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The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector's Edition (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (1993)

Chris Sarandon , Danny Elfman , Henry Selick  |  PG |  Blu-ray
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Product Details

  • Actors: Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix
  • Directors: Henry Selick
  • Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,342 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003UMW68Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,073 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features


• DVD Of Feature Film
• Blu-ray Exclusive Tim Burton Movie Introduction
• What's This? Jack's Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour
• FRANKENWEENIE (Uncut Version)With New Introduction By Tim Burton
• VINCENT -- Short Film
• Tim Burton's Original Poem Narrated By Christopher Lee
• Audio Commentary By Tim Burton, Director Henry Selick And Music Designer Danny Elfman
• Behind-The-Scenes Making Of Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
• The Worlds Of "Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS -- Halloween Town; Christmas Town; The Real World
• Deleted Scenes
• Storyboard-To-Film Comparison
• Original Theatrical Trailers And Posters

Editorial Reviews

Now digitally restored and remastered with state-of-the-art technology, The Nightmare Before Christmans Collector's Edition is deeper, darker and more brilliant than ever -- just as Tim Burton originally envisioned it -- on Blu-ray Disc(TM)! Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! Hear the genius of Danny Elfman's sensational music in 7.1 Surround Sound as the fantastic talents and imaginations of Tim Burton and Henry Selick come to life in stunning Hi-Def. The Nightmare Before Christmans -- now even more eerie and extraordinary on Blu-ray(TM) High Definition!

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128 of 138 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be True to Your Ghoul June 17, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Note: This is a review of the 2008 DVD release

What's this? A new "Nightmare Before Christmas" DVD package? Actually there are three versions: this two-disc set that includes a downloadable digital copy, a Blu-ray version, and a collector's edition that comes with a bust of Jack Skellington with a detachable Sandy Claus beard and hat.

Though this version is billed as a two-disc set, it actually has three discs. The third one contains the digital copy. An instruction sheet spells out in clear steps how to download the file to an iPod or similar device.

The movie itself is a feast for the eyes, ears and imagination. A delectable witches' brew of stop-motion animation, catchy show tunes and a seriously warped creative license, it always stays true to its timeless message: to be happy, be yourself. Devilishly nonconformist, it's an enduring holiday musical for the whole Addams family.

Well, almost. Though all of its fright gags are played entirely for laughs, some of the imagery is downright creepy, especially for small children. Anyone older than say, 6, however, should enjoy every minute. Teenagers will love it.

The story -- the citizens of Halloweentown attempt to annex neighboring Christmastown -- comes from the macabre mind of producer Tim Burton, who wrote it in his spare time (as a poem!) while working as a Disney animator in the 1980s. The movie blends the tastiest bits of Burton's earlier
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184 of 209 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Special Edition that is TRULY Special December 10, 2001
Format:DVD
If you think the best movies are the ones that show you a world you've never envisioned before, then you will LOVE Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas". A benchmark in stop-motion animation, this incredibly difficult-to-make film (24 individually posed frames were needed to produce ONE SECONDS's worth of action) is a masterpiece of art direction, set design, and good old-fashioned storytelling. The plot revolves around Jack, the Pumpkin King of Halloween, and his attempt to run Christmas in place of Santa Claus. "Sleigh" becomes confused with "slay"; "stockings" become "stalkings"; and spirits go from joyous to ghostly as the two holidays clash together like oil and water, or fire and ice. One of the great surprises of the movie is that although it dances around material that could easily careen into cynicism, it remains refreshingly sweet and light throughout. Which is not to say that some of the comedy isn't a little dark and perhaps geared more towards older children and adults; for example, the brief scene in which a python puppet is shown swallowing a Christmas tree whole is hysterically funny, but not especially appropriate for the very young.
The special edition DVD is unquestionably the version of this classic to buy. Included are a wealth of extras: the teaser and theatrical trailers; a documentary on "The Making of ..."; deleted scenes and storyboards, etc, etc. The best bonuses are two short films by Burton: "Vincent", a poetic tribute to the magnificent Vincent Price, narrated by the subject himself; and "Frankenweenie", a canine send-up of "Frankenstein", starring Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, and a cast of talented character actors. This DVD is one that you can spend HOURS exploring happily! Highly recommended as both a Halloween and Christmas treat.
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73 of 80 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Before Christmas 2 Disk (Blu-ray + DVD) October 16, 2010
By L Smith
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray]
Since there are a number of reviews listed on previous releases of this movie which describe the storyline of The Nightmare Before Christmas, I will just mention that I saw it when it was originally released in the movie theaters and have been a fan ever since. After being unable to find out sufficient details about the technical specs of this 2010 release on the Amazon and Disney websites, I decided to find out the information by visiting a "Big Box" store so that I could physically look at the Blu-ray/DVD cover. This version contains one Blu-ray disk and one DVD disk. The Blu-ray specs listed on the box are 1080p, with a 1:66:1 aspect ratio. The DVD specs are shown as "original theatrical format" with a 1:66:1 aspect ratio. If you do not already own a Blu-ray player, this version will work best.

After considering this information, I decided to order the Blu-ray + Digital (2008 release) from Amazon since I did not have any use for another standard DVD in my collection, and the Blu-ray disk has the same aspect ratio of 1:66:1. The Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy The picture quality on this Blu-ray shows a vast improvement over the DVD Special Edition released in 2000.

For anyone who is a fan of this movie and is considering purchasing a Blu-ray version, I would tell them that it is definitely worth the upgrade.
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3D Review by a 3D Connoisseur December 8, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
POST-PRODUCTION 3D (converted from 2D to 3D)

My ratings are based mainly on the QUALITY OF THE 3D, not the video content.

There are about 23 out of screen effects that extend about 10% of the way, from the screen to the viewer but 6 of them are very quick. 2 made it to 15% and 5 more at 25%.

The 3D looked somewhat inconsistent from scene to scene and it lacked the crisp details normally associated with animated 3D. This is partly due to originally being a 2D stop-motion film vs. a computer generated animation like most. The lack of colors and the many dark scenes it includes also hampered the 3D.

Active Glasses Users: I detected 19 instances of crosstalk but realistically only 5 times the ghosting was easily noticeable. (on my system)

MY 3D RATING = GOOD (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent)

Note: As far as the percentages go, everyone's eyes are different. What I see at 25% you may see at 15% or 35%. To fully realize how far something is out of the screen for you, pause on an effect and direct a partner with an extended finger to the tip of what you are seeing. You may be surprised.

Click on `See all my reviews' for the lowdown on other 3Ds
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What Version is this new Nightmare Before Christmas?
@Michael Smith
I bought this blu-ray/dvd combo version.. got it a few days ago. Haven't had a chance yet to watch the bonus features myself, but thought I'd just list exactly what's written on the back of the slipcover so you can see for yourself what's on it:

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