The Pirates! Band Of Misfits is released today on R1/RA DVD and Blu-Ray in the USA and Canada.
Set sail for a fun-filled voyage of hilarious pirate antics with the biggest Band of Misfits on the seven seas! When the infamous Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Liz Cutlass (Salma Hayek), he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award! With his trusted “parrot” Polly and rag-tag crew at his side, Pirate Captain will need to battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton), save a young scientist (David Tennant as Charles Darwin) and never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: Adventure!
Audio Commentary: Director Peter Lord, Co-Director Jeff Newitt, and Editor Justin Krish deliver a rather dry commentary. It’s informative and detailed, but not quite in tune with the light humor that dominates the movie. Discussions include characters and character design, technical details of the filmmaking process, the intricacies of the animation, and more. With optional English and Spanish subtitles.
So You Want To Be a Pirate! Short film (18:07).
Mr. Bobo’s Flash Card Challenge game (DVD exclusive)
Printable Activity Pages
Additional Blu-Ray Extras:
Pirate Disguise Dress-Up Game: Players must “look for the example disguise and try to match each wacky ensemble before time runs out.” Play is via the remote control’s arrow buttons as users scroll through three options (head, torso, legs) to match the picture on the right.
From Stop to Motion (20:52): A fascinating and detailed examination of the filmmaking process. The filmmakers discuss constructing the world around the characters, character design, penning the story, the animation process, crafting the puppets and building the miniature sets, the process of swapping mouths on puppets for accurate dialogue performances, voice acting sessions, live performance foundations, crafting the ship and placing it in a digital sea, assembling the sound effects, and crafting the music.
Creating the Bath Chase Sequence (8:22): A focused examination of the process of making one of the film’s most complex scenes.
Peter Lord Short Films: Wat’s Pig (11:25, also available with optional director’s commentary) and War Story (5:27, also available with optional director’s commentary).
Previews: Additional Sony titles.
All formats are available now from DVD and Blu-ray retailers
For more information about the movie, visit our Pirates! pages