The Tim Burton 9-Film Collection hits bluray and includes Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and Dark Shadows.
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure:
When Pee-wee Herman’s idyllic world is destroyed by the theft of his fire-engine red bicycle, the pre-pubescent adult sets out on a manic cross-country odyssey to recover his most valued possession. Director Tim Burton makes his feature-film debut with this comic masterpiece.
A couple of home-loving ghosts need to be rid of a group of pretentious, trendsetting humans, who have taken over their house and made ‘living’ extremely difficult. They enlist the aid of a bio-exorcist in the hope that he can scare the unwanted guests away.
After witnessing his parents brutal murder as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. His long-time nemesis, the Joker, has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. His greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale. But Batman is there to counter the Joker’s every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail?
Batman the Caped Crusader is pitted against the demented, ravenous Penguin; a pitiful, orphaned psychopathic freak who once went on a baby-killing spree, and a ‘power’ hungry capitalist villain, Max Shreck. As the two criminals plot to gain domination over Gotham City, Batman must plot to stop them. In the highly stylized Batman Returns, Batman is thrown a third enemy, a terrible distraction: the slinky, sharp-clawed Cat Woman.
When a shiny silver flying saucer lands in the Nevada desert, a group of skull-faced Martians exit the gleaming craft. Although they claim to be peaceful, they promptly “vaporize” a gathering of unfortunate Earthling s, kicking off a bizarre high-tech war with wild special effects.
Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) is living a simple life with his wife Lucy and his daughter when the lust of a judge (Alan Rickman) throws their lives into chaos. The judge has Barker deported to Australia, and many years later he returns to England with revenge in his heart.
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.
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory:
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric candy-maker Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka’s extraordinary factory.
Continuing their creative and commercially incandescent partnership (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands), superstar Johnny Depp and macabre movie master Tim Burton reunite yet again in this silver screen adaptation of the cult classic supernatural soap opera that follows the life and loves of New England vampire Barnabas Collins. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns), Eva Green (Camelot), Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter) and Australian newcomer Bella Heathcote as a young woman who finds herself inexplicably entwined in the vampire’s fated love story two centuries earlier, DARK SHADOWS brings to light Depp’s vampire from 1752 into the lava lamped vamp camp of 1972!
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