Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is rife with flaws, but it seems those are addressed in the DVD release. The picture and sound are the typical superior quality we’ve grown to expect from a Disney release. It is the features that put this release over the top. Here is what you can expect.
A Return To The Sea
This feature provides interesting commentary about what brought Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush back to the franchise.
Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton and Kaya
This feature focuses on the “new blood” introduced into this film. Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario detail what it was like on set and how nervous they were meeting Johnny Depp.
The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar and Silent Mary
Javier Bardem breaks down his method for bringing his character, Salazar, to life. He goes into detail about how much he’s a fan of the franchise as well (his wife was in one of the previous films). We also get an extensive look at the makeup process he went through.
First Mate Confidential
Kevin McNally goes into detail about playing Captain Jack’s first mate in all of these films. Mcnally goes into how he doesn’t crave the spotlight but does enjoy the consistent work.
Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks
This was the only feature that got into some of the special effects. This short detailed how they created the Ghost Shark sequences.
Disney has taken a film that was undoubtedly lifeless and managed to make it reasonably enjoyable. If the final product is lackluster, then dazzle me with your extra features. While no one should have wasted their money seeing this release in theaters, the extras make it more than worth your time.