New Johnny Depp photo in September 2004 edition of Flare Magazine~~

Photographer George Pimentel presents a new picture of Johnny in the latest issue of Flare Magazine, a Canadian fashion magazine. The “Photo Assignment” article features celebrity images and anecdotes by six different photographers. Pimentel recalls taking Johnny’s picture outside the St. Regis hotel in Los Angeles: “I heard Johnny Depp was doing a press junket and I decided to wait outside of the hotel with an autograph collector,” Pimentel reports. “As he came out, he was mobbed by fans. Even though he was running late, he signed every single autograph. I asked if he could look into my lens so I could get my one shot. When anyone asks me who the nicest celebrity I have encountered is, I always remember that moment with Johnny Depp.” Thanks to Emma for sharing this story with the Zone–yet more evidence of Johnny’s kindness to his fans.

Yo ho! Disney to release new DVD edition of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN on November 2!

Disney has announced a new DVD release of the Johnny Depp blockbuster PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. Described as “a three-piece set,” the DVD will be in stores on November 2, 2004–just in time for the holiday gift-buying season. List price will be $29.99, but is offering a pre-order price of $20.99 plus shipping. The DVDs will be Region 1 only at this time. Disney has not yet released any details concerning the extras on the new version, or what that mysterious “third piece” of the set might be, so we don’t know what they are offering to tempt us to rebuy a film we already own. Many Zoners are hoping for a director’s cut of POTC which would restore their favorite deleted scenes. Thanks to Kellyr2 for sharing the news!