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HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition (Combo Pack)



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#21 of 80 Edwin-S

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Posted September 27 2010 - 06:17 PM

Would that DisneyMovieRewards coupon apply in Canada? I forgot to mention I was north of the 49th.


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#22 of 80 Claus Nielsen

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Posted September 27 2010 - 06:24 PM



Originally Posted by Edwin-S 

Is the DVD in this set just the same transfer that was on the DVD SE from a few years back?

 


It's a new transfer.
 



#23 of 80 Edwin-S

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Posted September 27 2010 - 06:38 PM

Thanks. I thought they might have just recycled the old transfer. It's good that the included DVD has a new transfer, regardless of my feelings on the necessity of including a DVD to begin with.


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Posted September 27 2010 - 06:45 PM



 

Originally Posted by cafink 

 


Since there's no Blu-ray-only version to compare it to, how do you know the DVD is included "at no extra cost"?


$39.99 is pretty much standard pricing for new releases containing two blu-ray discs. But with Universal and Disney making most of their new-movie releases combo-pacs now, it's really a moot point. I see it as making the package backward compatible which is a good thing. But I'll concede that many see it as a waste and would wish for a lower-priced version without the DVD.
 



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Posted September 28 2010 - 02:04 AM



Originally Posted by Edwin-S 

Would that DisneyMovieRewards coupon apply in Canada? I forgot to mention I was north of the 49th.


Nope, USA only.



#26 of 80 Stephen_J_H

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Posted September 28 2010 - 02:04 AM



Originally Posted by Edwin-S 

Would that DisneyMovieRewards coupon apply in Canada? I forgot to mention I was north of the 49th.


There's a Disney Movie Rewards coupon for Canadians, like there was for Snow White.


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#27 of 80 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 28 2010 - 02:16 AM

I need a little help.

 

Is the "$10 coupon" for B&tB one of Disney's printable on-line coupons used at checkout?  Or, is it included in the case and, in effect, a rebate that is sent in after-the-fact with a Proof-of-Purchase of an older DVD version?

 

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Posted September 28 2010 - 02:42 AM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

I need a little help.

 

Is the "$10 coupon" for B&tB one of Disney's printable on-line coupons used at checkout?  Or, is it included in the case and, in effect, a rebate that is sent in after-the-fact with a Proof-of-Purchase of an older DVD version?

 

Or, is there both?   Posted Image



I got the $10 coupon via e-mail that is printable and used at check out. It's like last year's Snow White coupon when you enter in the UPC for the VHS or DVD and you get a $10 manufacturer's coupon.



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Posted September 28 2010 - 02:49 AM

Right.  In addition to the coupon, I gave Best Buy my $7.50 for the steelb--AHEM... sorry, I mean Disney "IRONPACK" ™, so I'll be be forking over just a few more bucks for this next week.



#30 of 80 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 28 2010 - 05:13 AM

Thanks, fellas.
 


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 28 2010 - 06:11 AM

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These DVD pack-ins are useless to me. I already have a DVD of this movie. Why would I need another one? I just need the BD. Thanks to Disney's ridiculous pricing for these combo sets, this will be another set that I'm going to have to leave on the shelf.
 

If we were talking the Fantasia Blu-ray set, I might agree about having to pay a combo price when I only want one of movies.  If $39.99 were not standard MSRP for newly released Blu-ray titles these days, combo or not, I might agree.  If it were a general $39.99 MSRP is steep for a single title in general, I might agree.  Disney being "ridiculous" in its pricing when compared to other releases? I don't agree.



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Posted September 28 2010 - 06:58 AM

As a point of comparison, the Toy Story 3 combo pack has an MSRP of $45.99 while the non-combo version lists for $39.99.  Disney is one of the few companies that routinely offers non-combo options (Princess & the Frog, Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3) on their new releases and it's usually a $5.00 difference in price.  It doesn't appear that Disney has tacked a premium onto B&tB for the DVD disc plus they have made a $10.00 off coupon readily available for upgrading customers so, on this particular title, I'd leave my pitchfork and torch at home.  



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Posted September 29 2010 - 04:41 AM

My sister finally got herself a PS3 over the summer and kept bugging me about not finding Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin or The Lion King on DVD anymore.  I'm hoping to make this her *first* BD at Christmas time.  (She doesn't buy herself many movie, IIRC.)  So one for her and one for me.  I will be holding onto the regular DVD, though, for posterity.


This is one of my "go to" soundtracks on my iPod, along with the stage version.  Probably my favorite Disney animated film ever and in my top five movies period.


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Posted September 29 2010 - 09:58 AM

Disney has thoughtfully provided a link to some activity pages you can print out for your kids.


Go here to find them.



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Posted September 29 2010 - 10:14 AM

Originally Posted by MattH. ../../../..

Disney has thoughtfully provided a link to some activity pages you can print out for your kids.


Go here to find them.


You should probably check for hidden penises and the like first though.



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Posted September 29 2010 - 03:33 PM

Hmmm, gave away the DVD a couple of years ago, so I guess I can't get the coupon...   Anyway, I am psyched this is finally coming out on Blu!



I was so pleased it was nominated for Best Picture of 1991.


Holy crap, Mike!  Has it been that long?  It doesn't seem possible that its been almost 20 years!



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Posted September 29 2010 - 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mike Frezon



This is my favorite Disney film.  I was so pleased it was nominated for Best Picture of 1991.  Terrific music, great story-telling...the whole package.


It also doesn't hurt that my son was born in 1990...so my five year old daughter and I must've gone to see B&tB more than a half-dozen times in the theater (while Mom stayed at home with son).  I didn't mind at all.




Originally Posted by Ric Easton 



Holy crap, Mike!  Has it been that long?  It doesn't seem possible that its been almost 20 years!


Yeah, well...my little girl is now 24 years old and has been married 3+ years!  Posted Image


It's been that long!


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Posted September 29 2010 - 04:47 PM



Originally Posted by Jason_V 
This is one of my "go to" soundtracks on my iPod, along with the stage version.



I just added them to my iPod...it will be good to refresh my memory prior to getting the blu-ray next week.



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Posted September 30 2010 - 01:26 AM

Originally Posted by Ric Easton 

Hmmm, gave away the DVD a couple of years ago, so I guess I can't get the coupon... 




I haven't tried them myself but apparently, either of these UPC codes will work to get the coupon.


786936171631
717951325037 



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Posted September 30 2010 - 01:56 AM



Originally Posted by Ric Easton 

Hmmm, gave away the DVD a couple of years ago, so I guess I can't get the coupon...   Anyway, I am psyched this is finally coming out on Blu!




Holy crap, Mike!  Has it been that long?  It doesn't seem possible that its been almost 20 years!

http://www.disneymov...tw-coupon_print

Apparently they have made the coupon public now....


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