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Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K/Blu-ray/Digital)

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a new home video release in 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray.  The stop-motion classic has been remastered for 4K.  The offering includes an assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas (4K Ultra HD)previously released bonus features:

  • Full Length Audio Commentary
  • Sing-Along Mode
  • Making Of Featurettes
    • The Beginning (3 min)
    • Music (1 min)
    • Storyboards (1 min)
    • Art Direction (6 min)
    • Puppets (2 min)
    • Animation (9 min)
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Behemoth Singing
    • Oogie Boogie With Dancing Bugs
    • Alternate Identity of Oogie Boogie
    • Vampire Hockey Players
    • Lock, Shock and Barrel
    • Oogie Boogie Shadow Dance
  • Frankenweenie (Uncut Version) (29 min)
  • What’s This? Jack’s Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour (37 min)
  • Tim Burton’s Original Poem Narrated by Christopher Lee (11 min)
  • Storyboard to Film Comparison (3 min)
  • Trailers – Theatrical & Teaser

I think it is great  Disney is continuing to re-release films on home video for those who want to build up their physical libraries.  The 4K releases look great, even for those that do not have 4K hardware.    This title comes with a solid assortment of classic bonus material.  If you have not seen it the Haunted Mansion Holiday piece is an in depth look at the annual attraction overlay clocking in at almost 40 minutes.  The making of featurettes really showcase the amount of effort and skill that goes into stop-motion animation.  If you have not seen in either they are worth a watch.

I thought the offering missed an opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film and offer a retrospective piece or two.

If you are building out your 4K library or enjoy bonus material and did not purchase the previous releases this title may be worth considering for your library.  As of today Disney+ has film, singalong mode, Frankenweenie, and the deleted scenes but not the featurettes.

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