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After seven years in the “Disney Vault”, Beauty and the Beast arrives next Tuesday (Oct. 5), for the first time ever, on high definition Blu-ray Disc, in a 3-Disc Diamond Edition* that includes a standard definition DVD of the movie. Three versions of the film are… Read More »Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition Blu-ray
After a long hiatus in the 80s, Beauty and the Beast was the movie that really brought me back into the love of Disney Animation. It’s hard to believe it was 19 years ago when it first hit theaters. Now, not only is it being released from the Disney Vault on to DVD, but it’s being prepped for a 3D version. To celebrate, Fathom Events and Disney have organized a Sing-Along Movie cinema event showcasing the restored movie and providing a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration process.
This event is for two days only – Wednesday September 29 at 6:30pm and Saturday October 2 at 12pm local time.
Visit the Fathom Events website for a link to participating movie theaters. Tickets are on sale now for Fathom Insiders and will go on sale on the 27th to the general public.
More details below the jump:
A blog at the Hollywood Reporter talks about why it’s probably a good move for Disney to push back the theater release of the 3D upgrade to Beauty and The Beast. For one thing, they’re just releasing the 2D version on Blu-ray for the first… Read More »Beauty and the Beast 3D theater release pushed back
You may have heard that the Walt Disney Company is working on a 3D version of their popular Beauty & The Beast animated feature, but you may not have realized that it’s been 7 years since the DVD version of that movie was put in the vault. Now, Disney is preparing to release a ‘Diamond Edition’ on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas shopping this year.
I’m not sure this is the best move if they want to build excitement for the 3D version when it hits theaters. But I am looking forward another generation getting a chance to see one of my favorites of the modern tales for the first time.
Correction: This DVD is still scheduled for release on Oct 5th. Nov 10th is the UK release date.
The full press release is below the jump:
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CORRECTION: As pointed out by reader Alexander in comments, Beauty and the Beast producer Don Hahn mentioned at the D23 Expo last year that the re-release has been postponed until some time in 2011 (exactly when has not yet been determined), primarily to have it… Read More »Beauty and the Beast in 3-D postponed indefinitely