, taking audiences into Jack
Sparrow's world in a way never experienced before. Now you can immerse yourself
from the comfort of your own home as the film comes to Disney 3D Blu-ray with
a whole fleet of extras.
Filled with eye-popping battle scenes, mystery and all-out wit, this is a thrilling
journey you won't want to end. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
is perfectly crafted, thrilling, brilliantly hilarious and given an intriguing
and clever supernatural slant. Warning: Do not turn off at the credits
there is one more scene at the end.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides also features: Stephen Graham
as Scrum; Greg Ellis as Graves; Oscar Jaenada as The Spaniard; Damian O'Hare
as Gillette; Anton Lesser as Lord John Carteret; Roger Allum as Prime Minister
Henry Pelham; Judi Dench as Society Lady; Sebastian Armesto as King Ferdinand;
and Robbie Kay as Cabin Boy.
Director of Photography is Dariusz Wolski, ASC; Costume Designer is Penny Rose;
Visual Effects Supervisor is Charles Gibson; Music is by Hans Zimmer with Featured
Guitar Performances by Rodrigo y Gabriela; Screen Story and Screenplay is by
Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio; Suggested by the novel by Tim Powers; Based on
Characters Created by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay
Wolpert; Based on Walt Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean; Executive Producers:
Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, John DeLuca, Barry Waldman, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio;
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; and Directed by Rob Marshall.
Take to the high seas, me 'earties as the
latest swashbuckling adventure of Pirates Of The Caribbean, On Stranger Tides
is released in the UK only on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Double Play and DVD on 12 September
2011. Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 131 Minutes Approx.
DVD Bonus Features Bloopers of the Caribbean; Lego Pirates of
the Caribbean Shorts; Learn How To Take Your Favourite Movies On The Go; Discover
Blu-ray 3D with Timon & Pumbaa.
Blu-ray Bonus Features As above, but additionally: Audio Commentary
by Director Rob Marshall and Executive producer John DeLuca.
"Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is perfectly crafted, thrilling,
brilliantly hilarious and given an intriguing and clever supernatural slant"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar