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The Tim Burton Collection Blu-ray (Amazon Exclusive) available for preorder


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 11 2012 - 02:31 AM


THE TIM BURTON BLU-RAY™ COLLECTION


WHV Celebrates Tim Burton’s Best Works September 11


 


Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks!, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride


 


Includes a Collectible Hardcover Book Containing 64 Pages of Photos and Illustrations


 


About the Films:


Pee-wee's Big Adventure


Two of the most original talents in recent decades – Pee-wee Herman and director Tim Burton – teamed on what was to be their major breakthrough in this riotously funny movie about Pee-wee’s cross-country search for his stolen bike. As Pee-wee encounters bikers, cowboys, crooks and a phantom trucker and passes through the Alamo and Warner Bros. Studios, any resistance is futile: unstoppable laughter always follows. Celebrate the one-of-a-kind magic that this mirthful, colorful, bountiful movie still packs.


Special Features:


·         Commentary by Paul Reubens and Director Tim Burton


·         Additional Scenes


·         Production Sketches and Storyboards


 


Beetlejuice


What are a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies?  They call on Beetlejuice to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for from the afterlife’s freelance bio-exorcist!  Tim Burton guides this PG-rated comedy ‘monsterpiece’ whose stars include Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most who just can’t leave the ladies (living or dead) alone while flinging one-liners and spinning into grotesque forms.


 


Special Features:


·         Beetlejuice Cartoon Episodes!


o        A-Ha


o        Skeletons in the Closet


o        Spooky Boo-tique


·         Theatrical Trailers


o        Beetlejuice


o        Pee-wee’s Big Adventure


 


Batman (1989)


Tim Burton’s direction and Michael Keaton’s performance combine perfectly in this first film to capture the sinister atmosphere of Gotham City and the brooding nature of Batman. Jack Nicholson almost steals the movie as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, Batman won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Art Direction: Anton Furst; Set Decoration: Peter Young)*.


 


Special Features:


·         Commentary by Director 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


o        The Road to Gotham City


o        The Gathering Storm


o        The Legend Reborn


·         Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery - Six Featurettes


o        Visualizing Gotham: The Production Design of Batman


o        Building the Batmobile


o        Those Wonderful Toys: The Props and Gadgets of Batman


o        Designing the Batsuit


o        From Jack to the Joker


o        Nocturnal Overtures: The Music of Batman


·         Three Prince Music Videos


o        Batdance


o        Partyman


o        Scandalous


·         The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries


·         Batman: The Complete Robin Storyboard Sequence


·         Theatrical Trailer


 


Batman Returns


Gotham City faces two monstrous criminal menaces: the bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny DeVito) and the slinky, mysterious Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne. Like the groundbreaking 1989 original, Batman Returns is directed by the wizardly Tim Burton. And like the first blockbuster, it’s a dazzling adventure that leaves you breathless.


 


 


 


 


Special Features:


·         Commentary by Director Tim Burton


·         Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Pt. 4 - Dark Side of the Knight


·         The Bat, the Cat and the Penguin: Making-of Featurette


·         Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery – Six Featurettes


o        Gotham City Revisited: The Production Design of Batman Returns


o        Sleek, Sexy and Sinister: the Costumes of Batman Returns


o        Making up the Penguin


o        Assembling the Arctic Army


o        Bats, Mattes and Dark Nights: The Visual Effects of Batman


o        Inside the Elfman Studio: the Music of Batman Returns


·         Siouxsie and the Banshees Face to Face Music Video


·         The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries


·         Theatrical Trailer


 


Mars Attacks!


AWAKE, EARTHLINGS! It’s later than you think. Don’t miss the hilarious frenzy as Tim Burton directs – and Mars Attacks! Starring Jack Nicholson (in a dual role), Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito and more, including mean, green invaders endowed with slimy, humongous brains. Armed with insta-fry ray guns, and enlivened with state-of-the-art special effects, watch as Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians!


 


Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride


Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.


 


Special Features:


·         Eight documentaries about the craft of Stop-Motion Animation, Puppetry, Voices, Scoring and more:


o        Inside the Two Worlds


o        Danny Elfman Interprets the Two Worlds


o        The Animators: The Breath of Life


o        Tim Burton Dark vs. Light


o        Voices from the Underworld


o        Making Puppets Tick


o        The Voices Behind the Voice


o        The Corpse Bride Pre-Production Galleries


 


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


What wonders await you in Willy Wonka’s factory? Sail along the Chocolate River in a pink sugar boat. Experiment with Everlasting Gobstoppers in the Inventing Room. Observe talented squirrels in the Nut Room and travel to the Television Room via glass elevator. You’ll find a lot that’s funny, a little that’s mysterious…and an adventure as sweet and satisfying as a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar. This dazzling film of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore, is your Golden Ticket to a world so inventive and amazing you won’t want to miss a delicious moment!




 


Special Features:


·         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


·         Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Chocolate Dreams


·         Different Faces, Different Flavors


·         Designer Chocolate


·         Under the Wrapper


·         Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Sweet Sounds


·         Becoming Oompa-Loompas


·         Attack of the Squirrels: A look at the Trained Nut-Sorting Squirrels


·         Fantastic Mr. Dahl: A Look into the Life of Roald Dahl


·         Two Pre-visualizations


o        Augustus Gloop Dance


o        Mike Teavee Dance


·         European Club Reel


·         Theatrical Trailer


 


 


Tim Burton Blu-ray Collection + Book


Street Date: September 11, 2012


Order Due Date: August 15, 2012


Catalog# / UPC: 1000303638 / 883929251599


Blu-ray Pricing: $59.99 SRP


 


* “Academy Award(s)®“ and “Oscar(s)®” are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


 


Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change. 


Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs™ offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film. For more information visit warnerblu.com.

 

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted August 13 2012 - 11:38 AM

I only have three of these on DVD, I might have to bite on this...

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 13 2012 - 11:40 AM

Russell,   This is a great set, but since it was originally priced at $41 (it is now nearly $54) I am going to await a  price drop.

 

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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted August 13 2012 - 12:02 PM

Ron, I'm doing the same thing on the Canadian site. This looks like the type of title that will get a Amazon gold box deal or something over the holidays.




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