THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 3D
MOVIE: **** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: **** (out of 5)
BY KEVIN CARR
Here’s a movie that never gets old and ends up being a movie I watch each year around Halloween or Christmas. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a visionary stop-motion animated film which came out in theaters in the early 1990s. It was one of the early post-converted 3D films and released about five years ago in RealD. Now, with the advent of mass market 3D televisions, its available for home viewing in this format.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is one of the most unique Christmas movies you’ll ever see, and it’s impeccably put together. The only recent stop-motion film to hold a candle to it is “Coraline,” also directed by Henry Selick (who often loses credit to Tim Burton for this film).
The 3D Blu-ray combo pack has a lot to explore. Including the 3D disc, the set also includes the DVD of the film with Digital Copy. For those without a 3D television or 3D Blu-ray player, you can also use the regular Blu-ray, which includes tons of features: an intro by Tim Burton, “What’s This?” Haunted Mansion tour, “Frankenweenie,” “Vincent,” Burton’s original poem narrated by Christopher Lee, audio commentary, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes video and “The Worlds of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”