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BVHE Press Release: The Nightmare Before Christmas (3D Blu-ray)


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#1 of 20 Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 03 2011 - 04:18 AM



 
 
 

The Delightfully, Frightful Holiday Classic Makes Its Blu-ray 3D™ Debut


Tim Burton’s

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS


Available For The First Time To Own In Spectacular 3D Presentation, August 30th, 2011


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BURBANK, California, June 3, 2011 – More astonishing and spectacular than ever before, Academy Award® nominated writer/producer Tim Burton’s overwhelmingly favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas becomes available for the first time ever to own on Disney Blu-ray 3D™ and/or 3D Movie Download, on August 30, 2011.  Leaping off the screen and into living rooms this holiday season, the all-new 3D presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas will be available as a 3-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD/Digital Copy hybrid) and/or a 3D Movie Download,providing fans and families alike with several great ways to enjoy the film.


The Nightmare Before Christmas is produced by Academy Award® nominated writer and producer Tim Burton (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) and Denise DiNovi (Edward Scissorhands, James and the Giant Peach), directed by Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the GiantPeach) and written by Michael McDowell (Beetle Juice, Thinner) and Caroline Thompson (Corpse Bride, The Addams Family). And the spectacular characters are voiced by  the talents of Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Fright Night) as Jack Skellington’s speaking voice, Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Jack Skellington’s singing voice and Catherine O-Hara (Home Alone, Best In Show) as Sally, to name a few.


The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD/Digital Copy hybrid) will retail for the suggested price of $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada and the 3D Movie Download will retail for the suggested price of $25.00 U.S.


*consumers will need to own either a 3D TV and/or other 3D devices to view full 3D capabilities.


BONUS FEATURES:

  • A Special Introduction by Tim Burton
  • 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.
  • Frankenweenie Short Film A un-cut version of the Frankenweenie short with introduction by Tim Burton.
  • Vincent Short Film
  • 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 creepylife as performed by legendary actor Christopher Lee.
  • Film Commentary – commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman.
  • 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
  Disc Specifications: Street Date:                 August 30, 2011

Direct prebook:             July 5, 2011

Distributor prebook:     July 19, 2011


Release Format:         3-Disc Blu-ray 3DSuper Set (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD/Digital Copy hybrid) and 3D Movie Download

Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray 3D = $49.99 U.S./ $56.99 Canada

                                    3D Movie Download = $25.00 U.S.

Feature Run Time:       76 minutes

Rated:                          PG (U.S.); PG (Canada)

Aspect Ratio:              Blu-ray = 1080p HD/ Widescreen (1:85.1 and 1:66:1)

DVD = Widescreen (1:66.1)

Audio:                          Blu-ray = English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

                                    DVD= English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:                     Blu-ray = English SDH, French and Spanish (applies to film content only)    
                                    DVD = English SDH and French (applies to film content only)          

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is an ingenious and inspired fable that cleverly mixes Halloween and Christmas for an eerily unexpected holiday celebration. The film brilliantly combinesstop-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 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!


About Disney’s Blu-ray 3D Catalog:

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas will join the studios unparalleled catalog of 3D in-home movies including The Lion King: Diamond Edition (releasing October 4, 2011),  Gnomeo & Juliet (released May 24, 2011), TRON: Legacy (released April 5, 2011), Tangled (released March 29, 2011), Step Up 3D (released December 21, 2010), Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland (released December 7, 2010), and Disney’s A Christmas Carol (released November 16, 2010).

  About The Walt Disney Studios:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses liveevents, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.



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#2 of 20 Eric Peterson

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Posted June 03 2011 - 04:38 AM

I've never felt more ripped off after leaving a theater than I did after leaving this film.  I'll pick up the older Blu-Ray version minus the tacked on 3D garbage.





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Posted June 03 2011 - 06:15 AM

I was actually impressed at the 3D conversion that this film underwent.



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Posted June 03 2011 - 08:31 AM

I haven't seen it in 3D (yet), but the Blu-ray of the 2D version was as stunningly dimensional as any animated film I've ever seen.



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Posted June 03 2011 - 09:02 AM

I was extremely hyped as this is one of my favorite films of the past 20 years.  Then it started with some new footage that was really impressive (The Jack-O-Lantern that came straight out of the screen!!)...and then the movie started and it felt like it had a total depth of field of maybe 10 feet.  It was painfully clear to me that this was a 2D film re-done for 3D.


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Posted June 03 2011 - 09:20 AM

The 3D version of Nightmare came out long before the recent 3D "conversion" trend.  I remember thinking at the time how difficult it must be to convert an existing 2D film into 3D, and then being extremely impressed at how seamless the conversion was.  I still have reservations about making such a big alteration to an existing film in principle, but this release includes the original 2D version as well, so I don't see a real problem here.  I'll probably pick up this release.


 

 


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Posted June 03 2011 - 09:23 AM

I also remember being surprised when Pixar's Knick Knack short played before the movie.  I didn't know it would be featured.  Having been disappointed by the "breast reduction" alteration that it underwent when it was paired with the G-rated Finding Nemo, I actually got my hopes up that it would be the original, unaltered version, since Nightmare was rated PG, and maybe that it would even be included on a new Nightmare DVD release.  Alas, it was still the altered version, and hasn't been included on any subsequent DVD or Blu-ray release of Nightmare, anyway.


 

 


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Posted June 03 2011 - 02:24 PM

The Disc Specifcations for the aspect ratio is a little confusing to me.


Aspect Ratio:              Blu-ray = 1080p HD/ Widescreen (1.85:1 and 1.66:1)

DVD = Widescreen (1:66.1)



Wondering if the movie on Blu-ray 3D is going to be in 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio) or 1;66.1?

Link to the 3D IMDb technical specs



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Posted June 03 2011 - 04:27 PM

I think the 3D version is going to be 1.85:1. I saw some screencaps on another site and there is a bit more picture information on the sides and a little less on the top and bottom.



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Posted June 03 2011 - 05:02 PM

The Blu-ray was only just announced, and doesn't come out for nearly three months.  Where did you find screencaps?


 

 


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Posted June 03 2011 - 05:24 PM

Here is the link:http://www.avsforum....=931337&page=11  I believe it was taken from the Christmas Carol blu-ray. The 3D version looked more detailed and looked like less DNR was applied.



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Posted June 03 2011 - 05:32 PM

BTW, I know the film was animated at 1.66 but my theatre showed it at 1.85.



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Posted June 04 2011 - 03:10 PM

Im looking forward to this film it will be a real treat!  I noticed that they also mention a 3D version of the movie to download which has got me wondering how I would show such a file on my television?


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Posted June 06 2011 - 11:42 PM

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Posted June 07 2011 - 01:30 AM

It would be really great if they would release VINCENT and FRANKENWEENIE in HD. Maybe Frankenweenie will be out in HD as a bonus for the remake he is doing? Having those two shorts in HD now would be a great up sale even for those who don't have 3D sets.


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Posted June 07 2011 - 03:13 AM



Originally Posted by Towergrove 

Im looking forward to this film it will be a real treat!  I noticed that they also mention a 3D version of the movie to download which has got me wondering how I would show such a file on my television?



Not sure.  Pre 3D Blu-ray the only 3D content was from PCs.  I'm not sure how proprietary that would be.  Maybe it only works with 3D laptops like the one from HP?



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Posted June 07 2011 - 06:27 AM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 





Not sure.  Pre 3D Blu-ray the only 3D content was from PCs.  I'm not sure how proprietary that would be.  Maybe it only works with 3D laptops like the one from HP?

It was suggested by  "that1guypictures" in a different forum:


The 3D Download will be available on VUDU, in 720p to each eye, vs the 1080p to each eye. This download is the same as ones available on VUDU for Tangled and Tron

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Posted June 08 2011 - 02:44 AM



Originally Posted by Powell&Pressburger 

It would be really great if they would release VINCENT and FRANKENWEENIE in HD. Maybe Frankenweenie will be out in HD as a bonus for the remake he is doing? Having those two shorts in HD now would be a great up sale even for those who don't have 3D sets.



I don't understand why they didn't do it the first time. Grand Canyon, the short feature that's on the Sleeping Beauty BD, was in HD and looked lovely. Then again, the full documentary that was on the Laserdisc wasn't included either. Only the cut version that's also found on the DVD.


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Posted June 08 2011 - 04:01 AM


I didn't realize the full Doc from Sleeping Beauty was edited on the DVD/ BLU version I still have my CAV Laserdisc Set I knew I couldn't get rid of it because the packaging was too nice. :-) Any idea about the time difference?

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I don't understand why they didn't do it the first time. Grand Canyon, the short feature that's on the Sleeping Beauty BD, was in HD and looked lovely. Then again, the full documentary that was on the Laserdisc wasn't included either. Only the cut version that's also found on the DVD.





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Posted June 11 2011 - 03:21 AM



Originally Posted by Powell&Pressburger 


I didn't realize the full Doc from Sleeping Beauty was edited on the DVD/ BLU version I still have my CAV Laserdisc Set I knew I couldn't get rid of it because the packaging was too nice. :-) Any idea about the time difference?






No, I meant the full documentary on The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sleeping Beauty's Blu-ray had, I believe, a completely new documentary made, so the one from the Laserdisc isn't even on it.


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