Shamefully, this is a film that I never saw first time around and it took me only til recently to finally catch it - to my immediate embarrasment that I had!
The spiritual (though not direct) sequel to the awesome 'Nightmare Before Christmas' this is another visually stunning stop-motion journey through the Gothic fairytale imagination of Tim Burton. When Victor (Johnny Depp) finds himself accidentally betrothed to the Corpse Bride Emily (Helena Bonham Carter) whilst his earthbound bride to be Victoria waits for him, Victor must choose which bride (and which world) to remain with.........
Beautiful stop-motion animation, imagery and character design combine which contrast the living and the dead worlds, with a terrific Danny Elfman score, lyrics and outstanding voice work from a star-studded cast to make this a genuine joy to watch. The extras are decent - lots of small five/ten minute featurettes etc which vary but some contain fascinating little insights into the production process.
A worthy purchase and addition to any collection!