Beauty and the Beast (US DVD/BD) in Oct/Nov
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition) on 5th October 2010. A Blu-ray + DVD Combo pack (2xBD, 1xDVD), the film has been newly restored, features 7.1 audio and hours of extra features that include behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, enhanced music tracks, immersive games and more. SRP is $39.99.
Seven weeks later on 23rd November 2010 a 2-Disc DVD release will be available priced at $29.99 SRP.
- Three Versions of the Film
- Original Theatrical Release
- Special Extended Edition
- NY Film Festival storyboards of the film
- Disney Backstage
- Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind Making Beauty and the Beast – journey back through time as we look at the personal stories from the creators of this award-winning animated film
- Broadway Beginnings: Up-close and personal celebrity interviews with Nick Jonas, Donny Osmond, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Deborah Gibson and others who have starred in the Broadway production
- Composing A Classic: A Musical Conversation with Alan Menken, Don Hahn & Richard Kraft where they reminisce, sing songs and share personal stories of the times during production of Beauty and the Beast
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Opening and Ending
- Belle In The Library – never before seen moment where Belle meets four new characters in the Library
- Music And More
- New Jordin Sparks “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
- Sing-Along – when you select this option, the words to the song appear on the screen so you can sing along to your favorites.
- Audio Commentary – by Don Hahn (Producer), Kirk Wise (Director), Gary Trousdale (Director) and Alan Menken (Composer)
- Family Games & Activities
- Chip’s Musical Challenge
- Mrs. Pott’s Personality Profile Game
Blu-ray (All of the above plus…)
- Additional Version of the Film
Original Storyboard – Original theatrical version with a picture-in-picture of the storyboard version running simultaneously throughout the entire feature. With introduction by Don Hahn.
- Backstage Disney
- Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind Making Beauty and the Beast This interactive experience allows fans to expand areas of the documentary to uncover even more about each topic making have up to 3 hours of additional content. Areas include the story of Beauty and the Beast, Walt’s fascination with fairy tales, the Purdum Reel and Kurt Wise/Gary Trousdale short, tribute to Howard Ashman and much, much more…
- Music And More
- Beauty and the Beast Music Video Performed By Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson
- Alternate Version of “Be Our Guest”
- Alternate Score of “The Transformation”
- Introduction To Deleted Songs By Don Hahn: “Human Again”
- Introductions To Deleted Song By Alan Menken: “Human Again”
- Deleted Song: “Human Again”
- Family Games
- Bonjour, Who Is This? A Disney TelePlay Game powered by BD-Live. Using any phone, guess the identity of the other players before they guess yours. Available in the US and English speaking Canada only. Requires BD-Live enables Blu-ray player and internet connection.
- Enchanted Musical Challenge: A DisneyQuest Game
- The Beauty of Voice Acting – Learn about the extremely talented and creative actors who have performed some of Disney's most memorable and endearing characters - from Walt Disney himself (the voice of Mickey Mouse), to Cliff Edward's Jiminy Cricket, to the cast of Beauty and the Beast. Paige O'Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), Richard White (Gaston), Jerry Orbach (Lumiere) and David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth) tell in their own words how some of the movie's most sensational moments came to be. Featuring rare archival interview footage of the late Jerry Orbach and exclusive new interviews with Richard White and David Ogden Stiers.
Blu-ray Disc Specs
- 1080P 1.78:1 Widescreen
- English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- French and Spanish 5.1 DEHT (Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix)
- English SDH & English ESL
- French subtitles (Canadian Disc), Spanish subtitles (US Disc)
- 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
- English 5.1 DEHT & English SDH
- French 5.1 DEHT & French subtitles (Canadian Disc)
- Spanish 5.1 DEHT & Spanish subtitles (US Disc)
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