I know it’s hardly "news" when a recent theatrical release earns a DVD date, but we’re talking about "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest," one of the biggest blockbusters of this or any year, plus (more importantly) a movie I really liked a whole lot. And surprise! There’ll be two different DVD packages…
No, not anything like an "extended cut," as if POTC2 actually needs to be any longer. Here’s the scoop from TheManRoom.com (because apparently they’re the only site still reporting the news after Disney asked the other DVD sites to hold off for a little bit): "Disney and Buena Vista Home Entertainment are planning to release "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, in both single and two-disc collector’s edition flavors on December 5.
The single-disc edition will include a pair of writer commentary tracks and ‘Bloopers of the Caribbean.’ The collector’s edition touts 8 hours of material (film included) and should consist of the extras available on the single-disc edition along with a plethora of featurettes, a look at pirate lore and more. We should have a clearer picture of the entire extras list shortly"
Click here to see the cover art.
And yes, I’m buying the 2-discer.