Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray
25th Anniversary Edition | The Signature Collection / Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD
Disney / Buena Vista | 1991 | 92 min | Rated G | Sep 20, 2016
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (24.06 Mbps)
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English, English SDH
Two-disc set (1 BD-50, 1 DVD)
Beauty and the Beast (25th Anniversary Edition / The Signature Collection)(1991) Blu-ray
In a quaint French village during the late 18th century, Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman, finds escape from her ordinary life, and the advances of a boorish suitor, Gaston, by reading books. Meanwhile, off in a castle in the distance, a cruel young prince is cast under the spell of an enchantress who turns him into a tormented beast, while transforming his servants into animated household objects. In order to remove the curse, the Beast must discover a true love who will return his affection before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. When Belle’s inventor father stumbles upon the Beast’s castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father’s place. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast’s exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writers: Linda Woolverton, Roger Allers, Brenda Chapman, Brian Pimental, Joe Ranft, Kelly Asbury
Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Richard White, David Ogden Stiers
Official synopsis: The beloved animated classic has truly stood the test of time and now a whole new generation of viewers are invited to be our guest and fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, "Beauty and the Beast."
The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition features four versions of "Beauty and the Beast." The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version with the "Human Again" song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. The original work-in-progress version will be available digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere.
There is also a host of all-new bonus extras including a rare opportunity to gather around the piano with some of Disney's greatest composers, including Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin"), Stephen Schwartz ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Pocahontas"), Kristen Anderson-Lopez ("Frozen," Disney's upcoming "Gigantic"), Robert Lopez ("Frozen," Disney's upcoming "Gigantic") and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disney's upcoming "Moana") as they sing and share how they've personally been inspired by the film's award-winning music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a nostalgic look back with Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle; behind-the-scenes access into the recording booth with the cast; and a sneak peek at Disney's upcoming live-action re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast," arriving in theaters in 2017.