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  • Alice in Wonderland [DVD] [2010] Alice in Wonderland | DVD | (04/06/2010) from £2.90  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tim Burton was born to bring Alice in Wonderland to the big screen. Ironically, his version of the Victorian text plays more like The Wizard of Oz than a Lewis Carroll adaptation. On the day of her engagement party, the 19-year-old Alice (a nicely understated Mia Wasikowska) is lead by a white-gloved rabbit to an alternate reality that looks strangely familiar--she's been dreaming about it since she was 6 years old. Stranded in a hall of doors, she sips from a potion that makes her shrink and nibbles on a cake that makes her grow. Once she gets the balance right, she walks through the door that leads her to Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Matt Lucas), the Dormouse (Barbara Windsor), the Blue Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), and the Cheshire Cat (a delightful Stephen Fry), who inform her that only she can free them from the wrath of the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter channeling Bette Davis) by slaying the Jabberwocky. To pull off the feat, she teams up with the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp in glam-rock garb), rebel bloodhound Bayard (Timothy Spall), and Red's sweet sister, the White Queen (Anne Hathaway in goth-rock makeup). While Red welcomes Alice with open arms, she plans an execution for the hat-maker when he displeases her ("Off with his head!"). Drawing from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Burton creates a candy-colored action-adventure tale with a feminist twist. If it drags towards the end, his 3-D extravaganza still offers a trippy good time with a poignant aftertaste. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [DVD] [2016] Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | DVD | (06/02/2017) from £4.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas--Special Edition [1994] Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas--Special Edition | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £4.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (60.10%)  |  RRP £11.99

    For those who never thought Disney would release a film in which Santa Claus is kidnapped and tortured, well, here it is. The full title is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which should give you an idea of the tone of this stop-action animated musical/fantasy/horror/comedy. It is based on characters created by Burton, the former Disney animator best known as the director of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and the first two Batman movies. His benignly scary-funny sensibility dominates the story of Halloweentown resident Jack Skellington (voice by Danny Elfman, who also wrote the songs), who stumbles on a bizarre and fascinating alternative universe called ... Christmastown! Directed by Henry Selick (who later made the delightful James and the Giant Peach), this PG-rated picture has a reassuringly light touch. As Roger Ebert noted in his review, "some of the Halloween creatures might be a tad scary for smaller children, but this is the kind of movie older kids will eat up; it has the kind of offbeat, subversive energy that tells them wonderful things are likely to happen." --Jim EmersonOn the DVD:This Special edition is a must for all Burton fans with the biggest gem to be found on a DVD release--"Tim Burtons Early Films" which holds his first two works. Vincent is clear predecessor of Nightmare before Christmas using the same stop-animation style and voiced superbly by Vincent Price himself; and Frankenweenie--a B&W live-action flick--takes you back to early B-movie territory seen through the eyes of a boy. Added to these films is a great special-features menu including a short documentary offering an interview with Burton, which exposes the inspiration for this magical animation and presents the three-year task of making the "Nightmare". On top of this is an in-depth commentary by director Henry Selick and Art director Pete Kozachik and layer upon layer of "character development" offering an insight into the intensity of thought that went into making these animated figures real. You also get a great selection of storyboards along with the sequences they manifest into, deleted storyboards and an animated sequence with a surprise alternative ending. The menu is beautifully animated in keeping with the style of artwork in the film. With a 1.66:1 widescreen format and Dolby digital transfer this charming DVD is perfect for Halloween, Christmas and beyond! --Nikki Disney

  • Beetlejuice [1988] Beetlejuice | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £4.94  |  Saving you £9.05 (64.70%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Before making Batman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they're faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid. Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance "bio-exorcist" who's got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton's visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene. Beetlejuice is also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace.--Jeff Shannon

  • Batman - The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 [Blu-ray] Batman - The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £14.99  |  Saving you £-2.34 (-18.50%)  |  RRP £12.65

    Boxed set including the first four Batman movies. Batman: Inspired by Frank Miller's graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns this gothic Wagnerian treatment of the Batman mythos explains the origins of Batman and his nemesis the maniacal Joker (a ripe Jack Nicholson) who has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. Batman Returns: As the pitiful orphaned psychopathic freak the Penguin and the power-hungry capitalist villain Max Schreck (named after the actor who played Nosferatu) plot to gain domination over Gotham City the Caped Crusader battles an equally fatal distraction... Cat Woman. Batman Forever: Gotham City is once again under siege this time by the mind-controlling Riddler and the diabolical Harvey Two-Face. The Caped Crusader cleans up with the help of his new side-kick Robin in this effects-laden thrill ride. Batman And Robin: The Caped Crusader returns to battle the abominable Mr. Freeze and green-thumbed Poison Ivy. To save his ailing wife Dr. Victor Fries turns to a life of crime after a hideous accident makes him unable to tolerate even moderate temperatures while Dr. Pamela Isley falls victim to mutated plant DNA when things go awry in a jungle laboratory funded by Wayne Industries. Of course though their interests are diametrically opposed (Freeze wants another Ice Age; Ivy wants to make the world safe for plants) the two villains team up to defeat Gotham's dynamic duo of Batman and Robin who are joined by butler Alfred's motorcycle-obsessed niece as Batgirl. And when Alfred is diagnosed as having the same terminal disease as Freeze's wife the trio find themselves not only fighting an altruistic battle but a personal one as well. A frenetic colourful and often overwhelming sequel to the films that precede it.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Blu-ray + Digital HD UV Copy) [2016] Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Blu-ray + Digital HD UV Copy) | Blu Ray | (06/02/2017) from £8.29  |  Saving you £0.62 (7.00%)  |  RRP £8.91

    From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [2005] Tim Burton's Corpse Bride | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £3.32  |  Saving you £15.67 (82.50%)  |  RRP £18.99

    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 colourful than his strict Victorian upbringing Victor learns that there is nothing in this world or the next that can keep him away from h

  • Dark Shadows (DVD + UV Copy) Dark Shadows (DVD + UV Copy) | DVD | (15/10/2012) from £2.96  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Barnabas Collins, a member of the founding family of Collinsport, Maine, is turned into a vampire and buried alive by his nemesis, Angelique Bouchard - a powerful witch. When he finally escapes 200 years later, Barnabas sets about to reclaim his family's legacy and destroy the witch who has taken over the town. Special Features: The Collinses: Every family has its demons

  • Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [2007] Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £3.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (65.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Never Forget. Never Forgive. Based on the 19th century legend of Sweeney Todd and the hit Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Johnny Depp) returns to London after being sent to prison unjustly by Judge Turpin. Sweeney opens a barber shop and vows to get his revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett Sweeney's amorous accomplice who sells the worst pies in London. With the help of Mrs. Lovett Sweeney tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter Joanna who is now Judge Turpin's ward.

  • Edward Scissorhands [1991] Edward Scissorhands | DVD | (27/11/2000) from £3.49  |  Saving you £8.50 (70.90%)  |  RRP £11.99

    Edward Scissorhands achieves the nearly impossible feat of capturing the delicate flavour of a fable or fairy tale in a live-action movie. The story follows a young man named Edward (Johnny Depp), who was created by an inventor (Vincent Price, in one of his last roles) who died before he could give the poor creature a pair of human hands. Edward lives alone in a ruined Gothic castle that just happens to be perched above a pastel-coloured suburb inhabited by breadwinning husbands and frustrated housewives straight out of the 1950s. One day, Peg (Dianne Wiest), the local Avon lady, comes calling. Finding Edward alone, she kindly invites him to come home with her, where she hopes to help him with his pasty complexion and those nasty nicks he's given himself with his razor-sharp fingers. Soon Edward's skill with topiary sculpture and hair design make him popular in the neighbourhood--but the mood turns just as swiftly against the outsider when he starts to feel his own desires, particularly for Peg's daughter Kim (Winona Ryder). Most of director Tim Burton's movies (such as Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice and Batman) are visual spectacles with elements of fantasy but Edward Scissorhands is more tender and personal than the others. Edward's wild black hair is much like Burton's, suggesting that the character represents the director's own feelings of estrangement and co-option. Johnny Depp, making his first successful leap from TV to film, captures Edward's child-like vulnerability even while his physical posture evokes horror icons like the vampire in Nosferatu and the sleepwalker in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Classic horror films, at their heart, feel a deep sympathy for the monsters they portray; simply and affectingly, Edward Scissorhands lays that heart bare. --Bret Fetzer On the DVD: Tim Burton is famed for his visual style not his ability as a raconteur, so it's no surprise to find that his directorial commentary is a little sparse. When he does open up it is to confirm that Edward Scissorhands remains his most personal and deeply felt project. The second audio commentary is by composer and regular Burton collaborator Danny Elfman, whose enchanting, balletic score gets an isolated music track all to itself with his remarks in-between cues. Again, for Elfman this movie remains one of his most cherished works, and it is a real musical treat to hear the entire score uninterrupted by dialogue and sound effects but illuminated by Elfman's lucid interstitial remarks. Also on the disc are some brief interview clips, a "making of" featurette and a gallery of conceptual artwork. The anamorphic widescreen print looks simply gorgeous. --Mark Walker

  • Ed Wood [Blu-ray] Ed Wood | Blu Ray | (01/02/2016) from £5.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The significance of Ed Wood, both man and movie, on the career of Tim Burton cannot be emphasised enough. Here Burton regurgitates and pays homage to the influences of his youth, just as he would continue to do with Mars Attacks! and Sleepy Hollow. Everything is just right, from the decision to shoot in black and white, the performances of Johnny Depp (as Ed) and Martin Landau (as Bela Lugosi), the re-creation of 1950s Hollywood and the evocative score by Howard (Lord of the Rings) Shore. The plot struck a poignant familiar chord with Burton, who saw the relationship between the Ed and Lugosi mirroring his own with Vincent Price. Most importantly Burton responded to the story of the struggling, misunderstood artist. For all Burton's big-budget blockbusters (Batman, Planet of the Apes), he still somehow retains the mantle of the kooky niche director. And in the mid-90s, this film actually represented the last vestiges of his independent film production. Fans can only hope he'll soon return to those roots soon. On the DVD: Ed Wood on disc has a good group commentary in which Burton is interviewed rather than expected to hold forth on his own, making his insights alongside the screenwriters, Landau, and various production heads very worthwhile. Also worthy are the featurettes on Landau's Oscar-winning make-up, the FX and the Theremin instrument employed in the score. Best of all is an extremely exotic Music Video based on that score. This doesn't seem to be a new transfer of the film, but in black and white you're less likely to notice. --Paul Tonks

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] The Nightmare Before Christmas (Collector's Edition) | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £7.79  |  Saving you £16.20 (67.50%)  |  RRP £23.99

    Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder! Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. But his well-meaning mission unwittingly puts Santa Claus in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! Who will save Christmas? This movie milestone from Tim Burton is a fun fantasy for the whole family!

  • Frankenweenie [DVD] Frankenweenie | DVD | (25/02/2013) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    From Disney and creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes the hilarious and offbeat Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor hanesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life - with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new leash on life can be monstrous. Complete with electrifying bonus features, Frankenweenie is alive with enchanting fun for the whole family. Special Features: Frankenweenie Touring Exhibit Plain White T's Pet Sematary Music Video

  • Big Eyes [DVD] Big Eyes | DVD | (20/04/2015) from £3.09  |  Saving you £16.90 (84.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From director Tim Burton, Big Eyes tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionising the commercialisation of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter's works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). Big Eyes centres on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.

  • Batman - The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 [DVD] Batman - The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 | DVD | (12/10/2009) from £10.98  |  Saving you £-0.34 (-3.20%)  |  RRP £10.64

    Titles Comprise: Batman: After a young boy witnesses his parents' murder on the streets of Gotham City he grows up to become Batman a mysterious figure in the eyes of Gotham's citizens who takes crime-fighting into his own hands. He first emerges out of the shadows when the Joker appears - a horribly disfigured individual who is out for revenge on his former employer and generally likes to have a good time but the identity of the bat is unknown. Perhaps millionaire Bruce Wayne and photographer Vicki Vale have a good chance of finding out? Batman Returns: Gotham City faces two monstrous criminal menaces: the bizarre sinister Penguin and the slinky mysterious Catwoman. Can Batman battle two formidable foes at once? Like the Academy Award winning 1989 original Batman Returns is directed by movie-making wizard Tim Burton. And like the first blockbuster it's a dazzling adventure that leaves you breathless. Batman Forever: Riddle me this; riddle me that you'll find adventure on the wings of a bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman) Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face) Jim Carrey (The Riddler) Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O'Donnell (Robin) star in the third spectacular film. Joel Schumacher directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile Batwing Batboat Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on! Batman & Robin: Chills and thrills: will Gotham City be put on ice? George Clooney is Batman as the dark knight battles his greatest threat yet: Cold-hearted Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and venomous Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman). New very special effects include a wild sky-surfing sequence and Freeze's outrageous ice-blasting arsenal. It's state-of-the-art excitement from our Batfamily to yours!

  • Sleepy Hollow [1999] Sleepy Hollow | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £3.59  |  Saving you £12.40 (77.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Master storyteller Tim Burton (Batman Edward Scissorhands) weaves an eerie enchanting version of this classic tale of horror. Johnny Depp is Ichabod Crane an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman. Christina Ricci is Katrina Van Tassel the beautiful and mysterious girl with secret ties to the supernatural terror....

  • Sleepy Hollow [Blu-ray] [1999] Sleepy Hollow | Blu Ray | (21/09/2009) from £6.79  |  Saving you £13.20 (66.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Heads will roll Master storyteller Tim Burton (Batman Edward Scissorhands) weaves an eerie enchanting version of this classic tale of horror. Johnny Depp is Ichabod Crane an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman. Christina Ricci is Katrina Van Tassel the beautiful and mysterious girl with secret ties to the supernatural terror...

  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Charlie And The Chocolate Factory | DVD | (21/11/2005) from £4.49  |  Saving you £20.50 (82.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Most nights in the Bucket home dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother (Helena Bonham Car

  • Big Fish [2004] Big Fish | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £3.49  |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    After a string of mediocre movies, director Tim Burton regains his footing as he shifts from macabre fairy tales to southern tall tales. Big Fish twines in and out of the oversized stories of Edward Bloom, played as a young man by Ewan McGregor and as a dying father by Albert Finney. Edward's son Will (Billy Crudup) sits by his father's bedside but has little patience with the old man's fables, because he feels these stories have kept him from knowing who his father really is. Burton dives into Bloom's imagination with zest, sending the determined young man into haunted woods, an idealised southern town, a travelling circus and much more. The result is sweet but--thanks to the director's dark and clever sensibility--never saccharine. The film also features Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito and Steve Buscemi. --Bret Fetzer

  • Alice In Wonderland/Alice Through The Looking Glass [DVD] Alice In Wonderland/Alice Through The Looking Glass | DVD | (03/10/2016) from £7.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (55.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Alice through the Looking Glass: Disney invites you to step through a magical mirror and join Alice (Mia Wasikowska) as she returns to the dazzling world of Underland. There, to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), she embarks on a perilous quest back through time, where she discovers how past events have shaped the lives of her friends (and enemies). A spectacular blend of action, visual splendor and heartfelt emotion, Alice Through The Looking Glass is an empowering adventure that celebrates forgiveness, family and friendship. Alice in Wonderland: Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, Alice In Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. This Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you've seen before. The extraordinary characters you've loved come to life richer and more colourful than ever. There's the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience Alice In Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes. Bonus: Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter Finding Alice Effecting Wonderland

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