745 of 777 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2012
I'm already seeing some criticism for this set not containing some of Tim Burton's best films.
To that I say, take a breath and think before you type.
This set is being released by Warner Brothers. All of the films in this collection were productions made with Warner Brothers Studios. The Tim Burton films that are missing from this set were made at other studios.
Edward Scissorhands? 20th Century Fox
The Nightmare Before Christmas? Disney (Orginally a Touchstone production)
Sleepy Hollow? Paramount
Big Fish? Dreamworks
Ed Wood? Touchstone (aka Disney)
Sweeney Todd? Dreamworks
Alice in Wonderland? Disney
So...before you go spitting venom, do some homework. You're getting seven films at a great price from arguably one of the most visionary directors of our time. I call that a bargain.
111 of 116 people found the following review helpful
I just got my Tim Burton set in the mail today, so pull up a chair, and let me tell you what you get.
First of all, I will freely admit that I am a HUGE Tim Burton fan, and was very excited when I saw this listed on Amazon. I sold my copies of the movies I already owned on Blu-ray to pay for it. Of course, with the price being so low on this set, I actually ended up making a profit.
THE PACKAGING: When you open your copy, you will find a very sturdy box with the artwork shown on the website on the front, and the same border design on the back with a listing of all the movies included in the set. The discs themselves are housed in a foldout digi-pak, with the discs secured in a two-disc stack pattern. Since there are only seven discs, Batman is attached with a single hub. This is the type packaging where you have to remove the top disc in order to get the bottom disc out. I didn't have any problems, and I feel the discs are all very secure and safe. In addition to the discs being in the foldout package, there is also a list of all the supplemental material available for each title. I thought that was a nice touch. Each discs also has new artwork that is in keeping with the design that is present in the border around the front and back of the box. I liked the fact that new artwork was created for the discs, instead of just throwing discs in with the current artwork on them. Nice touch!! The movies all have the same special features as was present on previous Blu-ray releases.
THE BOOKLET: The booklet is a great treat. Each movie gets anywhere from 6 to 12 pages each in the book. The book is a hardcover, and the pages are all thick with a shiny sheen to them.
* Pee Wee - 8 pages
* Beetlejuice - 6 pages
* Batman - 8 pages
* Batman Returns - 8 pages
* Mars Attacks - 8 pages
* Corpse Bride - 12 pages
* Charlie - 12 pages
Each film gets an introduction, poster page, behind the scenes shots, some sketch art, movie info, and trivia. This is very nice, and should count as a blu-ray exclusive feature since this set is not available on DVD. I was just expecting to see a few pictures stuck in a book, with little thought put into it. What you get is a very well thought out little book, that adds to the enjoyment of each film.
BOTTOM LINE: If you don't have any of these on Blu-ray, then I would strongly suggest you get this set. It's a great price for what you get. If you do already own them, you may want to consider doing what I did. Sell all your current copies on Amazon, and then turn around and order this set. I ended up making a nice little profit, plus now I have all of these Burton films in a very nice collection which will proudly be displayed on my shelf.
81 of 94 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2012
This collection is awesome sure it doesn't have "The nightmare before Christmas" and
"Edward scissor hands" but non the less its a great collection
9/13/12 - $41.99
Please don't let the guy that rated this product 1 star make you think this a bad product because its not. he/she just cant look around...don't expect everything to be in your face people do some looking around
the collectors hard cover book is wonderful! each page has this photo finish to it very good quality has about 60 pages all great pictures and tons of information about 6-8 pages for each movie and some cool stuff like trivia its one of the best quality collectors books I've seen
(according to the special features on the case)
1. Batman - tons of extras
2. Batman Returns - tons as well
3. Bettlejuice - few
4. Mars Attacks - none
5. Pee-wees big adventure - pretty good amount of extras
6. Charlie and the chocolate factory - TON! of extras
7. Tim burtons corpse bride - good amount
all the movie discs have a unique-ish cover to them
over all if you like these movies get them its a great collection it has some great movies and its just worth it. hope this helped!
Tim Burton: Collection [Blu-ray]
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2013
I enjoyed this set very much, but the case the films are packed in leave something to be desired. If you're looking at this review you probably don't need a review on the movies themselves. For them I give this a 5 star review for a great selection of Tim Burton Films distributed by Warner. The films that aren't included were not released by Warner and are not included in this set for those wondering why.
Anyway, the mark on this set is that the Blu Ray trays don't properly hold the films. When I go to open this fold out style case there is always one movie that is off of the tray floating. This is weird since I never move the box until I am going to watch a movie and just from that slight movement it dislodges the disc. Very disappointed in that. I checked and the clips on the center of the plastic tray are still intact, so this is just a sloppy design.
But aside from that, this is a worthy buy for a great selection of films. Just don't move the box around to much once you have it.
26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2012
Stop reading this and get this now. Trust me, if you love these movies, then this beautifully designed box set is for you. The blu-rays themselves make these movies look better than they ever have and I've owned most of these on VHS and first generation DVDs. Plus, this is a great way to get Batman and Batman Returns, which for some reason are insanely expensive when bought individually on BD at the time of this writing. The book is lovingly designed with nice pictures and tidbits about each of the movies. While I would've loved to have seen some special features added to Mars Attacks! and some movie-specific features to Beetlejuice besides the cartoons, this is just a small qualm that does not take away from the special quality of this package. Also makes an awesome gift for the Tim Burton fan in your life. Enjoy!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2012
First off, as other people have noted, this set is from Warner Bros., and therefore legally can't contain any films Burton did for other studios.
With that out of the way, what we do get here is rather nice and at a great price. The current price is about $45, which is a deal for seven movies, especially considering that individually they would total around $110. That's just insane. The downside is that you don't get individual cases and artwork, which really messed with my "movies in alphabetical order OCD", but at this price I couldn't pass it up. On top of that, the discs are kept in a nice fold out digipack, which is inside a hardcover slipcase, and the set also comes with a nice quality hardcover book filled with glossy photos, movie posters, info on the films, and trivia. Overall a great value.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2013
I;m not going to review the movies. If you can browse the internet and are old enough to buy things on Amazon you should have at least seen a few of these. No, this review is purely on the packaging.
Most multi-movie packs have more then one movie per disc..and that's just DVD. Go to any store and you can find four pack movies on double sides discs. It's a mess, and a bad idea. Using blu-ray they could have very easily put multiple movies on each disc and called it a day. But they don't, each movie has it's own disc. The discs themselves are not loose and wobbly inside the package. the packaging folds out like "fat pack" tv seasons (Early releases of Buffy, Angel, and bablyon 5 have the same style packaging).
The book that comes with the set fits nicely into the outer case. It's a nice hardcover that won't get easily damaged by "shelf wear" like most books. It has fun little trivia and behind the scenes images form all the movies in this set.
The discs are clearly labeled for what movie they are, and have a white and black label. In fact the entire set keeps a simple color scheme of black, white, and purple with spirals that make it easy to tell they are a set and ment to go together.
Whiel this is by no means a "complete" collection, and jsut his movies form one studio, it is a nice glimpse into the work history of a director who has a very uniquie and distinct style that is easily spotted...be it animation, super heros, and anything inbetween.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2012
This collection is a fun assortment of Tim Burton films. I was initially attracted to this collection due to its wonderful packaging. The case is sturdy and has a wonderful montage of the characters from the films on the front. Located inside is the Digipak-style case, which holds all seven films. I was thrilled to have a chance to own many of my childhood favorites (especially both Batman films, Beetlejuice, and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure).
The Batman films alone are hard to find, and are a great pair of films. The accompanying book is very nice, and provides some wonderful behind the scenes photos of the director and some of his cast. If you are a Tim Burton fan, buy this collection! You will not be disappointed.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2013
This blu ray set is truly better than I expected. In this set, you pull out a case that opens up and has 7 movies. The movies each have their own plastic place within the fold out case. I have several sets similar to this one, and I have to say that I really like the way this one is laid out. The selection of movies are eclectic and all Burton! In this set, you have:
Batman- the eighties version with Michael Keaton
Commentary by Tim Burton- On the Set with Bob Kane- Legends of The Dark Knight:The History of Batman
The Comic Book Saga as Reinvented and reinterpreted over Seven Decades- Shadows of The Bat: The
Cinematic Saga of The Dark Knight Parts 1-3-plus more
Batman Returns- the sequel that also stars Michael Keaton
Commentary by Tim Burton- the Bat, The Cat, and The Penguin- Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga
of The Dark Knight Part Four: Dark Side of the Knight- Bats, Mattes, and Dark Knights: The Visual Effects of
This blu ray includes 3 of the cartoons which is a wonderful bonus: A-Ha, Skeletons in the Closet, and Spooky
Boo-Tique (Please Release the entire cartoon series on DVD or Blu Ray!! I would Buy It!!
Mars Attacks- This Blu Ray does not have any extras on it that I can see.
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Commentary by Paul Reubens and Director Tim Burton- Additional Scenes- Production Sketches and
Storyboards- Music only track with commentary by Danny Elfman
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory-
In movie experience-Tim Burton Takes You Through the Mouth-Watering Creative Process That Brought
This Elaborate Production To The Screen-All as You Watch the Movie!- Commentary by Tim Burton- and
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride-
Inside The Two Worlds- Danny Elfman Interprets The Two Worlds- The Animators:The Breath of Life-
Tim Burton: Dark vs Light- Voices From the Underworld-Making Puppets Tick-The Voices Behind The Voice-
This set also includes a small hardback book filled with pictures from the movie sets and actors. It is filled with knowledge about each movie as well. I am pleased with this set. It is Blu Ray only, so I wish it had included DVDs also. I also wish that Mars Attacks would have had more extras. It is an attractive addition to my blu ray collection.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
Tim Burton fans will like this collection. The picture and audio quality for all the films are good except Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride which look and sound even better. There is over 7 hours of total bonus content but much of it is for Batman and only 4 of the films have audio commentaries. The longest featurette is "Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight" which runs for 73 minutes. Mars Attacks! is the only film devoid of bonus content. You do get a collectible hardcover book containing 64 pages of rare, never-before-seen photos and illustrations. This collection is priced right so it works as a value pack. Burton fans who own the stand-alone Blu-ray releases may not want to upgrade because little exclusive material is provided. This collection repackages the stand-alone Blu-ray releases except Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where you get the "In-Movie Experience" and "Audio Commentary with Tim Burton" that is exclusive to this set. These are Warner films so some other great movies from Burton such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood and Big Fish are sold separately. My only real complaint is that a 3-hour documentary about Tim Burton and his filmography could have made this set more deluxe.
7 Films: Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks! (1996), Corpse Bride (2005), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
Buy this Blu-ray collection.