Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [Blu-ray] [2005]

  • SKU: 8038161
  • Release Date: 09/26/2006
  • Rating: PG
Package Description: An Academy Award nominee and National Board of Review Award winner as 2005's Best Animated Feature, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of his classic Edward Scissorhands and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride Victoria (voiced by Emily Watson) waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict upbrings, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world - or the next - that can keep him away from his one true love. It's a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Burton style.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (141 out of 146)

    Special Features


    • Inside the two words
    • Danny Elfman Interprets the two worlds
    • The animators: The breath of life
    • Tim Burton: dark vs. light
    • Voices from the underworld
    • Making puppets tick
    • The voices behind the voice
    • The Corpse Bride preproduction galleries
    • Music-only track
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
    Tim Burton returns to the dark but fanciful animated style of The Nightmare Before Christmas with this stop-motion black comedy. Victor (voice of Johnny Depp) lives in a small European village in the 19th century, where he is pledged to marry Victoria (voice of Emily Watson), a partnership arranged by their parents. The two only meet the day before their scheduled nuptials, and Victor performs disastrously in the wedding rehearsal. Later that evening, while he is walking through the woods and hopelessly practicing his vows, he puts Victoria's wedding band on what looks like a branch. Victor quickly discovers this was a big mistake; as it happens, he has put the ring on the skeletal finger of the enchanted Corpse Bride (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), who then whisks him off to a dark and mysterious netherworld where they are now married. Victor is frightened in the land of the dead, and even realizes that he has fallen in love with his true fiancée, Victoria, so he searches for a way back to his own world. Directed by Tim Burton in collaboration with animator Mike Johnson, Corpse Bride features a stellar voice cast, including Albert Finney, Christopher Lee, Richard E. Grant, Joanna Lumley, and Danny Elfman (who also composed the film's musical score). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Johnny Depp
      Johnny Depp - Victor Van Dort
    • Helena Bonham Carter
      Helena Bonham Carter - Corpse Bride
    • Emily Watson
      Emily Watson - Victoria Everglot
    • Tracey Ullman
      Tracey Ullman - Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde
    • Albert Finney
      Albert Finney - Finis Everglot



    Customer rating

    4.5
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not Quite A 'Nightmare'

      Posted
      Blindspot

      As if his name being part of the official title wasn't enough, one look at this world of the dead will assure you this IS in fact a Tim Burton movie! While it doesn't have QUITE the charm of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas,' Corpse Bride does succeed in having a happy little place in the world. That's not to put the movie down- I just enjoyed 'Nightmare' more. Corpse Bride's characters are split perfectly down the middle- dead and alive. In the world of the living, the timeframe is set during a depression where colors are drab and characters have no real life to them. In stark contrast is the realm of the dead where EVERYONE has color and life (so to speak)! The Corpse Bride herself is quite comical- fully aware of her fate but giggling all the way, she seems to enjoy being a newlywed even though its not meant to be. Johnny Depp again delivers exceptional voicework, showing once more how he can simply BECOME a character and cease to be Johnny. Other than being far too short, I have nothing bad to say about this little movie. I saw it in theaters, and now I have it on Bluray. Couldn't really be happier!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      tim burton at his best

      Posted
      cenobite7

      ok, just call me a big kid at heart but i loved this film & have seen it many times in the theatre & on dvd. tim burton has always made amusing films but this one ranks right up there with nightmare before christmas in my opinion. i wish this film were longer than 72 minutes but that's just small potatoes. the lead characters are likable in that genuine but quirky way that only tim burton can visualize. corpse bride even makes the viewer sympathize with the deceased young woman rather than the actual bride to be. at times even a bit heartfelt or touching, corpse bride manages to appeal to a wide variety of film-goers. the stop motion animation is clearly a work of genius too. although the film may be a wee bit too scary for yuonger audiences, the bigger kids will love it. there are sheer moments of laughter, suspense, & even a shy romantic interlude to please the grown-ups. corpse bride shouldn't be missed. quite simply, there is no reason not to own this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good kids movie.

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      My wife and I liked this movie. The only reason we didn't give it a higher rating was because we can't stand singing in movies. I know, it's for the kids. But, Coraline was great, and it didn't have any singing. After we fast forwarded through the singing, the movie was only like 35 minutes. Just like with Nightmare Before Christmas, this would've been better without all the singing. I recommend it just because we're huge fans of both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, even though this is definitely not thier best. I highly recommend Coraline, Tim Burton at his best and NO singing. However, for the families out there with kids that do like Tim Burton's singing movies, I recommend Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Tim Burton's Best!

      Posted
      JohnnyDeppfan

      well, lets just say im shocked im the first to review this movie because I think it's one of Tim Burton's best! Johnny Depp couldn't have played a better job at potraying victor. The cast is extremely talented and the songs really tell the story and they are good enough to go out and buy the soundtrack! it's rare that you can get everything you ask for in a movie and in this one you can get everything. the extras in the bonus features are interesting to.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Movie

      Posted
      JohnnyDeppfan

      Great movie, not so much for kids under 8 they may not get the plot. I liked the songs, but not all of them. You might disagree. I loved the artwork that went into making this movie and I love the fact that you get to see it all in the bonus features! If you buy this movie you have to check them out to after you watch the film. I thought Johnny Depp did a great job at playing his character. It suited him. I would recommend this movie to any Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movies

      Posted
      Thebeatles
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      I bought this DVD for my granddaughter, she called me and asked me to get her this movie because the one that I got her 5 years ago,, she played it so much that doesn't work anymore. So I got her a new one a Blu-ray I watched it with her great movie , good to sit down with your children or grandchildren and watch this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good film

      Posted
      CKCSWHFFAN
      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      I bought the DVD because I am a fan of 1993’s "The Nightmare Before Christmas". Really enjoyed it. Bride did not disappoint but I do like "NBC" more than Bride. Where death is colorful & the real world was dark & bland looking. Shame it didn't do that well at the box office & I NEVER UNDERSTOOD why it never was a premium movie channel. Good voice talent. If you like animated films you should give this a chance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another stop-action classic

      Posted
      sammhc12

      Again, this is a must have for any Tim Burton or stop-action movie fan. The detail of the characters and background imagery are amazing. If you loved the Nightmare Before Christmas, then you'll definitely enjoy this. Even with the zombies, this movie is enjoyable for all ages. The only down side of this movie, is that the ending is pretty predictable once you start watching it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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