NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS returns to DVD and BD!

A new COLLECTOR’S EDITION of Tim Burton’s neuveaux classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS hits shelves on Tuesday August 26… Click on for all the details and some exclusive new pics!

A Long Awaited Delightfully, Frightful Holiday Classic Is Back By Popular Demand With New Digital Restoration!

Walt Disney Pictures Presents Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition

Available On DVD and Blu-ray™, August 26, 2008

This Special Holiday Treat Comes Fully Loaded With Quintessential, Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features And A Disney File Digital Copy Of The Movie To Take On The Run!

BURBANK, California, May 30 2008 – Finally released from the Disney vault, Academy Award® nominated writer and producer Tim Burton’s (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition returns in a deeper, darker and more brilliant digitally-restored masterpiece — as Tim Burton originally envisioned. This delightfully twisted story releases just in time for the Holidays, August 26, 2008, in a first time Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def Disc Box Set.

And for the first time ever, Nightmare fans will be able to take advantage of all new, never-beforeshared bonus features made solely for this special Collector’s Edition release. Some highlights include a Tim Burton poem narrated by Christopher Lee (the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), a private backstage tour of how Disneyland tricks-out their Haunted Mansion ride for Christmas, and an all a new introduction to the movie by Tim Burton which is exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc.

FOR THE ULTIMATE MOVIE BUFF: A MUST-OWN LIMITED EDITION COLLECTORS ITEM:

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.

FOR THOSE ON THE RUN:

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.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

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!

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

  • 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 EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURE: Includes all DVD Bonus Features, Plus: A Special Blu-ray Only Introduction by Tim Burton

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