Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition - (BD+DVD+DIGITAL HD) [Blu-ray]
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Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (27.55 Mbps)
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
- English SDH
Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray, Video Quality
Beauty and the Beast contains the same 1080p video presentation as the previous release.
Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray, Audio Quality
Beauty and the Beast contains the same DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless soundtrack as the previous release.
Be our guest at the enchanted 25th Anniversary celebration of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, universally acclaimed as one of Disney's finest animated features and now honored in the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Join brave, independent Belle on the adventure of a lifetime as she sets out to rescue her father and finds herself in the enchanted castle of a mysterious beast. Enjoy this timeless tale overflowing with unforgettable characters and Academy Award(R)-winning music (Best Song, Best Score, 1991)!|It took more than 600 animators, artists, and technicians three and a half years to complete the project.|BEAUTY is the first animated Disney feature scripted by a woman, Linda Woolverton.|The film marked the first time each animator was credited on screen specifically for the character he or she brought to life.|Disney's animation department won a Scientific and Technical Academy Award for the design and development of the Computer Animated Production System used to make the film.|The style of illustration was inspired by French painters Fragonard and Boucher.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medG G (General Audience)
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Director : Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
- Media Format : AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Release date : September 20, 2016
- Actors : Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish, English
- Language : English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Walt Disney Studios
- ASIN : B01G4N5Q28
- Writers : Linda Woolverton
- Number of discs : 1
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The real reason for the review and the reason to purchase the Walt Disney Signature Collection version is for the digital copy that comes with it. Our family travels a lot, so we keep our daughter entertained on long car rides with movies. We have loaded up an Amazon Fire with digital copies of her favorite Disney Movies, and being able to include Beauty and the Beast download has been great. It is easy to redeem the digital copies, and Amazon has made it very easy to link our library to other digital streaming services. I redeem the code once, and the movie shows up in our Amazon library immediately so we can download and take the movie with us when we won't have internet access.
The included DVD is great for lending to friends and family, and the blu-ray copy is our go-to for watching at home. It provides a beautiful picture and sound, with a ton of great extras. I will definitely continue purchasing the Disney Signature collection releases, not only to own some amazing films, but to be able to take them with us wherever we go.
By Anna on March 22, 2019
It did pretty much everything great: music, animation, pacing, writing, characters, and I'm just going to end up listing every job cuz it is just that great.
I know by today's standards people are expecting some super deep things (which is fine, cuz I enjoy that too), but I think a lot of people forget that a simplistic film is just as amazing as a very in-deph film(just like how a deep film can easily be a mess or not actually be that deep at all). And I think it's good to appreciate the different level of depths in film so long as we don't ignore the quality of everything else; and thus, I truly think this Beauty and the Beast will be remembered for a long, long time due to level of both effort and skill that was put into it.
First, the editon is not included on the either the DVD or the Blu-ray. And while it technically is included in the digital version, it plays in just a very tiny picture-in-picture area over the original theatrical version. Why? The laserdisc offered a full-screen version of the work-in-progress edition.
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I have given this film five stars. It deserves more but the restrictions placed by Amazon means five is the maximum. I am a little sad about this.
One great thing about this film is that there is no complicated meaning to find within it, it's just simply about teaching us that love can prevail when you look beyond the other person's appearance, as Belle is able to for the Beast. Beast is convinced that he is unloveable, and as such treats those around him disrespectfully and rudely. Belle is able to show him the error of his ways and through her attitude and friendliness is able to turn him around and show the gentle, loving side she knows is there. It's a tale of true love, and is extremely emotional to watch, even for an animated film. The gentle scenes involving Belle and Beast are so sweet, with the music accompanying them perfectly, and it is a joy to watch from start to finish. Yes, it's convenient that they start off hating each other and it turns to love, but that is part of the magic of Disney for me! Beast's lesson of learning to change for love is an important one - changing for the better, and as Mrs Potts sings... 'bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong' - I'm sure we could all take something away from that line.
The songs in this film are just magical, and it won't take long for them to be embedded in your musical memory forever! I found myself singing along quietly in the cinema while the main songs in the film played, and I loved them just as much now as I did as a young girl. The movie opens with the brilliant 'Belle', a fairly long musical number introducing us to Belle, Gaston and her village. It's such a happy song, and very iconic for the movie. The wonderful 'Something There' is a duet between Belle and the Beast, with other singing by Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs Potts, I particularly love the sequence in the movie for this song, it really shows the change in relationship for these characters. My favourite song, and favourite scene in the whole movie is the absolutely perfect 'Beauty and the Beast', sang beautifully by Angela Lansbury (Mrs Potts). The moment those infamous piano chords hit and Belle emerges in the iconic yellow dress... wow, that is movie history right there, and the audible of the little girls in the audience just made it all the more precious. 'Be Our Guest' is the most uptempo of the numbers, involving the enchanted household objects, and is so wonderful to watch on-screen, full of action, colour and is mesmerising for young children and adults alike... try to avoid singing along to that one!
The animation in the film was flawless, and both Harry and I really enjoyed watching the whole thing. It is the traditional style Disney animation, rather than the CGI of their more modern releases 'Tangled' and 'Cars', but it's perfect as it is. Harry had reservations that it was a film for girls, but afterwards told me he loved the Beast and how Belle fell in love with him at the end. Everything about this film comes together to create a cinematic masterpiece, and became the first animated movie to nominated for the Best Picture Oscar... rightfully so too. There's something magical about watching the beautiful girl fall in love with the Beast, and the magic surrounding them both... no matter how old you, you can't fail to be moved by the movie, especially that tear-jerker of an ending. Every little girl will want to be Belle after watching this, and I could watch that famous ballroom scene again and again. I loved everything about this movie, and the fact it is still so popular 22 years after it's release speaks volumes - amazing Disney at it's best.
For those who can remember seeing the original theatrical release or video release, the castle is dark and scary. Scenes such as when the Beast steps into the light make this film, but now, thanks to the excess of light and colour change, this film has been ruined! Apparently the 2004 release was even worse, but still for me this is just too much.
I can't imagine how this got the green light. Shame on you Disney!