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Available on single-disc DVD, two-disc Collector's Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc, all include both the 2-D and 3-D version of the main feature and come packaged with 4 pairs of 3D glasses. Features are outlined below...
* 2-D and 3-D Presentations
* 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
* English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
* Feature Commentary with Director Henry Selick and Composer Bruno Coulais
2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD - As above plus a bonus disc with the following content:
* Digital Copy of Coraline 2-D Version (Expires 07/31/2010)
* Deleted Scenes
* The Making of Coraline
* Voicing the Characters
Blu-ray Disc - This is a Blu-ray Combo release which comes bundled with a standard-def DVD that includes the 2-D version of the film (AV specs as per the DVD releases), audio commentary, and a Digital Copy of the film. Features include:
* 2-D and 3-D Presentations
* 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
* English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
* French and Spanish 5.Read more ›
Fortunately that flavour is kept alive in the movie adaptation of "Coraline," brought to life by the talented Henry Selick. It's a haunting little dark fairy tale full of decayed apartments, dancing rats and eerie soulless doppelgangers, as well as a gutsy heroine who finds herself in this ominous "other" world.
Newly moved into an aged apartment, Coraline (Dakota Fanning) is bored. Her parents are too busy to do anything with her, and her neighbors are either insane or boring. The one exception is Wybie, a boy who annoys her no end.
It's the sort of relentlessly dull world that any little girl would want to escape from -- until Coraline does. She encounters a plastered-up door and a colourful wormhole, leading to a doppelganger of new home. In fact, it's so similar that she has a button-eyed "other mother" (Teri Hatcher) and matching "other father," (John Hodgman) as well as great food, games, a shimmering magic garden, a chorus of circus rodents and magic toys.
At first Coraline is fascinated by the other world, especially since her other parents are as attentive as her real ones aren't. Then she finds her real parents sealed inside a mirror. With the help of a sarcastic cat, Coraline ventures back into the other world. But with her parents and a trio of dead children held hostage, Coraline's only hope is to gamble with her own freedom -- and she'll be trapped forever if she fails.
Neil Gaiman's book "Coraline" is a brilliant dark fairy-tale vibe -- decayed apartments, dead children, spiderwebs, beetles, disembodied hands, button eyes, and an insectile button-eyed woman who wants to claim Coraline for herself.Read more ›
I have several movies in 3d and for me this is bright & colorful. Story is well done but unfortunately nothing really leaps out of the screen at you except for a few instances. I did not think that I was going to like this but watching this in 3D really changed my mind.
I did not really care for Alice in Wonderland or A Christmas Carol. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Despicable Me are pretty good but this I found to be more of a visual treat.
I must say that out of all that I have -Saw 3D and Clash of the Titans-Resident Evil... just do not hold up against CGI movies. IMAX does great stuff but those are not movies.
From start to finish Coraline is a visual feast and I would recommend this for anyone that has a 3D television.
The film was absolutely beautiful designed and animated. It was also delightfully balanced between trippy and creepy. I'd definitely say that if parents have young children, they should preview the film prior to showing it and use their personal judgment. The narrative has the same threads of menace that haunts original Brother's Grimm tales. The film at times can be rather disturbing. My husband and I humorously traded off with the line, "That is messed up!" several times through out the film. My only critique with the film is that the resolution falls too swiftly and maybe too neatly into place.
The reason my review is three stars is that I fail to see the reason behind packaging the DVD with a 3D version of the film. Even on a HD plasma with unimpaired vision, the dual colored glasses just did not work for me at all. I knew going in that the home television would lose the incredible effect of what dual projection in a theater could create, so I didn't have high expectations. I was merely curious if the industry had gotten better at implementing it over time.
I went in to watching the 3D version expecting to at least get a sense of scene depth similar to an old school View-Master. Unfortunately, I didn't even get that. None of the 3D effects worked for me. Even with a darkened room, my eyes would water while they constantly fought to refocus and make sense of the dual colors. I had to stop watching after about twenty minutes in, because my eyes were just exhausted. The 3D versions also dulls the color scheme. This really doesn't do the original film justice at all. It was rather shocking to see the vivid color difference switching from 3D to the 2D version.
In Conclusion: Skip the 3D gimmick and enjoy the 2D version.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my youngest kid's favorite movies. Gave it to him for Christmas along with a crocheted Coraline doll. Read morePublished 1 day ago by marla3206
I love this movie, the kids love this movie. So much so, that the first DVD we bought of this actually wore out and became well used. Read morePublished 1 day ago by JlS
One of my favorite all time movies. And I'm an adult:) Love, love, love the music!!Published 3 days ago by pinkyrock
Coraline is movie that will never be too old to watch. I enjoy it every time I watch it.Published 5 days ago by Sara E.
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|Coraline Single, 2-Disc & Bluray DVD Editions||
People complaining about Blu-Ray having more features than DVD? Wasn't this the case when DVD came out while people own VHS? People always seemed to forget the VHS to DVD transition.
Jun 12, 2009 by A.M. REVIEW | See all 39 posts
I saw the 3d version of Coraline twice in the theater and it was wonderful. I peeked at the 3d version on the blu-ray disc and it looked terrible -- colors were off and depth didn't work very well (if at all). After a couple minutes I couldn't stand it and switched to the 2d version.
I... Read More
Jul 24, 2009 by David Whittle | See all 27 posts
|Short "making of" films included?||
Yes, they are on the 2-disc DVD or the blu-ray versions.
Dec 8, 2010 by Voodoo Chicken | See all 3 posts
|Pricing History for Blu-Ray||
Lowest has been $19.49
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May 27, 2009 08:56 PM $ 27.99
Jun 12, 2009 07:31 PM $ 22.99
Jul 13, 2009 03:30 PM $ 21.49
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Jul 21, 2009 02:11 PM $ 25.99
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Jul 29, 2009 by F. Hamel | See all 3 posts
|Blueray & DVD & digital copy||
Received the Bluray/DVD combo with Digital Copy. The instructions for downloading the digital copy (on a Mac) were included, along with an activation code. I entered the code, was taken to iTunes, where I entered my Apple ID, and the downloading commenced and seemed to go fine. In fact, the... Read More
Jul 29, 2009 by SoCal Thom | See all 11 posts
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