Beauty And The Beast 3D Blu-Ray Coming This October
Like it or not, Disney seems convinced that what its fans desperately want is to see all their animated classics refurbished with an extra, unneeded dimension. We've already told you about Disney's plans to release a 3D version of The Lion King in theaters later this year, but now the House of Mouse has announced plans to bring another beloved Disney classic into the third dimension. Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D will waltz onto shelves this October 4th.
This announcement begs the question: what does this mean for the long-rumored theatrical 3D release of Beauty and the Beast? Given that there's no mention of a theatrical run in the press release, that would seem to suggest that those plans have been canceled, and that Disney shifted their focus over to this home-video release. We've contacted Disney to try and get a definitive answer, so we'll update if we find out more.
As for the release itself, Beauty and the Beast will be available in damn near every configuration under the sun, including a combo pack that will span five discs for a list price of $49.99. At this rate, Disney's either going to have to stop packing some of the older formats into their combo packs, or else we can look forward to announcements about the Snow White: 80th Anniversary Combo Crate a few years down the line.
In addition to the five-freakin'-disc combo pack (1 Blu-ray 3D disc, 1 regular Blu-ray, 1 Blu-ray of bonus features, 1 DVD, and 1 digital copy), you'll also be able to snag it as a 3D download for the same fifty-buck price point.
Of course, it wouldn't be Disney without a few less interesting sequels tagging along, so you can also look forward to special edition releases of Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World and Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas following on November 22nd. Scroll on down for artwork and specs.
Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D
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