The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming to Blu-ray, we knew that for sure. This afternoon, Disney Home Entertainment shared information we didn’t know: the release date and Blu-ray special features.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition will be digitally restored for its Blu-ray and DVD release on August 26. You can pre-order The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition by clicking here.
The movie’s release on Blu-ray (and DVD) will include new, never-before-shared bonus features made solely for this special Collector’s Edition release. Some highlights include a Tim Burton poem narrated by Christopher Lee, a private backstage tour of how Disneyland tricks-out their Haunted Mansion ride for Christmas, and an all a new introduction to the movie by Tim Burton which is exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc.
The Blu-ray release of The Nightmare Before Christmas will include the following bonus features:
- 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.
- Tim Burton’s Original poem narrated by Christopher Lee: Tim Burton’s poem that inspired the creation of the movie comes to creepy life as performed by legendary actor Christopher Lee.
- Film Commentary: Commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman.
- Introduction To Frankenweenie!: A new un-cut version introduction by Tim Burton.
- 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 Scenes
- Storyboard to Film Comparison
- Original Theatrical Trailers and Posters
- Tim Burton’s Complete Short Film Vincent
The DVD version will include all of the above except the introduction by Tim Burton.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is also offering a limited release of the Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD Set, which will feature an individually numbered and hand-painted bust of Jack Skellington equipped with a Jack’s “Sandy Claws” hat and beard. The figurine will also include a sound chip that plays memorable lines from the film.