Video Review

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1994)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
A

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Animation, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Chris Sarandon

This deluxe, three-laserdisc edition of the charming dark fable is the video equivalent of a fat, coffee-table art book — crammed with great stuff you probably won't absorb in one sitting. Which means that along with a gorgeous freeze-frameable (standard play) transfer of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, you get audio commentary by director Henry Selick, a making-of documentary, deleted scenes, trailers, storyboards, production photos, and two early works from producer Burton Frankenweenie (a monster-flick parody as on-target as Young Frankenstein) and the animated Vincent in its first release. A terrific package. A

Originally posted Dec 23, 1994 Published in issue #254 Dec 23, 1994 Order article reprints