Coraline [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 1089479
  • Release Date: 10/05/2010
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (372 out of 384)

Special Features


  • Feature commentary with director Henry Selick and composer Bruno Coulais

Synopsis


Coraline
A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, yet deeply unsettling in a number of ways, in director Henry Selick's animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's international best-seller. Eleven-year-old Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Coraline and her parents (Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) have recently relocated to Oregon from Michigan. Bored in her new home since her parents are distracted by work and she has yet to make any new friends, Coraline passes the time by exploring her new neighborhood with an annoying local boy named Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.). But after paying a visit to her eccentric neighbors Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), a pair of aging British actresses, and crossing paths with the outright weird Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane), the precocious young girl becomes convinced that her new surroundings are just as dull as she'd initially suspected. Shortly thereafter, Coraline discovers a hidden door in her new house, and decides to investigate. Venturing into the eerie passageway inside, Coraline emerges into an alternate version of her own reality. At first glance, this strange new world seems even better than the real thing; there her parents aren't distracted by work, and Coraline is always the center of attention. There's even a mysterious Cat (Keith David) that's fascinated by her every move. But when Coraline's button-eyed Other Mother (also Hatcher) attempts to make her stay permanent, the frightened young girl must summon her resourcefulness and bravery in order to find her way back home and save her real family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dakota Fanning
    Dakota Fanning - Coraline Jones
  • Teri Hatcher
    Teri Hatcher - Mel, Coraline's Mother/Other Mother
  • Jennifer Saunders
    Jennifer Saunders - Miss Spink
  • Dawn French
    Dawn French - Miss Forcible
  • Keith David
    Keith David - Cat



Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 3D for a great movie!

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    JakeInLivnColor
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    Coraline is probably the best stop motion animated film I have ever seen, better than ParaNorman, Frankenweenie and even The Nightmare Before Christmas (Yeah, I went there) with a great story that is very dark, great visuals, terrific animation and pitch-perfect performances which isn't as fondly looked back on than it deserves. The PQ and AQ stand up and is totally worthy of this film with the PQ of the 2D and 3D being amazing and just.... Wow! I noticed no crosstalk or ghosting on my 3D TV, so its one of the best 3D Blu Ray pictures ever, with it being just a hair dark, but other than that, terrific. The audio is also a match for the PQ, so no problems hearing dialogue, music or sound f/x's here. The extras carries over most (Most.... losing the 3 P-in-p in movie tracks which are pretty good, and is worth keeping your previous release to just have the complete package) of the extras from the original Blu Ray, with the awesome commentary with Henry Selick and Bruno Coulais, 8-minutes of deleted scenes, a 35-minute making-of documentary and 2 featurettes rounding off this impressive, though not complete 3D/2D combo disc. The DVD included is supposed to be the original 1-disc DVD with just the commentary, but mine contains the second disc from the 2-disc DVD set which only has extras and the digital copy, but still nice to have. All in all, worth owning, but not above $20 for the 3D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, too scary for kids, though.

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    obscura
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    When I saw this in the "2nd run/cheap" theater, I couldn't believe how many parents took their very young children to see this PG-rated film. Many of these kids were crying because the scary stuff is REALLY scary (expected from writer Neil Gaiman), even for a guy in his 50's. Do parents not check ratings first? What makes it REALLY scary is that one doesn't expect the same creepiness from something like this as one would from the usual (R-rated) horror fest because the main character is a child and it's animated. But, it's there! Seeing it on home video is a whole different experience, though. One can watch it with the lights on, turn it off if the kids are too creeped out, or give it a parental preview before exposing the kids to it. Seeing it in a big dark room with strangers is way different. If you like scary and animated, this is for you. But, if you have small children, it's not for them. On the same note, the R-rated "Little Miss Sunshine" isn't for kids, either. Fortunately, the theater where I saw it refused to sell tickets to families with small children, citing that despite the title and what they may have seen in trailers, its subject matter is NOT suitable for kids. It seems that those parents didn't check its rating, either.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, Best stop motion movie ever Made

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    animationfiend

    This movie comes through in full stride in all aspects, The animation, the voices, and the story. I myself am a huge fan of stop motion movies like wallace & Gromit, The nightmare before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and so on. Story: A little girl named Coraline moves to a house called the pink Pallace where she shares the house with Ms. Spink & Ms. Forcible asnd Mr. Bobinsky, while exploring her new home she stumbles upon a door that leads to a brick wall but then it becomes a portal to her house in a different world where she meets her other mother who shows her the time of her life but she has evil plans in store for Coraline... Overall: Fantastic Book by Neil Gaiman, amazing story Voicing: Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Dawn French, Overall: Got Coralines voice spot on and caught her true essence of the character Animation: Stop-motion animation is the most difficult but most rewarding animation by creating evering from scratch and building it into a masterpiece like coraline, The animators averaged seven seconds of animation a week! Overall: Dazzling, beautiful coloring of the garden, and on the characters, most beautiful animation ever I give it a 5 out of 5 and I recommend this movie to anyone and i'm sure it will become a cult classic in the near future like the Nightmare Before Christmas!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. We are huge Tim Burton fans, but lately he's been on this singing kick with all his movies. My wife and I love his films, but we can't stand all the singing! For us, it just ruins the movie! However, this movie has NO singing! Hooray! We're finally able to enjoy his movies once again. This was a really well made movie with a unique plot. A good movie for everyone, not just kids. I highly recommend it! Also, we can't wait for Alice in Wonderland to come out, hopefully Tim Burton didn't put any singing in that one either. Our only complaint was the 3D glasses. Everything was just green and they gave us a headache. We just took them off about halfway through and watched it in 2D, it was actually better. (And no, it's not our TV. We have a 42" 1080i LCD, which is perfect for 3D movies.) I have a friend that had the same problem, he has a pair of clear 3D glasses and says they work better. So if you have a pair of clear 3D glasses like they give you in the theater, then I recommend using those. (We had the same problem with another 3D DVD, they just give you cheap glasses.)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie great 3D

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    soulsabr

    So, what do you do as a girl who's parents constantly ignore you after you move to a new house? Get involved in a great movie of course. Coraline is one of the few "first gen" 3D movies that decided not to throw the 3D in your face but use it to help tell the story. The cinematography in this film is outstanding and the plot and acting are above par. The main characters are fleshed out really well and the story never really seems to drag.This movie is good for young and old alike. My one drawback to this package, other than it being REALLY late to the party, is the price. Look around, price match, and get yourself a great flick. One side note; you don't NEED a 3D TV to watch the blu-ray, because it supports 2D playback as well, but it is much, much better in 3D and without the red and blue glasses.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A movie I thought was strange at first...

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    MousenHouse
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    My granddaughter (age 6) brought her DVD over to watch on "girls night.." She's afraid of zombies and monsters, but loves this movie. I'll warn that a couple of parts seem bizarre, but it's not as scary as it seems. It deals with bravery; what you have versus what you want; and whether things or people are what they appear to be. Watching with other family members, the children squeal and call out to the characters as kids do. But they understand and talk together and with us about the dilemmas, always favoring the good side. I purchased two copies so I could keep one here.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 3D Effects

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    Bassman56

    Got this movie bundled with a Panasonic Viera 3d TV that I bought in October 2010. This movie is head and shoulders above the other 3d movies we've watched. 3d effects really jump out of the screen compared to the others. It's my understanding that this was the only Blu Ray 3d movie available that was especialy made to be shown in 3D (stop-frame animation). If you liked the original movie you'll love this one! Just remember, you got to have the 3d-enabled TV and the special $150.00 battery-operated glasses to watch it. Otherwise, you'll be selling it used on E Bay, like so many others! Enjoy!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

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    BattyBeth

    Coraline is an outstanding film. I saw it at the theater twice and have been anxiously awaiting its release on DVD. The story is captivating and the cinematography is breathtaking with its wide array of color. Coraline had moments of humor, sentiment, and at times was very eerie. This film can be enjoyed and appreciated by adults and children alike. Although there were eerie moments, any child who enjoys watching The Nightmare Before Christmas will love Coraline. I am a huge Tim Burton fan and found Henry Selick's style to be very similar to Burton's. Henry Selick could very well be the next cult classic director. I can't wait for his next movie!

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