3D BVHE Press Release: Beauty and The Beast Diamond Edition (3D Bu-ray Combo Pack)

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    View Disney’s Academy Award®-Winning Animated Classic As You’ve Never Seen It Before!


    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: DIAMOND EDITION

    Releases For The First Time In Mesmerizing Blu-ray 3D™ - October 4, 2011


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    This Release Will Be Followed By Two Special Edition Releases on November 22, 2011

    “Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World” and “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas”



    BURBANK, Calif., June 9, 2011— The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to release one of its most critically acclaimed animated films of all time, Beauty and the Beast, for the first time ever in mesmerizing Disney Blu-ray 3D™ for in-home viewing. Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D will be available in market beginning on October 4th as a 5-Disc Combo Pack (providing families with value, versatility and flexibility to enjoy this film on several formats of choice including Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and/or Digital Copy) and/or 3D Movie Download. For more information, please visit www.disney.com/BeautyAndTheBeast3D.



    Additionally, the company will also release two Special Edition releases, Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical WorldandBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,” to follow on November 22, 2011 just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.



    Thesame Disney classic that taught us beauty is found within, now comes to life in spectacular Disney 3D bringing the characters, sound, and storyline to a whole new immersive dimension. Fans can once again meet and enjoy their favorite characters - Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and more – in an entirely new fashion as if they were watching the film for the very first time.



    Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D will be available for purchase as a 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray 3D Disc of the Film + 1 standard Blu-ray Disc of the Film + 1 Blu-ray Disc of Bonus Features + 1 DVD Disc of the Film + Digital Copy Disc of the film) all for the suggested retail price of $49.99U.S. /$56.99 Canada; and/or a 3D Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada.



    This new Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D release will join the studios existing catalog of in-home 3D movies currently available in market including: Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, Step Up 3D, Tangled, TRON: Legacy and Gnomeo & Juliet.




    Bonus Features:

    • Three Versions of the Film


      Original Theatrical Release

    • Special Extended Edition

    • Original Storyboard Version

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    Deleted Scenes


    • Alternate Opening and Ending

    • Belle In The Library –Belle meets four new characters in the Library

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    Backstage Disney


    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

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    Music And More


    • Jordin Sparks ‘Beauty and the Beast” Music Video

    • Disney Sing-Along Mode

    • Deleted Song: “Human Again”

    • Alternate Version of “Be Our Guest”

    • Alternate Score of “The Transformation”

    • Introduction To Deleted Songs By Don Hahn: “Human Again”

    • Introductions To Deleted Song By Alan Menken: “Human Again”

    • Beauty and the Beast Music Video Performed By Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson

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    Family Games & Activities


    • 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.

    • Enchanted Musical Challenge: A DisneyQuest Game

    • Chip’s Musical Challenge

    • Mrs. Pott’s Personality Profile Game




    Disc Specifications:

    STREET DATE: October 4, 2011

    Direct prebook: August 9, 2011

    Distributor prebook: August 23, 2011



    Viewing Formats: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD,Digital Copy and 3D Movie Download


    Suggested Retail Price: 5-Disc Combo Pack = $49.99 (U.S.) / $56.99 (Canada)


    3D Movie Download = $49.99 (U.S.)/$56.99 (Canada)

    Feature Run Time: 85 minutes

    Rated: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)

    Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition/1:78:1

    DVD = 1.78:1/Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions

    Audio: Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS-HD MasterAudio, 5.1 DEHT French and Spanish Language Tracks

    DVD = 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix (DEHT), 5.1 DEHT Spanish Language Track (US disc), 5.1 DEHT French Language Track (Canadian disc)


    Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

    Social Media:


    Those who want to stay connected with what’s happening with the upcoming Beauty and the Beast 3D release are encouraged to:


    · “Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast


    · Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation



    About Disney Combo Packs:


    To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney films, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD and in some cases a Digital copy of the movie in a single package. Current Disney films available in market as Combo Packs include Gnomeo & Juliet, Tangled, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, TRON: Legacy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Bambi Diamond Edition.



    About Walt Disney Studios:


    For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses liveevents, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and DisneyLIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.
     
  2. Dick

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    Does it tick anyone else off that the 3-D disc isn't going to be available separately? It wasn't as if we knew months ago that this 3-D version was coming so we could hold off on buying the regular Blu-ray set. At least, I hadn't heard about it.
     
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    It bothers me that Disney doesn't release the 3D and 2D versions on the same disc. They're compatible, so if they can fit on the same disc, using two is just another way to add more discs without adding more content. Just like the additional DVD and Digital Copy, it's just as useless this way.
     
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    I've heard that in reality the compatibility doesn't work all that well and/or discs with both versions are more difficult to manufacture. However, that could be more related to the 3D/2D on the fly than having two separate versions on the same disc (which potentially could compromise AV quality)
     
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    I've read in a few places that Disney doesn't author their Blu-ray 3D discs to be compatible with 2D. Since the Blu-ray 3D spec requires the disc to be backwards compatible with 2D players, my guess is that adding the extra disc is their way to stay in compliance with that. I don't know if they choose not to because it's easier to author the disc that way, if having a second (2D) disc is a preference to give them more space for 2D bonus features (for instance, on Tron Legacy, all bonus features are on the 2D disc, so the 3D version can take up the entire disc), or what, but as far as I know, this is a weird Disney quirk that's done intentionally.
     

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