Fans of the live-action musical motion picture event that is Beauty and the Beast will be pleased to know that the first trailer for the Blu-ray release has just been posted online - an announcement that comes with plenty of special features in tow. Based on the classic animated Disney musical of the same name from 1991, the Bill Condon-directed remake starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens proved to be the highest-grossing PG film of all time after earning well over $1 billion at the box office worldwide in ticket sales alone.
Fans of the original animated movie musical compositions by Alan Menken have apparently been swept off their feet by the all-new live-action interpretations of several familiar Beauty and the Beast showstoppers - in addition to a few added set pieces and songs - and as such, Condon and company have successfully delivered another Disney blockbuster. And amidst speculation about a potential Beauty and the Beast sequel, the trailer for the Blu-ray release of the 2017 movie has just arrived online.
In the footage featured above, potential owners of Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray can get a first look at all that the latest home video release from Disney holds in store for the film's most ardent fans, starting June 6. The release includes such exciting behind the scenes special features as a table read of the movie's script with the entire cast, as well as a documentary feature exploring the means by which the Disney animated classic was updated as a live-action fantasy film.
Here is the full list of special features on the Beauty and the Beast (2017) Blu-ray release:
- 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 – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
- 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.
Taking all of the magic and wonder that the movie held for countless viewers around the world during its theatrical run on Blu-ray, should be a more than enticing option for many potential buyers, and one that no doubt many more will opt in for shortly. On that note, be sure to mark your calendars for the Blu-ray release of the blockbuster live-action Disney musical.
Beauty and the Beast becomes available for purchase on Blu-ray starting June 6th.
Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures