Can Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” already be available for home viewing on discs and devices? It sure can! The movie was released in theaters in mid-March and less than three months later, we are able to own our own copies. I’m not complaining!
Like so many others, my children and I really were enchanted with the live-action remake, and my daughter was counting down the days until we could purchase it. (You can read my review of “Beauty and the Beast” here.) Our Blu-ray-DVD-digital HD copy came loaded with bonus features, including a sing-along version of the movie and many deleted scenes.
The Blu-ray-DVD-digital HD offers the most extensive package of extra content, including three ways to view the movie, supplemental material and deleted scenes. This version is bulging with bonus features! (The DVD-only package gives the audience a music video, while the digital-only version offers all the bonus content without the different modes of viewing.)
Here’s a look at the all-new supplemental features:
** 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 live-action classic.
** 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 Making the Musical Sequences — See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
The deleted scenes include:
** Introduction 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.
** Gaston Courts Belle – Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
** Bread and Jam for Agathe – On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
** Storming the Ice Gates – The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
** LumiÃ¨re 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 LumiÃ¨re – When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens LumiÃ¨re, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
** Treacle the Lasses – Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou — Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool — into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
** LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite – After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
Plus, enjoy these musical features:
** Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” — Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
** “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)
“Beauty and the Beast”
“The Mob Sing”
“Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)
Will you be watching “Beauty and the Beast” again at home? Tell us about it in the comments below.