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Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review

10 January 2013 5:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Frankenweenie has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD Combo pack from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Directed by Tim Burton with the voices of Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud), Winona Ryder, Atticus Schaffer (The Middle), Catherine O'Hara (Where The Wild Things Are), Martin Short (The Santa Clause 3), Martin Landau (Ed Wood), and Robert Capron. Whenever you watch a Tim Burton movie, you can be sure to experience a unique universe full of interesting characters with dark and creepy tones. Frankenweenie has plenty of that Burton style, and the Blu-ray has a bunch of extra footage that will keep you entertained for hours after the film ends.

John August penned the story that follows Victor Frankenstein (Tahan), a lonely boy whose only friend is his dog Sparky. Victor's parents Edward and Susan (Short and O'Hara) sign their son up for the baseball team in an effort to gain him some friends. Sparky chases »

- Jim Napier

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Review: Frankenweenie

9 January 2013 10:01 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Most of ComicMix’s readers know that Tim Burton made his live action Frankenweenie short (starring Barret Oliver, Shelley Duvall, and Daniel Stern) while at Disney and was too quirky for the Mouse House so left to carve out a career of his own. The short was visually stylish, creepy, and filled with affection for the horror films of his youth. Since then, he has created his own brand of horror (Edward Sciossorhands, Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and has reinterpreted classic works (Batman, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Planet of the Apes) with varying success.

Last fall he finally released a feature-length version of Frankenweenie and while it underperformed at the box office, it is a creatively satisfying effort, and a great family feature. This can now run with The Nightmare Before Christmas as annual Halloween viewing for which I am grateful.

As with most great tales, this is a love story. »

- Robert Greenberger

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