New Release: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray

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Johnny Depp is Willie Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

On Oct. 4, 2011, Warner Home Video released two fantasy-adventure films by Tim Burton on Blu-ray for the first time in the U.S. 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), and the 1985 comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure are available on high-definition for the list price of $19.98 each.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory rang up more than $200 million at the box office in the U.S. On Blu-ray, it comes with the following bonus features, all of which were imported from earlier DVD and HD DVD editions of the film:

  • In-Movie Experience! with Tim Burton going through the creative process behind the movie
  • commentary by Tim Burton
  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Chocolate Dreams”
  • “Different Faces, Different Flavors”
  • “Designer Chocolate”
  • “Under the Wrapper”
  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Sweet Sounds”
  • “Becoming Oompa-Loompa,” how one man turned into hundreds of Oompa-Loompas
  • “Attack of the Squirrels,” about the trained nut-sorting squirrels
  • “Fantastic Mr. Dahl,” a look into the life of Roald Dahl, who wrote the book on which the movie is based
  • Two previsualizations: Augustus Gloop dance and Mike Teavee dance
  • Dolby TrueHD music-only track showcasing Danny Elfman’s score and songs
  • European club reel
  • theatrical trailer

The Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Blu-ray, meanwhile, contains these features, all of which were first seen on earlier DVD editions of the film:

  • commentary by star Paul Reubens and Tim Burton
  • additional scenes
  • production sketches and storyboards
  • music-only track with commentary by Danny Elfman

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.