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Old 03-15-08, 05:16 PM
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The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Special Edition ----> 6/17/08

Thedigitalbits.com is reporting that Disney is going to release The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Special Edition on 6/17/08:

Finally, Buena Vista has set Army Wives: The Complete First Season for release on DVD on 6/10. On 6/17, look for The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Special Edition on DVD. The Jungle Book 2: Special Edition returns to DVD on 6/17 as well for a limited time. On the Blu-ray front, Buena Vista will also release M. Night Shyamalan's Signs in June (SRP $34.99 - street date TBA).
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One of my favorite Disney films, I almost bought the first dvd, but I am glad I waited with this coming out.
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This is my FAVORITE of classic Disney, yet have never gotten around to getting the DVD. SO HAPPY I WAITED!
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Old 03-16-08, 12:01 AM
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Do we dare hope it's a 2 disc version? :P
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They are also releasing Jungle Book 2 and 101 Dalmatians 2 as special editions. Will we ever see Little Mermaid 2 as a special edition? Hopefully when the 3rd one comes out in August we will.
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We have more details today on Buena Vista's The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, which is due in stores on 6/17 (SRP $29.99). The film will be included in anamorphic widescreen video (1.66:1) with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, along with The Sword in the Stone Scrapbook interactive gallery feature, the Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers featurette, 2 animated shorts (Knight for a Day and Brave Little Tailor), a song selection option, the Merlin's Magical Academy interactive game and more
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I saw this in the 101 Dalmatians case and was pretty excited...I do have the original but will gladly upgrade.
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Old 03-18-08, 10:17 PM
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so when Disney releases films like this... and just recently The Aristocats, does that mean that they will NEVER be released as Platinum Editions?

Dumbo and Tarzan are other releases that i would ask the same thing about...

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Old 03-19-08, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush
so when Disney releases films like this... and just recently The Aristocats, does that mean that they will NEVER be released as Platinum Editions?

Dumbo and Tarzan are other releases that i would ask the same thing about...

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I always thought that too, but seeing how Sleeping Beauty is being released as a Platinum Edition even though they released a 2 disc not long ago, gives those movies hope. But, more classic movies need the treatment first. I agree with Dumbo.
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They are also releasing Jungle Book 2 and 101 Dalmatians 2 as special editions. Will we ever see Little Mermaid 2 as a special edition? Hopefully when the 3rd one comes out in August we will.

Are you serious you want Little Mermaid 2 as a special edition? I could think of a whole lot more movies I would rather see then LM2. That movie was terrible.

When are we getting our Lilo & Stitch 2 disc set? I'm glad I didn't hold off on buying the first release to wait for that one.
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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush
so when Disney releases films like this... and just recently The Aristocats, does that mean that they will NEVER be released as Platinum Editions?

Dumbo and Tarzan are other releases that i would ask the same thing about...

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never say never, i guess, since "sleeping beauty" made the jump from special to platinum. but that case is a little different as sleeping beauty is arguably one of their most popular of the animated classics, PLUS it's got a princess to boot, and disney loves to market their princesses.

in that respect, it seems hard to think that aristocats and sword in the stone probably won't make the jump. the platinum edition was initially supposed to be comprised of the top-10-selling animated classics in disney's library. that's what set them apart.

which kinda sucks, because i think dumbo certainly earns a spot in the platinum edition line just because of the quality of the film. the "big top" edition was eh.

tarzan received a nice two-disc special edition when it first came out also, so it's possible they might re-release it eventually.

but disney seems to be aiming towards families/lazy parents now so they cram their dvds with lame interactive games instead of filling them up with "fan" stuff in my opinion. and several titles that were initially advertised as 2-discs (aristocats, tarzan special edition) ended up being downgraded to 1-disc.

and it would never happen, but i wish they would release a "masterpiece edition" or something of each disney film, giving it a criterion-type treatment devoted specifically for enthusiasts, not kids. only commentaries, docs, etc. no games and crap like that. even put it in a limited run like the treasures line if they don't wanna mass produce it. i know disney fans would love that, but it's probably not going to make money, so probably will never happen.

but back on thread topic... how do the features of the "gold collection" version of sword in the stone compare to this new "anniversary edition." this edition seems kinda bare... are they really just upgrading so we can add a slipcover to our collection?
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Disney's target market has always been family... They have to change as families change.
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I honestly have never cared for this film - it's too quaint and trite for it's own good, but I'm curious to see what the extras will be - as I recall there were some songs that were written and recorded but never actually then animated.

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I had a feeling this wouldn't get a whole lot of extras, this sounds similar to the Robin hood release.
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Thats the same stuff on the original release! Only this is widescreen. FAR from a special edition. FUCK! I love this movie too
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That movie is 45 years old?

Jesus Christ, how old am I?
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Wow, can't wait. Wish Disney would get these titles on Blu-ray.
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Damn! We just got the last version from Disney Movie Club.
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That movie is 45 years old?

Jesus Christ, how old am I?
LOL! ...well just carry the one :P
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FUCK!
I always love seeing stuff like that in a Disney thread.
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Awesome. I never got around to picking up the first release, so this one is a no-brainer.
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that's good news...

i got the foolscreen release as i really liked this film...
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