One of the most beloved Disney animated movies of all time recently became one of the top grossing films for 2017 when it was relaunched as a live-action reboot. While we may somewhat wince with every announcement of a new live action movie reboot, it seems that the trend is quite lucrative and really, Disney is doing a pretty decent job with it.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is no exception. And while it wasn’t perfection, it was it was pretty great, and the newly released Blu-ray is pretty awesome, as well.
Hopefully, Disney will continue this trend with live action remakes announced for THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN, and the THE LION KING, which we got a sneak peek at the D23 Expo.
While in the past, DVD’s and even Blu-ray’s have come with slim pickings in terms of Bonus Features, this is not the cast for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! With three versions of the film, hours of behind-scenes footage, there is something for everyone.
Here is everything in the Blu-ray for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:
Bonus Features include:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- Enchanted Table Read – A really fun feature in which we 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 – Explores 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 – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
- “Belle” — Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
- “Be Our Guest” — Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
- “Gaston” — Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
- “Beauty and the Beast” — You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
- Deleted Scenes
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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)
- “Belle” (Reprise)
- “Be Our Guest”
- “Days in the Sun”
- “Something There”
- “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
- “Beauty and the Beast”
- “The Mob Sing”
- “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)
- “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
This is definitely a must-own for me. The audio, the picture, the Bonus Features, everything about the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Blu-ray was just as enchanting as the film. I can’t wait to see what else Disney has in store for the other live action releases they have planed.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.