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An artistic film masterpiece of creepy fun
on April 21, 2016
Coraline is a brilliant mix of humor and playful spookiness. As a stop-motion animation fan, I think Coraline stands alone as the best. The animation is miraculous and the story, voice work and music are truly inspired - and creepy! Unlike many other films of this kind, it is also a genuine feature length film at 1 hour, 40 minutes. Coraline earned a reputation for being frightening for children around 10 years old and younger and many parents complained that their kids had nightmares after seeing it. Some might consider it a movie for children but it has a PG rating and having seen it many times in the theater, I know that the audiences were mainly adults.
As far as the 3D Blu-Ray package? The 3D is awesome and the special features are excellent with plenty of interviews and behind-the-scenes material. Of the many films that I have reviewed, Coraline is probably the easiest to award 5 stars.
Note about 3D: Coraline was originally released for home viewing with the old-style red-green glasses and it was pretty awful. The proper 3D wasn't ready for the intended release date (as I remember) and they decided to include the inferior 3D (not the best decision). But the current 3D blu-ray has super quality 3D, just like the theatrical version.
Special features are excellent - lots of fun and informative stuff.
Final note: Beware to those who have koumpounophobia! If you have a fear of plastic buttons with holes (yes, this is a genuine phobia), then stay away from this one.