Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition (Blu-ray)
30 November 2011
Summary: It’s faithful to the original style if not near so lavish. You really don’t get the sense of a huge Broadway production here as you did in the original. Of course, there’s no Howard Ashman to guide that kind of an experience.
Conclusion: I know it's Christmastime, and I know your kids just love 'Beauty and the Beast,' but try your hardest not to give in to their cries when they see this sitting on the store shelves. It really is that bad.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
28 November 2011
Conclusion: With Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas we get yet another direct-to-video Disney midquel/sequel on Blu-ray. Whether that excites you or leaves you shrugging your shoulders may depend entirely on who you share your house with, but those who enjoy Belle and Beast's first Christmas together...
Conclusion: Disney has done it again. The Blu-ray edition of Beauty and the Beast was already amazing; the 5-disc release of Beauty and the Beast 3D is nothing short of astonishing. Like its 2010 predecessor, it stands as both a must-have release and a solid contender for the studio's best Blu-ray release of...
Conclusion: One of Cinema's greatest classics, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bete , is given a very special treatment by Criterion. Considering its age and various inherited limitations, the film looks as good as it possibly can.
Excerpt: When young Prince Adam is visited by a beautiful enchantress disguised as an old beggar in the middle of the night and is offered a rose in exchange for shelter, he coldly dismisses both her and her gift.