I already had this film on dvd but bought the blu-ray version from Play.com last week and Im glad I did.
I watched the blu-ray disc last night on a full HDTV through my Playstation3 and at first I was very unimpressed and trying to figure out why the blu-ray version is 13 pounds more expensive but then when I put in the dvd copy I have straight after it I realised how much of a difference there actually was.
The darker scenes seemed grainy but when compared to the dvd copy not nearly as bad. Its funny how you dont notice how grainy the dvd is until you compare it to the blu-ray.
The brighter scenes though during the day were brilliant. The colours were deeper and everything was crystal clear.
The sound quality is also improved though it isnt blindingly obvious. Like I said its only when comparing the dvd with the blu-ray version you notice a difference.
One thing I did notice though is that the sound seems very loud when the music comes on during a scene, I had to turn my TV down a little bit a couple of times.
My only real problem with this is the way it markets itself as the "Extended Version".... It says on the dvd it has a running time of 103 minutes and the blu-ray version has a running time of 105 minutes, well that doesnt seem like much of a difference to make a song and a dance out of and I didnt see anything on the blu-ray version that I didnt see on the dvd version so I feel a bit short-changed.
Apart from that though it is quality and I am glad I bought it.
I am a big fan of Tim Burton films and I loved Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice so for me its money well spent but Im not sure anyone who doesnt buzz off this film like I do will feel spending 18 quid is justified when for a fiver you can get it on dvd.
Overall I give the film 5 stars and the conversion to High Definition 4 stars.