Saturday, June 04, 2011

"Nightmare" in 3D on Blu-Ray this August

The 3D version of The Nightmare Before Christmas will be made viewable at home for the first time on August 30th. The new edition will be a three-disc combo pack and will include Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions of the film. The SRP has been set at $49.99.

The special features of the new release are identical to the 2008 home entertainment release:

* What's This? Jack's Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour – Viewers choose the way they want to tour Disneyland's Holiday Haunted Mansion. "On Track" explores a tricked-out version of the Haunted Mansion, while "Off Track" reveals what went into creating all the creepy fun.
* Tim Burton's Original poem narrated by Christopher Lee – Tim Burton's poem that inspired the creation of the movie. Now, the original verse comes to creepy life as performed by legendary actor Christopher Lee.
* Film Commentary – commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman.
* Introduction To Frankenweenie! – A new un-cut version of the short film with an introduction by Tim Burton.
* Vincent- Tim Burton's short film from 1982.
* The Making of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Go behind the scenes of the very first full-length stop motion animated movie with the filmmakers.
* The Worlds of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas – Witness the creation of the film's richly imagined dreamscapes, including Halloween Town, Christmas Town and the Real World.
* Deleted Scenes
* Storyboard to Film Comparison
* Original Theatrical Trailers and Posters

Here are the technical details of the new release:

Video codec: MPEG-4 MVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital 5.1

English SDH, French, Spanish
English SDH, French, Spanish

50GB Blu-ray Disc
Digital copy (on disc)
Blu-ray 3D


Region A

The 3D version should be available for pre-order on shortly.

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