As we had announced some time earlier already, Tim Burton’s latest movie Sleepy Hollow is making its debut on DVD on May 23 from Paramount Home Video in a special edition with a number of great supplements. Finally the details about the release have arrived.
“Sleepy Hollow” is an atmospheric homage to the classic Hammer horror movies and masterfully mixes horror, fantasy and romance as it delves into the supernatural mystery of a string of murders, thought by locals to be the work of the Headless Horseman. The film features a great cast, led by Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci and even features a special cameo appearance by Christopher Lee (of the Hammer horror films) as the New York City official who sends the earnest Ichabod Crane to Sleepy Hollow to conduct an investigation.
Upon his arrival in the small village, Ichabod experiences an unusual introduction to the bewitching Katrina Van Tassel. She is under the influence of Baltus Van Tassel, the richest and most influential man of this tiny community and Lady Van Tassel, Katrina’s stepmother and the matriarch of the Van Tassel estate. Other characters include the dashing Brom Van Brunt, who challenges Ichabod for Katrina’s love and, in a pivotal role, the Hessian Soldier, a.k.a. the Headless Horseman.
Priced at $29.99 the DVD will feature a 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer and 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio track. A French Dolby Surround track will also be part of the release as well as English subtitles. As bonus materials the disc will contain a commentary track by director Tim Burton and a “Behind-the-scenes” documentary that features never before seen footage. Interviews with the cast and crew can also be found on the release together with biographies and two theatrical trailers.