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Old 03-29-2010, 05:19 PM
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Disney just announced that the Beauty and the Beast BD+DVD Combo will be released 7 weeks before the DVD only release at the start of the 4Q 2010.

It will be in the same situation as the Snow White Blu-ray+DVD combo pack releases last year. For sales stats purposes it will undoubtedly count the same way as a Blu-ray unit sale for its release week.

A lot of the other Disney classic animation titles are also going to be release in the same manner.

No word if their will be separate DVD and Blu-ray style case packaging or if there will be only one sku for the DVD+Blu-ray combo.

It seems they liked the results they got with Snow White last year and are going to do the same thing for future classic releases.


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Other titles scheduled for “Diamond” release through 2016 include Fantasia (1940), Fantasia 2000, The Lion King (1994), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), Lady and the Tramp (1955), The Little Mermaid (1989), Peter Pan (1953), The Jungle Book (1967), 101 Dalmatians (1961), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Pinocchio (1940).



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Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Dated

Posted March 29, 2010 03:21 PM by Juan Calonge

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced Beauty and the Beast for release on Blu-ray on October 5. It will be presented as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs and one DVD), and like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 2009, will launch seven weeks ahead of the DVD release.

Disney specifies that the release will feature "state-of-the-art picture restoration," 7.1 audio and "hours of additional viewing experiences," including behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, enhanced music tracks, immersive games and more.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4363


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Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Diamond Edition Due on Blu-ray Oct. 5


Beauty and the Beast
By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 29 Mar 2010
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment March 29 said it would release animation classic Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray Disc plus DVD combo for the first time Oct. 5.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($39.99) is the second release of Disney’s Blu-ray Diamond Collection, which bowed last October with the first-time Blu-ray release of 1937 classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A standard-DVD, two-disc release of Beauty ($29.99) is slated for Nov. 23.

Other titles scheduled for “Diamond” release through 2016 include Fantasia (1940), Fantasia 2000, The Lion King (1994), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), Lady and the Tramp (1955), The Little Mermaid (1989), Peter Pan (1953), The Jungle Book (1967), 101 Dalmatians (1961), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Pinocchio (1940).

The first of only two animated films ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for best picture (the second is 2009’s Up), Beauty and the Beast earned six Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars in 1992 for best original song (“Beauty and the Beast”) and best original score.
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This will definitely be a must own for me. I just wish they'd release Robin Hood on BD.
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This will definitely be a must own for me. I just wish they'd release Robin Hood on BD.
Why no Alice in Wonderland? Hope it is just an oversight of the list provided, like Dumbo (scheduled ?) and Pinocchio (already out)
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A Beloved Fairy Tale Is Restored To All New Heights On Blu-ray(TM)!

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition On Blu-ray(TM)+DVD Combo Pack October 5th.


(PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)

BURBANK, CA UNITED STATES

Disney's Academy Award(R)-Winning Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition On Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack - October 5, 2010 and Standard Definition DVD - November 23, 2010

BURBANK, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Studios Home
Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly announces the Blu-ray high-definition debut of Disney's animated masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast on October 5, 2010.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please
click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/waltdisney/43193/

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100329/MM77575 )

Disney's most requested film, Beauty and the Beast, arrives for the
first time on Blu-ray Hi-Def as the second installment to the company's new Diamond Collection. The Blu-ray transformation reveals the magic, music and majesty of the film as never before experienced with state-of-the-art picture restoration, pristine 7.1 Digital Surround Sound and hours of
additional viewing experiences that include behind the scenes features,
deleted scenes, enhanced music tracks, immersive games and more.

The first of only two animated films ever to be nominated for an
Academy Award® for Best Picture (the second is 2009's Up), Beauty and the Beast earned six Academy Award® nominations and won two Oscars® in 1992 for Best Original Song ("Beauty and the Beast") and Best Original Score.

Unavailable in any form since 2003, Beauty and the Beast will be
released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, arriving on a
Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD) October 5, followed seven weeks later with the release of a 2-Disc standard definition DVD on
November 23.

The Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack has a U.S.
suggested retail price of $39.99 and the 2-Disc DVD set has a U.S.
suggested retail price of $29.99.

Film Synopsis:

Set in and around a quaint French village during the late 18th century,
Beauty and the Beast follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a bright
and beautiful young woman who finds escape from her ordinary life, and the advances of a boorish suitor, Gaston, by reading books. Meanwhile, off in a castle in the distance, a cruel young prince is cast under the spell of an enchantress who turns him into a tormented beast, while transforming his servants into animated household objects. In order to remove the curse, the Beast must discover a true love who will return his affection before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. When Belle's inventor father stumbles upon the Beast's castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father's place. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast's exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.

Film Accolades:

Beauty and the Beast received two Academy Awards® for music in 1992,
three Golden Globes® for Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score and Best
Original Song in 1992, and two Grammy Awards in 1993. Listed as number
seven on the American Film Institute's Top 100 Animated Films, Beauty and the Beast helped define Disney animation for a new generation as the second film in the "Disney Animation Renaissance" (1989-1999) which launched with The Little Mermaid and revitalized animated features by captivating mature audiences while still delighting young viewers.

Beauty and the Beast features a cast of top vocal talent. Veteran stage
actress and singer Paige O'Hara is the voice of Belle, one of Disney's most
beloved and independent heroines, and Robby Benson (TV's "American Dreams") delivers a powerful portrayal of the Beast. Three-time Oscar®-nominated screen star (The Manchurian Candidate in 1963, The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1946, and Gaslight in 1945) and six-time Golden Globe® award winner (TV's "Murder, She Wrote" in 1992, 1990, 1987 and 1985, The Manchurian Candidate in 1963, and The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1946), Angela Lansbury gives a bubbly performance as Mrs. Potts. The late Jerry Orbach (TV's "Law and Order," "House of Mouse") shines as the voice of Lumiere, the passionate candelabra, and David Ogden-Stiers (TV's "M*A*S*H," Lilo & Stitch) is Cogsworth, the tightly-wound mantel clock who functions as the head of the household.

Beauty and the Beast was also the first Disney animated film to inspire
a Broadway stage production by the same name. Highlighting the film's music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, seven new songs were written for the stage musical. Beauty... was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1994 and ran on Broadway for 5,464 performances until 2007, becoming Broadway's sixth-longest running production in history.

About Disney's New Blu-ray(TM) Diamond Collection:

The new Blu-ray(TM) Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney
Studio's most prestigious animated classics. The Collection will be
comprised with many of Walt Disney's most treasured animated classic titles to be released through 2016. These titles represent the highest level of picture and sound, feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content, and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

About Disney Combo Packs (Blu-ray + DVD in a single package):

To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability
of their favorite Disney classics, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack -
a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD in a single package. Current Disney Animated
Classic titles available as Combo Packs include Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio
and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

About Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment:

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc(TM) and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney
Studios.

These press materials are available in electronic form at
http://www.WDSHEpublicity.com

©Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Inc.
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Waits in the corner for the Debbie Downers and conspiracy theorists to join in the conversation screaming about how it will skew the numbers in favor of BD.

Hoping they will also release Belle's Magical World and The Enchanted Christmas.
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Is this Smackdown or just General BD info?
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Oh noes, they're going to have the DVD packaging like so many other disney movies have had and is somehow "misleading"... plus a 7 week exclusive window.
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Waits in the corner for the Debbie Downers and conspiracy theorists to join in the conversation screaming about how it will skew the numbers in favor of BD.

Hoping they will also release Belle's Magical World and The Enchanted Christmas.
Well this should do well for BR seeing just about everyone and thier grandmothers already own the DVD. You really want to buy Belle's Magical World and The Enchanted Christmas on BR? Really?
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Oh man theres gonna be alot of controversy with this restoration I think. Will they go with the original theater colors, or will they go with the saturday morning cartoon colors in the DVD 'restoration.'
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Oh noes, they're going to have the DVD packaging like so many other disney movies have had and is somehow "misleading"... plus a 7 week exclusive window.
So many other? It's been like 2 or 3
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