Following its release in , Pirates: A Joone Film made movie history. Not only was it the highest budgeted adult film ever, but it was also the first to cross over into mainstream cinema. By cutting the bulk of the sex scenes to establish an R rating, the remaining film was still highly enjoyable — a feature in stark contrast to the adult film stereotype, and certainly a commendable achievement. The ships and ship battles are decent, as are the two monsters — one a giant worm-like thing, and the other a long-necked, tentacled sea monster of some kind.
A couple of stories on the subject have surfaced recently; the first claims that Blu-ray disc manufacturers don't want the porn industry releasing content on Blu-ray, while a second story says that adult filmmakers have decided to cast their lot with HD DVD. Joone reportedly said that none of the Blu-ray manufacturing facilities would press discs for his company, saying that Sony had threatened to pull their licenses if they produced adult content. Ars contacted the Blu-ray Disc Association for comment on Joone's allegations. We look forward to working with any content providers interested in providing their audience with [the] best possible high definition home entertainment experience.