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(Tim Burton's) Corpse Bride
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley & Christopher Lee

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include the following featurettes: "Inside The Two Worlds" (four minutes), "Danny Elfman Interprets The Two Worlds" (five minutes), "The Animators: The Breath Of Life" (seven minutes), "Tim Burton Dark vs. Light" (four minutes), "Voices From The Underworld" (six minutes), "Making Puppets Tick" (seven minutes), and "The Voices Behind The Voice" (eight minutes). There is also a 13-minute pre-production gallery featuring each of the different characters in the film, the option of watching the movie with the music-only track, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 59351
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Some scary images and action, and brief mild language
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 77
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/31/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Johnson & Tim Burton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After just meeting each other for the first time, Victor (Depp) and Victoria (Watson) are scheduled to be married the next day. But Victor is a little nervous about the whole situation and goes for a walk in the woods. While practicing his vows, he places the wedding ring on an old tree branch

DVD Picture:
The stop motion animation on this anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture looks absolutely fantastic. Images are sharp and detailed, with intricate textures apparent throughout. Colors are frightful and delightful, with dreary grays and browns that often come alive with vibrant greens and blue spot colors. Expectedly dark coming from the mind of Tim Burton, Corpse Bride will certainly delight fans of his work. (Suzanne Hodges)

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