With the impending release of Dark Shadows and the release of Frankenweenie later this year Tim Burton fans old and new are being treated well this year. As well as his cinema presence in 2012, a collection of his biggest movie titles have been compiled in a handy boxset available from the 30th April. Allowing diehard fans to indulge in their favourite director and those unaccustomed to Burton’s films a way of sampling his very best work, the collection features a vast array of his movies. Read on to discover what films are included in this all-new compilation…
Batman and Batman Returns
Michael Keaton is the caped crusader pitting his wits against Gotham City’s deadliest criminals in Tim Burton’s classic reimaginings of DC Comic’s Batman. The films combine the creative flair of Burton with the presence of one of the biggest comic book names of all time. With the upcoming theatrical release of The Dark Knight Rises these films will provide an alternative refresher of Batman’s roots for those wanting a take that is hugely different from that of Christopher Nolan’s.
Tim Burton meets sci-fi in Mars Attacks in this comedy action thriller! Featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Danny DeVito, the film’s biggest stars are its large brained green aliens!
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Probably the least recognisable from this impressive list, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is Burton’s 1985 family hit. Predominantly a man’s search for his beloved bike, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure has much more hidden up up its sleeve!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Burton brought us a very different Willy Wonka in his telling of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Johnny Depp stars as chocolate loving confectionery genius Wonka as he opens the doors to his factory for the very first time.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp and Burton’s partner Helena Bonham Carter star in this musical adaptation of the well-known story of Sweeney Todd. Beware of the pies as Todd puts his barber skills to work…
Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride
This animated tale has a lot of heart. Stylistically reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas the film follows the trials and tribulations of a nervous groom as he enters the underworld and unwittingly entangles himself with the frightful corpse bride!