The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector’s Edition 2-Disc DVD + Digital Copy

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The Special Edition DVD of Tim Burton's magical stop-motion animated feature The Nightmare Before Christmas comes loaded with bonus features. To begin with, it can be heard in either English or French and comes with English captions and Spanish subtitles. The colorful interactive menus have background music, the film is presented in widescreen format, and package includes a fact-filled booklet. Other bonus features really go above and beyond the norm, including the audio commentary from the film's director Henry ...
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The Special Edition DVD of Tim Burton's magical stop-motion animated feature The Nightmare Before Christmas comes loaded with bonus features. To begin with, it can be heard in either English or French and comes with English captions and Spanish subtitles. The colorful interactive menus have background music, the film is presented in widescreen format, and package includes a fact-filled booklet. Other bonus features really go above and beyond the norm, including the audio commentary from the film's director Henry Selick and director of photography Pete Kozachik, which is recited along with the film's playback and offers a wealth of illuminating information. There is also a three-and-a-half minute storyboard-to-film comparison, where pictures from the storyboard are played back next to their equivalent scenes from the film. Several deleted scenes are included, three of which are storyboards (amazingly brought to life with the accompanying music), and four of which are actual animated sequences (which could perhaps someday be included in a "restored" version of the film). Also included are a 25-minute, fact-filled documentary on the making of the film, two original theatrical trailers, images of the film's original promotional posters, and an amazing gallery of over 450 still-frame images of concept art and character design. If all that were not enough, there are two bonus, early Tim Burton shorts -- one being Vincent (his directorial debut), and the other the uncut, never-before-available version of the famous Frankenweenie -- as well as a trailer for the similarly animated feature James and the Giant Peach. All in all, this marvelous disc exemplifies the pleasures and capacities of being able to view a film, and all its bonuses, in the DVD format.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes and animated sequences; Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film; Storyboard-to-film comparison; Still frame gallery of concept art and character designs (over 450 images); Audio commentary by director Henry Selick; Original theatrical trailers and posters; "Vincent": Tim Burton's directorial debut; "Frankenweenie": the uncut version never before available; DTS 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; Widescreen 1.66:1 original theatrical format; French audio track; Spanish subtitles
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Though The Nightmare Before Christmas was universally acclaimed for its seemingly kid-friendly stop-motion animation, parents of the youngest tots should be duly warned. The expressionistic world created by producer/production designer Tim Burton and director Henry Selick may be full of jaw-dropping invention, but it also includes scenes of Santa Claus being tortured on a rack, and a confused child pulling a severed head from his stocking (rendered about as mildly as such a thing can be). What excuses these almost PG-13 images is that tongues are firmly planted in cheek, and everything is placed aright by the end, no serious damage done. Throw in Danny Elfman's lovely score, and the children may be too caught up to ask, "Mommy, why is that Jack Skellington man behaving that way?" The Nightmare Before Christmas was both one of the most imaginative and technologically sophisticated creations that had ever been seen at the time of its release. In a stroke of marketing genius, the film works as both a Halloween and a Christmas movie, combining Burton's fondness for the spooky by-products of the former with the latter's ability to ascribe classic status, which the film capitalizes on. Halloweentown is like a haunted thrill ride for the eyes, popping with trademark Burton twists and gnarls that also possess an underlying sweetness: Just look at the expressiveness of Jack's skeletal eyes. So what if he's a bit of a prankster? That just feeds Burton's and Selick's ghoulish sensibilities, without which this would not be such a subversive "family classic" that should amaze all ages, if for different reasons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • UPC: 717951009395
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny Elfman Voice Only
Chris Sarandon Voice Only
Catherine O'Hara Voice Only, Voice Only
William Hickey Voice Only
Glenn Shadix Voice Only
Paul Reubens Voice Only
Ken Page Voice Only
Edward Ivory Voice Only
Mary Gail Artz
Barbara Cohen
Randy Crenshaw Voice Only
Sherwood Ball Voice Only
Carmen Twillie Voice Only
L. Peter Callender Voice Only
David McCharen Voice Only
Doris Hess Voice Only
Gary Raff Voice Only
Gary Schwartz Voice Only
Judi M. Durand Voice Only
Greg Proops
Technical Credits
Henry Selick Director
Tim Burton Original Story, Producer, Production Designer
Barbara Cohen Casting
Denise Di Novi Producer
Danny Elfman Score Composer, Songwriter, Co-producer
Bill Gavin Producer
Pete Kozachik Cinematographer
Phil Lofaro Associate Producer
Michael McDowell Screenwriter
Tim Robinson Producer
Deane Taylor Art Director
Caroline Thompson Screenwriter
Stan Webb Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Beginning
2. Music
3. Storyboards
4. Art Direction
5. Puppets
6. Animation
1. Opening Credits/"'Twas a Long Time Ago..."
2. "This Is Halloween"
3. "Jack's Lament"
4. "What's This?"
5. "The Town Meeting Song"
6. Experiments
7. "Jack's Obsession"
8. "The Scheming Song"
9. Sally's Forewarning
10. "Making Christmas"
11. Sandy Claws in Person
12. "Oogie Boogie's Song"
13. Zero Lights the Way
14. "Sally's Song"
15. Christmas Eve Montage
16. Shot out of the Sky
17. "Poor Jack"
18. To the Rescue!
19. "Finale/Reprise"
20. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Bonus Material
      The Making of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
         Program Start
         Chapter Index
      Storyboard to Film Comparison
      Deleted Scenes
         Deleted Storyboards
            "Behemoth Singing"
            "Oogie Boogie With Dancing Bugs"
            "Alternate Identity of Oogie Boogie"
         Deleted Animated Sequences
            "Jack's Scientific Experiments"
            "Vampire Hockey Players"
            "Lock, Shock and Barrel"
            "Oogie Boogie Shadow Dance"
      The Worlds of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
         Halloween Town
            Jack Skellington
               Character Designs
               Animation Tests With Audio Commentary by Henry Selick, Director
               Jack's Tower Concept Art
            Sally
               Character Designs
               Animation Tests With Audio Commentary by Henry Selick, Director
               Sally's Bedroom and Kitchen Concept Art
            Oogie Boogie
               Character Designs
               Oogie's Lair Concept Art
            Evil Scientist and Igor
               Character Designs
               The Laboratory Concept Art
            Lock, Shock and Barrel
               Character Designs
               The Treehouse Concept Art
            The Citizens
               Character Designs
               Zero Animation Tests With Audio Commentary by Henry Selick, Director
               Halloween Town Concept Art
         Christmas Town
            Santa Claus Character Designs
            Santa's Helpers Character Designs
            Concept Art
         The Real World
            Character Designs
            Concept Art
      Posters & Trailers
         Posters
         Teaser Trailer
         Trailer
      Tim Burton's Early Films
         "Vincent"
         "Frankenweenie"
      James & the Giant Peach Theatrical Trailer
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English 5.1 DTS
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         French
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Captions & Subtitles: None
   Chapter Selection
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Jack Rocks!

    Okay, I'm talking about a cartoon character that bears a slight resemblance to Ichabod Crane. Well, I doubt sincerely that old Ichabod, or the Headless Horseman, for that matter, can belt out a tune like good old Jack can. Danny Elfman is so extraordinary as Jack Skelington, a resident of Halloween town. It seems every one relies on Jack to hold them all together- even the dopey Mayor. Now, I am not usually a huge fan of Halloween in the first place(imagine that!),but, this movie is an exception to all rules. Who would of thought Santa and the Bogey Man would have a run-in? No matter how many times you watch this movie, I guarantee, you will find something new to see each time. My third son had to watch this every single day, as it was one of his favorite movies, along with the original "Jurassic Park". Strange thing was, he was only 1 year-old at the time! They say kids know.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Remember - This is Amazing Stop-Action Animation!

    Frankly, I didn't pay much attention to this movie when it first came out. I wasn't (then) a Tim Burton fan, and the whole premise didn't excite me. Then, several years ago I saw the transformation of the the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland (an almost complete &quot ride-through&quot of which is included as a bonus feature) and I was hooked. Finally, with the release of the BlueRay disc I have been able to see the movie. What a TREAT I have been missing for all these years! The one thing that stands out in particular (this being from somewhat of an &quot animation geek&quot ) is remembering that this is NOT CGI work (such as the Pixar films) this is all stop-animation. These are all actual 3-dimentional sets, with 3 dimentional puppets figures. For people not familiar with this technique, every character on camera is posed and a single frame of film is shot. Each character is then moved a fraction of an inch and another frame is shot. Repeat this about 110,000 times and you have this film. AMAZING! The technical virtuosity notwithstanding, the imagry, music, and story are all a perfect blend. Technically, the digital transfer video and audio are top of the line. I can find NOTHING wrong with this disc. Buy it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    Ever feel like its Halloween every day? Ever feel like you could

    Ever feel like its Halloween every day? Ever feel like you could bring your dog back to life? For Christmas to appear? In the movie the nightmare before Christmas jack skellington the pumpkin king, is the master of Halloween , till he falls into Christmas land and find what Christmas is all about. Now to turn Halloween into Christmas he must get Santa clause to agree to help. Will he make it work or will everything burn to the ground?

    Follow jack, sally, and zero on the trip to turn Halloween into Christmas. Tim Burton is the craziest directors and film makers. All of his movies his movies are dark and you could watch one clip of his movies and know it was movies. His characters are the biggest part of his movies. All of his characters are dark. His animated characters are a big part of this movie and a couple of his other movies as well. His animated characters are the coolest characters. Burton can turn them into real characters. The voice of jack skellington is played by Chris Sarandon and the voice of sally is played by Catherine O’Hara they both did an amazing job at playing those parts.

    The music in this movie all has to do with the scenes. When jack falls into Christmas land he doesn’t know what anything is. All of a sudden he starts singing about everything he sees. It’s different from Halloween town. “There are children throwing snowballs/instead of throwing heads. They’re building toys and absolutely no one’s dead” this is a line in the song he sees them throwing snowballs instead of throwing head. Once again different from Halloween town. Now he knows what goes on.

    The rating of this movie is PG. I can kind of see why you would have it as PG because of graphics in this movie. This movie is not good for kids under 8 years old. I mean they kidnap Santa clause. It’s the perfect movie for either Christmas or Halloween.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Spooks, Skeletons, and Screams.

    A favorable review: great for people that enjoy Halloween and "scary" fun. *A "fright fest" of Halloween happenings. *Screaming good fun. Ghouls and ghosts go "wild" once Jack, the protagonist, falls into the Christmas door. Surprise! Halloween meets Christmas. Trick-or-treaters have a "spirited" time when they "meet" Santa Claus. Ride in a coffin and see the Oogie Boogie Man while on this adventure. You'll have a hallowing good time - LOL! The Nightmare Before Christmas is good for ages eight or nine and above.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Simply Cannot Get Enough

    This has been my favorite film for quite some time. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a creature no longer satisfied by Halloween. He goes off looking for something new, and finds Christmas. In the process of making Christmas his own, he nearly ruins everything and learns his lesson, a lesson that I'll let you interpret.

    Woven throughout the story is a tale of romance, longing, acceptance, and mischief, all strung beautifully together by the voice and music of Danny Elfman. Although it was wonderfully directed by Henry Selick, the credit for the story goes to Tim Burton, and this one ranks up there with Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice in its originality.

    It's a catchy film, and keeps your interest held tight all the way though. Though it may not be the most thought-provoking of tales, it certainly is a joy to watch if you're in the mood for something dark, but beautiful and magical at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nightmare Before Christmas

    I finally bought this on DVD and got the free iTunes download. I carry this on my iPod and watch it whenever the traffic on Madison Ave slows down. (It makes the bus ride bearable.) This will become one of my yearly holiday standards.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Music is catchy

    One of my all time favorite Tim Burton movies..... Love this movie and all the songs !! :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Jack and Sally

    Man...this happens to be my favorite movie from Tim Burton...jack is just the coolest character...I love sally, zero, lock shock and barrel. The whole movie is just awesome...Tim Burton is a master at creating things like this....and for those of you who Nightmare Before Christmas....have to see it in 3D!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely adore this film

    Being a big Tim Burton fan myself, this is truly my favorite. Danny Elfman and Tim Burton are a genius pair and enjoy everything they put out. I am so pleased to be able offer our collection those who appreciate the haunting yet captivating story and musical score. <BR/><BR/>http://www.clocktowntoys.ecrater.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this movie

    i love this movie i have the complete villige of halloween town most rare to find i have lots of collections of this movie

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Insanely addicted

    I've been addicted to this movie since it was first released. My addiction has turned into a passion. Once I got my husband hooked on it...it was all over. The Disneyland event is amazing and we go every year. <BR/>We started collecting Limited Edition Numbered NBC items in about 1994. Some of our items you can not find anywhere, unless you're an Ebayer and willing to shell out $$$$. We have friends,family and strangers come to our house on Halloween, as whe have the giant inflatables in the yard. Our has has been taken over by NBC. We figure it's now our retirement fund. <BR/><BR/>This movie is a cult classic and rightly so. Everyone should watch NBC at least ONCE in their lifetime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love This movie!

    I have to say that I have seen this movie a lot! I really love it! It just just on of those movies that you can't hate!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    jack skellington is here to stay.

    one of tim burtons best. my son and I watch it over and over, it never gets boring. my son is the biggest nightmare fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missing Verse In &quot This is Halloween&quot

    I love this movie to death i can recite the whole thing.. but one thing i noticed about the digitally remastered collectors edition is that during the first opening song &amp quot This is Halloween at the part when sallys brushing her hair it misses a verse?! i still cant find out why!! if you find out why contact me at my email adress posted

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You Rock Jack Skellington!

    The Nightmare Before Christmas is fantastic! and guess what?, This is Halloween! and by the way, You rock Jack Skellingotn!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME!!!

    I was rivited by this movie,even though it is older than me.This really is my favorite movie and I even prefer this movie over any Jack Spearow movies!!!The Nightmare Before Chrismas is the best movie ever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic

    I haven't seent the whole movie, But from what I have seen, I loved! I love the music and it inspires me. I also saw Corpse bride, another Tim Burton Film, it was great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best love story ever told!

    I personally love this movie, as much as a person can love a movie without going insane. It's perfect, it's good for kids, has the most delightful of songs, and is the most romantic story ever told. most people say that romeo and juliet is the best love story ever told, but i have to disagree. to me this will warm you're heart so much you could die. it really is tooo good to be true. which is why it's a kids film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely a good one!

    Tim Burton really brought this movie out like no one else could have if you ask me. This is one movie that I will always love. I can't wait to see Corpse Bride (also by Tim Burton)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a little weird but...... AWSOME!

    cool! Yes, it is a little odd, but it's Tim Burton, what do you excpect? It is not a very POSITIVE movie but I still reccamend it to any one who likes Tim Burton.

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