Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

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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.

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Studio Warner
SKU 202086748
UPC 012569593503
UPC 14 00012569593503
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.85:1
Actors
Name Burton,Tim
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Directors
Name Tim Burton
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Cast & Crew
Allison Abbate - Producer
Danny Elfman - Musical Score
Helena Bonham Carter - Voice Of
Jeffrey Aurbach - Executive Producer
John August - Screenplay
Johnny Depp - Voice Of
Jonathan Lucas - Editor
Mike Johnson - Director
Pamela Pettler - Screenplay
Paul Whitehouse - Voice Of
Tim Burton - Director
Tracey Ullman - Voice Of
Awards
Venice Film Festival (2005) Mike Johnson, Tim Burton, Nominee, Future Film Festival Digital Award
Reviews
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.
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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.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Albert Finney / Burton,Tim / Emily Watson / Helena Bonham-Carter / Johnny Depp / Richard E. Grant
Composer Danny Elfman
Director Caroline Thompson / Pete Kozachik / Tim Burton
Label Warner Home Video
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Lou Lumenick, New York Post An instant classic.
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America A piece of genius.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The Oscar for this year's Best Animated Feature Film belongs right here.
James Berardinelli's ReelViews The film looks great - better, in fact, than many of the recent crop of computer animated motion pictures.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter A wondrous flight of fancy...
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle ...lively and deliriously original...

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