Hello everyone, I have nearly wrapped up a project i have been wanting to do for a while. There were a lot of very high quality deleted scenes for the first POTC, and I thought it would be fun to have a longer version of the film incorporating these scenes. Every deleted scene from the dvd is included here, adding about 20 minutes to the running time. Things that have changed:
- More Jack Sparrow antics. He also has a few more serious moments, mainly with Elizabeth, that add a little more dimension to his character.
- More of Norrington. He’s less of a stock military character. In his added scenes, you can really feel that he cares of Elizabeth and he is much more sympathetic when the love triangle doesn’t go his way.
- More fun little character moments with the crews of the different ships.
- More of Will and Jack in Tortuga, including some extra references to the Disney ride.
- More of Elizabeth and Jack on the island. My favorite additional scenes are in this section.
Overall these scenes just add a little bit more to an already great film. All of the characters benefit from this extra time.
I know that with some versions of this DVD, there was a third disc in the package titled “The Lost Disc”. Can somebody who has this disc let me know if there are any other deleted scenes on it that are not included in the 2-disc edition?
The project is nearly complete, but I am a little stuck on a certain aspect. Anyone who has seen the deleted scenes knows that they are 1:85:1 and not 2:35:1 like the rest of the film. I have already made them anamorphic, but I still need to add the extra black bars to make the extra scenes 2:35:1. If anyone has a method for doing this, please let me know!
Thank you for your interest!