Original ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movie Slated to Make 4K Ultra HD Debut on Jan. 2

The Walt Disney Co.’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for the first time on Jan. 2, 2022, with high dynamic range (HDR) picture quality and Dolby Atmos.

The 2003 film, based on a popular Disney theme park ride, spawned one of the most successful live-action franchises in history, with a worldwide theatrical gross of over $4.5 billion. The “Pirates” series, consisting of five films, is also the first movie franchise in which two or more films grossed in excess of $1 billion.

In the original “Pirates,” the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor’s beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Kiera Knightly). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth’s childhood friend, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn’t know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.

The movie has a run time of 143 minutes and is rated ‘PG-13.’