'The Nightmare Before Christmas' 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Details Revealed

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Details Revealed

Posted by August 20, 2018 Comment

Tim Burton‘s beautiful The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and that means we’re getting a new Blu-ray/DVD and digital release of the feature with new bonus content!

Glorious stop-motion and claymation figures paired with Danny Elfman-crafted hauntingly beautiful songs have made this film a classic, enchanting fans for the past quarter century. [This reviewer remembers seeing it in a theater as a kid, not knowing what to think, but falling in love with it.]

The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Edition release will include several “all-new” bonus features and several of the behind-the-scenes featurettes.

  • BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:
    Song Selection – Shriek along with these ghoulish tunes from the movie, or just lend an ear if you find singing to be particularly ghastly:
    “This Is Halloween”
    “Jack’s Lament”
    “What’s This?”
    “Town Meeting Song”
    “Jack’s Obsession”
    “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”
    “Making Christmas”
    “Oogie Boogie’s Song”
    “Sally’s Song:
    “Poor Jack”
    “Finale/Reprise”
  • CLASSIC BONUS FEATURES:
    (The Making of)
    The Beginning – Tim Burton and the filmmakers detail the early stages of the beloved film.
    Music – Discover how composer and lyricist Danny Elfman expressed Tim Burton’s unique vision through the timeless songs heard in the film.
    Storyboards – In the storyboard phase, visual representations are first drawn for each scene and then put together in sequential order.
    Art Direction – From camera angles to miniature sets, just about every detail of the film was meticulously plotted by the filmmakers.
    Puppets – All of the characters’ puppet models are constructed in a process that takes them from their metal base to the final painted mold.
    Animation – An incredible mix of artistry and patience is required to produce the stop-motion magic of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Deleted Storyboards:
  • Behomoth Singing – In this unused storyboard sequence, we learn there may have been more to Behemoth than the overalls let on.
    Oogie Boogie with Dancing Bugs – Unused because of its difficulty to animate—take a look at this storyboard sequence where Oogie Boogie cuts a rug with some bugs.
    Alternate Identity of Oogie Boogie – Although never used in the final film, Oogie Boogie was almost a mere alter ego for someone very close to Jack and Sally.
  • Deleted Animated Sequences:
    Vampire Hockey Players – Tim Burton almost had quite the grotesque cameo, but he was replaced by a pumpkin in the final film.
    Lock, Shock and Barrel – Lock, Shock and Barrel settle in for a front-row seat while Oogie Boogie terrorizes Santa and Sally.
    Oogie Boogie Shadow Dance – The Boogie Man was never one to shy away from the spotlight, as is evident in this deleted dance sequence.
    Tim Burton’s Early Film: “Frankenweenie” (Uncut Version) – Before Tim Burton gave us all nightmares, he created this electrifying short film that replaces Frankenstein’s monster with a dog.
    “What’s This?” Jack’s Haunted Mansion Tour – Take a ride through Jack’s Haunted Mansion Holiday and see how Disney Imagineers transformed an iconic Disneyland attraction.
    Tim Burton’s Original Poem Narrated by Christopher Lee – Hear Hollywood legend Christopher Lee narrate the poem that inspired the movie. Set over illustrations based on Tim Burton’s art.
    Storyboard-to-Film Comparison – See the final version of Jack’s Christmas pitch to the people of Halloween Town next to the original storyboards.
    Theatrical Trailer – In this theatrical trailer, enter a place where every day is Halloween—till Jack Skellington shares his unique view of Christmas!
    Teaser Trailer – This trailer highlights Disney’s long history with technology in filmmaking and heralds a new collaboration with Tim Burton.
  • BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES:
  • Tim Burton’s Early Film: Vincent – Vincent Price himself narrates this stop-motion tale of little Vincent Malloy and his fascination with the macabre.
  • And- posters!

The Nightmare Before Christmas anniversary edition will release on September 2nd, 2018.

(Last Updated August 20, 2018 1:49 pm )

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



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