New Release: Disney's Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray 3D

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray 3D boxLooks like Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is embracing the idea of bringing its classic animated movies out on Blu-ray 3D. Although we don’t have official notice from the studio, Amazon has made The Lion King available for pre-order on Blu-ray and now Beauty and the Beast in a Diamond Edition set.

Beauty and the Beast was just released on Blu-ray last October. According to Amazon, the new set will be a five-disc combo including Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and a downloadable digital copy.

Amazon doesn’t have any special features listed for the set, but we’re guessing they’ll be the same as on last year’s Blu-ray, which included a documentary and the film’s production, deleted scenes and featurettes on the music and Broadway show, among others.

Disney released Bambi as a Diamond Edition in March, but it had Blu-ray and DVD only, not Blu-ray 3D.

The studio did release its latest animated film, Tangled, on Blu-ray 3D the same day the movie first hit DVD and regular Blu-ray.

With two Academy Awards, for Best Original Score and Best Song with “Beauty and the Beast,” the animated romance movie is one of Disney’s premiere classic films.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.