BVHE Press Release: The Jungle Book Diamond Edition (Blu-ray Combos)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,204
    Likes Received:
    4,260
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    XenForo Template

    75868B43-7F9A-4005-84C8-A9200FF71745.png
    88116C50-5839-4B4C-B63D-A83D4F813F4B.png

     

    Make Mowgli and His Jungle Family A Part of Yours When

    cid:4C805459-98EE-4EE2-BCCB-20CADED6C61E

    Swings onto Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on February 11, 2014

     

    Film Synopsis: Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection! 

    Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!

    Explore your family’s wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship. 

     

    Voice Talent: Phil Harris (Robin Hood, The Aristocats) as Baloo the Bear; Sebastian Cabot (The Sword and the Stone, Winnie the Pooh) as Bagheera the Panther; Bruce Reitherman (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) as Mowgli the Man Cub; George Sanders (All About Eve, Rebecca) as Shere Khan the Tiger; Sterling Halloway (The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland) as Kaa the Snake; J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins) as Col. Hathi the Elephant/Buzzie; and Louis Prima (The Continental Twist Hey Boy! Hey Girl!as King Louie of the Apes

     

    Producer:  Walt Disney

     

    Director  Wolfgang Reitherman (The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats)

     

    Writers:  Larry Clemmons (The Fox and the Hound, Robin Hood, The Aristocats)

    Ralph Wright (The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, The Aristocats)

    Ken Anderson (The Rescuers, The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh)

    Vance Gerry (The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, Robin Hood)

    **Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling Mowgli Stories.

     

    Music: Music by George Bruns, Songs by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. “The Bare Necessities” by Terry Gilkyson.”

     

     

     

    Release Date: February 11, 2014

    Direct Prebook December 17, 2013  

    Distributor Prebook: December 31, 2013  

     

    All-New Blu-ray  Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman

    Bonus Features:  Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter

    @DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity

    Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman

    Disney Intermission – Bear-E-Oke hosted by Baloo

    Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long

    I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

     

    DVD Bonus Features:  All the Classic bonus features included in the original DVD release

     

    Packaging: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + DVD + Digital Copy), DVD and Digital

     

    Feature Run Time:  78-minutes

     

    Rated: G in U.S. & Canada (Bonus materials are not rated)

     

    Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens

     

    Sound: Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English); Original Theatrical Mix (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (French and Spanish)

    DVD: Original Theatrical Mix (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English, French and Spanish)

     

    Languages:  English, French and Spanish

     

    Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

     
     
    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below.  If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
     

     

     
  2. Ethan Riley

    Ethan Riley Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,575
    Likes Received:
    343
    If you find out you can live without it...An' go along, not thinkin' about it...
     
    battlebeast likes this.
  3. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,724
    Likes Received:
    5,347
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    This is one title I cannot go along, not thinkin' about it.

    Where else would one turn for such practical advice?

    Now when you pick a pawpawOr a prickly pearAnd you prick a raw pawWell next time bewareDon't pick the prickly pear by the pawWhen you pick a pearTry to use the clawBut you don't need to use the clawWhen you pick a pear of the big pawpawHave I given you a clue?

    :D
     
  4. David Weicker

    David Weicker Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    617
    Real Name:
    David
    I had pre-ordered the gold case one a little while ago.Are there now two Blu-Ray versions? I only see a link to one (same one I pre-ordered)
     
  5. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,724
    Likes Received:
    5,347
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Ron's post makes it look like there will be both a Blu+DVD version and a Blu+DVD+Digital HD version.

    The only one I can find on Amazon is the Blu+DVD+Digital HD version.

    There is currently one of those $5 coupons that Amazon does for new Disney releases. I would much prefer to take $5 off the non-digital copy version though. Should I go ahead and pre-order the other (currently listed at $34.95) using the $5 coupon...or wait?
     
  6. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,141
    Likes Received:
    638
    Location:
    North of the 49th
    Real Name:
    Stephen J. Hill
    I'm waiting and seeing on this one, much like I will 101 Dalmatians, as these are two examples of films with Xeroxed linework, which has very much of a sketchbook quality. If Disney wants to continue degraining, they'll have to scan this one at 6-8K then apply their tools, otherwise it'll be The Sword and the Stone all over again.
     
    MatthewA likes this.
  7. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    6,917
    Likes Received:
    749
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Real Name:
    Matthew
    Non-platinums get it worse than platinums, as a rule.
     
  8. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    627
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    My first thought was.."What, no 3D release?" But figured that might be too snarky. :rolleyes:

    Pre-ordered through the HTF link...even if it is the gold one and not the other, I'm okay with that. I can always cancel with no problem as we get closer to release date.

    So this means we're going to be getting Jungle Book 2 sometime in late February or early March.
     
  9. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,204
    Likes Received:
    4,260
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Thanks, all, who pre-ordered via the HTF link.
     
  10. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,724
    Likes Received:
    5,347
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Add me to the list. But I hope I can pre-order the other version (without the digital copy) and still end up using Amazon's five dollar coupon.

    IIRC, this happened with me and The Little Mermaid. Except that in the case of The Little Mermaid, I ended up with my first-ever 3-D disc (and better cover art)! :laugh:
     
  11. darkrock17

    darkrock17 Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Real Name:
    Andrew McClure
    The gold cover looks really nice, though maybe I could get someone on here to possibly tweek this cover a bit to make it better.
     
  12. Ethan Riley

    Ethan Riley Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,575
    Likes Received:
    343
    Look, there was a trailer on the Little Mermaid and the film looked so degrained I barely recognized it. Hence my lack of enthusiasm.
     
  13. Ethan Riley

    Ethan Riley Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,575
    Likes Received:
    343
    Has anybody reviewed this yet? I have it--it looks better than I thought.
     
  14. ScottJH

    ScottJH Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2001
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    14
    Real Name:
    Scott
  15. Kyrsten Brad

    Kyrsten Brad Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    456
    Location:
    Merritt Island, Florida
    Real Name:
    Brad
    OK, I just purchased the Gold Diamond editon of The Jungle Book (been wanting this movie since I was 8 years old, still have never seen it straight through). Wal-Mart relieved my wallet to the tune of $24.99. I would have settled for the Blue Diamond Edition (does not have the digital copy) but this Wal-Mart only had 5 Gold Diamond copies left (a couple weeks earlier, they had a whole display full). Being a limited Disney release, thought I'd better get it now.
    Did check Amazon before buying at Wal-Mart. Amazon wanted $29.99 and that doesn't include shipping.

    Once I get to watch it, I'll let everyone here know how I liked it.
     
  16. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    627
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    It may help you to preorder next time through Amazon. My original preorder price was $34.99. It was price matched all the way down to $19.96 by release day. I know preorder's aren't for everybody, but that's a $5 swing from the Wal Mart price to Amazon (the tax/shipping and gas cancel each other out, I think).
     
  17. David Weicker

    David Weicker Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    617
    Real Name:
    David
    Plus, sometimes an Amazon preorder contains an additional dollars off coupon (JB had a $5 one - bringing the preorder down to $14.96)
     
    Jason_V likes this.
  18. Kyrsten Brad

    Kyrsten Brad Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    456
    Location:
    Merritt Island, Florida
    Real Name:
    Brad
    Oh shucks. Time to go shoot myself on this one.
     

Share This Page