An uncompromising, dark and bloody fairytale, Sleepy Hollow is truly unforgettable. Full of vision and suspense, and good casting for the most part, it is a movie that begs for repeated viewings. Johnny Depp stars as eccentric and timid crime investigator Ichabod Crane, who's sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders where the victims all lost their heads. Unwillingly he stumbles into the web of the Headless Horseman, yet is he the one behind all of this? As Ichabod unravels the mystery - and wins the heart of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel (rather flatly performed by Christina Ricci) - he is forced to face sides of himself he's kept oppressed. A great movie, great casting (Miranda Richardson in particular is fantastic), excitement and some unforgettable Burton moments - Burton has a talent at giving his movies his 'mark', with a kind of artistic signature mark on it.
This DVD, however, is just not good. At all. There are no special features apart from one theatrical trailer, but the bad thing is that there are NO SUBTITLES. That's right. Buy the Special Edition any day over this one. I learned that the hard way, but I'm giving you that advice for free.