Dead Man’s Chest

Just a quickie tonight -- I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest last night. Brilliant movie! It's a little slow to start, but it soon picks up with pretty much more of the same fun and adventure from the first one. The soundtrack is again brilliant, this time with Hans Zimmer taking Klaus Badelt's original Pirates themes and turning them up to 11. I think my favourite musical cue is near the start when Captain Jack Sparrow first appears; it's like the movie winks at you as you are re-united with an old friend.

If only it were "Coming soon to HD DVD"... <sigh> I think I'll be seeing this one again 🙂

In other soundtrack-related news, I see that Halo 2 Volume 2 was finally released back in April... that took a while!

Comments (5)

  1. Kris says:

    I collect soundtracks. Hans Zimmer is absolutely brilliant, amazing and versatile. Yet to check out this one. Just as I write this I am listening to the Gladiator soundtrack….

  2. Will Merydith says:

    DMC was ok (better than Superman at least).  I like Ask A Ninja’s review –

  3. MSDN Archive says:

    This movie has gotta break box office records.. I went to see it Saturday night and it was sold out at Bella Bottega for the entire afternoon. I went down town to the AMC Pacific Place and got into the 11:30 showing, also sold out. The 12:30a showing was again sold out. Great movie, I bet it made $150m this weekend.

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  4. wmerydith says:

    I work for Disney and finally got around to reading the internal numbers for this movie.  It broke a couple records.

    What’s interesting is a great number of theaters had extra reels and where therefore able to take over more screens in their theaters for the weekend evening showings.

    My local theater in the Puget Sound area put cancelled Click and some other movie to make more room for Pirates.

    I thought about this and there must have been some sort of widespread distribution effort to give theaters extra reels and encourage them to  use them to deal with demand.

    If that is the case then it is an interesting strategy to increase you box office numbers.

    I hope it is a trend that continues . . . it is nice to show up on an opening weekend night for a major release and get a good seat without camping in line for an hour.

  5. Too bad we have to wait a year for #3…

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