Just came back from seeing Pirates of the Caribbean. WOW! What a movie! Gets my vote for the Oscar this year, and Johnny Depp was terrific! Bet he ends up with one as well. Wonderful to see Disney producing such quality again. It was long, but you didn't even notice that because it was so good. The story, the costumes, the sets, the special effects and the acting were all superb. Funny to see Steve (Jack Davenport) from Coupling and Gareth (Mackenzie Crook) from The Office--they were both terrific. Jack made the perfect pompous British Naval Officer, and they didn't have to work very hard to make Mac look like a skeleton. DS swears Filch from Harry Potter was in it too (don't know about that one). It was funny how they kept tying the ride into the film. I was the only one in the theatre who busted out (somewhat embarrassing) at the first scene from the ride--I won't ruin it for you. Will definately be purchasing the DVD for this one. I don't understand why they can't have simultaneous releases in the UK. It's not as if there's a language problem or anything. ps saw a promo for The Haunted Mansion--looks great! Can the movie "It's a Small World" be far behind?! Hope not!