NEWS - Tim Burton’s - THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
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The Delightfully, Frightful Holiday Classic Makes Its Blu-ray 3D™ Debut
Available For The First Time To Own In Spectacular 3D Presentation, August 30, 2011
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is an ingenious and inspired fable that cleverly mixes Halloween and Christmas for an eerily unexpected holiday celebration. The film brilliantly combines stop-motion animation with three-dimensional sets and superb graphics to create a stunningly original movie experience. With a Grammy® nominated soundtrack by Oscar® nominee Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride, “The Simpsons”), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a modern holiday classic.
Bored with his perennial role as Halloween Town’s frightening Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington wanders off and discovers the cheerful village of Christmas Town. Determined to shake things up in Halloween Town, he enlists the help of some mischievous trick-or-treaters to kidnap Santa Claus and takes over the job of delivering gifts to the children of the world himself. When his plan goes awry, Jack attempts to restore Santa to his rightful place. But first, he must rescue St. Nick from the clutches of the evil Oogie Boogie!
The Nightmare Before Christmas is produced by Academy Award® nominated writer and producer Tim Burton (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) and Denise DiNovi (Edward Scissorhands, James and the Giant Peach), directed by Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the GiantPeach) and written by Michael McDowell (Beetle Juice, Thinner) and Caroline Thompson (Corpse Bride, The Addams Family). And the spectacular characters are voiced by the talents of Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Fright Night) as Jack Skellington’s speaking voice, Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Jack Skellington’s singing voice and Catherine O-Hara (Home Alone, Best In Show) as Sally, to name a few.
The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD/Digital Copy hybrid) will retail for the suggested price of $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada and the 3D Movie Download will retail for the suggested price of $25.00 U.S.
*consumers will need to own either a 3D TV and/or other 3D devices to view full 3D capabilities.
There are bonus features included.
Street Date: August 30, 2011
Direct prebook: July 5, 2011
Distributor prebook: July 19, 2011
Release Format: 3-Disc Blu-ray 3DSuper Set (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD/Digital Copy hybrid) and 3D Movie Download
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray 3D = $49.99 U.S./ $56.99 Canada
3D Movie Download = $25.00 U.S.
Feature Run Time: 76 minutes
Rated: PG (U.S.); PG (Canada)
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray = 1080p HD/ Widescreen (1:85.1 and 1:66:1)
DVD = Widescreen (1:66.1)
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD= English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, French and Spanish (applies to film content only)
DVD = English SDH and French (applies to film content only)
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.
Elaine Hegwood Bowen is an editor, writer and film critic in Chicago.
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