Corpse Bride (Blu-ray)

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Original Title: Tim Burton s Corpse Bride (Blu-ray). Actors: Albert Finney - Helena Bonham Carter - Johnny Depp - Michael Gough - Paul Whitehouse. Director: Tim Burton. Format: Blu-ray. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 77 Mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Kids. Subgenre: Family. Release Year: 2005.


Studio Warner
SKU 203001459
UPC 012569828506
UPC 14 00012569828506
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/29/2013
Rating Rating
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Black Comedy
Good Vs. Evil
Stop-Motion Animation
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In the same vein as EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Tim Burton continues to combine wholesome comedy and creepy horror with this tale of a mild-mannered Victorian gentleman, Victor (Johnny Depp), who accidentally marries a mysterious corpse bride (Helena Bonham-Carter) instead of his intended, Victoria (Emily Watson). Victor soon discovers that the Land of the Dead holds more fun than frights and begins to fall in love with his innocent bride. Meanwhile, Victoria has been drawn into a scam of a marriage and may not escape with her life. As time runs out for everyone, can there be a resolution in which everyone gets what he or she deserves?^Building on their past productive relationship (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, ED WOOD), Tim Burton and Johnny Depp create a colorful riot of a film that revives the increasingly rare method of stop-motion animation. Over the period of 10 years that Burton worked to complete the film, new techniques were created to speed the process, including a new way to change the character models' facial expressions by using gears in their heads. Of particular note is the lilting score by Danny Elfman, another longtime Burton collaborator. Fun for adults and children, CORPSE BRIDE is another welcome walk through Tim Burton's twisted mind.
Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's warped and wonderfully effervescent....Burton evokes a darkly erotic obsession that recalls Edgar Allan Poe and Hitchcock's VERTIGO." 09/22/2005 p.115
Entertainment Weekly "As an achievement in macabre visual wizardry, TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE has to reckoned some sort of marvel....A sculpted musical dreamscape of kiddie-gothic expressionist design." -- Grade: B 09/23/2005 p.62
USA Today "The visuals are dazzling and the characters vividly rendered in caricature fashion. Danny Elfman's score may be his best yet, with songs that are witty and melodic." 09/16/2005 p.6E
Sight and Sound "The new film showcases the subtle effects the technique can manage, with texture and detail, lighting and costuming still beyond anything computers can achieve..." 11/01/2005 p.56
Uncut 5 stars out of 5 -- "A return to form for Tim Burton....A bravura, tag-along triumph in its own right." 03/01/2006 p.132
Premiere "[With] a few moments of graceful, melancholy lyricism rare for any kind of movie, let alone an animated one." 03/01/2006 p.108
Tim Burton
Albert Finney
Helena Bonham-Carter
Richard E. Grant
Johnny Depp
Cast & Crew
Albert Finney - Voice Of
Carlos Grangel - Based On Characters Created By
Chris Lebenzon - Editor
Christopher Lee - Voice Of
Danny Elfman - Original Music By
Emily Watson - Voice Of
Helena Bonham Carter - Voice Of
Jane Horrocks - Voice Of
Joanna Lumley - Voice Of
Joe Ranft - Executive Producer
John August, et. al. - Screenplay
Johnny Depp - Voice Of
Jonathan Lucas - Editor
Mike Johnson - Director
Nelson Lowry - Art Director
Pete Kozachik - Cinematographer
Tim Burton - Director
Tim Burton - Producer
Tim Burton - Based On Characters Created By
Tracey Ullman - Voice Of
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 82850
UPC 00012569828506
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 77 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Nominee (2006) Oscar, Tim Burton, Mike Johnson, Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner (2005) Venice Film Festival, Mike Johnson, Tim Burton, Future Film Festival Digital Award
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review The Oscar for this year's Best Animated Feature Film belongs right here, even though the ravishing goth romance that Tim Burton has conjured up in Corpse Bride isn't strictly animated in the computer-generated sense. Burton and his co-director, Mike Johnson, use the stop-motion technique, which means taking puppets -- about a foot tall -- and painstakingly moving them half a millimeter at a time to achieve a subtlety of expression beyond the range of CGI. It takes a twelve-hour work day to produce even a second or two of usable footage. Burton used stop-motion in 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, but the digital improvements at his disposal now really make it sing.
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" is not the macabre horror story the title suggests, but a sweet and visually lovely tale of love lost. In an era when most animated films look relentlessly bright and colorful, "Corpse Bride" creates two palettes, and not the ones we expect...The movie's inspiration is to make Emily a figure of sympathy, not horror. She lost her own chance at happiness when she was murdered on the eve of her wedding and now wants to be a good wife for Victor. She's rather sexy, in a spectral way, with those big eyes and plump lips, and only a few places where the skin has rotted away to reveal the bone beneath. Long dresses would be a good fashion choice.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Burton,Tim
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
James Berardinelli's ReelViews The film looks great - better, in fact, than many of the recent crop of computer animated motion pictures.
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America A piece of genius.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter A wondrous flight of fancy...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post An instant classic.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle ...lively and deliriously original...

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