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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Exclusive Clip

October 13, 2011

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From Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise — and mermaids!

The Blu-ray Combo Packs releasing next Tuesday include LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack's Brick Tales as part of the bonus material! Check out this exclusive clip from the shorts. It's a LEGO re-imagining of the opening of the movie!

When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past, he’s not sure if it’s love or if she’s a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn’t know who to fear more —Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Directed by Rob Marshall, it’s filled with eye-popping battle scenes, mystery and all-out wit.

The Real Blackbeard Fun Facts & History

  • Ahoy matey! Blackbeard was a notorious English pirate who operated locations from New York to the Caribbean.
  • Blackbeard’s real name was most likely Edward Teach and he was born in Bristol, England.
  • Blackbeard started his career as a privateer during Queen Anne’s War.
  • Shiver me Timbers! To create his terrifying image, Blackbeard often wore a sling over his shoulder with three pistols and would stick lit matches under his hat.
  • Those that did not give way to Blackbeard’s rule were forced to face Davy Jones’ Locker as they were lit on fire.
  • Blackbeard reached the height of his reign of terror ln 1718 when he commanded his own Pirate Navy with 4 ships and a crew of 400.
  • It is said that Blackbeard was quite the ladies man as it is estimated he had around 14 wives in his lifetime.
  • In 1717, Blackbeard and his men seized a French ship, La Concorde, which would become his flagship and was renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge.
  • The boat, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean films was named after Blackbeard’s pirate ship.
  • In early summer 1718, the Queen Anne’s Revenge was fed to the fish when it sunk off the coast off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
  • The Queen Anne’s Revenge was found shipwrecked off the coast of North Carolina in 1996. The remains of the ship were confirmed to have been the boat belonging to Blackbeard in August 2011.

Queen Anne's Revenge from LEGO's Pirates of the Caribbean Collection Queen Anne's Revenge from LEGO's Pirates of the Caribbean Collection

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES is Available on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack October 18th!