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With video – Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy quirky animated comedy released on DVD, Blu Ray

Posted by Elena del Valle on July 15, 2011

Rango DVD Blu-Ray cover
Rango DVD Blu-Ray cover

Photos: Paramount Home Entertainment

The voice of carefree star of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and a cast of other voices like Bill Nighy and Alfred Molina star in Rango, a quirky unexpectedly surprising movie. The animated comedy was released in theaters earlier this year and is due to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray today from Paramount Home Entertainment. The 107-minute film rated PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking sells for $39.99 for the Blu-Ray and DVD combo and $29.99 for the DVD. Scroll down to watch a video clip of Rango.

Johnny Depp voices Rango, a chameleon living as an ordinary family pet who dreams of being a fearless hero and through twists of fate becomes the sheriff of Dirt, a lawless desert town. Directed by Gore Verbinski, the man behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise the film already earned more than $230 million worldwide. Voices in the film include Isla Fisher (Horton Hears A Who!), Abigail Breslin (Kit Kittredge: An American Girl), Ned Beatty (Toy Story 3), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Harry Dean Stanton, (“Big Love”), Ray Winstone (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”).

Jake the rattlesnake in Rango
Jake the rattlesnake in Rango

The Rango Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy features the theatrical version of the film and an extended cut including an alternate ending, a two-part, in-depth exploration of the film making process, deleted scenes, a look at the creatures of Dirt, and an interactive field trip to Dirt. The film is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment and a unit of Viacom.  PHE handles sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products for Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS.

Watch video Disney to release latest Pirates movie in May

Posted by Elena del Valle on April 8, 2011

Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Photos: Disney Enterprises, Inc., Peter Mountain

Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp are at it again. Next month a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie will hit theaters nationwide. This time Penélope Cruz, the increasingly popular Spanish actress has joined the infamous pirate troublemakers. Click below to see two videos in English with previews of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Pirates of the Caribbean 2011 poster
Pirates of the Caribbean 2011 poster in Spanish

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

The skull often seen representing The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was transformed for the latest film to include a mysterious X scar on the left side of the face, new beads, a pearl in the gold front tooth, blond streaks in the hair, skeletons hanging from the last trinket on the beaded dreadlock, a hidden Mickey on the left dreadlock and swimming mermaids engraved on the hand guard of the right sword.

Pirates of the Caribbean poster

Pirates of the Caribbean – click to enlarge

The Skull features the red bandana Captain Jack Sparrow wore in all the films of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. According to promotional materials red was a popular color with pirates, who preferred more colorful dress; it was also a color synonymous with “giving no quarter.”

The crossed swords, or pirates’ cutlasses, purportedly have a special meaning: When the crossed swords face upward, they indicate readiness for battle. When the swords point downward, they signify the end of conflict. Down-pointing crossed swords are a common military symbol on graves or memorials signifying death in battle. On the teaser poster the swords are pointing downward.