The Nightmare Before Christmas – Almost Old Enough To Drive

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition

Rated PG for some scary images

Appropriate for all ages

Available August 26, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray disc

Believe it or not, this classic Disney film is now 15 years-old.  A couple of years ago, Disney decided to re-release it into theaters with a new 3-D print.  Gone here is the 3-D, but the movie looks and sounds better than ever with this new transfer (especially on Blu-ray).  In case you haven’t seen, Nightmare tells the story of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington as he tries to hijack Christmas from Santa Clause.  The result of this cross between Halloween and Christmas is one of the greatest animated films of all time as well one of the best musicals ever put to film.  The features are largely the same as were on the special edition launched a few years back.  What makes this one worth buying is the new commentary with Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman, as well as the original poem and concept art the film was based on, read by Christopher Lee.  The Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition DVD also include a digital copy for your
Ipod or other movie device.  Movie: A+     Extras: A