I don’t there has ever been a movie more widely beloved by both children and adults than The Lion King. It is, without a doubt, an iconic film and until recently it was one that my children had yet to see. But luckily for us, The Lion King is being released tomorrow, October 4, 2011 in a very special Diamond Edition on both 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack. I was lucky enough to be given a chance to review The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack for myself and I was so excited to introduce this wonderful film to my boys. Here’s a brief synopsis:
The wait is over! For the first time ever, experience the majesty of Disney’s epic animated masterpiece as it roars onto Blu-ray! With a spectacular picture, spine-tingling high definition sound and immersive bonus features – you will feel the love for this critically acclaimed and universally beloved classic like never before!
Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great “Circle of Life.” You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable Academy Award-winning music and timeless story. The king of all animated films is destined for greatness on Blu-ray!
We sat down to watch this movie together one evening and I was actually on pins and needles to see it once again. Benjamin loved the “kitty kitties” in the movie and Zackary really liked the music and the antics of Timon, Pumbaa and the wise and wacky baboon Rafiki. While the plotline was too complex for two-year-old Benjamin, the beautiful animation kept him entranced for much of the movie. Zackary liked the plot but he got a little emotional during some of the scary or sad moments in the movie. He also had a hard time understanding the concept of Scar being incurably evil, which I found intriguing because he has no problem with the concept where humans are concerned!
I think my husband and I may have enjoyed the movie even more than our boys, and I loved that I had the chance to watch this incredibly story once more. I haven’t watched The Lion King since becoming a mother and I couldn’t believe how moving I found the story. More than once I found myself staring at the screen with tears streaming down my face!
The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack features tons of never-before-seen deleted scenes and bloopers that are sure to enthral and delight fans of the movie, as well as a deleted song, two backstage featurettes, a sing-along mode and much more! My favourite bonus features were the deleted scenes. It actually never really occurred to me that an animated film would have deleted scenes and it was so cool seeing the moments that didn’t quite make it into the film.
The Lion King Diamond Edition is a must for any fan and is a great way to let your children experience the movie that has become beloved by so many. The vibrant landscapes and incredible soundtrack of this film are even better on Blu-ray thanks to the HD video and stereo sound. Check out The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack for yourself and get ready to introduce your child to a story so magical that it remains a fast favourite over a decade and a half after its original release. This is unquestionably a Disney movie that every child should see!
Buy It: The Lion King Diamond Edition will be released on October 4, 2011, so check your local DVD retailer or pre-order online now
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