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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, buy it., September 29, 2003
This review is from: The Lion King (Two-Disc Platinum Edition) (DVD)
Disney's The Lion King is finally available on DVD. Considered the cream of the crop of all the Disney animated features by many, it is definitely worth owning. I don't think I'll go into the story, which I'm sure most of you know. Chances are you've already seen the movie and are just waiting to own it on a piece of media that won't rot like your VHS tape that probably fell apart by now. Even if Disney released a sub par release of this movie, you'd buy it.
Luckily, this is one of the best releases ever.
Video and Audio is supreme in this release. Especially vibrant is the 5.1 sound. Of all the older Disney releases, this one benefits the most I think, with the powerful music and sound effects present in this release. Hearing James Earl Jones as Mufasa blaring in thunderous 5.1 sound is quite amazing. Likewise the excellent music, such as the opening Circle of Life. Present in this release is the original theatrical version as well as a version with new music/song. I actually didn't care for the new song, but some may. The extras are quite numerous, contained on a second DVD and are mentioned in Amazon's product details...I haven't had the time to go through them yet, so I cannot comment on the extras. I just watched the movie again. To be honest, the movie would be worth it as a single disc release so I'm happy as it is.
Some interesting trivia for some of the people who are not aware of it is that The Lion King seemed to be heavily "influenced" by an old Japanese anime, Kimba The White Lion. Those wishing to see the "similarities" would do well to check out that series as it has also been released on DVD. Carbon copying aside, I do love the Lion King. It still manages to grab you whether you are 4 years old or 40. Two thumbs up!!
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Initial post: Dec 13, 2009 3:41:46 AM PST
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Posted on Apr 18, 2010 5:44:02 AM PDT
Do you know If this version is in Spanish Language??

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2010 1:38:20 AM PDT

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 8:53:35 AM PDT
Daniel Ciora says:
It is not actually a carbon copy of Kimba - the themes of both are very different. In fact in Kimba ine of the plots was that the lion convinces his fellow creatures to become vegitarians. Clearly Lion King was influenced by Kimba but it is not a carbon copy.

Posted on Apr 30, 2011 6:14:57 AM PDT
Kara Kahle says:
OK I'm not sure that I'm completely understand. I own this on CD already and this is an OLD movie. Is this JUST NOW coming out on Blu-Ray\3D version? Somehow that amazes me.

Posted on May 12, 2011 6:07:28 AM PDT
subtitles in portuguese BR please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2011 1:26:42 PM PDT
Subtitles in Portuguese would be nice, but Audio would be even better. Several recent Disney releases have featured wonderful Portuguese audio tracks, including Princess and the Frog, Dumbo and all three Narnia movies, so let's hope they choose to include it here. Two other non-Disney animated movies that came out recently--Anastasia, and How to Train Your Dragon--also featured Portuguese tracks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2011 11:20:36 AM PDT
Strategos says:
The story wasn't carbon copied...just pride rock itself, the idea of a lion monarch, and the name of the main character! :)

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 2:36:59 PM PDT
obeam says:
okay, so if i was to buy this today, is this the lion king that is on blu-ray that has not been released yet? im trying to surprise someone with it so help me out :)

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 11:57:01 PM PDT
Guki says:
Could someone tell me why they are not dubbed to Portuguese since they are within the same region as Brazil?
Is there any version dubbed to Portuguese?
I think the same occured with the RIO, they offer it in English and Spanish??? What about Portuguese? I watched the movie in Brazil with my son and the songs are beautiful in Portuguese, what a loss not having Portuguese in the Blu Ray.
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