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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

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"Love this!!!"
5 stars"
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Tim Burton Yet again has impressed with this wonderful take on love. Definatly give this one a watch!!

"Great entertaining fun"
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Whole family enjoyed this clever, fun movie, great animation.

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Love this movie. Another great from Tim Burton, with amazing music by Danny Elfman! Follow the story of Victor and his accidental Corpse Bride! What happens when the living meet the dead? Watch this to find out (:


Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature 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, while his real bride, Victoria, 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 Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.


Who else but Tim Burton could make Corpse Bride, a necrophiliac's delight that's fun for the whole family? Returning to the richly imaginative realm of stop-motion animation (after previous successes with The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach), Burton, with codirector Mike Johnson, invites us to visit the dour, ashen, and drearily Victorian mansions of the living, where young Victor Van Dort (voiced by Johnny Depp) is bequeathed to wed the lovely Victoria (Emily Watson). But the wedding rehearsal goes sour and, in the kind of Goth-eerie forest that only exists in Burton-land, Victor suddenly finds himself accidentally married to the Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), a blue-tinted, half-skeletal beauty (how pleasantly full-bosomed she remains!) with a loquacious maggot installed behind one prone-to-popping eyeball. This being a Burton creation, the underworld of the dead is a lively and colorful place indeed, and Danny Elfman's songs and score make it even livelier, presenting Victor with quite a dilemma: Should he return above-ground to Victoria, or remain devoted to his corpse bride? At a brisk 76 minutes, Burton's graveyard whimsy (loosely based on a 19th century Russian folktale) never wears out its welcome, and the voice casting (which includes Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney) is superbly matched the film's gloriously amusing character design, guaranteed to yield a wealth of gruesome toys and action figures for many Halloweens to come. --Jeff Shannon

Special Features:

* Inside the Two Worlds: Includes interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and production drawings.
* Danny Elfman Interprets The Two Worlds
* The Animators: the Breath of Life: Find out how an animator approaches his character's motivation and why individual animators possess unique skills.
* Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light: Explore what inspired Burton to bring the Corpse Bride to life.
* Voices from the Underworld: Meet the actors behind the voices, and see how they craft their unique characterizations based on their puppet counterparts.
* Making Puppets Tick: Step inside and tour the puppet workshop.
* The Voices Behind the Voice
* The Corpse Bride Pre-Production Galleries
* Music-only Track
Release date Australia
November 12th, 2008
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
English, German
Length (Minutes)
Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Arabic, Finnish, Icelandic, Greek, English - HI, German - HI
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • Animation
Original Release Year
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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