On August 26, 2008, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing a special Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray of Tim Burton‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
By now, fans of the 1993 stop-motion animated film probably own numerous DVD copies already. So, whatâ€™s new about this Collectorâ€™s Edition? It will contain a digitally restored version of The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as a â€œDisneyFileâ€ digital copy of the film thatâ€™s downloadable to either iTunes or Windows Media formats, allowing users to view the movie on their computer or portable device.
The new Collector’s Edition will also include some never-seen-before bonus features, behind-the-scenes footage, and other features made solely for this DVD release, including feature-length commentary, Burton’s NBC poem narrated by Christopher Lee, and exclusive for the Blu-ray edition, an all-new introduction to the movie by Burton.
Check out the full DVD/Blu-ray details here below, as well as three clips from the film and two behind-the-scenes preview videos from the upcoming DVD release.
DVD Bonus Features
â€¢ NEW! Whatâ€™s This? Jackâ€™s Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour â€“ Viewers choose the way they want to tour Disneylandâ€™s Holiday Haunted Mansion. â€œOn Trackâ€ explores a tricked-out version of the Haunted Mansion, while â€œOff Trackâ€ reveals what went into creating all the creepy fun.
â€¢ NEW! Tim Burtonâ€™s Original poem narrated by Christopher Lee â€“ Tim Burtonâ€™s poem that inspired the creation of the movie. Now, the original verse comes to creepy life as performed by legendary actor Christopher.Lee.
â€¢ NEW! Film Commentary â€“ commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman.
â€¢ NEW Introduction To Frankenweenie! â€“ A new un-cut version introduction by Tim Burton.
â€¢ The Making of Tim Burtonâ€™s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Go behind the scenes of the very first full-length stop motion animated movie with the filmmakers.
â€¢ The Worlds of Tim Burtonâ€™s The Nightmare Before Christmas â€“ Witness the creation of the filmâ€™s richly imagined dreamscapes, including Halloween Town, Christmas Town and the Real World.
â€¢ Deleted Scenes
â€¢ Storyboard to Film Comparison
â€¢ Original Theatrical Trailers and Posters
â€¢ PLUS Tim Burtonâ€™s Complete Short Film Vincent
For Blu-ray Only:
â€¢ A Special Blu-ray Only Introduction by Tim Burton