Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 2005

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Both funny and full of creepy horror, this movie tells the chilling tale of Victor who accidentally marries a corpse bride instead of fianc?e Victoria. Liking the land of the dead, he begins to fall for his bride, but Victoria's life is in danger. As time runs out for all, can they get what they deserve?

Starring:
Joanna Lumley,Michael Gough
Runtime:
1 hour, 14 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Children & Family, Science Fiction, Animated, Romance, Musicals, Dance & Theatre, Comedy
Director Mike Johnson
Starring Joanna Lumley, Michael Gough
Supporting actors Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Deep Roy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Horrocks, Paul Whitehouse, Helena Bonham-Carter, Albert Finney, Johnny Depp, Danny Elfman
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacques COULARDEAU on 6 Dec. 2006
Format: DVD
Do not try to disentangle and find out all the allusions this film contains. You will always miss most of them, even Hamlet. Just enjoy the animation that is superbly creative and the situation that is so full of humor, black and white and in colors, that you may end up losing your marbles and loosening your jaws. The music is definitely marvelous and mysterious. A Danse Macabre in high noble society and a wedding march in the cemetery. An accidental marriage crossing the life and death divide that has to be repaired to satisfy the true right love marriage that could not take place due to some infernal elopement or kidnaping of the bridegroom. The characters are superb marionnettes and cartoons so nimble and yet stiff at the same time that they seem to be dancing cripples in wheelchairs. It's true though the dog is the best of them all. This film is a caricature, a satire of any commonplace trite established statement and of any attempt at being creative and escaping this preprogramed and overdigested world of ours. You will think of many other films and you will be right, though you will miss most of them. At times it is a direct allusion like an echo and at times it is an indirect allusion like a photographic negative. And the best of it all is that it is neither gross nor frightening, but deeply romantic, with maybe a touch of slavonic nostalgia and sadness.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University of Paris Dauphine & University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Donvad on 26 Jun. 2006
Format: UMD Mini for PSP Verified Purchase
If you liked "A Nightmare Before Christmas" you'll absolutely enjoy this one as well. I must admit that I really admire most of Tim Burton's films, as they really seem to go beneath the surface in a most profound and original way and really do have a lot of heart and depth. A film, which is about a guy who accidentally marries a `dead' woman and therefore is taken to the underworld of the dead and hold there against his wish bound by his vow, would normally seem to be a rather dark and sinister film, but not in this case, this is a beautiful film. It is almost `classical' in its style of telling its tale, but at the same time of cause, being a Tim Burton film, `unusual'. This is about magic & love versus vanity & evil, but the film also has a lot of humour and irony, which is unfolded in a glorious way. It is also a film about redemption, and dare I say, it has a wonderful ending where everything falls into place. The music is also a big part of this movie and Danny Elfman, who is a great film composer, has really delivered some stunning tunes. This is a real gem by the maestro - don't miss this one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stuart R. Allen on 30 Dec. 2006
Format: DVD
I'm largely a fan of Tim Burtons work, bar a couple, and having seen this for the first time recently I have to say that it's a work of art.

When I first saw Nightmare before Christmas I felt it was lacking something. Burtons reliance upon his saccharin goth formula has been tiresome in some of his recent outings. But the gnarly silhouetted backdrops and jaunty atmospheric soundtrack by Danny Elfman suited this film down to the ground, no pun intended.

The plot was slightly cutesy in places but with Burtons astonishing eye for detail and depth of scenery you soon become lost in it all.

With the Pixar animation machine taking over the world at the moment churning out throw-away plots it was refreshing to see a stop motion flick come up with something that looks as beautiful as this does.

With Burton and Depp both being staunch 'Anglo-philes' it was no surprise to see a strong British cast lending their voices to this film.

If you're a fan of Tim Burton and have yet to see this, I strongly urge you to do so because the magic he weaves in his films has never been so perfectly executed as it was in this film. One in the eye for Pixar I think.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scarlet Jupiter TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Released in 2005, "Corpse bride" had most wondering whether it could top Tim Burton's magnificent, groundbreaking classic animated romp, "The nightmare before Christmas". Although it is very much in the same thematic vein, it is even darker in tone, with its creator's gleefully morbid imagination at full speed. Despite its grotesque title, with a charmingly original storyline based around someone accidentally "marrying" a corpse, "Corpse bride" may sound like an odd, slightly twisted concept at first, but it ironically proves to be a most inviting and heart-warming film. Reknowned for his weird and macabre tales, Tim Burton here presents a story that finely balances between romantic pathos and gruesome laughs, creating a hilarious and bittersweet animated operetta. The voice-casting is first-class, and the mood of the film is greatly aided by the wonderful dark, jazzy score and songs by Danny Elfman. Among the biggest achievements is the exquisite animation. Being the first stop-motion film to be created wholly on digital cameras to capture an ultra-sharp image (which is complimented highly by the Bluray transfer), the bonus features give some amazing insight into how this dreamy gothic fairytale was created, and the effort involved in bringing it to life. A stunning film to look at, visually, and a true work of art, technically, "Corpse bride" is utterly mesmerising, one of Burton's best pieces of work ever (and a cut above "The nightmare before Christmas"). Enchantingly sublime, it is nothing short of a masterpiece.
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