Walt Disney tells the Nightmare Before Christmas in high def

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just unveiled details about the upcoming Blu-Ray Disc version of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder-where every holiday has its own special land…and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! “The Nightmare Before Christmas” tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and al things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town. But as his dream to fill Santa’s shoes unravels, it’s up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.

The Blu-Ray version will feature a 1080p high definition transfer with high definition audio. As a brand new extra the release will also include an Introduction by Tim Burton as well as a Commentary Track by Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman. Also look for a number of Featurettes covering the making of the movie, including a Tour of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride. Further, the release will feature an Original Poem by Tim Burtn, narrated by Christopher Lee. As another bonus feature you will find Tim Burton’s early Short Film “Vincent” on the disc, also.

The release will also mark Disney’s first foray into the Digital Copy realm, as the disc will include a digital copy of the film for download on mobile devices for viewing.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” will arrive on August 26 with a $39.99 sticker price. A 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD – sans the introduction – will also be released on the same day for $32.99.

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