"Beauty & the Beast" Not Confirmed for BluRay 3D (Despite Bringing in Almost Half a Billion Dollars at Box Office)

Disney's live action remake of "Beauty & the Beast" is...well, it is what it is.  I maintain that people don't like it nearly as much as they think they do.  It resembles the animated classic so closely that I feel most people are associating their nostalgia for the old film with the new movie.  Much like my thoughts that nostalgia was clouding people's judgment of "Toy Story 3," I feel the live action remake of "Beauty & the Beast" is destined to be largely forgotten in a few years once the "new" wave fades.  Still, it DID gross $1 billion world wide and is the biggest hit of the year so far.  There's no arguing with that.  Almost a quarter of that came from 3D and IMAX 3D showings, so obviously Disney would want to preserve that format when it comes time to release the film on BluRay.  HA HA HA HA...yeah, riiiiggghhht!  Disney doesn't do that kind of thing.  I'm still surprised we got a delayed release of "The Jungle Book."

Right now American's seem out of luck when it comes to getting a 3D version.  On the positive side Europe is getting a BluRay 3D release, (so far) all of the imported Disney movies have worked on my American BluRay players, and Zavvi has a nice steelbook edition that will help cover up its imported status (while supplies lasts).  I feel like I'm writing the same news post over and over again at this point, but this is the way things are.  It would be great if Disney changed their mind on this.  If they don't...thank God for the European release.


  1. davidbe said...:

    Pre-order (region free) announced for shipping on June 6 here:

  1. davidbe said...:

    Reports are coming in that folks have indeed received 3D Blu-rays from the above source, so a 3D release of Beauty and the Beast is confirmed. These are from India; European versions are not yet out. UK release scheduled for July 17.

  1. davidbe said...:

    Here is another source where it can be purchased now (region-free):


    In 2D on Blu-ray, this movie is very pretty. In 3D on Blu-ray, it is absolutely gorgeous.

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