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145 of 166 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2015
This movie is AWESOME but do not buy this right now!! Disney is FINALLY releasing Aladdin under their Diamond line in the US in October 2015. It's bound to be LOADED with extras and have perfect audio and video. Just wait a few more months!!
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2014
I don't usually bother writing reviews, because it always opens a can of worms and reviews can eventually become a boxing match for the righteous. I don't have time for nit picking and nonsense. However, I wanted to write this one to help others in the US avoid any stress in case they decide to buy this Blu Ray version, as it is a UK import. Until my purchase arrived, I was unclear, because most reviews of the Blu ray import are lacking in this basic, clear statement: IT WORKS.

So then, I will happily repeat myself for your benefit and will say that, first and foremost: IT WORKS IN US BLU RAY PLAYERS without a hitch! There are no PAL/NTSC issues. Also, as stated in the listing, it contains several languages, starting with the original English, but there is no Spanish (in case this is a concern for you). Also, just so you know, there is NO DVD COPY with this BLU RAY package.

The video and audio quality are what you'd expect from a US Disney Blu Ray release, so I won't go into detail other than to say it both are excellent. And yeah, the first song in the film is the edited one we have heard since Disney felt forced to change the lyrics. I have that VHS version and the CD soundtrack with the original and, while I like originals in most cases, I did not keep me from getting this Blu ray and I am Ok with it.

And while the Magic Code will not work in your US Disney rewards account, sadly, the bottom line is there is no need for you to wait for Disney to decide that Americans are finally ready for the honor and blessings of these wonderful films (I include 101 Dalmatians in this sarcasm) to be released domestically. You can get them now. I did the same with Dumbo, when Disney kept postponing the Blu Ray release date and when, two years later, they finally did release domestically, I didn't even flinch. I thought I might, but I did not.

I will post this review as well in the 101 Dalmatians / 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure import Blu Ray page to help anyone trying to decide if they should get that one also. If you want it, you should get that one as well.

Bonus features are: filmakers' audio commentary, the making of Aladdin, sing-along with the movie, deleted scenes, music videos and deleted songs
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389 of 470 people found the following review helpful
When Disney's Aladdin was released on videotape and laserdisc for the first time in October 1993, it debuted with a PC alteration, immediately into the film, as a line from the opening song was changed because of concerns over Arab stereotyping - "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" became the neutral "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense".
As the film makes is debut on DVD later this year, prepare for more changes, albeit subtle. Just like they did with The Lion King, the Disney team is not using the original theatrical presentation of the film, but a re-issue created for IMAX theatres, which featured some redrawn sequences, supposedly necessary because the original footage in question was problematic on the giant IMAX screen (Examples of the changes to The Lion King can be easily found on the web). The difference this time around is that no one ever saw it. The IMAX presentations were financially unrewarding to Disney, and Aladdin was never shown.
The original release had wonderful color composition, especially in the opening scenes introducing Jafar and the Cave Of Wonders, and Pixar's digital images of The Cave's exterior would foreshadow their upcoming quality feature work that Disney would distribute. As far as casting, it sounds like Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried had a great time cutting loose in the studio.
With few exceptions, this film is a delight from start to finish. The low rating comes from the fact that the original theatrical version will not be used, but the redrawn IMAX version. It deserves to be part of your collection, but not like this...
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Get ready for this new two-disc DVD set which is going to teach you a whole bunch of stuff about "Aladdin" you never knew, as well as present you with an aweseome version of the original film.

The film itself is a masterpiece. It won two Academy Awards for its music and features a touching story and compelling cast of characters. The humor throughout the movie is spot-on, from the antics of Aladdin and the Genie (Robin Williams), to the cleverness of Princess Jasmine, and most definitely the bitingly witty remarks from the main villain Jafar and his sidekick parrot Iago (Gilbert Gottfried.) The entire movie has been remastered digitally with enhanced sound and is presented in widescreen. It is also close-captioned, or you can choose subtitles if you like.

One of the most talked about special features of the DVD set is "Proud of Your Boy" --- a song deleted from the movie after it was decided to remove Aladdin's Mother from the story. With the DVD version, you get the awesome music video of this song by Clay Aiken. However, you also get a bunch more interesting material including the original storyboards from the scene, a behind-the-scenes view, commentary from the people involved with the music, and the original recording of the song by Alan Menken. (Which in my opinion is as at least as good as Clay's, if not better.)

You'll also get three other deleted songs from the movie, as well as a new music video of "A Whole New World" and another bonus music video of it from 1992.

There's much more to explore also. You'll get to see "A Diamond in the Rough: The Making of Aladdin," which takes you inside the special effects, the music, the cast and casting and much more. There are several games and fun features, some more interesting than others: Aladdin's Magic Carpet Adventure, Inside the Genie's Lamp, The Genie World Tour and 3 Wishes Game.

You'll also get movie stills, Pop-Up Fun Facts, and many other features. This is definitely one not to miss, if you're an Aladdin fan, or simply want to check out a great DVD.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2014
One of my favorite Disney movies, the quality of this is just so amazing compared to my VHS copy (as expected).
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135 of 178 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2014
This is not an actual copy, it's a rip off of the blu ray and the text is in spanish. The blu ray container is not sturdy, it's flimsy. I collect Disney movies, this is a burned blu ray. I will be getting a refund.
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93 of 123 people found the following review helpful
Aladdin" continued Disney's hot streak of family friendly but witty animated classics that broke box office records. Unfortunately, the magic was to last for a couple more movies. No small part of the success of "Aladddin" can be attributed to the songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Menken and Ashman (who also wrote the winning songs for "Beauty and The Beast" and "Little Shop of Horrors"). Also, the witty self assured direction, like that of "Beauty and The Beast", helped define a hip, new Disney that had something for everyone.

So what's the difference between the "Special Editon" and the "Special Edition Gift Set". Plenty but as to whether it's worth the extra cost depends on how much of a fan you are of the film. The "Special Edition" comes only with the DVDs (the featurettes and documentaries are discussed below). The "Special Edition Gift Set" comes with all that plus six original illustrations on heavy stock of characters from the film. You also get a deluxe book that's housed in a slipcase. It's very nice, indeed. Now, if I were Disney I also would have included the soundtrack and also made this edition a numbered, limited edition. While it might grow in value until the next generation of disc players come out and this is re-released yet again for Blu-Ray discs, it would have been better for fans to do a limited numbered edition. Oh, and I forgot the film frame from the original movie.

"Aladdin" looks great on DVD with sharp, clear images and bright, vivid colors. I didn't detect any analog or digital blemishes worth noting. The Disc looks even better than the laserdisc version issued nearly a decade ago and worlds better than the VHS with crisper, clearer sound and a much cleaner more vivid (and colorful)picture. The "Disney Enhanced" 5.1 soundtrack actually improves the dialogue and songs giving them better clarity and added presence.

The extras are a mixed bag but most of them are well worth having. There's deleted scenes presented in rough pencil animation, deleted songs highlighted by the terrific "Proud of Your Boy". Clay Aiken sings a version of the song for a music video. We also get "A Whole New World" performed by the dipsy duo of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. The two hour "A Diamond in the Rough" is a fascinating glimpse behind-the-scenes of this marvelous movie. We also get to see scenes from the deleted storyline for the film. Pop-up trivia facts can also be programmed to play on the DVD player as well. The two audio commentary tracks feature the directors and producer of the film while the second has some very funny commentary from the various character animators involved in the film.

"Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride" is the best of the extras included here. It's actually not a game per se but a magic carpet ride that's best experienced on as big a TV as possible with the lights out. It's as close to a thrill ride ever presented on home video. "Inside the Genie's Lamb" is a mildly interesting and entertaining glimpse into the Genie's habitat. We also get "Genie World Tour". This bit of whimsy is fun and Disney directors actually entertained the notion of putting it on during the end credits at one time. It's clever and a witty short. "3 Wishes Game" might keep little ones entertained once or twice although some little ones will need help operating the DVD remote to play the game. Parents stay close by so the kids don't throw the remote at the TV in frustration. You can also select your favorite "Aladdin" songs with onscreen lyrics to help you sing along (God save your neighbors if you're a bad singer).

All in all a terrific package well worth picking up. "Aladdin" is a funny, charming and entertaining movie with the Disney team at their peak. The "Special Gift Edition" is truly for the hardcore Disney fan that collects everything Disney. The two disc "Special Edition" is more for the casual fan or those that love the movie but just don't collect Disney stuff. I had some reservations about the DVD release as I was afraid they might screw it up but they didn't. The only thing missing is a discussion about the original song lyrics that were changed for home video release due to concerns about their anti-Arab sentiments. Also, we don't get any new footage of Robin Williams but we do see some vintage stuff from his very funny recording sessions.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2011
My daughter of 4 years watch this movie the other day and enjoyed it very much. Story seems a little old to me but she likes Jasmine very much and would watch her many times over so it was a very good investment of $1.99 for us. Nothing shocking to beware of as parents overall fine watch for a young girl.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2005
Yep, this is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time. It is right up there with Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. When I heard the movie was released on DVD, I did not hesitate to purchase it. The movie is a combination of adventure, comedy, lessons of learning to just be yourself, and romance, with the magic carpet ride being one of the most amazing love sequences Disney has ever made.

The special features are also very enjoyble. Diamond in the Rough is one of my favorites; it goes behind the scenes of the making of Aladdin. There are some games, sing alongs and music videos, including the pop version of "A Whole New World," by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. The are tons of other things on this DVD that are just amazing. I recommend this movie to everyone no matter how old they are.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2005
When I was a bit younger, this movie came out, and it was my favorite. When it came out for DVD, I got really excited. My youngest sister, who is five, had never seen this movie before, so I bought it as a Christmas gift for her. She adores it just as much as I do! I was so tickled with it, and yes...I'll admit, I did buy a copy for myself too. I just couldn't pass it up. This is a timeless classic that doesn't ever deserve to leave the shelves in stores, and it most certainly can't leave the shelves in out hearts. The DVD is a great way to share the magic with younger generations, Don't pass this up!
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