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Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Two-Disc Collector's Edition
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of this Two-Disc DVD set include an audio commentary track by the crew, two featurettes that take a look at Disney's famous ride

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 57043
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For some scary images
(Retail Price): $32.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 77
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1993
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/26/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Henry Selick
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion animation classic, which spent years germinating in the creative mind of Tim Burton. Jack Skellington (Elfman & Sarandon), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, is bored with the same old tricks and treats and yearns for something more than things that go bump in the night. After another stale Halloween celebration, while on a walk with his ghostly canine Zero, Jack stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.66:1 DVD shows noticeable improvement in overall resolution over the previously reviewed DVD. Black levels are still slightly elevated, but there is better definition in the shadows, providing a noticeable sense of depth to the picture. Colors are more bold and better defined, and contrast seems more natural. Source artifacts have been cleaned up, and compression levels are improved. This picture is an upgrade. (Danny Richelieu)

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This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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