Everything You Need to Know About the Blu-ray 25th Anniversary Editions of Hocus Pocus & The Nightmare Before Christmas

Two modern Halloween classics from Disney turn 25 this year, Hocus Pocus & The Nightmare Before Christmas and both are getting a special 25th anniversary Blu-ray release with multiple editions to boot.  Here’s everything you need to know about the various releases, where to get them and what they include.

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray & Digital

Hocus Pocus Anniversary Edition is being released on Digital and Blu-ray on September 4, 2018.  Regardless of where you buy the Blu-ray or digital release, it will include We ♥ Hocus Pocus: Trivia And Treats Mode, which includes:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Fun Facts and Trivia
  • Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
  • Original 1993 Production Featurette

Where things change is when you get to the various exclusive editions coming to Best Buy, Target, and F.Y.E.

Best Buy’s release will come in an exclusive collectible “spellbook” Steelbook case.

Hocus Pocus Best Buy Exclusive: Collectible SteelbookTarget’s exclusive edition will come with a 40-page gallery book.

Hocus Pocus Target Exclusive: Anniversary Edition Gallery BookF.Y.E.’s exclusive edition will come with four glow-in-the-dark postcards.

Hocus Pocus F.Y.E. Exclusive Blu-ray with Glow-in-the-Dark Postcards

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along Edition Blu-Ray & Digital

Things are a little different for the 25th-anniversary release of Tim Burton’s holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, as it isn’t actually getting a true “anniversary” release.  The new edition, which is also being released on September 4 is being deemed the “Sing-Along Edition.”  The lack of anniversary for this title is likely due to the fact that the film got a special anniversary Blu-ray release for its 20th anniversary.  The latest edition of the film doesn’t bring much with it in terms of new features.  Aside from the “Sing-Along Edition” the special features on this disc are the same ones we’ve been served since the 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD came out in 2008:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Audio Commentary
  • “What’s This?” Jack’s Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour
  • Tim Burton’s Original Poem
  • Tim Burton’s Early Films: Vincent and Frankenweenie
  • Storyboard to Film Comparison
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

Like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along Edition is getting three exclusive releases at Best Buy, Target and F.Y.E.

Best Buy’s release is available for pre-order for $29.99will come in an exclusive Glow-In-the-Dark Steelbook case.

Nightmare Before Christmas Best Buy Exclusive: Collectible Steelbook

The Target edition will come with an exclusive 40-page Anniversary Edition Gallery Book.

Nightmare Before ChristmasTarget Exclusive: Anniversary Edition with Gallery Book

F.Y.E.’s exclusive edition will come with four glow-in-the-dark postcards.

Nightmare Before Christmas F.Y.E. Exclusive: with Glow-in-the-Dark Postcards

Both films can be pre-ordered from Best Buy for $29.99, from F.Y.E. for $22.99 and at Target for $17.99 and $12.99 for Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas respectively.  Now the question is, which edition do you buy?

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