Now that Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have officially confirmed our announced release date of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides on both 5-disc Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray combo pack and as part of a 15-disc collection of the entire series on October 18, 2011, it’s time for us to sail on and deliver some brand new news to you.
The Limited Edition 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes hours of bonus materials offering fans a deeper dive inside Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides including immersive Disney Second Screen technology, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, Fountain of Youth mythology, an extensive look at mermaids, bloopers, deleted and extended scenes, and much more.
In addition, the Pirates of the Caribbean 15-Disc Four Movie Collection offers fans more adventures than ever before. The Collection is packaged in an authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, and includes a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case that holds the Blu-ray™ discs and digital copies of ALL four Pirates of the Caribbean movies, along with the Blu-ray 3D™ disc and DVD of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Rob Marshall (Nine, Chicago), and written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, National Treasure 2, Mask of Zorro), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the latest addition to the incredibly successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that has for years entertained audiences of all ages with its thrilling adventures, hi-tech special effects and unique storylines.
Back as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp (Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Alice in Wonderland) returns leading a sensational cast of talents that includes Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), Ian McShane (HBO’s “Deadwood”) and more.
The visually stunning film shot in high-definition 3D invites viewers to embark on an adventure-filled ride with Captain Jack Sparrow as he searches for the breathtaking Fountain of Youth. Along the turbulent trip, fans are forced to re-think their knowledge of fairytale creatures when they are introduced to a group of alluring yet precarious mermaids, traverse isolated islands and fight international enemies.
BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO PACK BONUS FEATURES
- Disney Second Screen
- Bloopers of the Caribbean
- Audio Commentary by director Rob Marshall
- LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales
LIMITED EDITION 5-DISC 3D BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES
- All of the above features plus…
- Legends of On Stranger Tides
- In Search of the Fountain
- Last Sail/First Voyage
- Under the Scene: Bringing Mermaids to Life
- Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall
15-DISC ANTHOLOGY SET INCLUDES
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy )
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy )
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1-Disc Blu-ray 3D +2-Disc Blu-ray+Digital Copy+1-Disc DVD)
- 1-Disc Blu-ray bonus disc that includes all-new never-before-seen short film “Wedlocked”
- Authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case.
- And much more…
HIGH-DEFINITION MOVIE DOWNLOAD BONUS FEATURES:
- Bloopers of the Caribbean
- Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall
- LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales
After a two-day long hype which had us sitting on pins and needles about what exciting news super producer/director Jerry Bruckheimer was about to reveal regarding the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Bruckheimer today took to Twitter to reveal that Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides would be available to own on Disney 3D Blu-ray and DVD on October 18, 2011.
This, of course, just confirms what we had already reported nearly a month ago. Although we couldn’t locate the original tweet to complement Bruckheimer’s, we were able to find one of the re-tweets courtesy of a reader of ours.
Bruckheimer did manage to trump us in one area, however. He also included a sneak peek at one of the bonus features that will be available with the 3D Blu-ray release, this one focusing on mermaids.
Fortunately, it’s only our butts that turned red from the pins and needles, and not our faces (this time).
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is currently available for pre-order as a 5-disc Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray combo pack or as part of a spectacular 15-disc collection of the entire series (thus far).
Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is planned for release on a 5-disc Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray combo pack on October 18, 2011. The film will also be available in a standard Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and as part of a spectacular 15-disc collection of the entire series.
From Disney and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise – and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love, or if she’s a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn’t know who to fear more – Blackbeard (Ian McShane) or the woman from his past. Directed by Rob Marshall, it’s filled with eye-popping battle scenes, mystery and all-out wit. Complete with a bounty of bonus features, this is one thrilling journey you won’t want to end.
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
ABC Family Acquires Network Television Premiere Rights to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’
ABC Family has acquired the Walt Disney Pictures film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, executive vice president, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. The deal gives ABC Family the first-window rights to the network television premiere. The film is slated to premiere on the network in 2013.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated movies,” said Zappala. “Audiences love this franchise the world over for its excitement, charm and all-out sense of good fun. We’re thrilled to add this installment, in addition to the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, to our theatrical slate.”
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more, Blackbeard or Angelica — with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade, Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.
In celebration of the upcoming release on May 20th of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the next installment in the hugely popular film franchise, directed by Rob Marshall, Walt Disney Studios announced today special “Pirates Day” fan events, fun-filled celebrations of all things “Pirates,” which will include advance 3D fan screenings of the film. The events will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in and around the Hot Topic stores in Hollywood, Calif., and Paramus, N.J.
The “Pirates Day” events are part of a month-long takeover of Hot Topic’s 650 stores nationwide to provide an immersive “Pirates of the Caribbean” retail environment, making Hot Topic an exciting retail destination for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” merchandise. Disney Consumer Products will have an impressive retail presence in Hot Topic stores across the country with Pirates of the Caribbean shirts, jewelry and accessories.
The Hollywood event, held in and around Hot Topic’s flagship store at the Hollywood & Highland complex, showcases a newly launched “Pirates”-themed experience, including the hull of a pirate ship seemingly crashing into the main courtyard. Starting at 4 p.m., fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting afternoon, featuring live pirates performers, toy demo stations, trivia giveaways, special photo opportunities and a chance to see real props and costumes used in the film. Fans are encouraged to come early and dressed in their best “Pirates” costumes for a chance to win incredible prizes in the Ultimate Fan Contest and have an opportunity to secure VIP seating at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides advance fan screening, presented in RealD 3D at the El Capitan Theatre.
The East Coast fan event will be held at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. The fun and games start at 1 p.m. and as with the West Coast event, fans will enjoy interactive entertainment, giveaways and photo opportunities, plus the chance to see a giant ship-in-a-bottle statement installation adjacent to the Hot Topic store. Similarly, those who come early and dressed as pirates have a chance to win amazing treasure and a VIP seat for the screening, presented in IMAX® 3D.
The “Pirates Day” celebrations include prizes and interactive fun provided by several promotional partners, including toymaker JAKKS Pacific, the licensed provider of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides action-figure toys and playsets featuring a special black light reveal; Pirate’s Booty, makers of all-natural snacks including a limited edition “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” 7oz package; Walt Disney Records, releasing the original motion picture soundtrack on May 17th, and OPI; whose limited-edition nail lacquers showcase the colors and atmosphere of mythical mermaids, gleaming treasure, and high-seas adventure featured in the film.
Full event details can be found at HotTopic.com/pirates.
Hollywood’s biggest stars came out to the Happiest Place on Earth in full force on May 7 to celebrate the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions and we were there to capture some of the magic taking place around the Disneyland theme park. Thousands of Disneyland guests lined Main Street U.S.A. and the 3,000 foot-long ‘black carpet’ to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars from the film, along with Disney Channel stars, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast and alum and many more A-listers from the worlds of film, television and music.
Talent from the film appearing included Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin, Kevin R. McNally, Keith Richards, Robbie Kay, Greg Ellis, Ian Mercer, Derek Mears, Danny LeBoyer, Damian O’Hare, Daphne Joy, Sanya Hughes, Breanne Beth Berrett, Antoinette Nikprelaj, Toni Busker, Jorgelina Airaldi and, of course, Captain Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp.
Below are our galleries of photos from the event, which have been broken up into: (1) the cast and crew of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; (2) the celebrity guests in attendance; and (3) some of the entertainment and environment from around the park in honor of the event.
All photos by Kelly Noble for Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved. We ask that any use of these images link back to the original article to ensure we can continue bringing quality coverage to you.
The cast and crew of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
Celebrity guests in attendance:
The Disneyland park prepared for the world premiere:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011. For the latest in clips, stills and more, follow this live bookmark.
It must be a day that ends in Y because we have been sent dozens of new beautiful hi-res stills and amazing behind-the-scenes images from the fourth installment of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, On Stranger Tides, which sails into theaters on May 20.
The new stills which feature Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Captain Teague (Keith Richards), Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Scrum (Stephen Graham), Garheng (Yuki Matsuzaki), Salaman (Paul Bazely), Cook (Bronson Webb), Quartermaster (Ian Mercer), Gunner (DeObia Operei), Tamara (Gemma Ward), King George II (Richard Griffiths) and Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), just to name a few, have been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below. Please be forewarned that the captions can be highly detailed and may offer some very minor spoilers.
We’ve also been provided with many additional behind-the-scenes photos showing the cast and crew at work. Those images have been added to the beginning of our special backstage gallery below:
As they say, as long as your name is spelled right, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Walt Disney Studios has posted the following news report on YouTube in which the Melbourne Fire Brigade recently responded to calls about smoke stemming from high atop a billboard advertising Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It turned out to be a false alarm, however, as the reported smoke was the product of intentionally placed fog machines to simulate smoke drifting out of the barrels of the two guns being held by Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Walt Disney Studios announced that today “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” studio audience in Chicago, IL, enjoyed a surprise visit from actor Johnny Depp, followed by an advance special screening of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in which Depp stars for the fourth time as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow.
The audience members were treated to the ultimate “Harpo Hook-Up” as they were the first moviegoers in the world to view Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, presented in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp was on hand at the movie theatre to greet and welcome the “Oprah” show’s excited fans to the unprecedented event.
The highly anticipated action-filled adventure, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, also stars Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane and Geoffrey Rush, and sails into theatres on May 20, 2011.
For more information on the film, including clips and stills you’ll only see here first, follow this live bookmark.
Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Studios
Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up once again to celebrate the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 7, 2011 with the ‘A Pirate’s Life For You’ Sweepstakes.
On Saturday, May 7 from 9 AM – 9 PM PT, Pirates’ fans can help celebrate the May 7 World Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland by connecting nationwide on Mobile, Twitter and SCVNGR to win a trove of treasure, including a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera!
Pirates fans across the country have 3 ways to connect to the Disneyland World Premiere and win Pirates of the Caribbean Prize Packs including Hot Topic T-shirts, Xpand 3D Glasses, Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray™ Box Sets, Pirates Booty, a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera and more!
WIN A GRAND PRIZE DISNEY CRUISE GIVEWAY
You could win a Mexican Riviera Cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Line plus gain access to exclusive Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides content. To enter, follow Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Twitter (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) all day on May 7. Jerry Bruckheimer will tweet special instructions to how to enter the sweeps.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years and older. Sweepstakes starts at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) on 5/7/11 and ends at 11:59 PM (PT) on 5/8/11. For official rules go to http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthecaribbean
SCVNGR Hunt for the Fountain of Youth
Pirate fans in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Miami can participate in a local scavenger hunt in an attempt to win prize packs including including Hot Topic T-shirts, Xpand 3D Glasses, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Soundtracks, Pirates Booty and the Pirates movie poster.
To enter, download the free SCVNGR app for iPhone & Android at www.scvngr.com, tap ‘Treks’ and search for “Pirate’s Life.” Go to the places in the trek and do the challenges there to earn points.
All participants are automatically entered for a chance to win Sponsor selected prize packs. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of Los Angeles; New York City; Chicago; Washington, DC; Boston; Dallas; Philadelphia; Seattle; San Francisco; Miami age 18 years and older. Sweepstakes starts May 7, 2011 9 a.m. EDT and ends May 7, 2011 when Participating Locations close for business. For official rules go to: For official rules go to http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthecaribbean
TWITTER PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAYS
Follow @DisneyPirates on Twitter between 9AM PT and 9PM PT on May 7 for your opportunity to win prize packs including Hot Topic T-Shirts, Skull decanters, Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray™ Box Sets, Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack Treasures Collection Box Sets and Pirates Booty!
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of is open only to legal residents who are physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations) who are at least 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. Sweepstakes starts May 7, 2011 6 p.m. PDT and ends May 7, 2011 9 p.m. PDT. For official rules go to: For official rules go to http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthecaribbean