REVIEW: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
OVERVIEW: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. Now the stunning, cinematic event arrives home on June 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.
Fans who bring home
“Beauty and the Beast” can celebrate the release with
three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical
cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical
experience with a sing-along version. The release invites
viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers
and cast to see how this beloved animated film was
transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first
enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film
was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately
designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art
technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the
enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes
of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the
“Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande
and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new
song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly
to all you favorite unforgettable songs.
SYNOPSIS: The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 7.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio,
Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Subtitles - English SDH Spanish
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Enchanted Table Read – Join
the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read,
complete with singing and dancing to live music, set
pieces and more.
A Beauty of a Tale
– Explore the
process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new
The Women Behind “Beauty and
the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the
talented women in all aspects of production who helped
bring this enchanted tale to life.
Making a Moment with Celine Dion
– Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a
Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of
“Beauty and the Beast.”
From Song to Screen: Making the
Musical Sequences – See what goes into making
some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the
-- Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to
shoot this memorable scene.
Guest” -- Discover all that went into
creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
“Gaston” -- Join the
cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing,
“Beauty and the Beast” --
You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved,
by Director Bill Condon -- Director Bill Condon presents a
collection of scenes that, for one reason or another,
ended up on the cutting-room floor.
Belle -- Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance
with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo
Bread and Jam for Agathe -- On her morning
market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village
Storming the Ice Gates -- The angry
mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s
Lumière Torches LeFou -- As the fight
rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he
experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
Monsieur Toilette -- LeFou escapes from the brawl into
a small room, where he's startled by a castle resident.
Cogsworth Rescues Lumière -- When Clothilde the
fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the
Treacle the Lasses -- Three village lasses
chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s
dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise
LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite --
After the spell is broken and the castle residents are
returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance
Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” –
Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version
of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill
“Beauty and the Beast” Music Video –
Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend
perform a moving version of this iconic song.
Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as
it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and
the Beast” music video.
Disney Song Selection –
Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along
with the movie.
“How Does a Moment Last
Forever” (Music Box)
“Be Our Guest”
“Days in the Sun”
“How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
and the Beast”
“The Mob Sing”
and the Beast” (Finale)