Blu-ray Review: FRANKENWEENIE 4-DISC SPECIAL EDITION

FRANKENWEENIE Blu-ray | ©2013 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Voices: Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O’hara, Winona Ryder Writers: John August, Leonard Ripps based on a story by Tim Burton Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $49.99 One of the most criminally overlooked animated features from last fall was Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE, a black and white stop-motion animated feature based on his 1984 live action short. Now that it’s arrived as a four-disc special edition, hopefully people will finally discover what a great and original film this is. The story follows young tyke Victor Frankenstein who is tied to the […]Read On »

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CD Review: FRANKENWEENIE soundtrack

FRANKENWEENIE soundtrack | ©2012 Walt Disney Records

Tim Burton and his muse Danny Elfman keep doing their darndest to give life to the genie in a stop-motion bottle that was THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, first assembling the body pieces of THE CORPSE BRIDE, and now the doggie bits that comprise FRANKENWEENIE. And even if the public can’t quite seem to get Jack Skellington out of their minds, or ears, it doesn’t mean that this gleefully demonic duo isn’t applying a different shot of energy each time at winged bat (or winged cat-bat demon in this film’s case). Where BRIDE mainly drew life from the comedic opera stylings […]Read On »

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A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, TANGLED and TRON: LEGACY will arrive in the 3D Blu-ray format

TRON LEGACY movie poster - final

As HD-3D television sets are looking to become the new “it” thing when it comes to home entertainment, Walt Disney Studios announced today that it’s getting an edge on its competitors with the announcement for their Blu-ray 3D titles for 2011. Fifteen films will be released in the new year with this new format including the animated classics THE LION KING and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as well as this winter’s big hits TRON: LEGACY and TANGLED. These titles will be available day-in-date with the standard 2D Blu-ray versions. Other titles that will get this super-duper deluxe treatment in 2011 […]Read On »

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The X List: Horror For the Holidays – Ten Christmas Films That Will Disrupt Your Silent Nights

RARE EXPORTS - A CHRISTMAS TALE - U.S. Poster | © 2010 Oscilloscope Laboratories

While everyone else is cuddling up to a copy of A CHRISTMAS CAROL,  A CHRISTMAS STORY, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, heck, even some people still watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, we here at ASSIGNMENT X thought it was high time to give credit where bloody credit is due to the films that have an unconventional way of celebrating Christmas cheer – namely one of sheer terror. That’s why we invite you to celebrate a little horror for the holiday’s with us, chronicling ten unconventional films that are just as worthy as the umpteenth incarnation of A CHRISTMAS STORY retold on any one […]Read On »

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