» United Kingdom
» Buena Vista Home Entertainment
» 2 Discs
» Special Velvet Case
» Jack Skeleton Bust
(w. storage compartment and soundchip)
» Coffin-shaped Cardboard Box
» Unknown amount (numbered) (see sidenotes)
» Start-up Commerical for Disney
(can't be skipped)
» The Nightmare Before Christmas (movie)
» All-New Audo Commentary by producer Tim Burton, director Henry Sellick and composer Danny Elfman
» Jack's Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour
» - On Track: Experience TNBC version of the Haunted Mansion (w. optional trivia track) (07m 14s)
» - Off Track: Discover What Went Into Creating All That Creepy Fun (37m 25s)
» Tim Burton's Original Poem Narrated by Christopher Lee
» - Intro by Tim Burton (38s)
» - Poem Narration with Animated Storyboards (10m 58s)
» The Making of TNBC (24m 23s total)
» - Chapter 1: The Beginning (03m 12s)
» - Chapter 2: Music (01m 34s)
» - Chapter 3: Storyboards (01m 07s)
» - Chapter 4: Art Direction (06m 36s)
» - Chapter 5: Puppets (02m 40s)
» - Chapter 6: Animation (09m 34s)
» Sneak Peeks
» - The Disney Channel (31s)
» - Disney Blu-Ray (01m 59s)
» - Sleeping Beauty Trailer (01m 51s)
» - Beverly Hills Chihuahua Trailer (01m 23s)
» - College Road Trip Trailer (01m 33s)
» DVD, R2, PAL
» 1.66:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1
» English DTS 5.1
» English DD (audio descriptive)
» Spanish DD 2.0
» English, English HoH, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Hindi
» - New Intro by Tim Burton (31s)
» - Frankenweenie (short film) (30m 03s)
» Vincent (short film) (05m 53s)
» Deleted Storyboards
» - Behemoth Singing (53s)
» - Oogie Boogie With Dancing Bugs (37s)
» - Alternate Identity of Oogie Boogie (01m 23s)
» Deleted Animated Sequences
» - Jack's Scientific Experiments (02m 02s)
» - Vampire Hockey Playes (17s)
» - Lock, Shock and Barrel (02m 17s)
» - Oogie Boogie Shadow Dance (26s)
» - Character Designs (15 stills)
» - Animation Tests (w. Commentary by Henry Selick) (25s)
» - Sally's Bedrom and Kitchen Concept Art (11 stills)
» Jack Skellington
» - Character Designs (23 stills)
» - Animation Tests (w. Commentary by Henry Selick) (02m 05s)
» - Jack's Tower Concept Art (15 images)
» Oogie Boogie
» - Character Designs (5 stills)
» - Oogie Lair Concept Art (28 stills)
» Evil Scientist and Igor
» - Character Designs (22 stills)
» - The Laboratory Concept Art (14 stills)
» Lock, Shock and Barrel
» - Character Designs (10 stills)
» - The Treehouse Concept Art (15 stills)
» The Citizens
» - Character Designs (120 stills)
» - Zero Animation Tests (w. Commentary by Henry Selick) (50s)
» - Halloween Town Concept Art (87 stills)
» Christmas Town
» - Santa Claus Character Designs (7 stills)
» - Santa Claus Helpers Character Designs (9 stills)
» - Concept Art (47 stills)
» The Real World
» - Character Designs (17 stills)
» - Concept Art (26 stills)
» Storyboard to Film Comparison (03m 45s)
» Posters and Trailers
» - Posters (5 stills)
» - Teaser Trailer (01m 41s)
» - Theatrical Trailer (01m 24s)
» DVD, R2, PAL
» English DD
» Italian DD
» German DD
» Spanish DD
» French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Hebrew, Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Romainian
» The Nightmare Before Christmas
» Henry Selick
» Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O´Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Edward Ivory, Susan McBride, Debi Durst, Greg Proops, Kerry Katz, Randy Crenshaw, Sherwood Ball, Carmen Twillie
As you can plainly see, this is by far the most impressive packaging design for this film, even though there's quite a bit of odd box sets to choose from out there.
The quality feels pretty good even though it feels a bit fragile at the same time (doubt it would survive a fall from a shelf). The paintjob is okay but feels a little sloppy here and there IMO (doubt most people care about it).
There's a combined beard and santa-hat to put on the bust for christmas (or halloween), which I think is just wonderful. The overall design of the bust feels really good even though early preview-images showed a much more grumpy version of Jack Skeleton (this is the only design available no matter what country your in so don't fall for the alternate face expression found on so many outdated previews).
There's a small button on the side of the buch which is linked to a sound-chip playing random quotes from the film when pushed. The sound quality feels quite poor but it's still a good idea if you ask me.
The discs are presented in an odd little christmas-clothing-type case which just feels odd and they could just as good have gone for a more boring / less scratch-happy case than this.
Seeing as this box set has seen the light of day all around the globe it doesn't feel particularly limited or exclusive (in terms of rarity-factors I mean). Never the less it's definetly a given choice for any true fan of the film (or a head collector as myself for that matter).
Disc specs are slightly updated for this release and the special features feel pretty good in comparison. There's quite a bit of sub menus but it's not too much of a problem I guess.
In comparison to other releases of this "head set" the discs seem to be exactly the same (except for possibly subtitle-, audio- and bonus trailer specs).
The commentary track is all new but there's no old commentary included so if you want more than one you'll still have to hold on to one of your older releases. Thankfully enough, the commentary track seems to be the only extra that's been replaced rather than complemented so if you don't care about that there's really nothing that would have you klinging to your old discs when you get this one.
All in all a really good set, both feature and packaging-wise.
This release was purchased through http://www.discshop.se where it was originally marketed as a "SWEDISH edition" and said to be limited to only 100 copies. But as one can tell by tracking down the barcode, this is actually the UK edition... or "global" edition, which I guess was meant to be sold throughout Europe with no real differances in terms of discs etc.
Strangely enough I don't think the german box set includes the same amount of subtitles as this one. (???) (and you'll also notice that the box actually states it to be a GLOBAL relase and not specific for Sweden in any way).
I'm not sure how many sets we're made but my sticker reads "27,441" so it's not a very limited release... even if Sweden SUPPOSEDLY only distributed 100 copies (I think that the original statement of 100 copies was just a nasty marketing trick from the store to sell more copies but I can't prove that... so).
The discs are encoded R2/R4 though the box and discart just says R2.