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Beauty and the Beast

Paige O'Hara , Robby Benson , Gary Trousdale , Kirk Wise  |  G |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,428 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers
  • Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,428 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003DZX3SA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,444 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Beauty and the Beast" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All-new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound
  • Three versions of the film:
    -Original theatrical version
    -Special extended edition
    -Original storyboard version
  • Disney sing-along mode Audio commentary

  • Editorial Reviews

    Additional Features

    The most interesting of the extras on this multi-disc set is the storyboard for the first version of the film. British commercial animator Richard Purdum was originally slated to direct Beauty and the Beast: he envisioned a darker retelling of the story with no songs. The storyboards and scratch voice track for this version offer rare insights into the creation of an animated feature--including the wrong turns. Although the artists boarded nearly a quarter of the film, the viewer sees very little of Beauty and nothing of the Beast; too much time is spent on Beauty's well-intentioned father, his comic horse, and her mean aunt. It's easy to see why Jeffrey Katzenberg rejected this version and called in Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Unfortunately the discs have needlessly fussy, uncooperative menus: why list features on one disc that appear on another? --Charles Solomon

    Product Description

    This "tale as old as time" follows the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself imprisoned in the castle of a mysterious beast. With the assistance of the castle's enchanted staff, a delightful and tender romance develops between these two unlikely friends and Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all — that true beauty comes from within.

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    268 of 302 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars What's wrong with this movie? October 11, 2002
    Format:DVD
    The biggest flaw in this story ... is that it makes a 45-year-old man cry like a child every time I watch it. My opinions on Disney movies vary -- some are good, some are almost unwatchable -- but "Beauty and the Beast" is the best work the studio has ever done.
    Why do I love this movie so much? I think it's the music. In some musicals (animated or live), as soon as a song begins, the story comes to a grinding halt. (Can anyone remember one tune from "Mulan"?) But in this film, the music by Ashman and Menken advances the story marvellously. Animation and voice acting combine in a near-flawless performance, and the use of computer animation in the ballroom dance sequence was ground-breaking in its time.
    As for the added features, the added song "Human Again" is a wonderful fun number. I can understand why it was left out of the original version, but its inclusion really doesn't detract from the story (it's another big production number like "Be Our Guest", not really essential to the plot, but helps us get to know the supporting characters).
    The "making of" features are fairly interesting; the on-disk games I can take or leave. But the film itself is still the gem, worth the purchase price all by itself; the standard by which all other Disney movies are measured.
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    113 of 129 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Disney Classic September 4, 2003
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    Belle is bored with life in her village. Her only escape is her books, and she longs to have an adventure of her own. When her father heads out to a fair, he gets lots, and Belle finds him in an enchanted castle. The objects are thrilled, because if she and their master, the Beast, fall in love, they will all be freed from the enchantment. But will Belle be able to see past the outward appearance? And what about the handsome bore back home who wants to marry Belle?

    I feel in love with this movie the first time I saw it, and that love has only grown over the years. The story is the right mix of fun and uncertainty. Gaston was a wonderful addition to the mix because his story was the part I was most uncertain about the first time around. The artwork on the film catches your eye from the first shot of the castle, and doesn't let go. Beside the incredible background shots are wonderful drawings of the characters. I especially love the boyish excitement they manage to give the Beast in several scenes. Finally, there's the music. Every song adds to the story and is memorable in its own right.

    This DVD is perfect for any fan of this movie. Disc 1 includes three versions of the film. The first is the "in progress" version shown to the New York film festival 6 weeks before the premier of the movie in 1991. While it's fun to have, I won't be watching it regularly. The second version is the original release. And finally comes the special edition, with the added scene and "Human Again." Ironically, this is probably my least favorite of the songs added to the Broadway version, but it does advance the story. And, there's always the option of watching the original version.
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    226 of 268 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing transfer October 10, 2010
    Format:Blu-ray
    We all know that "Beauty & the Beast" is a "5 star" movie. It's too bad this transfer is not. This is exactly the reason Amazon needs a two-rating system. One for the movie & the other for the actual product. Nobody is getting their movie reviews from Amazon, believe me. What we need to know is if the DVD or Blu-ray is good.

    So, let me start by pointing out the good. You get all 3 versions of the movie. The sound is excellent. Very level, deep when it need to be & the music sounds clear & full. Colors in the movie are bright, while the darks are perfect, with no sign of artifacts in them.

    Now we get to the bad stuff. Let's face it, when we're buying any kind of video product, the picture is the most important thing. If the picture stinks, the whole think stinks. And although the picture on this Blu-ray doesn't stink, it's not perfect. Far from perfect in fact.

    Let's start with the first problem, the lines. In hand-drawn animation, the lines are everything. If they are not constant & clear, the characters lose some of their realism. The lines in Beauty & the Beast are very thin, which is great for details. However, digital media is just not able to handle thin lines correctly. Several times pieces of a line will disappear into the color behind it. Most noticeably on Cogworth's face. His clock face will come through & "bloom" over most of the lines on his face, losing most of the detail. But the main problem with the lines in this transfer are the white "halos" around them. It seems like they used edge enhancements on the characters. But I'm not 100% sure this is what they did, as this halo never appears on any of the backgrounds. All I know is that at certain times, characters will have these halos surrounding their lines.
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    173 of 216 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films ever made! May 8, 2001
    Format:VHS Tape
    Disney's animated version of the classic tale, "Beauty and the Beast," is every bit as enchanting as the "tale as old as time" that it tells, making its way into our hearts as well as motion picture history. Being the first film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as six nominations altogether, Disney proves that it has what it takes to make an animated feature enjoyable for adults and children. I remember watching the film as a small child, and now, as an adult, is hasn't lost its luster, and everything is just as I enjoyed it before.
    Through brilliant animation and song, as well as some terrific voice talents, the story of unexpected love comes to new and exciting life. Small-town girl Belle is forced to head into the woods once her father turns up missing, bringing her to a gloomy, secluded castle where she finds him and his captor, a vicious-looking beast. Of course, the beginning of the movie explains the beast's origins: he was once a selfish prince who, after turning out an old beggar woman, was transformed, given an enchanted rose, and told "if he could learn to love another, and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time."
    This begins their rocky-turned-romantic relationship, as they begin to warm to one another. Meanwhile, the town brute, Gaston, has plans of his own, involving some sinister maneuvers involving Belle's father in hopes that she will agree to marry him.
    Many have hailed this as the best of Disney's films, and they wouldn't be wrong in saying so, either.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love the story
    I have always loved the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Disney brought it to animation so brilliantly I had to have it. Love the theme song too. Read more
    Published 14 hours ago by M. Petty
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
    I have been looking for this everywhere. I own the VHS, but when my VCR gave out, I had to find the DVD and I was happy to find it at such a great price. Read more
    Published 3 days ago by Vamp
    5.0 out of 5 stars beauty and the beast blu ray
    The beauty and the beast blu ray combo is the best. In the blu ray version it has both versions of the movie as well as the fact that the coloring is so much richer. Read more
    Published 3 days ago by Bonnie Miller
    2.0 out of 5 stars Previously Viewed
    I have purchsed previously viewed movies before but this one was awful. Upon opening the package, there was a greasy film of some sort on the DVD, after cleaning the DVD it... Read more
    Published 8 days ago by Marian Holman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty and the Beast is the Best
    This is my youngest daughter's favorite movie and also mine. The music,the drama,and the comedy in it,are just awsome.Definitely a must see for the entire family
    Published 8 days ago by louis flores
    5.0 out of 5 stars rating strictly 3d effects
    Rating strictly 3d effects ... AWSOME!!! 3d is more depth than " pop out " 3d but still visually stunning ... the entire family was WOWed
    Published 8 days ago by ROBERT VENTURA
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful picture
    We tried to find this movie locally and could not Amazon was our source once again. The price was reasonable and delivery was prompt as promised. Read more
    Published 8 days ago by A. Grunberg
    5.0 out of 5 stars Kids approve
    I bought this for my kids to watch and add to their collection. It is a wonderful movie with wonderful animations. Read more
    Published 11 days ago by KC
    1.0 out of 5 stars Fake copy
    Obviously it's a fake copy. The cover was printed crookedly. The case was just a cheap one you can get for DIY packaging. Read more
    Published 12 days ago by Justin P. Burket
    4.0 out of 5 stars Ok
    Was a little confused as to why they were no Disney rewards paper inside since it was a new item it was sealed but no papers were inside I did watch it and it's fine I will use... Read more
    Published 18 days ago by Shirely Rhiannon
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