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Blu-ray Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

October 3, 2017

By John Corrado

Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) is a young sailor whose father Will (Orlando Bloom) is doomed to a life underseas on the Flying Dutchman.  The Trident of Poseidon is the only thing that can break his curse, and Henry’s best hope of finding it is to be guided by the generally inebriated Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), but they also have to contend with the undead Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem).

The fifth film in Disney’s blockbuster franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a decent entry into the series.  Although this is by no means the best of these films – that distinction falls upon the first one – it still ranks as a pretty good sequel that is fairly entertaining to watch, thanks to some cool special effects and a couple of solid set pieces.  You can read our three views of the film right here.

The Blu-ray also includes several short deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and a photo diary of pictures that Jerry Bruckheimer took on set, as well as the seven-part “behind the scenes” feature Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Making of a New Adventure, which is made up of the featurettes A Return to the Sea, Telling Tales: A Sit-Down With Brenton & Kaya, The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar and the Silent Mary, First Mate Confidential, Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks, Wings Over the Caribbean and An Enduring Legacy.  It’s a fine selection of bonus material, and the Blu-ray is worth getting for fans who have the other films and want to complete their collections.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release.  It’s 129 minutes and rated PG.

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