Add to Cart
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.75
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: discountedmediaoutlet
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Billings North Pole
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • The Nutcracker: The Untold Story [Blu-ray]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story [Blu-ray]

List Price: $19.98
Price: $8.79 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $11.19 (56%)
Only 10 left in stock.
Sold by cpdvdstore and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
29 new from $3.29 8 used from $10.00
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$3.29 $10.00

Frequently Bought Together

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story [Blu-ray] + Phoebe in Wonderland
Price for both: $16.84

Buy the selected items together
  • Phoebe in Wonderland $8.05

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Details

  • Actors: Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Shirley Henderson
  • Directors: Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Writers: Andrei Konchalovsky, Chris Solimine
  • Producers: Andrei Konchalovsky, Paul Lowin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005JX89XI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,256 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Nutcracker: The Untold Story [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Making Of

  • Editorial Reviews

    Experience the classic holiday tale of the Nutcracker brought to life like you have never seen it before. This all-new film features a highly-acclaimed cast including; Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, Frances de la Tour and John Turturro. Join Mary on a magical adventure when her toy nutcracker comes to life and whisks her away to a magical kingdom filled with fantastical toys, sugar plums and dancing fairies. Mary soon discovers the evil Rat King is threatening the kingdom and in order to save the Nutcracker, Mary must uncover a hidden secret to free the prince and restore his kingdom. Based on the story that inspired Russian composer Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight new exciting songs written by Oscar®-winning lyricist Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita).

    Customer Reviews

    Great special effects and acting.
    Christmas has its traditions and this year watching The Nutcracker together with my grandson became one of mine!
    Trina D.Box
    The cover and the description of the movie are false and misleading.

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Audioampbuilder on August 22, 2012
    Format: DVD
    I'm not the only reviewer disturbed by this production. I took a script writing course one semester. I was disturbed then too..that the instructor didn't think my storyline was dark enough. He taught that the antagonist should prevail for the like 97% of the story..the idea bein,g "oh what a relief it is" when evil is overturned...which is unrealistic, anyone knows.
    The problem is we all have this sparkling, magical, happy association with Christmas, well not everyone, but most of us, try our best to make it the happiest time of the year for our children, And the Nutcracker has been a part of this American festive occasion for two generations. "Visions of sugar plums dancing in our dreamy heads"...
    But nooooo...we have to give children visions of snarling, murderous, sadistic Rat Faced Nazis for a long...long time. Explosions, threats of 'biting the fingers off of our heroine, one finger at a time'...isn't that special. What then?..replace dreams of toys and deleirous, magical happiness..with a bleeding nightmare?

    Who are these people who decide to spend the money producing slimy crap like this?

    As the other reviewer said, don't let the sparkling , smiling, hppy faces on the cover fool you. That to me, is the purist and cruelest example of deception possible. DEceeption, bait and switch, slobbering greed..."visions of a film to be bought over and over, and played again and again, like Tchaikovsky's masterpiece..laughing all the way to the bank year after year. Well guess what,
    Rat Faced Producers...you have blood and gore on your faces. There is a special place in Hell prepared just for you. Tons of vermin. Enjoy your undeserved wealth while you can.
    3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    32 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Sah on December 6, 2011
    Format: DVD
    This movie was horrendous! The rat king's teeth morph into this incredibly scary monster and scared my 6 year old girl and 2 year old boy. Although my 8 yr old boy didn't mind all of the horrific effects, it was no Christmas movie. There was no hint on the dvd cover that this movie would be so dark and violent. Why would they do this to the Nutcracker? They tore apart a beautiful concept. I would guess Nathan Lane and John Turturro were appalled when they saw the final cut. I can't imagine they were proud of this Christmas production. After watching it, it made me want to write a letter to Lane, Turturro, the producer, director, somebody and tell them they should be ashamed and tell them what a terrible waste of time and energy this movie was. We all sat down as a family waiting to see a beautiful Christmas story and we were all incredibly disappointed. The dvd cover is very misleading and does not show any pics of the scary or dark stuff. There is one scene where the rat king chews through the door of the elevator to get to the little girl - and it scared me! I hated this movie so much and wish my children had never seen it, that I am writing this review on Amazon and I didn't even buy it online here. I bought it out of the $10 WalMart bin - no wonder it was in there. Don't waste your money or scare your children!!!!!! As I am writing this review tonight, my 6 year old and 2 year old have already called me crying because they can't get the rat king out of their head! just awful.
    4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By E. Worth on February 13, 2012
    Format: Blu-ray
    The featurette accompanying this film goes some way to explaining what went wrong and why some people love it and others hate it: The director declares outright that he has no interest in the story of the Nutcracker, which he dismisses derisively as a "festival for children" and explains that his real interest lies in much darker areas such as the Holocaust. He fulfills his directive of filming the Nutcracker in the first half hour of the film - though with a complete lack of emotional commitment, resulting in a pallid, rather morose and lifeless quality - and then quickly passes on to the subject that interests him, the Holocaust. The remaining 70 minutes of the film are taken up with a documentary about the Nazi occupation of Europe which is definitely not for children and depicts Jewish children being led away to the gas chambers and SS officers torturing people by slamming their heads into the table and so on. There is one point of historical inaccuracy - Hitler is shown torturing a shark to death by electrocuting it, something he is not known to have done.

    Those people who enjoyed this film are older audiences who also enjoy films like 'Hostel' and 'Saw'. Those who were looking for a beautiful, magical children's film based on 'The Nutcracker' were disappointed and shocked. Despite the title, this film bears no resemblance to more familiar ballet versions and is not intended for young audiences.

    As a further point, the film was not made in 3D but was merely converted from the 2D format, so if you are committed to watching it, simply buy the 2D version and use the conversion process on your television or 3D-player and you'll be just as far along. The only shot that was digitally altered to be genuinely 3D was a shot of the snow flake fairies dancing, so if you think it's worth paying the extra for that...
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Peck on December 6, 2011
    Format: DVD
    HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE! Can you ever find a way to butcher a beloved Christmas classic? I almost bought this piece of garbage movie at the store a while back but DVR-ed it instead. Glad I did. God, Tchaikovsky would be rolling over in his grave! Really? Albert Einstein? Freud? A musical...? They only did like 3 Nutcracker songs anyways!
    How can this possibly watched by children. The Rat King would horrify any young child. Talk about making them hate this classic. The creators ought to be ashamed of themselves...come on, the Holocaust in the NUTCRACKER?!?!
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

    Customer Images

    Most Recent Customer Reviews


    Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


    There are no discussions about this product yet.
    Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
    Start a new discussion
    First post:
    Prompts for sign-in

    Look for Similar Items by Category

    cpdvdstore Privacy Statement cpdvdstore Shipping Information cpdvdstore Returns & Exchanges