DIGITAL PLAYGROUND GOES BLU-RAY® WITH “PIRATES”
Blockbuster Adult Feature is DP’s First Blu-ray Release
December 20, 2007 --- VAN NUYS, Calif. ---
Digital Playground today announced its premiere release of “Pirates” on the Blu-ray format just in time to satisfy demand from all the new Blu-ray player and PS3 gift recipients this holiday. Now available for the first time in full HD 1080p “Pirates,” the record-breaking, multi-award-winning adult feature, will ship on January 4, 2008. The most expensive adult effort yet produced, “Pirates” was lauded with awards from every associated panel, notably a record-breaking 13 from AVN, including Best Selling and Best Rental title honors. Building upon the success of the film within its traditional market, the studio received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America® (MPAA), thus gaining mainstream recognition and distribution.
Samantha Lewis, Digital Playground CEO comments, “We’re excited to release ‘Pirates’ on Blu-ray. In today’s high-definition market our priority has always been consumer choice. We believe it’s important to allow the consumer the option to make a purchase regardless of format. We look forward to preparing new titles for release in the Blu-ray format.”
Joone, Digital Playground Co-Founder and award-winning Director comments, “The Blu-ray format is an excellent fit for ‘Pirates’ as this feature offers a multitude of bonus features. The format’s extra capacity, and advanced video and audio qualities, allows Digital Playground to deliver an unparalleled HD 1080p experience to consumers.”
From award-winning director Joone comes the largest epic in the history of adult films. Available for the first time in full HD 1080p, this electrifying, swashbuckling, very sexy adventure takes you on a humorous and mystical journey through haunted seas and deep into an abyss of our most lustful desires. “Pirates” applies Blu-ray’s pristine picture quality and superior surround sound with its deadly swordplay, skeleton warriors, awe-inspiring Incan magic, grandiose sea battles and ten of the most arousing sex scenes in the history of erotic cinema. Added value features on “Pirates” are also available in HD 1080p and include:
• Behind-the-Scenes Footage in HD
• Visual FX “Making Of”
• Audio Commentary with the Stars
• Pirates Short
• Casting Video
• Photo Gallery/Bios
• Chapter Index
• 16x9 Widescreen Format
• Audio: True 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
• No regional coding
Synopsis: “Pirates” is the 18th-century story of Isabella (Carmen Luvana) and her new husband Manuel Valenzuela (Kris Slater). On their wedding night, they make their way across the sea to his new job at a trading post in the Caribbean. Unbeknownst to either of the newlyweds, Manuel possesses an inherited power for which renegade pirate Capt. Victor Stagnetti (Tommy Gunn) and his mate Serena (Janine) lust. Capt. Stagnetti and his pirate crew board the ship carrying the young couple, kidnap Manuel, and set Isabella afloat assuming that she'll drown. Fortunately, pirate hunters Capt. Edward Reynolds (Evan Stone) and his first-mate Jules (Jesse Jane) rescue Isabella from the ravages of the sea. In due course, Capt. Reynolds and his crew follow the pirates into a forbidding cave, do battle with an army of skeleton warriors assigned from antiquity to protect the cave and its contents, reunite Isabella and Manuel, and sink the pirate ship and its mates.
Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a next-generation optical disc format developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), and is supported by more than 170 of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers, video game and music companies, and major movie studios. The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data.