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Old 12-02-2015, 01:30 PM
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Day 1 buy for me

What will be new on this versus the previous release?
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:24 PM
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What will be new on this versus the previous release?
For starters, the cover art

Looks like the Sleeping Beauty cover.

We can be pretty sure a new transfer is NOT in order, the last one was about as good as it's going to get.


This is new:
Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.



An of course redeeming the code this go round will add it to the DMA/Vudu accounts.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:11 PM
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For starters, the cover art

Looks like the Sleeping Beauty cover.

We can be pretty sure a new transfer is NOT in order, the last one was about as good as it's going to get.


This is new:
Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.



An of course redeeming the code this go round will add it to the DMA/Vudu accounts.
That leaves much to be desired BUT, Snow White is maybe my favorite character and movie so I will mostly like grab this.
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:54 PM
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Looking at the initial specs, it seems there will be some new content, but I'll bet a lot of the material from the loaded 3-disc (2 BD, 1 DVD) Diamond Edition will be missing. We'll see what happens, as initial announcements aren't always the most detailed, and the "and much more!" ultimately leaves the list of supplements open ended. But keep in mind Sleeping Beauty dropped a ton of its Platinum content and, despite promising "all classic bonus" in the press release and on the back of the case, the making of documentary on the Diamond Edition of Aladdin had about 40 minutes cut out compared to the version on DVD.

It's also worth noting that of the re-issue of Snow White hits DMA/Digital HD a couple of weeks before Blu-ray, supporting my theory that Disney really wants customers to embrace digital over disc. We'll see if DMA once again gets exclusive bonus material, as has been the case with nearly every "Disney" BD in the last year.

The most interesting aspect of all this however is the co-called The Signature Collection itself, which is completely new.

Interestingly, Snow White was the first Diamond Edition, so it's not too much of a jump to assume new versions of other OOP titles, like Bambi, The Lion King, and Peter Pan, are on the horizon.

What's really strange is the rumor (actually, more of a pre-announcement, via a coming soon insert) was that reissues of Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio, which both trickled out to Blu-ray under the DVD-era Platinum banner as two of their earliest "classic" releases on the format, would complete the Diamond line before Disney moved to something new.

Sleeping Beauty was already re-issued as a Diamond Edition last year, during cross promo with Maleficent. The sudden Beauty re-release bumped 101 Dalmatians and Aladdin back one slot, and then screwing the whole schedule up.

Pinocchio was supposed to go back in print as a Diamond too, tentatively scheduled for late 2015 early 2016. And yet, here we are getting a new Snow White first, in the early 2016 slot, and as part of a whole new series no less. If Pinocchio jumps right to The Signature Collection, it'll be the only Platinum film to miss the Diamond cycle entirely.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:02 PM
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How about they finish releasing the Diamond editions first? You know, things like Pinocchio?
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How about they finish releasing the Diamond editions first? You know, things like Pinocchio?
As I discussed above, and per the various news items about this release today, it seems Disney has moved on from the Diamond line and replaced it with this new Signature Collection.

Pinocchio (probably) won't get a Diamond Edition, and will presumably go straight to the new Signature Collection. Had the Pinocchio reissue been branded a Diamond Edition, it would've been the last one. The Diamond series would've ended there. Now, Aladdin is likely the last Diamond release.

If previous release patterns hold true, Pinocchio should be one of the first films released under the new Signature banner. It'll probably be the next film after Snow White. And that might be exactly why the new line debuted when it did. Pinocchio will be an "opening act" in this new Signature series, instead the last Diamond.

Pinocchio has a history of being at the front of the pack. It was the first Limited Issue DVD. It was one of the first films released under the Gold Classic label -- the second DVD, but third release overall. And although Pinocchio was the last Platinum Edition DVD, it was also Disney's second classic animation released on Blu-ray ever, so, technically, its place as an "opener" still stands.

The fact that Pinocchio closed out a series (Platinum) might've also played into its move to the new line. Maybe Disney believed customers would view Pinocchio as a lesser title if it was the last title two times in a row?

Yes, per a vague listing in a booklet, Pinocchio was supposed to close out the Diamond line.

But as a reminder, Disney's pre-announcements don't always come to fruition.

I have a number of discs with inserts listing release dates for several live action titles -- The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, and Flubber (1997) among them -- and by those ads, the discs should've come out years ago. Yet, those films didn't arrive on the supposed release date, or even within the proposed release year. And, in most cases, those films still aren't available on Blu-ray at all.

Things change. Remember: In the early stages of the Diamond "age", Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Fantasia were all supposed to be part of the new line, but those discs were delayed, cancelled, and/or repackaged.

When Dumbo and Alice eventually came to Blu-ray, despite having the same sort of features as might be found on a comparable Diamond Edition, they were simply billed as an "Anniversary Edition", and have been excluded from the dreaded "Vault" system completely.

Fantasia ultimately debuted as a 2-Movie Collection with Fantasia 2000, and was all around an odd release that ended up going OOP almost as soon as it came out. It's been in the "Vault" for years, but you can stream it on Netflix right now if you want, so I have no idea what Disney's doing anymore.
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Super thanks for the details!
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According to Bill Hunt's site:

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First of all, this is indeed the first entry in a new Walt Disney Signature Collection series of titles, which will include “groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience.” That’s a whole mouthful of marketing speak, but what it means is that this probably isn’t going to replace the Diamond Collection but rather just be an addition to it with select titles, and it will probably be tied to anniversary releases.

For Snow White, in addition to the previous Blu-ray extras, the new edition will include the following new content:

In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White.
Iconography – Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess – Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters.
The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White – Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
Snow White in Seventy Seconds – Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never-before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.

So from the sounds of it, newer films will not likely get this designation. And it is sort of hard for Walt Disney himself to put his "signature" on something he's never seen. So it sounds like it is going to be limited to films of his time.
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That is so damn retarded. They have so many movies that haven't even been given the Diamond treatment. Why are they changing the tagline already? How about they stop putting movies in the "vault" and just keep them on the market?

And why Snow White? It is one of the most shallow, uninteresting Disney movies of all time.
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