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The Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy
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Manufacturer: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Starring: L. Peter Callender, Randy Crenshaw, Judi M. Durand, William Hickey, Edward Ivory
Directed By: Henry Selick
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Binding: Blu-ray
EAN: 0786936764970
Format: AC-3
Label: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Number Of Items: 2
Publisher: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2008-08-26
Running Time: 76
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Theatrical Release Date: 1993

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Editorial Reviews:

Now digitally restored and remastered with state-of-the-art technology, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is deeper, darker and more brilliant than ever just as Tim Burton originally envisioned it on Blu-ray Disc Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! Hear the genius of Danny Elfman's sensational music in 7.1 Surround Sound as the fantastic talents and imaginations of Tim Burton and Henry Selick come to life in stunning Hi-Def. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS now even more eerie and extraordinary on Blu-ray High Definition!
Bonus Features
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is the first full-length stop-motion animated film ever created.
The movie contains more than 227 animated characters.
Santa Claus' head has more than 50 different working parts, and Jack has more than 400 separate interchangeable heads, each handcrafted with a different facial expression.
The smallest working puppet in the movie is a doll from the "real world" Jack visits that is only one inch long.
Sally is wearing a real miniature dress laid on top of foam latex so that the fabric doesn't move too much on screen.
At the height of production, the animators produced only 70 seconds of finished film per week.
To create Halloweentown's twisted look, the design artists often made their sketches using their nondrawing hand.
All-New Blu-ray Exclusive Tim Burton Movie Introduction
Storyboard To Film Comparison
Original Theatrical Trailers And Posters
What's This? Jack's Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour
FRANKENWEENIE (Uncut Version) With New Introduction By Tim Burton
VINCENT Short Film
Tim Burton's Original Poem Narrated By Christopher Lee
All-New Audio Commentary By Tim Burton, Director Henry Selick And Musical Designer Danny Elfman
Behind The Scenes Making Of Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The Worlds Of Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Halloween Town; Christmas Town, The Real World
Deleted Scenes


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: This is Creepy Christmas at its Creepiest
Comment: It had been a while since I had seen this movie, but you could tell that the quality was much better! I had forgotten how funny and weird and wacky "Nightmare" is; then I remembered that it was a Tim Burton movie.

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Summary: Best Movie Ever!
Comment: Best movie ever! I loved this movie when I was younger and now my daughter loves to watch it too

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: What high-def is all about
Comment: Superb. Unbelievable. Watch this Blu-ray version to see things you never even knew were in the move. Every little shadow and shimmer of light. Truly glorious.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Perfect
Comment: The clarity of the Blu Ray disc is unbelievable. Watching this on my Hitachi 57" HD TV along with my Sony Play Station 3, it was almost like I could reach out and touch the scenery. I am totally impressed with the sight and sound of this Blu Ray DVD. This disc should be the standard for the others.
Thanks
Mills

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Stunning quality
Comment: A problem with the review section is that is does not differentiate among the many releases and formats of this movie. I have a VHS copy that I must have had for over a decade. Many of the reviews are for various DVD transfers. But the one I am reviewing is the Blu-ray version.

The quality and clarity of this presentation is stunning. I could not have imagined I'd be seeing the level of detail that is presented here. If I had to name a fault, it was so clear that it made me aware of just how much the models have improved since this movie was made. In newer movies such as Corpse Bride, there's an improved feeling of flow to the animation. In this one, characters such as Sally appear as cruder toys when seen with all the detail. But those details are all consistent with the intent of the production.

Once I got beyond the initial surprise of the Blu-ray transfer, I was able to enjoy the movie more than ever before. The contrasts between the sets for Christmastown and Halloweentown reveal the true artistry in a way that the limitations of DVD did not allow. The transfer shows off the true differences between stop motion and the best of computer animation in a way that leaves one with a feeling of awe.

I won't go into the details of the movie itself, since it's been around long enough that others have done so exhaustively. I don't know what criteria critics are supposed to apply to decide when something is one of the greatest movies ever made. But in my subjective opinion, this one ranks among the best.

If you share my view of the film itself, getting the Blu-ray version is well worth it, even if you think the DVD version is already impressive.


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