Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Blu-ray)

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Description

Animated adventure from popular director Tim Burton. Set in a 19th century European village, the film follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colourful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.

Product Details

Barcode
7321900828505
Department
Movies & TV
Released
21 May 2007
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Animation
Sub-genre
Adventure
Region
Region ABC
Language
English, French, German
Studio
Warner Bros. Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
76 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Release Year
2005
Running Time
77 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Corpse Bride
Categories
Dramas / Adventure / Animated Characters / Animated Worlds / Black Comedy / Europe / Good Vs. Evil / Love / Romance / Stop-Motion Animation / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$53.3 million
Official Website
http://corpsebridemovie.warnerbros.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes®
84% 77%
Metacritic
83
Synopsis
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.
Notes
Theatrical Release: September 16, 2005
Poster
Poster for Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Cast & Crew
Director
Tim Burton / Caroline Thompson
Star
Helena Bonham-Carter / Johnny Depp / Albert Finney / Richard E. Grant / Emily Watson
Screenwriter
John August / Pamela Pettler
Composer
Danny Elfman
Producer
Allison Abbate / Tim Burton / Laurie Parker
Director of Photography
Pete Kozachik
Editor
Chris Lebenzon
Production Designer
Alex McDowell
Movie Critics
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
Owen Gleiberman (23 Sep 2005, p.62)
Premiere
"[With] a few moments of graceful, melancholy lyricism rare for any kind of movie, let alone an animated one."
Glenn Kenny (1 Mar 2006, p.108)
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."
Peter Travers (22 Sep 2005, p.115)
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..."
Kim Newman (1 Nov 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."
Kevin Maher (1 Mar 2006, p.132)
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."
Claudia Puig (16 Sep 2005, p.6E)