Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blu-Ray Review: "Beauty and the Beast" 25th Anniversary Edition


What can be said about “Beauty and the Beast” that hasn’t already been said? It’s one of the greatest animated adaptations in cinematic history and already a Disney classic. Everything about the movie exudes quality and beautiful craftsmanship. The musical numbers, the animation, and the vocal performances are top notch and unforgettable.


In "Beauty and the Beast", an arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress. She turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara) enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.


The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy version of "Beauty and the Beast" 25th Anniversary Edition contains three different versions of the movie. They are an Original Theatrical Edition, Special Extended Edition, and a Sing-Along version. Audio commentary for the Extended Edition is provided by Directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, Producer Don Hahn, and Composer Alan Menken. Song Selection is available on the Sing-Along Edition. Five featurettes take us behind the scenes of the movie. A sneak peek at the upcoming live-action "Beauty and the Beast" is included, as well as a Classic Bonus Preview that gives us information on what movies are available digitally.

"Beauty and the Beast" 25th Anniversary Edition is available now on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy.


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