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Thursday, 04 November 2021 02:19

Disney makes Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl official for 4K, plus more new Blu-ray reviews


Morning, folks! We’ve got an early Bits news post here today with some big catalog announcement news for 4K Ultra HD fans. But first, we’ve got more new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you…

Tim has posted his thoughts on David Nelson’s Death Screams (1982) from Arrow Video, along with John D. Lamond’s Nightmares (1980) from Umbrella Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Dennis has turned in a look at Kurt Neumann’s The Secret of the Blue Room (1933) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, as well as M. Night Shyamalan’s Old from Universal.

And Stephen has checked in as well with comments on the Warner Archive Collection’s new Val Lewton Double Feature of The Ghost Ship (1943) and Bedlam (1946), as well as their recent Tex Avery Screwball Classics: Volume 3.

More reviews are on the way throughout the week, so be sure to check back for them! [Read on here...]

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A quick note on The Ghost Ship: We’re aware that a moth has accidentally been digitally erased from the film that shouldn’t have been. We’re in touch with Warner Bros. on the matter and when we hear back from them we’ll let you know.

Now then… the big news today is that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially set Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) for release on 4K Ultra HD on January 2, 2022. The disc will include HDR10 high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio. At least some of the legacy extras should carry over on the regular Blu-ray that’s included in the package. And of course you’ll get a Digital Copy code on a paper insert. You can see the cover artwork above left and also below (the Amazon pre-order link will be added when it becomes available)…

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (4K Ultra HD)

Finally today, just a quick heads-up: I’ve been dealing with an allergic reaction these last few days, so I’m taking a little bit of time off to rest and recuperate. All is well—it’s not serious, just takes time to pass. We’ll still have reviews going up all week, and if anything really important breaks news-wise, I’ll make a quick post here to let you know. So I appreciate your patience in the meantime.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned…

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