One of the most creative, slightly terrifying, and beloved cartoon films ever will soon get the full 3D Blu-ray treatment. A special edition of the classic Tim Burton film, Nightmare Before Christmas, hits shelves August 30. The super set will include Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 3D Digital Download.
We can’t knock it until we try it, but I’m not sure the film needs the 3D boost, though it’s certainly fun. Think about it: Jack Skellington sledding through Christmastown and Oogie Boogie’s den popping right out of the screen is actually kind of cool.
Of course, in addition to the format change, the 3-disc set will come with a lengthy list of features to entice you even further. Here’s the official list from Disney:
A Special Introduction by Tim Burton 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. Frankenweenie Short Film– A un-cut version of the Frankenweenie short with introduction by Tim Burton.Vincent Short Film 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 creepylife as performed by legendary actor Christopher Lee.Film Commentary – commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman. 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 ScenesStoryboard to Film ComparisonOriginal Theatrical Trailers and Posters