Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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Tim Burton and Disney To Release Nightmare Before Christmas In D... 09/06/2006 12:42 PM EST
Tim Burton's holiday classic, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, makes a return to the big screen this holiday season in stunning Disney Digital 3D™. The dazzling new make-over of the musical-fantasy was led by the film's original filmmaking team of Academy Award® nominated writer/producer Tim Burton ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Corpse Bride") and director Henry Selick ("James and th... More>>
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) Blu-ray Review
Unlike 3D films that were made specifically in 3D, such as Avatar or Mars Needs Moms, this movie was created into 3D via post-production. On the whole the conversion was well done for adding depth of field to the various shots, which seems to have been aided by the fact that the stop-motion scenes were actually 3D to begin with, rather than a 2D animated feature which will also be Disney's next post-production conversion being released. However, the depth of field in the various shots was not always the same, and in some cases it caused some of the fine details of the movie to be washed out.
Tim Burton opens the 2D Blu-ray by saying that it allows so much of the detail to come out, and he is right. This movie deserves to be seen at least once by everyone on 2D Blu-ray. Not only is every single scene sharp and crisp, the audio becomes virtually 3D with an excellent mixing of the rear surround channels in more than one scene to literally bring the viewer into the middle of the movie. It has been a long time since I've seen a movie do that, and this one hit a home run with it. Additionally on the 2D disc you have a complete ride through and a making of the Haunted Mansion Holiday makeover at Disneyland in Anaheim, where the original Haunted Mansion is converted into a Nightmare before Christmas mansion for the Halloween and Christmas seasons. This special feature alone is worth the price of the disc.
But like I noted above, the 2D Blu-ray was already released three years ago and this release does not include any new special features, so unless you have a 3D TV and want the 3D copy of the movie, there is no reason to get this movie. But if you don't have a copy of it yet, this is a wonderful value to get four different copies of the movie at the same time.
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