Each Disney movie release date for DVD and Blu-ray editions is treasured by all movie fans. I know quite a few friends of mine who are enamored with Dan Stevens and his magical way to use his “beast” voice in the movie. How Dan Stevens found his inner beast for this Disney classic is remarkable, too.
Dan Stevens, whom we know from Downton Abbey as Matthew Crawley, has never sung in his life. In one of his interviews, he shared that the skill set for applying for the “beast” role was “pretty basic,” to use his words. What really helped him to raise up to the occasion was the people he worked on the set and the technology used throughout this Disney marvel.
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Live Action Adaptation
On Blu-ray, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, & On-Demand
JUNE 6, 2017
Here’s one more Disney Classic-bound movie of the summer on blu-ray dvd – Beauty and the Beast. So much has been said about the movie. So many amazing inspirational projects have been launched, including fashion and home design. All thanks to the creative minds of Disney director Bill Condon.
I truly appreciate Bill Condon’s effort to bring in some familiarity into the movie from the animation counterpart. One of them is the voice of Celine Dion. She landed her brilliant voice to Beauty And The Beast 25 years ago. This Disney movie is a new celebration of her voice on a big screen.
Watch this scene from the Table Read session, when actors are playing out the scenes and words from their roles. Unexpected and unscripted things do happen during these so emotional sessions.
One more Table Read Episode
If you have never heard of the Table Read sessions, you are not alone. These are the sessions that allow all participants – both the makers, writers and acting talent – to showcase what they are doing in the movie. By doing so, everybody has chance to connect to each other. Hence, we get some of the best movies later.
The Creative Minds & Eyes & Hands Who Make the Movie Sing!
Beauty and the Beast movie has some of the best women working next to each other.
From set decorator Katie Spencer and set designer Sarah Greenwood, costume designer Jacqueline Durran, makeup and hair designer Jenny Shircore, the acting talent received some of the most magical costumes and looks.
Director Bill Condon made sure he got some of the best writers and editors for the script like Virginia Katz and casting director Lucy Bevan.
The upcoming blu-ray DVD is a diamond collection of gems I’ve never seen before. It is one of the most extended in bonuses that tell us the entire story of how the movie was made. Deleted scenes, song selections, making a moment with Celine Dion, sharing a story about the women behind Beauty and the Beast, and so much more! I am barely holding on to my patience – can’t wait to explore it all!
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- 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.”
- “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)
DVD Edition of Disney Beauty and the Beast
- “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
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