Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment recently released 3D Blu-ray Diamond Editions of their classic animated features Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
Right now if you order BOTH the 5-disc Beauty and the Beast and 4-disc The Lion King 3D Blu-ray Diamond Edition Combo Packs together, you will get an additional $8 off the entire purchase. See the “Best Value” section of either product page.
The Beauty and the Beast 5-disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo includes three versions of the film — Original Theatrical Release, Special Extended Edition, and Original Storyboard Version — and contains the film on Blu-ray 3D, standard Blu-ray, standard DVD, and a digital copy, along with a Blu-ray disc of bonus features, like an alternate opening and ending; the “Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind Making Beauty and the Beast” interactive documentary; deleted songs and scenes, and more. See listing of special features here below. For The Lion King details, see our review of the 3D Blu-ray Diamond Edition.
Also, the Special Edition versions of two of Disney’s previous direct-to-video offerings will be released on November 22, 2011 and are currently discounted. If you purchase both the Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasSpecial Edition DVD and the Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical WorldSpecial Edition DVD together, you will get an additional $6 off the entire purchase. See the “Best Value” section of either product page. Enchanted Christmas will also be available on in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.
Beauty and the Beast: Belleâ€™s Magical World
Beauty and the Beast 3D â€“ October 4, 2011
Bonus Features: Three Versions of the Film
o Original Theatrical Release
o Special Extended Edition
o Original Storyboard Version
o Alternate Opening and Ending
o Belle In The Library â€“Belle meets four new characters in the Library
o Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind Making Beauty and the Beast – An interactive experience that allows fans to expand areas of the documentary to uncover even more about each topic making have up to 3 hours of additional content.
o 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
o 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
Music And More
o Jordin Sparks “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
o Disney Sing-Along Mode
o Deleted Song: “Human Again”
o Alternate Version of “Be Our Guest”
o Alternate Score of “The Transformation”
o Introduction To Deleted Songs By Don Hahn: “Human Again”
o Introductions To Deleted Song By Alan Menken: “Human Again”
o Beauty and the Beast Music Video Performed By Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson
Family Games & Activities
o 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 enabled Blu-ray player and internet connection.
o Enchanted Musical Challenge: A DisneyQuest Game
o Chipâ€˜s Musical Challenge
o Mrs. Pottâ€˜s Personality Profile Game