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The Nightmare Before Christmas (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

Tim Burton , Henry Selick    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Tim Burton, Henry Selick
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct 2011
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005IVX0KS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,780 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



As fresh, engaging and original as it was when it was first released over 15 years ago, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a showcase not just for the creative work of Mr Burton himself, but also the directorial genius of Henry Selick. For while it’s often assumed that Burton directed the film, it’s actually Selick behind the camera calling the shots. The same Henry Selick, incidentally, who directed the equally stunning Coraline more recently. That’s a film worth picking up too.

But it’s, with some justification, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas for which he’s best known. It almost feels like a timeless tale already, as Jack Skellington, bored of arranging his usual successful Halloween, has a stab at Christmas instead. As you might expect, things don’t go quite to plan, which gives Selick and Burton the chance to introduce a macabre set of terrific characters. And, set to some superb music from Danny Elfman, one of the more unusual festive fairytales goes about its business.

And for such a visually striking film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas benefits heavily from high definition. The attention to detail with the stop motion animation is gloriously highlighted here, and with Elfman’s aforementioned music eating up the breadth of the soundstage afforded by Blu-ray, it’s a genuine home cinema treat. It’s also the kind of film that, as the past 15 years have proven, is set to be spun again and again. And this Blu-ray edition is unquestionably the best version of it you can have in your home. Whether you find it a Halloween or a Christmas treat, it’s strongly recommended. --Jon Foster

Product Description

Now more astonishing and spectacular than ever, The Nightmare Before Christmas jumps off the screen and into your living room, immersing your family in the jaw-dropping splendor and mind-boggling fun of Disney 3D! 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. Experience Tim Burton and Henry Selick's uncanny tale as it comes vividly to life right before your eyes!

Special Features:
  • All-New Blu-ray Exclusive Tim Burton Movie Introduction
  • 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 Music 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
  • Storyboard-To-Film Comparison
  • Original Theatrical Trailers And Posters

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best quality Jack yet! 19 Oct 2008
By Cheatin' Jockey VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The re-mastering looks great in high-def and the sound is great too, with depth and detail to the music, singing and voices. There are also plenty of extras for the film buffs & Burton fans.

What a coincidence that it's been released just before Halloween! Having said that it works as a Christmas movie too as the people of Christmas Town are also involved, though I won't say any more as I don't want to give the story away for those that don't know it...

If you haven't seen it and like animated movies this one is a classic and should be in your collection; it is truly both original and magical. Enjoy!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cinematic Masterpiece 19 May 2006
When this animated Tim Burton film was first released back in the early nineties, I was still a child and it rightfully and quickly engraved its place as my fravioute film of all time. I am extreme pleased to see that it has stood the test of time and established itself as a cult classic with huge populatily. It is nothing less than a cinematic masterpiece that can be watched again and again and again - as it was when I first got the film years ago on video. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an fanasty film that tells the story of Jack Skellington ( a skeleton ) who longs for a more meanful existence in his home of Halloween Town, and desides to spread his version of Christmas to all, but his well meaning plan goes wrong. If for some strange reason you have not yet seen this brilliant production you must do so as soon as possible. Even now in my early twenties I can really appreate the pure atmosphere and blissfull characters that are created in the world of The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is a must own at all costs kind of film.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent fantasy musical 12 Nov 2006
By Stampy
Tim Burton's gothic styled genre is in perfect place once again in this very goolish story about a skeleton who wishes for a bit more to life, some more screams for his satisfaction.

The animation is fantastic in a predictable but fun narrative. The creation of the characters is simply outstanding and deservedly Oscar nominated for the 3 years of creation. It is truly remarkable and has made me more interested in the animation industry after watching the documentary in the extra features.

The plot moves steadily along with many horror conventions such as gools, ghosts and goblins. I loved the boogie man, especially his song but Jack is obviously the most noticeable character with his wonderful singing and attitude towards Halloween and Christmas.

The songs are great, fun to sing along to, and if you know the words then you will defiantly be doing it, they are that catchy. There are some which are a bit off putting but the few fantastic ones (when he enters Christmastown) are always enjoyable and satisfying.

A film to watch with the family as it is pretty child centred but can satisfy audiences of all ages.

If you like sing-a-long songs and stunning effects with engaging spooky characters then this is for you.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The nightmare before christmas 19 Dec 2011
This is what my 3D tv has been waiting for.Fantastic a must the quality is better than the cinema and the 3D effects are some of the best of any dvd
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Film.... Product not as shown in picture 31 Oct 2010
By Ben
I ordered this expecting special edition with two disks as in the picture but received a flimsy case with just one disk!
Great film but if you are buying it and expect what is in the picture think again!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "brilliant" idea: to hijack Christmas :) 5 Oct 2005
This movie, directed by Henry Selick and written by Tim Burton, is absolutely delightful. I recommend it for children, teens and adults with lots of imagination, who believe they are prepared to watch a different and sensibly darker take on Christmas.
The main premise is that, whether we know it or not, all holidays are planned in advance in diverse special towns. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" takes place in one of those towns, Halloweentown, that is the place where Halloween is planned each year. Te main responsible of that planning is Jack Skellington, also called the King of Halloween. However, not many know that Jack is bored to death of always doing the same thing. Jack knows he is missing something, but has no idea whatsoever of what that is. Of course, everything changes when Jack discovers Christmastown, the town where (of course) Christmas is planned. For Jack, Christmas is something totally new, and foreign. All the same, he falls in love with it, and has a "brilliant" idea: to kidnap Santa Claus, and to hijack Christmas.
Needless to say, things don't go smoothly, but that is a big part of the fun of watching this movie. Confusions abound when Jack and all his friends of Halloweentown try to plan Christmas for the very first time, and the result is extremely entertaining. That is specially true if you are bored of classic Christmas films that end up saying the same things all over again. This is certainly not the case in this animated film :)
All in all, I think you are highly likely to enjoy this movie. Notwithstanding that, I don't recommend "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for young children, due to the fact that some of the scenes might scare them a little. Having said that, I think that this film is a treat you are going to enjoy, and thus I highly recommend it...
Belen Alcat
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Magical 4 Jan 2005
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This is a strange type of film to review, as it's not really a childrens film at all. The film is a stop motion full length feature film musical - if that makes any sense - about the Pumpkin King of Halloween.
The basic story is Jack Skellington (the king mentioned above) becomes disenchanted with life in halloween town and discovers that there are other towns based on other holidays. He swiftly gets the idea that he would make an ideal Santa Claus and abducts him whilst he sets all the halloween nightmares to work making christmas toys...
The quality of the animation is superb, and the songs carry just the amount of menace (remember we are looking at halloween characters singing songs so menace is the right word) and are well composed.
This is the type of film that you can watch time and time again - but don't let really small children (I have a 4 year old daughter) anywhere near it - it would frighten the socks off them.
It has all the darkness you would expect from a story by Tim Burton and I recommend it to you. 10/10
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