Nightmare Before Christmas comes to Blu-Ray!

The Disney Vault has opened once again, this time Nightmare Before Christmas escaped, and is on the run to a Blu-Ray disc. All kidding aside, this BD disc should be awesome! Head inside to read all the details about this little gem, it promises to impress!

Additionally, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is also offering Nightmare buffs the opportunity to purchase a limited release of the Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD Set featuring an individually numbered hand-painted bust of Jack Skellington in all his gory glory equipped with a Jack’s “Sandy Claws” hat and beard, a sound chip that plays memorable lines from the film and a letter of authenticity.

And for those who plan to travel this coming holiday, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is adding a special “DisneyFile” Digital Copy of the movie — enabling DVD and Blu-ray owners to receive a digital version of The Nightmare Before Christmas in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats. DisneyFile Digital Copy is a fast and easy way to enjoy your favorite Disney movies, anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC and/or compatible portable device.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition 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: Collector’s Edition 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!

• NEW! What’s This? Jack’s Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour – Viewers choose the way they want to tour Disneyland’s Holiday Haunted Mansion. “On Track” explores a tricked-out version of the Haunted Mansion, while “Off Track” reveals what went into creating all the creepy fun.
• NEW! Tim Burton’s Original poem narrated by Christopher Lee – Tim Burton’s poem that inspired the creation of the movie. Now, the original verse comes to creepy life as performed by legendary actor Christopher.Lee.
• NEW! Film Commentary – commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman.
• NEW Introduction To Frankenweenie! – A new un-cut version introduction by Tim Burton.
• The Making of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Go behind the scenes of the very first full-length stop motion animated movie with the filmmakers.
• The Worlds of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Witness the creation of the film’s richly imagined dreamscapes, including Halloween Town, Christmas Town and the Real World.
• Deleted Scenes
• Storyboard to Film Comparison
• Original Theatrical Trailers and Posters
• PLUS Tim Burton’s Complete Short Film Vincent

Includes all DVD Bonus Features, Plus:
• A Special Blu-ray Only Introduction by Tim Burton

STREET DATE: August 26, 2008
Direct Prebook: July 1, 2008
Distributor Prebook: July 15, 2008
Suggested Retail Price: 1-Disc Blu-ray Disc + 1-Disc DisneyFile: $39.99 US
2-Disc DVD + 1-Disc DisneyFile: $32.99 US
Ultimate Collector’s DVD Gift Set: $179.99 US
(2-Disc DVD + 1-Disc DisneyFile)
**Is also available in Canada**
Feature Run Time: 76 minutes
Rated: G
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1-Original Theatrical Presentation – Anamophoic Enhanced for 16X9 Televisions
Audio: DVD: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray: Dolby Digital 7.1 D-TRU HD, 5.1 Dolby Digital (48k-24 bits)
Languages: English, French and Spanish
FastPlay: Yes

Keep an eye on for more details and a review as the street date approaches!

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