The Pirates! DVD Extras Revealed

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have released details of the extras that will feature on the Region 1 (USA and Canada) release of The Pirates: Band Of Misfits, aka. The Pirates: In An Adventure With Scientists.

DVD bonus features include:
  • Filmmakers’ commentary,
  • So You Want to Be a Pirate! mini-movie
  • Mr. Bobo’s Flash Card Challenge game (DVD exclusive)
  • DVD-ROM with access to more film fun online
Blu-ray bonus features include:
  • Pirate Disguise dress-up game
  • From Stop to Motion featurette
  • Creating the Bath Chase Sequence featurette
  • Two shorts from director Peter Lord: Wats Pig and War Story, both with optional commentary intro.

Based on the popular books by Gideon Defoe, Aardman/Sony’s seafaring stop-motion adventure is directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, and stars Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain who with his band of misfits (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Al Roker, Anton Yelchin and Ashley Jensen) seeks to claim the coveted Pirate of the Year award—confronting a plotting queen (Imelda Staunton) and teaming up with a young scientist (David Tennant) along the way.

Although the extras relate to the R1 release it is likely that, due to the intensive work involved in their creation, that they will be included on releases in other territories.

Release dates for The Pirates are:
Region 2 (UK and Europe) September 10th 2012 - pre order from our shop
Region 1 (USA and Canada) 28th August 2012 - pre order from our shop
Region 4 (Australia and New Zealand) tba

Source: Animation Magazine
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