‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Sing-Along EditionCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
Every year families gather together at the holiday time to watch Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The new Blu-ray + Digital Code Sing-Along Edition is a fun way to update your home entertainment library at this special time of year.
This is the 25th anniversary of this strange and macabre fairy tale. Jack Skellington and his dog Zero have become favorite characters and Imagineers at The Haunted Mansion in the Disney parks have embraced them and the film, reimaging the popular attraction for the holiday season. Jack and the story are part of the mansion for Halloween and Christmas time.
Jack is the Pumpkin King in Halloween Town, however Jack is bored scaring people of the “real world.” He ventures out and is swept into a new place – Christmas Town and, well, nothing is the same for them and for fans of the film. Christmas Town is bright and colorful and he feels cheery himself. This is where he belongs, he thinks. So what does he do? Jack Skellington decides to kidnap Santa Clause and take over. But things don’t go according to plan.
Zero, Sally and the rest of Halloween Town are drawn into Jack’s scheme, but they manage to mess things up. Thus, the nightmare begins. Can Christmas be saved? With a mash-up of Halloween and Christmas, things are kind of whacky.
The new edition includes several Sing-Alongs, which are fun to watch and sing along with the scenes as the lyrics are displayed on the screen. There is also a feature on reimagining The Haunted Mansion to embrace the style and fun of the film. There are deleted scenes and an interesting “making of” feature as well. This edition has two ways of viewing the film: with the sing-along lyrics or the original theatrical version.
The combination of Disney and Tim Burton mesh well for the viewers. With songs by Danny Elfman and cute characters, this often macabre yet fun and imaginative film is an annual viewing experience for fans. It’s a clever, witty, and fun.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is rated PG for some scary images.
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