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THE LITTLE MERMAID Platinum Edition: October 3rd, 2006


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#1 of 142 Andrew Budgell

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Posted February 03 2006 - 03:06 PM

From The Digital Bits:

We've got a couple new announcements to report today.

The big one is Disney's revelation that The Little Mermaid is due to be their next classic animated title to receive Platinum Edition treatment. Look for the 2-disc set to hit stores on 10/3 (SRP $29.99). This is the first time in 7 years that the film will be available on DVD. Expect deleted scenes, audio commentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes, along with archived art materials and musical-based features as well. Both the film and its soundtrack are being digitally restored for the release. There's no word yet on a possible Blu-ray Disc version of the film, but we consider it very possible. You can read more at this link at Home Media Retailing.

#2 of 142 Patrick McCart

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Posted February 03 2006 - 03:50 PM

I'm glad they've fully restored a 1989 film.

#3 of 142 Joel C

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Posted February 03 2006 - 03:54 PM

Big announcement? Wasn't this "announced" in a trailer on Cinderella months ago?
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#4 of 142 Bill Thomann

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Posted February 03 2006 - 04:02 PM

There are several degrees of announcement of a new dvd. Trailer, item in rumor mill, announcement, press release, if it's Crimson Tide or Enemy of the State you do these several times each followed by announcement of delay, then total news blackout for a year. Rinse, lather, repeat.....

#5 of 142 Adam_S

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Posted February 03 2006 - 04:21 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see this outsell Bambi and Cinderella combined, that those were big successes.
 

#6 of 142 ZackR

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Posted February 04 2006 - 04:05 AM

I will definitely be picking this up. I remember my mom taking my sister and me to see this when it was in the theaters. One of Disney's better "modern" films. I'm not getting rid of my LE version though, just in case they modify the movie for the Platinum Edition.
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#7 of 142 Lee Jamilkowski

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Posted February 04 2006 - 06:08 AM

Does anyone have a list of all the Disney Platinum Editions? I only have The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast thus far, and was thinking about getting the others...
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Posted February 04 2006 - 07:13 AM

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Aladdin
Bambi
Cinderella


Then there are others that might as well be (in my opinion):

Sleeping Beauty: Special Edition
Alice in Wonderland: Masterpiece Edition
Mary Poppins: 40th Anniverary Edition
Mulan: Special Edition
Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition

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#9 of 142 Adam_S

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Posted February 04 2006 - 10:22 AM

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Aladdin
Bambi
Cinderella

AND
Lady and the Tramp - Feb 06
Little Mermaid - Oct 06
101 Dalmations - 2007
Jungle Book - 2007
Pinocchio - 2008
Fantasia - 2008
 

#10 of 142 John Kilduff

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Posted February 04 2006 - 02:12 PM

I'm on this like white on rice.

I have been waiting years for this. Come October...It will be mine.

I wonder if they'll include the "I Love The 80s 3-D" segment on this movie.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...

How about having some of Sherri Stoner's modeling for the title character as a special feature...Or a new interview with her, at any rate?
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Posted February 05 2006 - 06:26 AM

I wonder if they will fix the elusive cover art from the VHS copies Posted Image

#12 of 142 Lee Jamilkowski

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Posted February 05 2006 - 07:02 AM

Thanks for the list.

That was what wasn't making sense to me - that the press releases mentioned The Little Mermaid as the eighth Platinum release, but all the lists said that six had been released thus far. Now I see that Lady and the Tramp will be seven. I guess I was under the mistaken impression that Disney was only doing one Platinum release per year.
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#13 of 142 Lynda-Marie

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Posted February 05 2006 - 08:04 AM

Yes! Proof that hand drawn animation HAS a market, if you don't have some dumbass "story by committee" or "story by market test" mentality. A great story with heart, backed up solidly by talented artists DOES have a place in Disney's future.

A wonderful picture I love very much, getting the DVD treatment it deserves. Oh, October CANNOT come fast enough!

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Posted February 05 2006 - 08:46 AM

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I guess I was under the mistaken impression that Disney was only doing one Platinum release per year.


Disney changed it to two a year starting with Bambi/Cinderella in 2005.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#15 of 142 Kelly Grannell

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Posted February 05 2006 - 12:50 PM

Just sold my Limited Issue version on eBay for US$38 today. Yaaay!

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Posted February 05 2006 - 04:35 PM

Heh, I sold mine two years ago for $100. Number of times I have wanted to watch the movie in the last two years? 0. So it was worth it! Posted Image
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#17 of 142 Kelly Grannell

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Posted February 06 2006 - 12:20 AM

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Heh, I sold mine two years ago for $100.


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Posted February 06 2006 - 02:59 AM

I think I've got three different laserdisc editions of this title...

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Posted February 06 2006 - 05:43 AM

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I'm glad they've fully restored a 1989 film.
All movies from the 1980s should be fully restored Posted Image

#20 of 142 Jay Pennington

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Posted February 06 2006 - 09:01 AM

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This is the first time in 7 years that the film will be available on DVD.


Well, that may have been when the DVD was released, but it's been on moratorium for a much more brief period.
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