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Disney classic released in 1992. Plenty of poor pirate versions around. If you're buying, make sure you purchase an authentic version, as displayed in my guide, that has the Disney hologram.
1 Disc Special Edition, 2 Disc Collector's Edition, Boxset with Enchanted Christmas: Nov 2002
Boxset - Special Edition + Belle's Magical World: Jun 2003
Current status : DELETED. Rerelease planned Oct 2009.
Beast: [to Belle] You'll come out or I'll... I'll... I'll break down the door!
Lumiere: Master, I could be wrong, but that may not be the best way to win the girl's affections.
This is a fantastic movie that is watchable time and time again. The animation is superb and Disney's remakable talent of bringing life and characteristics to inanimate object shines through. This film has emotion, incredible music & animation, characters that you admire, laugh at, and despise. The film has great family appeal and has us grown-ups chuckling at some of the lines! The movie is a fun ride from beginning to end. We can all relate with the suffering of the Beast (being an outsider), and we all know a Gaston in our lives. The way we can identify with the characters sucks us into the story. Don't miss this classic...the only animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
If you are going to purchase this DVD, don't waste your money on the scores of bootlegs, pirates and illegal imports (ie fakes) that are listed on ebay. Buy a genuine copy of this magical movie and you will not be disapointed. For advice on how to spot a pirate and to see examples of pirate copies of this DVD sold on ebay check the disneycalendar.co.uk website.
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Beauty And The Beast (Disney Animation) ;0)
The story behind the story, from "Cinderella" to "The Lion King"
Maurice's Invention Workshop game
Break The Spell game
Two music videos: Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson, and Jump 5
Sing along track
Set in and around a quaint French village during the late 18th Century, Beauty and the Beast follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who 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, and transforms 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.
Amazing film, but beware of copies being sold on here - This is an amazing film, but there are copies being sold, they are on here as new and boxed but in fact they are copies, and they are being sold for 24.99!
Fantastic film though, classic! - One of my all-time fave Disney flicks. This was one of the movies that heralded Disney's early-90s return to form.
A stunning achievement of animation and song with good comedy ;0)
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Beauty loves the beast!
Having watched beauty and the beast as a child and loving it, when I saw it on DVD I couldn't resist, I had to have it and see if my much loved childhood memories of it were the same.
They were, even as an adult I loved it and in a nutshell here is a summary of Beauty and the Beast. It is an animated film made by Walt Disney.
Belle raised by her scientist scattered-brained dad is a bright, romantic who dreams of the stories she’s reads in her books. While being the only woman in the village who isn't swooning over Gason -tall, dark, good-looking but arrogant man- charms. He however wanting what he can't have decides he wants her for a wife.
Meanwhile in the back of a dark and lonely wood is a castle in which a man who has been changed into a beast by a witch lives. The witch gave him a rose and said that if he didn't find true love by the time the last petal falls he will remain a beast forever, if though, he finds someone to love him for who he is rather than his looks and they kiss then he will change back into the prince he was.
After a turnabout of events Belle's father ends up prisoner at the beast’s castle and Belle offers herself to the beast in exchange for her father, the beast decides to keep Belle as prisoner instead and throws the dad out.
After being a prisoner for some time Belle and the Beast fall in love not knowing that her father has told the villagers where she is and Gason (out of hurt pride as he views Belle as his) rounds up the men of the village and they make their way to the castle to kill the beast.
Now I’m not going to ruin the end of the film or the storyline as it's a great film to watch and on DVD there are all the added extras such as the making of the film and some behind the scene's extras. It’s worth buying because it’s loved by all ages and will be kept for a long time.
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Beauty and the beast dvd
What can you say about this film???It is a classic Disney film with all the humour, romance and general good feeling we have come to expect. The story is a timeless one and done well here with the relationship between belle and the beast strained then changed then developing into something special. I watched this first as a child and loved it then as I do now and I am so glad I brought it.
My favorite scene is the ballroom scene, the shot of the view descending over the chandelier to capture belle and beast dancing is fantastic! The end still brings me to tears even now years later.
I consider myself an avid film watcher and it takes a lot for a dvd to worm its way into my heart and call me soppy but disney do it time and again...they seem to have a knack for tuggin on the 'ole heart strings with both cartoons and films... 'little mermaid', 'the rookie' etc
If you haven't seen this then what is wrong with you..go on i dare you watch it, so what if its a cartoon, it will make you smile and in these times isn't that something that we all could do with.
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Beauty and the Beast Special Edition DVD
The Disney version of Beauty and the Beast has been my favourite film for a long time and I've spent a long time looking for an affordable copy of the Special edition DVD which is why I looked on ebay. It is beautifully remastered ad the difference is very noticable from the original release on video. The special featuresare interesting and the added musical sequence is quite amusing and enjoyable to watch. It is truly a timeless film and I'm glad I finally managed to find it and afford it.